A & J | Expecting

A chance meeting at a neighborhood park brought this beautiful couple into my life. I’m so grateful for serendipitous connections! The love they have for each other and the tender excitement about their upcoming addition was so palpable! It was amazing. Amazing!






Look at this smiling baby!


I’m so lucky and so grateful that I get to call photographing you and your families my work! It’s an honor and a pleasure to come into your homes and meet your families and get to see you love on each other.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

If you’d like me to come photograph you and your loved ones, give me a shout! SoCal, I’ll be coming your way soon, so keep an eye out for dates!

A gift

and baby makes three…

I got to photograph one of my favorite people on Earth, Joann, AND her sweet family a few weeks back. I’m SOOO happy looking at these images. I just love them.

Best believe there are more from this session coming up on the blog. Soon!!



Ready to book your portrait session? Send me an email and tell me everything about your lovely family! ๐Ÿ˜€



Come Together

This family was a pure joy to photograph, just as they are a pure joy to know. I LOVE getting to photograph my friends!! More from this family portrait session, definitely coming soon!

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I’d love to make friends with you! And take your picture! Email me now and let’s get the ball rolling.



In the woods

For all you do, thank you!

Big Brother

Lego mama

Met this beautiful mama in a Lego class that both our older children were taking. We’d talk while she worked on a quilt for the baby, and I took pictures of everyone and everything around us.ย What can I say? Photography is my meditation. So in many ways, it was inevitable that this would happen. Fate, even! ๐Ÿ˜€ Ha!!

Here are a few of my favorites…





Lots more to come!


Drop me a line to book your session now!

Almost there…

Baby’s breath

Pregnancy Portraits

….and we’re back!

So, somehow fatcow managed to figure out my issue after all since my last post and they’ve already cleared it up as you can see.


I’m just grateful it’s resolved.

I’ll be back to share some pics again soon! It really has been far too long.


I’m working on it

As you can see, I’ve been hacked and my blog has some gross looking background talking about ‘Like Free Stuff?’ etc. Please ignore and don’t go to that website!!! It has nothing to do with me and I’m trying to get rid of it.

My host is absolutely no help – as usual. I cannot tell you how unhelpful FatCow is. If you’re in the market for a host, go with someone else. Anyone else. They’re expensive and when you have a problem, it ALWAYS (literally without fail) turns out that whatever it is JUST happens to be something you’re not covered for and they can only help you if you pay additional fees for some special add-on. I’ve been with them for years and it’s happened every time.

Speaking of- I’ll soon be in the market for a new host. Any recommendations?


You can pay me in Skittles

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