First Session of 2015! The Koza's Maternity Session in Dana Point

Today, I am so excited to share my first session of the season.  The Koza's are welcoming their first baby into the world and wanted to capture the wonderful of parenthood at the most amazing location.  The beach was just prefect.  There is something magical about the the combination of the sea and a maternity session.  Cheers!!!

Film: by Sherri Koop

My dear friend Sherri Koop has put out an amazing book on analog photography.  I was honored to be interviewed and included demonstrating the wet-plate process.  It's really a great resource by a wonderful photographer!  Check out the book HERE.

Kat's Maternity/Family Session

  Photographing the people you care about is like getting a head start in a race.  The connection between subject and photographer, which is so paramount in the creative process, is already firmly established.  My subject for this session was a dear friend of almost 23 years and her family.  I have known Kathryn since the first grade and was so honored to be able to photography her maternity/family session.  

  We wanted to do a beach session that was relaxed and calm.  I choose little Corona in Corona Del Mar, California.  It has a wonderful tide pool and rock formations.  We decided on a muted color pallet for the outfits that would match the tones of ocean but stand out slightly.  We had about an hour of sunlight left when we started the session and worked our way down the beach.  A few shots where planned out but most of them came organically.  Forming a few seconds before the shutter was fired.  I love working in this manner.  Letting the nature interpersonal relationships and love of the family move the process.  

  In reference to the beach, I have always said the environment is the most important part of any photography project.  It truly shapes the overall feel and emotion from both subject and artist.  I find myself going back to the same locations, not because of the aesthetic but because I am draw to how my subjects react to the space.  There is a intrinsic link between the canvas of the sea and a mother with child.  I am so happy with the final outcome and excited to share.

Gear Used:
Nikon D800 body
Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 lens
Nikkor 17-35mm f/2.8 lens
Pentax 67 with 150mm f/2.8 lens

Film Used:

Color film developed and scanned by RPL

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Catie and Klye's Wedding Preview

I had the pleasure of photographing a dear family friend's wedding a few weeks back in Fullerton.  It was such a wonderful time, filled with family and love.   Here is a little preview of things to come.  Cheers


Engagement Session: Teighlor and Ralph Part 2

Here is part two of Teighlor and Ralph's Engagement session.  Shot at the happiest place on earth, Disneyland.  Cheers


Engagement Session: Teighlor and Ralph Part 1

This is a two part post.  For Teighlor and Ralph's Engagement Session, we wanted to do two completely different themed session.  One would be more of Film Noir style in studio and the second one would be shot at Disneyland.  Below is the part one of the series.  Cheers  

Family Portrait Session: the Starr Family

I was so blessed to be able to photograph this amazing family.  I felt we had known each other our whole lives.  I wasn't photographing clients but dear friends.  It truly was truly a perfect day.  Cheers!!


ClickinMom's Interview is up

So excited to finally share my interview with the wonderful people at Clickinmom's!  In it, I discuss my technique, approach, equipment and current projects.  Go on over and check it out by clicking the image below.  Cheers

Everything Bloom Interview is up!

I am so excited and honored to be featured today on the Everything Bloom site!  I talk about my approach to photography, some tips on using light to frame a subject and the photographers that inspire today.

Please check it out here.

Anniversary Portrait Session Preview: The Robledo's

For me, photographing a family is such a privilege and a window into peoples lives.  With that said, being able to photography a dear friend's Ten Wedding Anniversary, is just magical.  I have know Jamela for many years through church and BIOLA and was just honored.  Can't wait to share the rest.

Portrait Session: Victoria's Preview

I had the great privilege of photographing the wonderful Victoria Alday, Creative Director of Whit&Ware Designs ( for some new marketing material and head shots.  I can not wait to start collaborating with her on some upcoming projects.


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