Month: May, 2010

First Clients, Second Session | Los Angeles Child Photographer

May 30, 2010

When I photographed this family in March of 2009 (First Portrait Session), they were my first clients that I did not previously know.  I had a lovely time photographing there girls then, and I had even more fun photographing them this time.  This time around their mom helped me come up with what is now my most favorite location.  Perfect light, lots of texture, such a fun spot to shoot in.

I love the last shot of the post.  I was just about ready to walk to my car when I saw the girls playing on a step.   I am very happy I took my camera back out to capture that shot.  So sweet!

Here are a couple of favorites….

Cameras & Lizards | Los Angeles Child Photographer

May 29, 2010

I was looking forward to today’s session.  I first met their youngest while taking preschool photographs (Preschool Photo Fun!).  A is a fantastic kid, and he LOVES to ask questions.  I had received this email from his mother a while back telling me how A hadn’t stopped talking about me, photographs, or cameras since our photo day at his school.  They had given him an old Pentax to run around and “take”pictures with it.  I knew when I arrived that we were going to have to bring out the Pentax.  We did, and it was perfect :)

I wasn’t sure how to break the ice with the three boys, but thankfully, a nice little lizard helped us break the ice.  The first photo is of the that little guy.

I had so much fun today!  I shot a couple of rolls of film, and I cannot wait to get the film back.  I love, love, love the last shot of this post.  Looking at it makes me smile [but it doesn't make me wanna say cheese ;) ]  Here are a couple of my favorites….

Pool Party! | Los Angeles Child Photographer

May 25, 2010

I had a blast last week at P’s Pool Party!  My most favorite part of the day was after the kids were finished with the pool.  I was able to get all but one of the kids to sit for me, so that I could take their portrait with an old Polaroid Big Shot.  After I took the first one, K asked “Where is the color?”  :)

Here are a few favorites…

Mr. & Mrs. Rourke on 35mm | Los Angeles Portrait Photographer

May 25, 2010

I have known Faith since she was 6 years old. She and her sister grew up next door. I spent a large portion of my childhood growing up with her and her family. While I am never good at keeping in touch, the Larsens will always remaining a very large part of my childhood. So, when I received Faith’s wedding invitation, I decided I had to figure out how to get there.

I am thrilled that I did. I saw lots and lots of old faces (all the fellow Sawyer Hill/Canaanites) and met lots of new ones too (my roommate Becca). It was a perfect wedding, and no pressure on me as I was not the hired photographer :) I even shot a couple of rolls of Black & White Film. I am very excited to see how those turned out, but I will have to wait another week for those!

The very talented Janet and E.J. of Blue World Studios (http://www.blueworldstudios.com/) were the official wedding photographers. I am looking forward to seeing their images!

The photographs were shot with Kodak 3200 Black & White and Fuji Pro 800z (Color).  I will never grow tired of that rush of excitement as I step into the lab to pick up newly processed negatives.  Film has a soul that no digital camera can replace, which is why I could never fully replace film with digital (and hopefully, I will never have too).

Here are some of my favorites bits from the perfect day…

Tales & Toys – Venice, CA | Los Angeles Child Photographer

May 25, 2010

I am thrilled to have partnered with a wonderful children’s store on Abbott Kinney in Venice, CA.  Elizabeth and her staff were a delight to work with!  We worked together for the Venice Art Walk, and Tales & Toys had a drawing for a Simple Portrait Package.  I am really looking forward to meeting the winners!

They have a great selection of toys, including lots of Eco-Friendly ones.  They have these fabulous travel puzzles in re-sealable pouches (brilliant!), too.  I am most taken with their African Dwarf Frogs.  If I did not have a very smart and resourceful cat, I would definitely have some in my home. I must stare at those little frogs for about 20 minutes every time I go into the store.  They are the perfect gift.  You get 2 frogs for $25.  They live in their own little eco-system specifically designed for them.  You only need to clean the water 4 times a year, and you feed them twice a week.  They never get bigger than they are when you buy them, and they are aquatic so they never need to leave their little world.  Coolest thing ever!  I first laid my eyes on them back in February, and I am still talking about them three months later!

Here are some photographs of my display up in the store during the Art Walk (and a shot of the frogs too!)…