Month: October, 2010

S Turns 6! | Pasadena Child Photographer

October 30, 2010

Last weekend, I had the honor of photographing S at his family’s My Gym in Chino Hills.  It is a beautiful space.  I love the mural that is painted all over the walls.  I still am in awe at the staffs’ energy.  Between holding my camera the whole time and watching the staff run around with the kids, I was wiped out by the time I was finished.

I am still working on editing the images, but I wanted to put up a little sneak preview for S’s folks.  I thought the creatures were a good place to start.  Thor’s Reptile Family is responsible for the wide variety of critters.

Have a great weekend!

Hazel Turns 6 | Los Angeles Child Photographer

October 30, 2010

A few weeks back Hazel turned six.  I cannot believe that it has already been 4 years since I first met Steve, Henya, and Hazel.  I first ran into them at the Silver Lake Farmer’s Market.  Hazel was shy to the point of being terrified when I said hello to her, and Henya was pregnant with Lena (yellow princess dress below).  Hazel is no longer shy, and it has been a pleasure to watch her grow up over these past few years.  It really puts the whole “time flies” thing into perspective when you watch a child grow from year to year.

The delicious ice cream cake pictured below is homemade.  It was delicious.  :)

I have been trying to challenge myself when photographing on my own.  This time I only  had two rolls of film to shoot, so I had to make the most of it.  Below are a bunch of my favorites from Hazel’s day.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Winners of the Tales & Toys Photo Contest | Venice, CA Child Photographer

October 19, 2010

A big thank you to all of you who voted!!

Congratulations to the winners! :)

Sunday’s Family Session | Los Angeles Child Photographer

October 14, 2010

I had a wonderful time with this lovely family on Sunday.

The last photo is a new favorite of mine.  I love the way the light falls on her face, and the way her window reflection falls on the blurry trees.  :)

Here are a few of my favorites…

H Family | South Pasadena Child Photographer

October 10, 2010

The first time I met the H family was at the Bellini meet and greet back in August.  Before I even said hello, I exclaimed “Oh goodness!  Look at those chunky little thighs!”  So, it is safe to say that I was thrilled when they called about a session.  :)

Here are a few of my favorites from our session…

Tales & Toys Photo Contest! | Venice, CA Child Photographer

October 9, 2010

I had a wonderful time photographing 11 families last weekend at the Tales & Toys mini-sessions event.  Venice is such a colorful fun place to take photographs!  A huge thank you to Elizabeth over at Tales & Toys and all the wonderful families who came out!

Elizabeth and I are holding a contest for the top image from each session.  The four images with the most votes will be displayed over the children’s book section at Tales & Toys.  The winners will receive a free 8 x 12 print of the winning image.

The Contest Details:

- All images will be listed with a number.

- Each comment counts as one vote.  Please refer to the number when you leave a comment.

- We will total the votes from this blog and from our Facebook Fan Pages to decide the winning images.

Voting ends Sunday, October 17th at 7pm.

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, October 19th.

If you have a Facebook page, you can stop by our Facebook Fan Pages to vote too!

Original Kids by Tanya Alexis – http://www.facebook.com/originalKIDSbyTA

Tales & Toys – http://www.facebook.com/pages/Venice-CA/Tales-Toys/151652798880