Month: June, 2012

Whole Lot of Love | Los Angeles Child Photographer

June 26, 2012

Toddlers observe everything as though they are viewing something for the first time.  Photographing toddlers is a similar experience (for the photographer).  It doesn’t matter how great you are or what your vision may be for the shoot, you have to throw all of that to the wind – just watch and observe as they discover, play, and interact with those around them.  It is a fascinating age, somewhere between baby and child.  They still have their adorable baby pudginess, but at times, depending on the way they stand or act, you can see the child they are growing into.

When I walked into my session on Sunday, I knew all I would do was observe.  Watching this loving family interact together was an absolute treat.  Little R’s parents welcomed me into their home with open arms.  And because of that, I was able to easily capture the love and joy that exists within this family.

Below are a few of my favorites from the shoot…

Happy Father's Day | Los Angeles Child Photographer

June 17, 2012

I am one of the lucky ones.  My father has always been there for me, and he is a large reason I am who I am.  He is the reason I always push my chair in with my meals, I sit up straight,  I have a very strong hand shake, and most importantly, he is the reason why I hold such a strong respect for myself as well as others.  My father always nutured me as a photographer.  When I was thirteen, I received my first SLR, a Minolta X700, and my first flash, a Sunpak (that I still use today).  I vividly remember sitting on the floor of my parent’s bedroom next to the huge maroon leather chair as I opened up my camera and supplies.

Throughout high school, my father and I would take a trip during Spring Break.  After each trip I would hand him between 10 – 15 rolls to develop and he never questioned why I took so many pictures.  Well he may have questioned it, but he always got everything processed for me.  :)

My father has always supported me in all of my endeavors, even those he never fully understood.

I am a very lucky daughter.

Happy Father’s Day!

My Father & Me (1981)

Brown Eyed Beauty | Pasadena Child Photographer

June 10, 2012

I admit it.  I am a sucker for little girls with bob haircuts.  It always makes cute kids even cuter.  So you can imagine my delight when I arrived to a session on Saturday only to discover little G had an adorable new haircut!

During our session, I photographed a beautiful girl, did cartwheels (for the first time in 20 years), and read a super cute book about a very mischievous cat named Chester. My job makes me smile.

I love photographing children.  I find it inspiring to view the world through their eyes, even if only for an hour or two at a time.  As you get old, you get so bogged down with every day details that you forget that it is important to get excited over a beautiful flower on a walk or a little dog that makes a silly face at you.  It is the fascination with the little things that truly keeps you young at heart.

Here are a few of my favorites from the day…

 

I had G’s older brother come in for a little bit.  I love the expression on her face in this shot. :)

Happy Birthday, Baby Q!

June 4, 2012

Earlier this Spring, I was invited to baby Q’s first birthday.  I can hardly believe it has been a year since I first photographed her.  She is such a happy little love.  :)