Gratitude | Los Angeles Child Photographer

November 21, 2012

As Thanksgiving and Small Business Saturday approach, I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude towards all of the local business and people who bring joy and support to my life.

* Little Junebugs (Words cannot properly express my gratitude for Courtney Collins and all her love, creativity, inspiration, and support.)

* Toy Crazy (Melissa and her crew have supported me and my photography for the last three years.  They are the reason I have found many wonderful clients.)

* Yogala Echo Park (I am without a doubt a stronger, more patient, and happier person, because of Yogala and their wonderful teachers.  They have a new intro special…first timers to the studio get 1 unlimited month of yoga for $30!)

Remember to support your favorite local business while shopping this holiday season.  Actually, remember to support them year round.  🙂

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Check out the latest inspiring blog post from the wonderful Courtney Collins (co-owner of Little Junebugs) here…

Baseball | Los Angeles Portrait Photographer

October 5, 2012

Elements for last week’s session….

– suit

– louisville slugger

– my dad’s old mitt

– eye black

– Hasselblad

– Alex



Courtney Collins & Little Junebugs | Pasadena Photographer

September 15, 2012

Little Junebugs is an amazing space for anyone creative.  Courtney and Brian have done a beautiful job of creating a wonderful, whimsical, inspiring place for children to come and create art.  They also have an awesome book selection and fun gifts too!
Two months ago, I walked into Little Junebugs to discuss partnering with Courtney Collins. Every time I stop in, I walk away inspired (and a bit more glittery, literally).  Every month there is an adult crafting night, so it isn’t solely for kids. 🙂  Within a week of my visit back in July, we came up with the HeArts & Crafts Project.  HeArts & Crafts is a monthly crafting event.  During the event, kids (and adults) make canvases, I photograph the creative process, and a portion of the proceeds go to Pablove Shutterbugs.  Pablove Shutterbugs teaches children living with cancer to express and develop their creative voices through the art of photography.
Our next event is at the end of November from 12pm – 3pm.  You can find out more details by going to, click on “heArts.”
Courtney’s energy and creativity is infectious.  She makes me look unproductive, which for those of you that know me, know that the last thing I am is unproductive.  I have had a wonderful time photograph all of her various blog posts.  Below are a few of her most recent ones. – monthly crafting posts – digital magazine launching October, includes Courtney’s amazing DIY Halloween Costumes
With all this creative energy floating around, you can imagine my delight when Courtney asked me to take some portraits of her.  Words cannot even begin to describe how fun and playful this shoot was for me.

Our session included….

Yellow Umbrellas


Marc Jacobs Rain Boots

No Rain





HeArts & Crafts with Little Junebugs | Pasadena Child Photographer

August 3, 2012

Last month, Little Junebugs and Original Kids by Tanya Alexis decided they needed to do a project together.  Two weeks later, we launched our first HeArts & Crafts Event.  The HeArts & Crafts Event will occur once a month on a Saturday or Sunday.  You can find out more details and future HeArts & Crafts dates on the Little Junebugs website under heArts.  I am thrilled to by working with Courtney & little junebugs on heArts & crafts.  I look forward to sharing more with you after the next one. 🙂

here is how it works:
once a month little junebugs will host a three hour family event.
for $30 per child (discounts for families and groups are available!)
They give you a 12×12 canvas and access to all the hearts,
glitter paint, paper and anything you might desire from their studio.
There will be snacks and drinks and plenty of fun,
and I will capture it all.
Once you or your child’s work is done,
I will shoot a portrait of the artist and the artwork in the perfect little studio
(built by Courtney, co-owner little junebugs).
20% of the $30 you spend for the session will be donated to
an AMAZING program that allows children that are living with cancer
to develop their creative voice through the art of photography.
here is a link to the blog Courtney wrote about the project recently…
please check out their website (
to see some of the test photos we shot this week on the new “heArts” page.


Information about Pablove Shutterbugs:

Pablove Shutterbugs is the signature program of The Pablove Foundation. In an educational setting, the 8-week program allows children living with cancer to express and develop their creative voices through the art of photography. Each child receives hands-on experience through a mix of one-on-one weekly instruction and group classes. The students also receive their own camera equipment, which is theirs to keep upon completion of the program. Once a year we celebrate the students’ photographic achievements and raise awareness of childhood cancer with a Pablove Shutterbugs group show at an art gallery. We also offer photography workshops and a week long photography summer camp for children living with cancer.

The Pablove Shutterbugs program currently reaches children in Los Angeles and New York City.

My gorgeous little studio at little junebugs…

Some photographs from our first official HeArts & Crafts…


Inspiration | Los Angeles Child Photographer

July 11, 2012

It is always fun to find inspiration.  Sometimes inspiration can be found by watching a friend go through their own creative process.  It can also be as simple as noticing  bright colors or beautiful lines.  Or in this particular case….through a rented lens.  I never would have thought to use such a wide lens for my work, but after seeing it in action, while assisting a friend on Sunday, I decided to give it a go.

The last image is from the fantastically crafty Little Junebugs in Pasadena.  They have lots of arts & craft classes as well as a perfect selection of books and gifts.  I am very excited to be cooking up some fun projects with them!!

Here are the results from the inspirational lens….