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i had the awesome pleasure of capturing baby Violet in her newborn stage. she was just a bit over 3 weeks. Violet was able to lift her head pretty well too, she’s so strong already! during this sweet session the woman generation was there to join in for a shot, great grandma all the way to baby Violet. she is blessed with a wonderful family and especially her loving parents Jenna and Matt. i definitely love all the details they put into their nursery. books, designs, inspiring quotes, hand made dolls, hand made blankets and headwear and much more. hope you enjoy this set!


Linda - Beautiful photos richard!! Can’t wait for you to do mines!!!!


happy monday everyone! i’m glad to kick start the week with a huge blog post. meet Michelle & Jason from the east coast! Jason planned a special surprise proposal with Michelle’s sister Jennifer here in California. I had the pleasure of taking their engagement session right after the proposal in the LA Art District! I am so blessed to meet this wonderful couple and help them capture their special day!



michelle + jason = magic

these peeps are so rad, i had to put up a little teaser

they are officially engaged today, so big congrats to them!


The Mins - a dialogue dated 04.07.12
e: “happiness forever!”
m: “awwwwwwwwwww yeah!”
e: “darling, this again?…”


all the way from Northern California, meet Stephanie + Morgan. super rad and down to earth people. i had an awesome time shooting their engagement session at Griffith Park Observatory. it was forecasted to rain and storm, but God gave us beautiful blue skies to work with. i’m blessed to be working with these two awesome people and i’m super stoked for their July wedding in San Fernando Valley.



happy tuesday everyone! whatever is left of it at least. ¬†here is another late night post since i couldn’t wait to post it tomorrow. i just wanted to share my first senior portrait session with everyone, so here it is!

Nicole, a talented young artist in music. she one rad drummer and captain of her drum line. her team recently just got awarded 5th in the nation! WOW! she’s also my loving young cousin that has the biggest heart in the world. i’m just happy that i got to spend the day with her shooting and having a good time. i love seeing this smarty grow up. i’m blessed to have an awesome little cousin like her.