A wonderful early morning maternity portrait session in Santa Monica

I met Lauren through my big brother awhile back when he recommended her to edit my short documentary, Journey Back to Myself. He was totally right when he touted her mad skills as an editor, and her loveliness as human being. After working with her for over a year to complete our film, I have gotten to know her and her wonderful husband Bernardo. I was so honored when they asked me to take their maternity photos. We had a wonderful time wandering around Santa Monica and the beach. I cant wait to meet this little guy....as you can see, he has some amazing genes working in his favor!!!!

A Wonderful Family Session in Los Angeles. Los Angeles Portrait Photographer

What a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! I got to chase these two around having all kinds of adventures. I love family photo sessions like this where we just fly be the seat of our pants (meaning: the kids are going to make me work for the shots!!), and I get lucky enough to see into the inner workings of a family's life. I had a blast with them!  

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Old Friends in Hawaii. Family Photo Session

I actually cried while editing these. Mostly because this family is so special to me. Their Mom is my oldest friend. We started 1st grade together here on the Big Island 40+ years ago, and have been friends ever since. It has been so amazing to know her and to be inspired by her courageous and creative spirit throughout the years. It had been awhile since we had seen each other, and I was so excited to have the opportunity to reconnect. I especially loved seeing her gorgeous children again, all grown up. It was so fun to be able to hang out with them and photograph their beautiful family. I loved every minute!