Carpinteria Family Portraits

This family wanted to have family portraits at the tidepools in Carpinteria, CA. So we had to schedule their session with a low tide, near sunset…not to mention availability for everyone concerned! And wouldn’t you know it, the first time we tried, the sun was shining but the wind was blowing so hard it was…

Nature Walk on Beluga Lake

We visited my family in Homer, Alaska a few weeks ago (no, we’re not from there). While there, my sister took my family and hers to a library-sponsored nature walk on Beluga Lake. Beluga Lake is an official FAA-licensed landing strip…for float planes! It also has a lot of interesting Alaskan wildlife, sized perfectly for…

Portrait Session at Mandalay Dunes

In southern California, one tends to take nice weather for granted. Although usually it’s of the clear-blue-sky variety, with no clouds to be found anywhere. Lately though we’ve had anything but the standard sunny sunset. So we were very lucky for this family portrait session, as coincidence had us schedule it between two sets of…

Family Portraits in Malibu

This is a family portrait session from a couple of months ago. The parents have asked me not to include images of them in my blog post (for privacy reasons), so with their permission, I’m focusing on the kids! We had some great weather for this shoot, and the rocks at El Matador beach are…

Client Session: Party of Five

This was a fun portrait session! Mom and dad showed up early, with the boys following in a separate car about a half hour later. So I shot portraits of the parents first, and then threw the boys into the mix later on. This was all done at my favorite beach dunes location, in Oxnard…