We are officially back in the grind of school, sports, play dates, homework, family dinners and trying to find the balance in it all.
I grew up in a small house with a Mom who never took anytime for herself. I watched her slip away into a deep darkness that was the culprit to her life ending way before it was meant to. I specifically recall watching her move through the motions of laundry, cooking and everyday mom things with a blank look on her face like she felt nothing at all. Run down, and exhausted with zero inspiration.
My personality has always been very different from my Mom’s. Although I have core beliefs that are the exact same and our laugh is pretty identical, my Mom was an A type personality… always wanting to be in control of everything around her. She existed in the mundane because the mundane was predictable. It was safe.
I’m haunted by the mundane. It’s the artist in me.
This maternity session…
Mark and Caitlin are very special to the Wilks Family.
Not only because they are family but because throughout the last few years,
we have become very good friends.
When they asked me to photograph this time in their lives, I was beyond flattered.
And then when they said they wanted to do it at Victoria Beach in Orange County,
As a Portrait Photographer, I was even more excited.
The session went as perfectly as it could… With a lavender swirl- kissed sky and
This sweet baby -belly love… I soaked up every minute.
Marlene and Isaac found me on The Knot.
I fell in love with them and their story and knew that I had to document their wedding.
You can see their engagement session here!
These two married on a beautiful August day.
The weather was warm and welcoming. The details were stunning…
And these two were just as perfect as I expected them to be.
” You are a child of God…
You are wonderfully made, dearly loved, and precious in His sight. ” Psalm 139
These three babies were baptized at the beautiful
Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes, California.
I was happy to be apart of this day and
to document this beautiful moment in their lives.
Much love to this family!
Lesly and Sam are one of those couples that are sweet, loving, fun, down to earth and
everything that is good.
I met Lesly with another one of my brides who married just a few weeks ago.
I loved her right away… and as soon as I met Sam, I just fell in love with both of them as a couple.
The joke throughout their wedding was that they married three times this year…
I was blessed to have documented their Cambodian ceremony and their Glendale ceremony and reception.