M O M E N T S | The ones we sometimes forget to remember
Some of the greatest memories I have growing up are because of the many pictures my mom took of our family. Some make me smile. Some make me laugh. Hard. Especially when I look at what I was wearing or how my hair looked. Others make me cry. My mom passed away over 30 years ago when I was only 23. The images of her in them mean so much to me. I am so grateful my mom knew how important it was to document our family. To preserve these memories. These memories which remind me of a time which I may have otherwise forgotten.
I didn't understand until I became a mom how important it is to document our family. Not just the family portraits we would take at the department stores. But important photographs that documented the laughs. The hugs. The relationships. The connections. The pictures where we were doing just everyday things. In our home. In our backyard. That hideous couch from the 70's. So ugly, yet brings back such great memories. The small details. That seem insignificant. Because they are routine. Those still are my favorite pictures to look at as a photographer. In an instant, someone can be gone. That is why documenting our lives, regardless of how insignificant you might think the moment or event may be, is so important to me.
I love seeing family pictures sitting up on the mantle, just as much as the next person. You know which ones. Those posed portraits. The ones we say "cheese" for. Sometimes stuffy looking. The ones where it took so long to get everyone ready. The ones mom had to chase the kids down to get them dressed. To look perfectly happy. But they're not. You're not. The stress. Let me help you out by relieving some of that stress for you (you're welcome). Let me share my beautiful alternative with you.
"WHILE THERE ARE HOLIDAYS, BIRTHDAYS AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS, LIFE MESSILY HAPPENS IN BETWEEN THE MILESTONES
WE SHOULDN'T FORGET TO CELEBRATE THEM"
A DAY IN THE LIFE
So what in the world is a Day in the Life Session anyway!!
Glad you asked! A Day in the Life session is about storytelling. Real moments captured. Unrehearsed. Unscripted. Unposed. Unstaged. Unorchestrated. Unapolegetic. Real Life. The everyday moments. Crumbs all over chubby cheeks. Giggles from the belly. Bed head in the morning. Cuddling up to the kids while you read them a bedtime story. Waking up making breakfast for you and the family. Making coffee for your love. A girls day out with your daughters. Shopping. Spa day. Dad and the kids hanging out, playing their favorite sport. Being in the backyard. A day at the library. What about grandma and grandpa spending the day with the grandkids? Maybe it's your favorite family vacation spot. So many moments to document. Do it today.
WHERE DO THESE DAY IN THE LIFE SESSIONS TAKE PLACE?
My favorite place to shoot is in your home. Where your memories are built. Or how about the outdoors or a favorite place where you both met? A vacation spot that is special to your and your family. Or a place where you visit frequently or annually. How about a travel session? A family tradition. Or how about a new place? A new tradition? The possibilities are endless!
FRESH | 48
WHAT IS A FRESH | 48?
A Fresh 48 session is for those new families who want the first few hours of their newborn's life captured without having the entire labor or birth documented. These are held within the first 24-48 hours of your baby's life. These are a perfect way to remember that first day forever. First yawn. First cries. First feedings. First diaper changes. Baby feet. Skin to skin connection. I will come to your place of baby's birth or your home within 48 hours. Capturing the quiet tender moments between you and your baby.
D O C U M E N T E D | Your Everyday
Raw emotion. Milestones. Capturing beauty in the most simplistic way. I want to capture your life's memories, big and little.
I am a documentary photographer. A Storyteller. Letting your beautiful story unfold. In front of my lens.
WHEN YOU ARE READY TO BOOK
Simply contact me. We can chat and I can ease your mind. I want this to be a memorable experience so that when you look back at your images, at this time in your lives, you will remember exactly how you and your family felt. How your family loved. This just very well may be the easiest and most relaxed photo experience you will ever have!
"Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory"
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I am a photographer based in Los Angeles, California offering in-home and on location experiences.