my first born is nine

Merrik turns 9 years old today. He has begun the path across the threshold of childhood and is truly a young man developing his own ideas about the world and personal independence. I am so proud of the choices he makes and after about a year of him questioning his own choices in …

.joy as deep as the ocean

  “May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam.” I have been busy with many many sessions but this one just seems like the best one to post as we are deep into summer! It was a gorgeous evening at T-Street with …

a mother’s love

  “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” ~Sophia Loren

a first grandchild | san clemente artistic baby photographer

I so enjoyed photographing this beautiful family at San Clemente State Park. The weather was amazing and everyone was very relaxed. Proud grampa didn’t want to be in the shots but he was so naturally comfortable with baby Dominick that I couldn’t resist capturing many images of them together. His …

[photography is] a new priesler

I finally had the chance to photograph the newest addition to the Priesler family-in the rain at the beach last night! Isn’t she a doll. Her big sis and bro are completely smitten too.