.another lucky kid

  I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful family once again-with #2 on the way. Mama was aglow and dad was in love. Another lucky kid is coming into this amazingly loving, fun, creative and for real family. We are all awaiting baby Griffin due to appear any day …

an afternoon in the woods

  Awhile back four of my favorite subjects (see a few past sessions with them here, here and here) and I spent an afternoon at Caspers Park. It was a calm and sunny day with a gentle warmth. The park was eerily quiet when I first arrived all alone. While …

little d mini session

  LXIV This is the land the sunset washes, These are the banks of the Yellow Sea; Where it rose, or whither it rushes, These are the western mystery! Night after night her purple traffic Strews the landing with opal bales; Merchantmen poise upon horizons, Dip, and vanish with fairy …

a daughter

  A daughter may outgrow your lap, but she will never outgrow your heart. – Unknown To our very dear friends Ami Marie and Gavyn. We miss you so much. -the Riddles

young beauties

Holley and Maddy were at their ballet intensives in San Diego together and wanted to remember this special time in both their lives. I photographed them near the Lowe’s Hotel in Coronado on a beautiful evening in early August. I knew exactly where I wanted to photograph them and I …

taking a break

I hope all of you are enjoying your summer and time with family. This was one of my favorite sessions this summer. Of course, you can’t beat a family session at Trestles with the beautiful sage-scented walk from Christianitos Road, under the famous railroad trestles to the perfectly shaped waves …

memories: the last day of kindergarten

Thanks to an amazing group of moms, Merrik’s last day of Kindergarten at Concordia didn’t have to end as sad as it started. He was so sad about his last day of school he was sick to his stomach. But by the end of the day, he was realizing the …

photography is [a color explosion birthday party]

Last week we were honored to attend the fabulous 6th birthday party for Gavyn Love. She is Merrik’s best friend in his Kindergarten class. They met in preschool last year and have been close buds all throughout this year. It was a beautiful day on the hill in San Clemente …