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 …

a family with two boys

I love photographing families. For some reason, I really enjoy photographing families with boys. Maybe it’s because they tend to be more of a challenge. The uncomfortable grins, the goofy faces-just like my own son-make my heart smile. Boys are fabulous at coming up with ways to ‘avoid the camera’ …

a river runs through

“My father was very sure about certain matters pertaining to the universe. To him, all good things – trout as well as eternal salvation – came by grace; and grace comes by art; and art does not come easy.”

[photography is] dreaming of a sunshiny new year | san juan capistrano family photographer

This session is one of my clients who hires me often to photograph her family. It is one of the most rewarding experiences to photograph a family year after year and these three are so much fun to capture. The little boy is all energy and his sisters are very patient and giggly about his antics. I truly have a blast capturing their diverse personalities. Mom decided to wait a day for the weather to clear since last year’s session was overcast and grey-beautiful-but she wanted sunshine to celebrate a bright new year. Sunshine and laughter makes for an amazing …

[life] is a jewel

We visited the Jewel of the California Missions this weekend. It was a beautiful day and the kids loved just walking around the old ruins. I forget about it until I drive by once in awhile and then think of going to see it. Merrik and Maliea especially loved the koi ponds and the gift shop.