Category: Portraits

Penelope’s Newborn Session

Penelope is one of the cutest baby girls I’ve ever seen…I may or may not be a little bias considering she is the first born of my good friends Alex and Eric. She has the CUTEST smile you have ever seen. We did Penelope’s newborn session in my studio. She was the first session in my space (making this experience even more special, if that’s even possible).

I, of course, shot film. Alex brought sooo many cute outfits because what’s more fun than playing dress up with a sweet baby girl!? There was tulle skirts, bows on bows, flowers, swaddle cloths, and so many other adorable things to pick from that we weren’t even able to photograph all of our options.

We photographed Penelope surrounded by a ring of flowers, it was super fun. However, my favorite pictures of her are in this super cute wooden crate with gray/blue fabrics all around her and the sweetest gray bow on her head. She didn’t sleep much during all of this but that’s okay because we were able to capture her pretty eyes and adorable laughing smile.  It was so much fun to be able to capture such special memories with my two friends. I cannot wait to watch Penelope grow!

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Darlene and Steve’s Almond Session

Darlene and Steve had their photos taken in the Bakersfield snow, also known as the almond orchards, before they moved to Florida. Darlene has been a friend of mine for a while now so it was fun to be able to get some photos of them in before the big move!

The blooms looked amazing and it was a perfect slightly overcast day when we set out to shoot. Due to the fabulous weather, we just HAD to shoot in mostly film. Darlene and Steve were just so cute together, I could hardly stand it! Darlene wore a short lace dress (my FAVORITE kind of outfit!) with the cutest flats that tied up her legs. Steve sported jeans and a white button up. Their look could not have been more perfect.

Since our photo shoot in the orchards, Darlene and Steve have gotten ENGAGED! I just wanted to send a quick shout out of Congratulations to the happy couple!!!!


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The Keeler Family Almond Session

Tia and I have been friends since high school. Tia and her husband are “As You Grow” clients, meaning I’ve been photographing sweet Cameron since he was in Tia’s belly. Tia refers to me as Cam’s “Auntie” and of course he is one of my favorite little “nephews”!

As You Grow sessions are an amazing way to document the first years of your child’s life, allowing you to see how quickly they grow and change. Freezing the moments in time of how little they were.

Cam’s one year photos were done in the almond orchards and we were pretty close to being rained out! Luckily, we founds the most perfect orchard…it looked exactly like snow!  In Cameron’s photos, we shot him in a chair with blue balloons and included one of his newborn pictures. We also got shots of him chilling on a blanket in the middle of the orchard having a grand old time…Tia and I MIGHT have been making hilarious monkey noises to get him to laugh (it worked!).

Cam’s little smiling face just gets me every time.

Naturally we also did some family photos, capturing mom and dad with Cam and then the whole gang together in the almond trees.  The family was adorned in shades of blue, cream, and denim for the almond session…and the colors could not have been more perfect! Blues are always some of my favorite colors to photograph.

I cannot wait to watch my little “nephew” continue to grow into a little man and capture all of his adorable smiles through the years.

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Mila’s 6 month and 1 year Session

I had the opportunity to photograph Mila, and her older brother Jax for this outdoor portrait session. I also shot the entire session on film, which was a lot of fun for me. I love film photography

Mila is one of our “As You Grow” babies…we have been photographing her since she was in her mommy’s belly and have been watching her grow into the adorable little one year old she is today. It’s a great way to capture a child’s first years of life, they are changing so much in the first few years and time just goes by in a blink!  Capturing images of their growth is a great way to keep the memories of how little they were.

Jax is one of my favorite little models (and I think he knows it too!).  He totally kills it in some of the portraits below with his little khaki shorts and button up shirt. He’s also an amazing older brother to his little sister Mila.

We shot both the six-month session and the one-year session outside and both times Mila had on some of the CUTEST outfits.  I just love adorable baby clothes! And that little yellow bow!? SO CUTE!

As you can see, Mila is not one for smiling for the camera but boy did I get some adorable crying shots at her one year session! I personally think those are just as cute as the smiling ones.

Portrait of a 6 month old girl

Little girl looking at the camera smiling

Little girl wearing a yellow bow

Little girl wearing a pink crown

Young girl sucking on her fingers

little girl looking at the camera

Two siblings kissing

Brother and sister hugging

boy and girl sitting outside

Little girl playing with her dress

6 month old girl sitting outside

Big brother sitting with his little sister

big brother holding his sister

siblings lying in the grass

Brother and sister sitting in the grass

Little girl sitting outside

6 month old kid sitting outside

two children playing in the grass

Boy standing in front of a bush

Little boy standing in the grass

Young boy standing against a tree

Little girl sitting outside crying



If you’re interested in doing an as you grow session to document the growth of your little ones, get in touch with me so we can plan something!

The DeDonato Family Photos at Murray Farms

We ventured out to Murray Farms for the DeDenato family’s photo session and Dylan’s 6 month old photos.  This is my second time photographing them, I also captured Dylan’s newborn photos.  Dylan was so cute and mostly all smiles! He was having such a blast being the most adorable model ever.

There were so many great corners and nooks to take advantage of at Murray Farms.  We had a blast taking photos on the nice fall day.

Dylan’s little suspenders were possibly the most adorable thing I had ever seen, and I was just eating it up, that is until Bethany pulled out his Halloween costume at the end of our session.  After all the family pics and portraits of Dylan, we finished off the day with some costume images.  I didn’t think it was possible for Dylan to get any cuter, but he did it!  His puppy costume was soooooooo cute!  I just loved it so much.

It is always so much fun to document the growing families of my clients, especially when they are friends and I get to photograph cute babies in Halloween costumes!


Outdoor portraits of a family of three

Fall family portraits in central California

fall family portraits of a family of three

Little boy playing outside

little boy sitting in a pumpkin patch

Small child sitting in the pumpkin patch

Little boy smiling sitting with pumpkins

Little boy dressed up for halloween

Little boy dressed in his halloween costume


I’ve had the opportunity to do other sessions at the Murray Farm this fall and got to photograph another good friend of mine there as well. Click here to check out the Keeler’s Murray Farms family portraits!

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