Redwoods & Smoke

I went up to the Bay Area for Thanksgiving to visit my family and a couple of my friends, Michael & Gracie Penhale came with me. The morning we left to drive back down to Los Angeles, Gracie & I woke up early and had ourselves a little shoot in a redwood forest in Oakland. It was my first time using smoke bombs in a shoot, and I loved it. I could definitely see myself using them more in the future….;)

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Bend, Oregon

Well. This Los Angeles girl finally got to experience fall. And rain.

A couple weeks ago I went up to Bend, Oregon with several friends. It was a beautiful three days, with morning brunches, walks, coffee, fog, adventures, and community. We had beautiful conversations while we experienced this beautiful world. I am so thankful for the friends who packed into that little mini-cooper with me and were a part of one of the best weekends of my life.

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Jess + Shaun : Hollywood

I’ve been doing several shoots with Jessica Hover over the past year or so, but this was the first time I got to do a couple shoot with her hubby Shaun Hover. If I gave you all the details about what these two do, this would be a long blog post, so I’ll try to keep it short.

Jess works with girls in the modeling industry in Hollywood, New York and all over the world, speaking identity into those who are struggling with insecurities, and walking them into who they were designed to be. // http://www.beautyarise.org //

Shaun works with skateboarders, essentially doing the same thing, and being a father figure to many who don’t have anyone to look up to. // http://www.callingallskaters.org //

I love this rad couple , and we had a great time gallivanting around Hollywood the other day to get these photos. Enjoy.

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Gracie-2014

It didn’t take Gracie Penhale & I long after we began brainstorming about another portrait shoot to come up with this concept. We decided to wake up before the sun rose with our American flag & gold tipped feathers to catch an early sunrise shoot. I absolutely love shooting this girl, and we were both very happy with the results of our morning adventure.

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Derek & Hannah-2014

Hannah & Derek are engaged! I did their engagement video several weeks ago, and we had such a rad time. I knew their engagement photo shoot was going to be just as fun, and it definitely was. One of Hannah’s family members knew a man who owns this property in the hills near Temecula. I could try to tell you how awesome this place was, but I’ll just let you see for yourself. Thanks Derek & Hannah for such an easy, rad shoot!

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Gracie-2013

Gracie & I did a shoot in the Arts District of Los Angeles last week. I have begun to fall in love with this district recently, and the industrial buildings & street art make for a perfect shooting location. Not to mention Gracie’s style makes everything rad. I love this girl. We had a great time gallivanting around this district, and ending up at the Pie Hole for some really good coffee.

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The Gilberts-2013

Before shooting family portraits for the Gilberts, I spent time with them in the morning getting ready for the day. Jackson and I had way too much fun with the window in the living room while Kate & Amelia cooked breakfast in the kitchen. I absolutely adore this family. They are a phenomenal example of what family can be.untitled7 IMG_8266 IMG_8271 IMG_8300 IMG_8336 IMG_8377 IMG_8393IMG_8406 IMG_8413 IMG_8422 IMG_8426 IMG_8508 IMG_8533 IMG_8572 IMG_8573IMG_8596 IMG_8615 IMG_8649 IMG_8668