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Category Archives: Portraits

ryan & stacy


Henceforth I shall decree : at least one person shall wear red at all times during a photo shoot. HASHTAGAMIRIGHT?
They carried corn kernels all the way from their home state, so because of these hotties we are still popping good ol’ Nebraska corn around here.


a convertible & pink polka dots

Sarah and Arron, hailing all the way from the United Kingdom. They were roaming California on holiday, celebrating their 7th anniversary.

I love:

that we got to hang out
that they rented a convertible – so iconic
her hair blowing in the wind
their shoes
her freckles
his crooked smile
their comfortable hug in front of grafitti
her blue nails
their beach outfit change (I literally could not take my eyes off her with that bathing suit and headband and pink hoodie – she was radiant!)
how they forgot I was there a lot of the time
her headband – she made it!
that she brought out her camera
their request for photographs by the lifeguard stand, and how they turned out
(doesn’t the vertical shot on the lifeguard stand seem like it could have been their grandparents?)
a girl who is willing to wear a bathing suit on camera

What you may not be able to see is that these two were a bit shy and a bit unsure of how to “act” for the camera, but they let go and trusted me. And I am thankful to them for that. Soon their shy smiles turned authentic and free. It was really lovely bringing them out of their shell.



Published in Signature Styles with Amy Tangerine

Amy is a friend of mine. We met in LA, but became close while in Thailand together. She was asked to be a part of this book: Signature Styles by Jenny Doh. The book features several stylish women, sharing their style at home, work, and play. I drove up to her adorable little apartment in Venice and we spent the morning playing dress up and walking around Abbot Kinney. This shoot took place way back in 2010 and I can finally share now that the book is out!

Here is the book cover and Amy’s section:

And here are some of the images they used in the spread … and some they didn’t.

Amy is the owner of Amy Tangerine t-shirts and also has a new line of scrapbooking products with American Crafts. You can also find her blog here. She always has something fun and stylish up her sleeve. Doing this for her was a no brainer. Love this fun chick.