down on the farm | les petits carreaux in ny

down on the farm | les petits carreaux in ny

Greetings from New York! Our family has been enjoying some quality time off—essentially doing a grandparent tour all along the eastern seaboard—and in between naps and game nights and meals consisting of only ice cream, I've found some time for a few personal projects as well.

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happy baby pose | a sunny and smiley granada hills family session

happy baby pose | a sunny and smiley granada hills family session

Every time I walk up to the front steps of a home before a family session, I take pause and soak in the fact that I get to be a small part of so many lives, witnessing the sheer excitement and awe of first-time parents, the happy chaos of families with multiple children, and the loving environments that have been created specifically to nurture so many awesome little humans. 

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giving goodness | babies4babies photography in santa monica

giving goodness | babies4babies photography in santa monica

Becoming a photographer not only has allowed me to exercise my need to create on a regular basis, but it has introduced me to some of the most inspiring go-getters, and getting to know their stories (and of course capturing a piece of said story) has been one of my favorite perks of the job. 

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thriving together | inaugural modern mom playdate in pasadena

thriving together | inaugural modern mom playdate in pasadena

Becoming a mother was one of the wildest, most magnificent adventures I've ever embarked upon, but my first weeks and months with an infant was also incredibly terrifying and isolating. Had I had the opportunity to be a part of Modern Mom Playdate (a monthly gathering hosted by co-founders Jacqui of Baby Boy Bakery and Megan Armenta-Garcia) three years ago, I can guarantee I would have been much more self-assured and optimistic about the amazing journey ahead.

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a special giveaway with artifact uprising | free mini session and credit!

In celebration of V-Day and the relaunch of my photo biz in LA, I've partnered with Artifact Uprising to offer one lucky SoCal winner (and their family) a FREE mini session in the Los Angeles, California area and $50 in Artifact Uprising site credit!! To enter, just stop by my Instagram feed and follow the simple steps! The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Valentine's Day at 6pm PST. Good luck and happy weekend!