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Category Archives: Portraits

The first time I met Zoe

I knew photographing her would be a dream. She looks into the camera with confidence and a willingness to connect. She maneuvers her world with this curious balance of abandonment and caution that brings to mind a much older child, not someone that just turned three. I am simply awed by her. I got to spend 2 hours with Zoe and her parents.  We walked the trails in Torrey Pines State NaturalView full post »

Photographing families

is always very interesting to me. I think of these sessions as an opportunity to see through a window. A window into who that family is right now. Who has a tooth missing; who has a scar from riding a first scooter; who is having a bad day and won’t smile.  This unique afternoon we spend together is precious to me. I want to make photographs that are authentic and real to you. I hope thatView full post »


has an air about her of someone with a secret. That brings me back again to the directing classes from Judith Weston. A character with a secret creates story and layers. Olivia is all of that. There is mystery and raw honesty working with her.View full post »

I love this family.

Jenny and Jimi and Julien.  This is what’s it like in the first couple of weeks. Precious, quite, muted. Slow and fast at the same time. A breath. A yawn. Everything matters.View full post »


is meant to be photographed. She moves and finds the right light instinctually.  She creates possibilities and as a photographer this is the best thing you can ask for. We took these shots for her new record. You can find her here: Listen to her music here: Make up by Erin Alexander / Stylist: Artemis AntippasView full post »

Ciel Rouge

We shot these in the Marigny which is my new favorite part of town. I feel like this place is filled with so many stories and secrets. Its the kind of place where you want to feel like a local but it will make you work for it. You will get a few stares when you walk down the street with your camera hanging on your neck and asking the kind of questions that will reward you the “how long haveView full post »


There is always that moment for me as I pick up the camera before a portrait session when I am kind of amazed you are going to let me photograph you. Really? Then we start and somehow the walls fall down and I forget that we just met and all that really matters is who you are in that very moment you decided to step in front of my lens. Reina, Lauren, Leila, Beth, Renita, Duane andView full post »