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This girl is so talented and gorgeous!! You can’t tell from the headshots, but the way she speaks and her personality is even more gorgeous than her face. It was so fun just to hang out with her, wander the streets, and take some lifestyle photos and acting headshots around West Hollywood!

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Courtney, Ambika and I met through a local Facebook group for fashion professionals. We were looking to expand our portfolio and do some fun fashion and headshot photography. These were just a couple of my favorites from the headshots we did in Pasadena. I also got to try out my new strobes and softboxes, which work amazing and super excited to use them on another shoot soon!

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This little family makes me feel under-accomplished. Faith and her husband are restoring a 100-year-old farmhouse, raise goats, chickens, vegetables. They’ll take in most animals in need. They’re also raising two very busy young girls. So when I got a chance to photograph them all at sunset, I was very excited. They put on some dresses, brought out a blanket, and family photos started.

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Creating a wedding day timeline can be intimidating! This is my method for walking brides through creating a timeline! All you need to know, to start off, is the ceremony time. Then, I walk you through figuring out the rest.

FYI, most vendors want a rough timeline ASAP, but I always check back with a bride/groom closer to the wedding day. It’s normal for timelines to shift as little things get adjusted. Do not worry if you find out you’ll need to adjust the wedding timeline a little!

This is a downloadable PDF. Feel free to download, print, scribble on it, share this page, etc. I only ask that you direct people to this website, and not send your downloaded copy around. That way, it makes it easier for others to find it, as well.


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The thing about photos is that they don’t say a lot about the person’s soul. Their inner being. Because although this girl is beautiful on the outside, her soul is amazing. Although this started out being a hike with a friend, I have a thing for photographing redheads. So I brought an epic skirt and made her run around in the foothills at sunset in it. The varied scenery had so much to offer, and the gentle undulations of the hills are a fashion photographer’s dream.

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Although I’ve never gotten this question from a client, a lot of other photographers tell me I should raise my prices. My prices are still considered cheap wedding photography in Los Angeles. I like to consider myself an affordable wedding photographer in Los Angeles and Boise. Although I have more expensive packages, I still keep one that is just enough for the time I spend working the wedding. Compared to a lot of GOOD wedding photographers, it’s very affordable. If you want to know why wedding photography costs so much, head over to this blog. So, here’s why I keep a low-cost wedding photography package in my prices.

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So… we got a Dodge Ram Promaster van awhile back and were planning on putting a bed and compartments in it for when we travel for film and photo shoots. After looking at dozens of different options, I decided I could do it myself. So these are some pictures of our Dodge Ram Promaster van conversion. Details about the conversion are down below, as well! 

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So after the van conversion, Matt and I went on a trip down the California coast. We were really relaxed with our route and schedule, since we just had to find a space to park every night and our food/shelter was right there. 🙂 It was super fun and I LOVED stopping wherever we wanted to take photos. As a professional Los Angeles lifestyle photographer, I sometimes don’t have a chance to really take pictures of whatever I want. So this was super fun! We also took our two Border Collie dogs, Sam and Sherlock. They traveled so easily, just looking out the windows, chasing the frisbee when we found a park, and just hanging out with us. The beach photos were taken at the Gold Bluffs Beach Campground and the others were taken at various places along the coast.

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I loved reading The Call of the Wild by Jack London, and recently I used it while teaching my design class as a project for laying out books. Mine turned out really cute so I thought some of you might like to have it. It’s a free ebook formatted so it’s easy to read on your phone! Download to your heart’s content! The book is in the public domain, feel free to link to this page, please just don’t say the design is yours! 🙂

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