I had the honor of photographing my beautiful and lovely friend Sharon and her husband Marco for their maternity shoot. The location was Vista Hermosa Park, a secretive lush pocket of greenery right beside the hustle of downtown LA. What’s most special about this park, though is that this is where the two got hitched! So it felt like everything came full circle in returning to these grassy lawns and sanctuary of trees. Oh- and as I just discovered… it’s a baby boy!
Naomi and her beau flew into LA from New York and we were able to set up this gorgeous botanical-inspired engagement session at the LA Arboretum. Lucky for our short window of time, we had those classic California sun rays all afternoon. Naomi has a love for cacti so we incorporated those beautiful desert vibes and then made our way to the ancient forest to create some lush Gauguin inspired images. Best wishes to this dreamy duo who are set to marry on Long Island next year. xo
Sit down or jump up for a treat and visit director/editor Ernie Gilbert's website, www.iamernie.com. You may have already seen his work! The last video he cut was This is America by Childish Gambino. A friend since college, it's been awesome to watch his trajectory out here in LA. This was a fun session we shot together at LAC studios in downtown LA. Get after those dreams of yours and make them happen. 1-2-3 jump! XO
Meet actress Scarlet Sheppard. She's a treat! And so talented. This was part of a fun session at the LAC studios in DTLA.
If you're lucky you can hear Luke Jackson recite Shakespeare, taking you back in time several hundred years. Ideally this will be like my scenario...within a sunny apple orchard in Ojai, CA as you follow along an ancient stone wall. Professionally trained, he's coming onto the acting scene as a Jon Snow meets Lorenzo Medici kind of way. I anticipate seeing his devilishly charming mug in the next period-set production. Or who knows- he can deliver a range of looks so the screen time ahead is wide open. Such a great shoot with this guy.
Part of a family photo shoot at a park in East LA with Jasmine, 16, and her brother Damien, 15. I love her flower crown in these because it just seems to fit her!
Meet Pamela, an all star mom with 3 beautiful children and a stand-up husband in tow. In our one-hour session at The Getty Museum last weekend we achieved some great shots... no small feat for a family of 5! I was duly impressed with the handle these parents had on their cute kiddos as well as with their super fun & sweet personalities.
Actress, Reiki healer, and the beautifully abundant soul that is Lili Bordan is soon to be married! After kicking Michael, her beau-to-be, out of the house, friends pulled together to throw her a garden party bridal shower at her home in South Pasadena. There was plenty of witchy-ritual, tasty cocktails, fresh flowers twisted into crowns, guessing games and reiki-blessings (even Finn got one!). It was amazing to see Lili surrounded with a community of such strong female support. Hang onto your girlfriends y'all, they are your number ones! Here are some snaps from the afternoon. xo