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Family Portraits

Malibu, California When I first met Tiffany & Jill we talked about their engagement session and how it could be fun to include the kids for some family portraits as well. All of them love the beach so Paradise Cove was the perfect choice! There’s a trailer park off the beach reminiscent of The Rockford […]

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California Girls

Malibu, California We met Tiffany and Jill for an engagement portrait session at Paradise Cove. There were tons of people around but we found a few secluded areas, including this sign. We took more photos above the beach before heading down to the sand. Under the boardwalk, down by the sea…. Tiffany and Jill will […]

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Life’s a beach!

Playa del Rey, CaliforniaPolka Photos has moved to a new place right by the ocean! We’re still designing the client area and unpacking our office so no inside photos yet. But the spot is perfect for engagement and newlywed shoots – there’s the beach, park, lagoon, playground and cool murals all within walking distance. And […]

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Beach Engagement Session

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic Before their wedding, I shot a quick beach engagement portrait session with Selina and Steve. The bride and groom were real troupers. We found a cool palm tree and Steve walked in his bare feet over all sorts of spiny needles. All was going well when out of the corner of […]

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Surfin’ Santa – The Making of a Holiday Card

Capitola, CaliforniaGrowing up in Chicago, winter was frost on the windows and icicles glistening in the sun, snow angels and sledding, quiet evening walks as snow spiraled from the sky, shoveling sidewalks and driveways and stuck cars, dressing in layers upon layers and seeing your warm breath make tiny clouds in the cold air, hot […]

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