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Engaged in Los Angeles

Eight years ago today, Michael proposed to me in Griffith Park. We both love hiking so we took the afternoon off and climbed to the same spot.

Along the way I took a few photos with my new camera phone. Which one do you like better? The panoramic:

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Or this black and white vertical:

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Fun Presents for a Photographer

Playa del Rey, California

Christmas came early for me – Michael gave me a new camera – the iPhone. I’m in love with this phone, I mean camera. I especially love the Hipstamatic app.

I used the Hipstamatic to take some quick shots of a few of my presents using Christmas cards and wrapping paper as the background: camera keychains, much-needed new Calphalon non-stick pans,  a bottle of Rum Chata, and a cute camera necklace.

But the best presents of all are you: my family, friends and clients. Thank you for all of your support. I feel very blessed and lucky.

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Fall Family Portraits: Let’s Make Music Together

Chicagoland, Illinois
What’s more difficult than getting three little kids to stand still for photos?

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How about three kids, three adults and a dog?

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I believe in letting kids be kids, which means letting them run around. Eventually they’ll stay still for a photo or two.

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In the meantime, I can capture great candid moments and real expressions, like Rachel’s great smile in this photo.

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And sweet Sam – who wished aloud that a garage door would open, and it did.

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Some of my favorite moments from this session are with Sam and his dad.

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Sam and his twin sisters love making music.

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Sam looks like a conductor.

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Ella and Rachel like the piano.

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I had a great time hanging out with the kids in their beautiful living room. They played with their puzzles and ignored me for the most part so I was able to get images like this one.

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Here’s Ella with her mom looking on.

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Love this photo of Rachel.

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Thank you for a musical portrait session!

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I have to include one more photo of the cute Hirschl. He rocks!

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