• Children

    Baby Emi’s 1 Year and Cake Smash Session | Oxnard, CA

    From the moment I walked into Ezra and Hugo’s home for Emi’s One Year and Cake Smash Session, Emi’s giggles and smiles grabbed my attention. On set she was crawling around, dancing, and laughing. She quickly won me over, and I had the best time photographing her. As expected, Mom had to help get her started with the cake smash, but once she tasted the chocolate pieces on the cake, she was hooked! On the creative side of things, this photoshoot was a fun one for me. Instead of having to choose a single theme for Emi’s session, we decided to combine the various themes and tie them together using a…

  • Children

    Baby Addy’s First Pumpkin Patch | Thousand Oaks, CA

    Whether it’s baby’s first pumpkin patch or an annual family trip to pick up the perfect set of pumpkins, going to the pumpkin patch just kicks of the Fall season right. It’s not too long after pumpkins line our porches that we start picking out our Halloween costumes, looking up Thanksgiving recipes and shopping for Christmas trees. Baby Addy’s first pumpkin patch trip was special with an entourage of parents and grandparents to help with her first big pumpkin decisions. She found all sorts of pumpkins of different shapes and sizes, but in the end she chose the “baby” sized pumpkin, while Mom and Dad got their matching “mom” and…

  • Special Occasions

    Michael & Natalie – Celebrating the Newlyweds | San Jose, CA

    When Michael and Natalie got married, they had an intimate ceremony at City Hall in San Francisco, followed by a small lunch reception. Parents of the groom threw the newlyweds a BBQ at their home in San Jose, CA the following weekend to celebrate their marriage with their extended family and welcome Natalie into the family. That day there were a lot of giggles, whispers, hand holding and kisses exchanged between the two. It was sweet. Traditionally in a Vietnamese wedding, guests take pictures with the bride and groom. So I was happy to do that for them. One by one, families arrived to the BBQ and I took their…

  • Newborn

    Baby Ellie’s Fresh 48 Session | Ventura, CA

    It was a special day when I got the message from Dad Emery that Baby Ellie was born and that Mom Cynthia was doing fine recovering from the delivery. They sent me picture of her, and boy did she look just like her older sister! I also thought that she looked more like her Mom than her sister did, but that’s still up for debate. I was over the moon when it was finally time for me to head to the hospital for Baby’s Ellie Fresh 48 Session. I arrived to a very quiet hospital room. Mom Cynthia was freshening up, and Baby Ellie was just peacefully asleep in her…

  • Newborn

    What is a Fresh 48 Session

    A Fresh 48 Session is a photo session taken at the hospital within the first 48 hours after baby’s birth. It’s a lifestyle photoshoot capturing special first moments with parents and baby, and may include siblings meeting for the first time, first diaper change, nursing, etc. The photoshoot goes at the pace of Mom and Baby, depending on their health, energy level and how they feel, so sessions may vary. Why add a Fresh 48 session to your traditional Newborn session? 📌 you don’t have to worry about getting anyone ready…you’re still in the hospital with nurses to help you (as we know, things tend to get hectic after you…

  • Special Occasions

    Priscilla’s Baptism | Camarillo, CA

    On this special Sunday, I had the honor of photographing Jessica and Hector’s gorgeous baby girl Priscilla for her Baptism at Padre Serra Parish in Camarillo. The church was beautiful – large, high ceiling, and plenty of natural light (perfect for me since I don’t use flash). Priscilla and family were all in good spirits and I could not believe how well Priscilla was doing in church. She was the happiest little Princess – adorable and full of smiles (thanks to plenty of hugs and cuddles from Mom and Dad). Grandparents, Cousins, Aunts and Uncles gathered together for Priscilla’s special day – our group definitely filled out a good corner of the…

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