• Children,  Special Occasions

    My Baby’s First Fiesta (and Cake Smash)

    I created a one year and cake smash set based on the theme for baby’s one year birthday party: Baby’s First Fiesta. The cake is a mini 2-tier, and is a small version of the cake for his actual birthday party. My intention was to have a session outside at Corriganville Park in Simi Valley because it has a nice desert look to it, but in the end, it was much more comfortable to do the cake smash in-home. Baby was so comfortable that he was singing during his session. Shout out to Golden Mittens Bakery for the amazing cactus/succulent cake and Enchanted Rose Creations for the custom banner! Session:…

  • Children,  Creative Edits,  Newborn

    Newborn Memories

    I can’t believe my baby is almost 1… I am planning his one year cake smash and birthday party, while looking back at old photos (yes, this is the same big baby I took taking the sink bath). I took the above photo at the hospital with my iPhone the day after he was born. So, I thought it would be fun to do a creative edit of this photo: So what did I change? The Trees: I wanted the photo to be about light, so I took away the green from the open window and made the window bright and white. Smudges: I minimized the smudges on baby’s bed…

  • Children,  Creative Edits

    Baby Sink Bath

    If you follow my main Instagram account, you know that every so often I upload a handful of session photos taken of my children and have people vote on the one they want me to creatively edit. The first photo at the top of this post is the final edit of the winning photo. Here were the photos I had my followers vote on: The 3rd photo won. The last photo was close to winning but lost by 1 vote in the final hour. So what did I change? Lately, I’ve been trying to stop adjusting color so much during final editing. It takes up a lot of time and…

  • Children,  Family

    Spring School Photos

    Currently waiting for the prints for Addy’s Spring school photos to come in, but I got my digital copies and I’m excited to share 🙂 Yes…even though I am a photographer I still buy school photos. I don’t intend to, but the package comes back, and she looks so cute so I have to give them all my money 😆 💵 On another note, my Addy has been getting so good at being in front of the camera. I even taught her how to laugh on cue. Here are her photos:

  • Children,  Family,  Special Occasions

    Addy’s 3rd Birthday

    Cake photos are ready! Credits: Cake & Cake Pops: Golden Mittens Bakery Photography: Just Shoot Me Photography Studio Edited by: Me Linens & Backdrop: Dreams America Banners: Enchanted Rose Creations Venue: Rockin’ Kids Play Center (Simi Valley) Not Pictured: Cookies: Cookies by MAC

  • Children

    This Heavenly, Organic Balloon Arch Vintage High Chair Inspiration is a Smash for Baby’s First Birthday | Ventura County, CA

    Oh Mister! Suspenders and blue jeans, white and navy blue ribbon bunting, organic white balloon arch over a white vintage high chair, mustache balloons and mustache cake…could anything be more charming and dashing than this one year photoshoot and cake smash inspiration? We don’t think so! Baby Dante (later joined by his sisters) is looking sharp in his outfit at this Thousand Oaks outdoor location at Conejo Creek North Park. We spent the morning celebrating baby’s one year milestone with The De Luxe Balloon Company putting together a heavenly, organic balloon arch around the cool vintage high chair. The white and blue mustache smash cake from the Golden Mittens Bakery tasted as great as…