Sacramento Senior Sessions | Maurin & William

“Senior” sessions, yay! Congrats to all the 2017 graduates this year! It’s not easy to survive high school while going through the changes of teenage-dom :).

Maurin & William wanted to explore Sacramento for their portraits. Since downtown & midtown are fast developing hot spots, it’s easy to see why Maurin hopes to eventually move into the area. R street, especially, has developments designed especially for artists and has a very eclectic personality – perfectly matches this beautiful girl. Why the quotations in “senior” earlier? Maurin graduated 3 years earlier and just never got around to her session! While she can get away with belated portraits, I don’t quite recommend it for everyone. With that said, if you are 10 years+ belated and asking yourself, “Why do a solo portrait session now?” I ask, why not? ūüôā

Unlike Maurin, William *is* a member of the 2017 class :). For his session, we decided to incorporate one of his passions – blacksmithing. William has always enjoyed working with found objects, but a few years ago, he decided to pursue metal work a little more. Interning at a shop near his home, he started creating work not only for himself to hone his skills, but also for charity fundraising opportunities. How awesome is that!? Congrats to William again & I look forward to seeing some of the work around Sacramento :).

UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens Family Session | Castro Family

So excited to share this session! Although the Fall & Holiday season flew by so quickly, family portraits are perfect for any time of year. For the Castro Family, we planned a fun, albeit brisk, morning at the UC Berkeley Botanical Gardens. This is the perfect place to fit in a little bit of education on horticulture from around the world. It also has the perfect amount of space for the kids to run around and expend some energy :). Enjoy!


Hacienda Heights Maternity & Newborn Session | Jeanine

In April, I had the opportunity to¬†photograph this beautiful momma-to-be at her baby shower/luncheon. Not only¬†does she hold ‘mom-of-two’ status now,¬†she also handles a heavy curriculum¬†in pursuit of her PhD at¬†USC’s School of Gerontology. Get her going and you will immediately see the passion in her studies and her commitment in the prevention of elder abuse.¬†Jeanine is by far one of the nicest beings I’ve ever met.¬†I am so grateful that my passion for photography allows me to¬†meet and record¬†such wonderful¬†people!

Coincidentally, she had just finished a presentation for her dissertation the day before her shower.¬†Once the party and portraits were done, Jeanine¬†was ready to relax. Little did she know, baby Josiah decided to show up to party too! Pretty sure he wanted to guarantee his newborn portraits before I left Southern CA. J/K! ūüôā Congrats to Jeanine & Garrett!

Venue: Schabarum Regional Park
Dress: American Twist Los Angeles
Hair: The Squeal Spot
Make-up: Clinique