Every month, just in time for the full moon, MoonBox subscribers receive a package on their doorstep that's packed with essential oils, crystals, a special tea blend, and a guided meditation, all grounded in what's happening with the moon and stars this month. "It's a full moon ritual in a box!" the website says.
A mini sesh as sweet as Guine and Urundi's mini me, Gabrielle. We may have gotten lucky with a knockout sunset, but even if we hadn't, I'm sure Gabrielle's giggles would have lit up the sky.
I can't get enough of this mini holiday session with the Begert family! Taylor and Lauren are dear friends who embody joy and abundant love to everyone around them. It's only fitting, then, that their firstborn son, Isaiah, also brings joy and a smile to anyone's face who meets him.
We stopped by Malibu Bluffs Park on a Friday morning to snap some moments in the midst of the Begert family's life together. The cool thing about a mini session is that it's short, which makes it ideal for kiddos with short attention spans. We only shoot for 30 minutes, which takes the pressure off the parents to keep their kid happy and entertained for a long time.
Interested in a mini session? Shoot me an email!
I think you have to have a pretty warm heart to endure a blustery, down right chilly afternoon portrait session at Zuma Beach in November. Mind you, "chilly" in Southern California should always be taken with a grain of salt, but Mike, Stephanie, and little Mila brought all the cuddles and snuggles, despite the stormy seas.... and these photos are even better because of that.
What a wonderful time of year to be celebrating family and a new baby, on the way in the spring!
Whoa these two.... they need to just get married already because their connection is so grounded, so natural. Sunlight in the fall in Malibu can be hit or miss, so when day-of arrived and the marine layer hung low, I thought for sure Cassidy would ask for a reschedule, but I'm SO glad she didn't. The colors from this shoot are just luscious.
Just in time to kick off family portrait season, here's Christen and her two sons. Together we ran all over every inch of El Matador Beach at low tide, and snapped photos of this wild bunch.
Brandon and Samantha are match made in paradise.... literally. As Pepperdine sweethearts, they met and fell in love in sunny Malibu, California. So naturally they schedule their nuptials for the same gorgeous location, locking down the awe-inspiring Stauffer Chapel for their ceremony and the breezy Malibu West Beach Club for their sunset reception.
And if Brandon and Samantha look familiar, that's because they are! I shot their engagement photos back in March at Malibu Creek State Park, yet another perfectly gorgeous backdrop for this oh-so-charming couple (they really know how to pick the spots!)
Date: September 30, 2017
Getting ready: Malibu West Beach Club
Ceremony: 3:00pm at Stauffer Chapel
Portrait hour: Malibu Bluffs Park
Reception: Malibu West Beach Club
Potter Family of (almost) Four at Dume Cove | Malibu Family Photography, Beach Family Photography, Malibu Maternity Photography
Whitney and Christopher Potter are two beautiful souls who have been incredible parents to Lincoln for the past 2 years. In just a few short weeks, this incredible family of three is about to become a family of four and they wanted to visit little Lincoln's favorite place on the planet, the "oh-sheh," to document this moment in time.
Malibu Wines is a popular summertime hangout where locals can pack a picnic, sip some great local wine, and kick their shoes off as the hot summer days turn into perfect summer evenings. Sometimes Malibu Wines brings in comedians or plays classic films on the lawn. Can life get any better?
Malibu Wines reached out in need of some quality lifestyle photography to power their visuals on social media (particularly Instagram) and their web presence.
Allison and Dan's wedding was an East Coast meets West Coast affair. Having lived in New York for the last several years, their love story and their crowd of friends hails from back east. Allison's roots and their future, however, is out west (they're moving to the LA area soon), so they decided to say their vows in a beautiful Catholic church and then follow it up with a beautiful outdoor reception in true So Cal wedding style—in a vineyard.
I live in Malibu, Calif.,