King Construction is a local Malibu builder who meticulously crafts fine living spaces from scratch or remodels from an existing plan. They needed a website to showcase their beautiful work, tell their 40-year story, and explain the services they offer.
What I developed was a beautiful Squarespace website that invites site visitors into easy-to-navigate galleries for virtual tours of the many homes King Construction has built.
Check out the welcome page and Homes page below, or visit the King Construction website live over at www.webuildmalibu.com
The church website for University Church of Christ in Malibu, California was so much fun to build because this community is near and dear to my heart. This church is my home and my community and the crowd of people that I laugh with, live alongside, worship with, gather with, celebrate with, and kick it on the weekends with.
This church website was designed to be a home on the web, showcasing details about University Church's regular meetings, sign ups for small groups, applications for student jobs, and to share a little taste of what it's like to be in community with this awesome church in Malibu, California.
Since this has been my church home for the last nine years, I had bunches of beautiful photos to choose from that showcase the authentic feelings and the aesthetic beauty of our community nestled on the coast of southern California.
Scroll through the screenshot of the UCC Malibu website home page below, or click over to the live website to see the functions, such as embedded newsletter sign up, recruiting students for student worker staff positions, and even a spiritual life blog that was started by some students on the ministry team.
** This website was built using Weebly, one of the many browser-based website builders I regularly use to design beautiful and useful websites for my clients. All the websites I build are optimized for desktop and mobile browsing, and part of the website package is a final meeting with me where I hand over the keys and show you how to login and make changes to your website, such as updating photos and changing text. I believe that your business should have a website that you love AND that you're able to edit AND it shouldn't break the bank. If you're looking for a brand new website or updates to an existing website, shoot me an email and let's talk >> firstname.lastname@example.org
Beach family photos in Malibu with the sweet (and adventurous) Robertson family was so much fun!! For starters, they brought me a Chik-fil-A sandwich (score!) and then mama Caitlin proceeded to climb down about a thousand stairs to get onto the sand at El Matador. Once there, they splashed and played and tumbled and I'm pretty sure everyone got covered in sand and saltwater and it. was. perfect. It was also right in the middle of COVID, as the beaches were opening up and the chance to spend a sunset evening next to the water was so very good for the soul.
Even (and especially) in strange times, the life and growth of new babies reminds us that life goes on. These sweet sunset moments with the Tikson family are particularly special because the photoshoot occurred just days before they packed up the car and road-tripped across the country for an assignment with the US Navy... in the midst of a quarantine lock down. Strange times. But also beautiful times. And also sweet times.
Congratulations Ford and Hannah on your new chapter and your amazing new baby girl Ember!!
Congratulations Blake on your graduation from Pepperdine!! Your accomplishment is about so much more than this moment. It's about the last four years (and the last decade) of hard work you have put in, developing your knowledge and experience to become the person you are today.
I'm all heart eyes over Sasha's senior photos, shot right here in the hills of Malibu, California, where she grew up, made friends, and learned to play soccer before moving across the country to play college soccer.
We started out with a few more classic, garden-style portraits in Sasha's backyard in Malibu, then we walked over to the hiking trails overlooking her house and the surrounding coastline, where we marveled at the beautiful golden hues of the setting sun.
Alaina's Pepperdine senior portraits were a meaningful opportunity to commemorate her four years studying, living, growing, and playing in this beautiful beachside town. Though the coronavirus pandemic cut her time on campus short, she (wisely) made sure to schedule some portraits in Malibu before the beaches and trails closed. The simple backdrop of a canyon trail in springtime allows Alaina's natural and youthful beauty to glow.
Congratulations Alaina, to you and your 2020 classmates on all you have worked for an accomplished!!
Here we've got a beautiful set of event coverage photos, showcasing one of the many awesome events Pepperdine University held to encourage students, staff and the broader community to build community around a common goal: fundraising. For Pepperdine's annual Give2Pepp day, a week full of festivities rolls out, bringing the community together and encouraging individuals to make their gifts—large and small—count for a bigger purpose.
One of these events was free In-N-Out for all takers. Students and staff lined up to have fun giving to the university and scarf down double-doubles in return.
You can support Pepperdine University's Give2Pepp campaign year round by donating via Venmo to @give2pepp
Okay, I know it's not cool to brag, but this maternity photoshoot with the Thomases represents a first for me:
across the country
from New Jersey
for this photoshoot
I still can't believe it. They wanted to do a photo shoot, they looked around (on Instagram, I might add, where there are countless other worthy and talented photographers), they saw my work and liked it and decided they wanted to invest in the cross-country travel (from New Jersey) to have a photo session at El Matador with me. To say I felt both honored and unworthy at the same time would be a contradictory but totally accurate statement.
After I learned they traveled for the express purpose of this shoot, I was determined to make it knock their socks off. And it did.
We shot at the world-famous, always photo-worthy, and always crowded El Matador State Beach. So why, you ask, are there no human beings in sight in the Thomas' photos? Because we shot at sunrise (didn't I say this couple is cool?!) We also shot this session right in the midst of the scare before the coronavirus shutdown, so I'm so glad this maternity session was scheduled for the day it was and not a week later..... then this gorgeousness might not have happened.
They came. They saw. They picked out pants and then immediately ran into the ocean while wearing them. This crew of awesome active ladies (and one exuberant boy) went for a beach run and impromptu yoga sesh to test out lululemon athletica's latest innovation in stretchy, sweat-wicking fabric technology. (Spoiler alert: the pants passed, and I couldn't stop myself from picking out a pair too.)
I live in Malibu, Calif.,