Archive for August, 2010

I love this family. I first met Jacob at his maternity session, then his newborn session, and I photographed their family last year for Christmas. They are wonderful clients and feel like old friends now.

Yesterday we met up for Jacob’s one year pictures. He wasn’t all about my camera at all. He pretty much wanted nothing to do with me. :) We had to opportunity to shoot at an amazing new location, and I am so grateful to the owner for welcoming me onto her property.

Stay tuned this weekend for part 2 of Jacob’s session!



This is how our session started…


smiles or not, he is adorable!








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Sara Gomez-Barron: This little man is too cute! And location _ Wow!

jessica cabrera: LOVE THEM!! Thank you, thank you for capturing my lil' guy. You're the best!!

Mina: too cute. he looks so adorable.

CarolyneKKrutz: Wow, that's what I was seeking for, what a stuff! existing here at this weblog, thanks admin of this website.

I met sweet baby S this past Friday, and Sunday, for her newborn portraits. Six weeks is not really considered a “newborn” anymore to any photographer, and I didn’t expect her to fall asleep at all. She proved me wrong and slept for a little bit. :) I couldn’t believe her amazing head control and eye contact for her age. She was able to follow objects with her eyes too, so grown up! I cannot wait to watch her grow over the next year.

Enjoy your sneak peek A family!








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Today I met with miss Sophia. She had been my easiest newborn to date. This little one, just 5 and a half days old, slept so soundly no matter how much I moved her around. What a perfect model!

Thanks mom and dad for having me over! Enjoy your sneak peek!









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I met Samantha today on her 8th day of life for her newborn portraits. She fought sleep for a good hour, but once she was out she was putty in my hands. :)

It was nice hanging out with you today Brett and Maria (and mom!), enjoy your sneak peek!








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brandy: that smile! I need to go take some Motrin to break this fever. The headbands came out so lovely. Good job all around!

Astrid Baloun: These are adorable! Great job!

lorraine Kocot: congrats to a beautiful and healthy daughter

maria: Thank you Val. I Love them!!! Can't wait to see the rest!

April Garcia: She is beautiful!!!! Congratulations :)

I met with Natalie today for her maternity session. She is so anxiously awaiting the arrival of little miss S and I cannot wait to meet this little anticipated arrival in just a few short weeks. I love that Natalie told me she loves being pregnant and wanted to document this special time in her life.

N, it was so nice meeting you today. Enjoy your sneak peek!






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Doesn’t M look fabulous? I could hardly believe this was her fourth baby! I had so much fun with this family and their 3 gorgeous daughters roaming the streets of Claremont.

Here is a sneak peek from our evening.








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priscilla watson: I love all of them, but I especially like the black and one family picture with parents in the background

Shyree: I agree with Priscilla - I like the black and white picture. All of the pictures are beautiful

Mondo: The B & W is my favorite too! Although the kiss ain't bad ;)

Marina: The B&W one is the moment I felt a little sad as Mondo & I were in the back and realizing this was truly the very end of our family w the 3 girls as we've always known it, bitter sweet. But it also reminded me how much I just love being a mom

Jen: Okay I am crying! Marina you are truly glowing! Those are beautiful! What an amazing family! I love the 1st on with Maya hugging your belly!

Nathandra Joseph-Cravin: I am soooooo excited for you. You are truly a blessed woman.Haven't seen you at church, in the back row LOL. Will keepou in my prayers for a safe and healthy baby and delivery. When are you due? Where are you having the baby? You had a Baby Shower Yet?

Pam Alcal: I love them all....

Venita Burleson: I love every, single picture,but esp.the black/white ones and the kiss. Cherish every single moment!! Love you guys!!

Gillian: Its been a while im soo happy for your family you are so blessed. congratulations and safe delivery, god bless you.

Shannon Wallace: I love the B&W...and the "all smiles" on the lawn reflects a precious moment captured in time of a joyous family... congratulations on baby Boy makes 6! It was wonderful to see you. Love, Shan

Nadine: These photos simply made my day. You guys have always been a beautiful pair and to watch your gorgeous family grow is simply a blessing! These photos are exquisite!

I met up with Wendy and Manny yesterday at Crystal Cove in Laguna Beach for their maternity session. Wendy is almost 35 weeks and looks just stunning. She was completely trusting of my ideas and totally up for anything I suggested. Thank you Wendy and Manny for such a fun session yesterday. I hope you two aren’t too sore from the little hike we had, I know I am!

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This may be my new favorite maternity image ever.


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Sara Gomez-Barron: What a pretty momma! and pregnancy looks great on her.....Val love the pics!

Wendy Correa: Wow, Beautiful Valerie! You're so talented! Thank You. We're so Happy we found You.

ig: What's up Dear, are you truly visiting this web page regularly, if so then you will absolutely take pleasant knowledge.