family portraits

Descanso Garden Maternity Shoot

A couple of  months ago I got the opportunity to photograph Yasmin and her growing family at Descanso Gardens. It was such a thrill hearing their love story from having a long distance relationship to their marriage, and finally becoming parents.  She is such a beautiful mommy both in and out so calm and relaxing!  Oscar is so attentive her every need he made sure she was comfortable.

I found myself becoming incredibly sentimental throughout their session with how they described their love for each other. 

I know they will both be amazing parents to their bundle of joy! 

Yuri's Palos Verdes Maternity Session

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Yuri finally gave birth to Camila! so I thought this would be the perfect time to share her lovely session with you all.  She is such a strong mommy, I can only imagine how happy she is to be able to hold her baby girl in her arms.  Her Palos Verdes session is definitely one I will remember, throughout her session Yuri was so celestial taking in the scene and simply enjoying this sweet moment with her baby girl. Big hugs Yuri, you are going to be an amazing mommy  

Makayla's First Birthday comes with a Smash!

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R.T and Laura are those customers who hold a special place in my heart.  One of the many reasons why is because I have been capturing many of their special moments and they are simply awesome humans! I still can't believe how quickly Makayla has grown, I have seen Makayla grow right before my eyes.  I have had the opportunity to capture her newborn session, her first Halloween, half birthday, her first Christmas, and to now her First birthday.  I feel incredibly happy knowing that I have friends who trust me in document special moments in their lives.  

The best part about Makayla's parents is the way they go all out for all of their sessions.  I love how excited Laura gets.  She goes all Martha Stewart on props and creates amazing masterpieces.  So much so she even went to the extent of baking Makayla her cake for the session, which by the way it was extremely delicious.  

Happy Birthday Ms. Makayla I can not wait to share more of these special moments with you and your family!  

 

Mariachi Wedding

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Gabriela wedding was so different I fell in love with all the vibrant colors they used in their wedding.  The couple infused their culture to their wedding day, I was surrounded of mixes of bright colors.  They even incorporated Mexican attire to their wedding dress and he was dressed up as a true charro.  

I have never seen the use of the zarape so elegantly used.  This was one of the weddings I was able to be part of and capture back in October when I was still working as a second photographer for Rosalina Suarez Photography.  

 I am completely fortunate for everything I learned from my mentor, and I will never forget how much she helped me .  She pushed me to start this new journey in my life.  At times (which is a lot) when I am feeling low and insecure about my business she is the person I call.  She is one of the few who understands how difficult it is to start a business.  I think she believes in me more than I believe in myself.  Rosa, I can not thank you enough for being such an incredible mentor!

This new journey has really forced me to dig into who I really am, and I love every second of it.  Yes, like I said before there is days I want to drop the towel, but there are other days especially when I see the gratification of my clients when I think I love my job!