So this post should be en Francais, but it’s just not as good as it used to be ( my French that is ) - but it’s funny, how without even realizing it – we shot this session on the anniversary of The Eiffel Tower opening… I didn’t know it was that day, nor did I know it would be a somewhat Parisian themed shoot, nor did I know that this girl is lucky enough to be spending the summer in paris , or I would have brought some macaroons… but since this mini Eiffel Tower will be displayed at her Bat Miztvah at the Bistro Garden coming up – we just had to drag it outside and get a few photos with it (it doesnt fit inside the house… it’s an eiffel tower after all)- and those suitcases lying around n the living room containing mom’s papers? yes, bring those out too! We just gathered what we had and cooked ourselves a French je ne sais quoi!
I’ve known Lisa since my early days in LA, I think we got along from the first day we met – and once we realized we shared the same birthday, we also knew why -we share the same humor sensibilities, living on the edge of cynicism…and recently, a love for bowling…Lisa embraced me into her circle of wisdom and optimism and it was no surprise that when Dan met her – (online. people – ONLINE!) there was no way he was letting go…the ceremony was beautiful heartfelt and the party full of friends (that I actually knew) it was fun, funny and fantastic. Lisa and Dan – congratulations on this new chapter in your life!
I have been photographing this mom and daughter since 2009… and instead of meeting at her beautiful home in Orange County ( these links are TWO examples of previous shoots) … we decided to meet ( between rain and traffic) in Downtown LA.. well – less driving and more excitement? I’m in.! I didn’t know downtown La could be so peaceful on a Sunday Afternoon ( just before Xmas) and I was utterly smitten by the Urban feel I so lack up here in the Valley… We were joined by sister and cousins for a grand family shot – not an easy task with a crawling baby on a wet dirty floor… and true to myself I skipped the smiling photos and stared deep into these kids’ eyes – and they stare just back!