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Category Archives: Portraits

A journey home

I am so used to saying goodbye, but never get used to the pain. My dear dear dear friend is leaving Los Angeles.. and IView full post »

School Pictures Again….

This was my fourth year photographing these beautiful kids at their school – and even though I didn’t postView full post »

Bat Mitzvah Portrait at Malibu Paradise Cove

By the time this post gets published online, we will already be partying at Caitlyn’s Bat Mitzvah (Yes, I presetView full post »

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day – Like every year – I try to explain to my kids that really, it should be mothersView full post »

Emerald City

And on a St Patrick’s Day related post – I was hired  to photograph these beautiful emerald jewels for JackView full post »

Why I would hire an event planner

When a prospective client interviews me, I always ask them if they’re hiring an event planner or coordinator…View full post »

Happy Valentine’s Day 2014

The problem with blogging in the middle of the night is coming up with something to say about valentine’s…View full post »

How To Find Your Ideal Client

I used to get a lot of junk emails every day… A LOT – My new year’s resolutions was unsubscribing toView full post »

Sydney’s Bat Mitzvah Portrait

Sydney was Emma‘s little sister … well, she still IS.. but 3 years ago, when I shot Emma’s BatView full post »

whatever it takes

I am considered amongst my clients as a very patient photographer, with a special connection to kids, who gets them toView full post »

Bat Mitzvah Sign-in Book

One of my favorite parts of working on Bar Mitzvahs, is getting to know the kid, and their family beforehand, and I doView full post »

Hey Jesse!

You know they say, time flies, time flies when you’re having fun, enjoy it while it lasts, you don’tView full post »

I’ve known them for what

I’ve known these girls for what seems like forever. If forever means since I have had kids, that’s prettyView full post »

being high

I am kind of tall, and I have big and wide feet, and a sensitive back – which basically means I never ever wearView full post »

siblings without rivalry

I spent most of the summer back home, in Israel, and a lot of that time with my brother and his family…and on oneView full post »

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