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Knoll 2011 The Next Generation of Dessers

I know it’s Christmas when we gear up for our knoll shoot – we’ve been shooting it for 5 years now andView full post »

DSPA ( Doing Something Particularly Awesome…)

This is the preschool my kids used to go to – it’s a wonderful school just a few blocks a way from my homeView full post »

Mazal Tov!

The many faces of Sara – Pretty, smart, tom boy, funny, happy, excited dancing, free, sweet and loving! IView full post »


It’s become a tradition at this temple to take this teasing image with the Bar Mitzvah kids – and like allView full post »

Head Shots in LA is like Hot Dogs in NY

In LA, there must be as many head shot photographers as there are actors…(and as hot dogs stands in NY ) And yet,View full post »

Please Judge This Book By It’s Cover

I was honored and nervous to photograph MaryScarlett Amaris – She’s a powerful wonderful awesome goddess (orView full post »

and Kelly

I knew it had been a long time, I saw that many new buildings had been built in the neighborhood, and the road leadingView full post »

He will rob your heart!

When I was asked by a wonderful mom with an adorable 7 year old I had shot at a school whether I would  photograph herView full post »

Los Angeles Creative Kids Photography

The Girl Next Door

As I review my life through my kids eyes, I wonder what they are experiencing for themselves, and I also reflect aboutView full post »

Engagement shoot on The Queen Mary in Long Beach by Shani Barel

Love on Land and in Sea

It’s a must, right? You have a sailor, and a beautiful girl? You have to get this photo- especially if the girl isView full post »

Christina Grimmie you tube sensation

Christina Grimmie

So even I know it’s a big deal….I feel so lucky to have landed this awesome gig…shooting the firstView full post »

Mother’s Day

I think back to the last two Mother’s Days…I spent last year in San Francisco, and the year before in NewView full post »

Palm Springs Friendship

Imagine flying in from Canada, in the midst of winter, to the hot season of the beautiful mid century feeling of PalmView full post »

Liz Bolton. Actress.

I have known Liz for what seems like FOREVER!!!! ….I hadn’t seen Liz in a long long time, during which sheView full post »


I don’t know if this book is what caused Zoe to wake up in the middle of the night with nightmares – but IView full post »

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