Duong Family Session in Canyon Park, Costa Mesa

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Yesterday was a warm Indian summer day, and it was the perfect day to have a family session with the Duong's. This sweet family gifted this session to their parents for both their 75th birthday's and it couldn't have been sweeter. Their daughter Annie and I went to College together and when she called and asked if I would help do photos for her parents I was thrilled! 

 My Favorite part was when they brought out their parents wedding portrait for them to pose with, and they are just as stylish and handsome as they were on their wedding day. It was amazing to see how warm and loving they still were with each other, and a real honor that I was chosen to document this amazing family.

I hope you guys love these amazing pictures and I can't wait to share the rest with you!



The Marley Family Session at the Torrey Pines Reserve


It's Saturday and I am back in the swing of things with this bright and light family session. It was such a fun morning with this crew at the Torrey Pines State Reserve! The Marley family is so sweet and fun and this session was beautiful. Mom ,Lauren, was brave enough to agree to an early morning meet up time. And although it was early morning, her sweet girls had boundless energy! They ran pretty much the whole time we were on the trail, and Natalie (the eldest) made sure to mark the way with arrows so we wouldn't get lost, Penelope led the pack and Autumn (the youngest) loved looking for mermaids!

These precious girls wore dresses that were a family heirloom, held on to by grandma and still so pretty. Lots of laughs and giggles make for such a fun session, and you can see the pure joy and happiness on everyone's faces. . Family session season is upon us and I couldn't be more grateful for such an amazing family session. And a bonus to this family session is that I was able to donate 15% of the fee to Red Cross!

Anyways, Lauren and Jason, I hope you love these sneak peaks and I cannot wait to share all the rest! 



Margaret Nagy's 90th Birthday/Family Reunion in Annapolis, Maryland

My Grandmother, Margaret Nagy turned 90 last month. And everyone in the extended Nagy Family (Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, nephews, cousins, 2nd cousins, in-laws) got together to have a celebratory weekend. We don't get to all be together very often. In fact their were family members there that I had not seen in years, who I love dearly. It's hard, when you live so far away to always get together but this was such an awesome reason to get together. To celebrate an astonishing and amazing human being, in fact one of my favorite people. And I got the pleasure of documenting it all. 

I am not a writer but I love what I do so much I do my best to put my feelings into words. I feel like creating images is a better representation of expressing my emotions.  Especially when it's people I love. To get to give them the gift of freezing a moment and getting to hold it in their hands is, unbelievable. I wish I could go back and extend each moment and make it last longer, and I think in a small way photography does that. 

I also was lucky enough to utilize an awesome app through StoryCore that helps you interview those in your life who you want to preserve their history. If you don't listen to NPR, then you may not have heard of it. But check it out! Especially with the holidays coming this is something anyone can do with their family.

So here is to my 90 year old grandmother who I love dearly and I wish I could hug every day! Some memories to hold on to, and an interview I won't forget: