Waterfall Glen Family Portraits | Lemont Photographer | The Ridder Family

I absolutely love this family (and not just because they’re my own siblings, niece and nephew!)!

The Ridders are such a fun group – always full of laughs and they have the two sweetest littles you could ever meet! Summer is a tiny ball of energy who loves to get dressed up and enjoyed keeping an eye out for Ariel in the creek, and Maverick is the sweetest, most cuddly baby boy with the BEST little wavy haired mohawk and lots of stories to coo about!

It is truly such a blessing to have been able to watch my sister fall in love, get married and now have this amazing little family of her own. Being able to hang out with them in a different setting to photograph their growth and capture their memories during these milestones is such a joy!

Alyssa and Billy – I love you guys and can’t wait to see what the future holds for you, Summer and Maverick ❤


Waterfall Glen Family Portraits | Lemont Photographer | The Ridder Family

Torrance Beach Family Portraits | Torrance Beach, CA Photographer | The Scott Family

This family is the CUTEST!

I had so much fun hanging out with this family again at Torrance Beach a few weeks ago to celebrate Silas turning ONE! Silas has the most adorable little smile – and this time around, he’s got a few teeth to show off! He is so precious, full of energy and is constantly making the funniest faces (he has got the “blue steel” look down!)!

I absolutely LOVE to watch these littles grow up and being a part of their story is such an honor ❤

(for more of these cuties, check out Silas’ 6 month milestone session here!)


Torrance Beach Family Portraits | Torrance Beach, CA Photographer | The Scott Family

Waterfall Glen Family Photos | Lemont Family Photographer | The Speelman Family

Eva turned ONE!

I had so much fun working with this adorable little family to celebrate Eva’s first birthday milestone! We spent the evening wandering around the beautiful Waterfall Glen in Lemont. Eva loved exploring the creek and had so much fun playing around with mom and dad! It was such a joy to see this cutie smile so big!

Happy first birthday, sweet girl!


Waterfall Glen Family Photos | Lemont Family Photographer | The Speelman Family

Intimate Yacht Wedding | Hornblower Cruises | Newport Beach, CA Wedding Photographer | Lianna & Kevin

Working with these two and their families was a dream!

Lianna and Kevin are high school sweethearts. They met in the 9th grade when they were introduced through mutual friends during gym class and ever since then, they have come to know each other and grow in love! Then, in October 2014, Kevin planned the most beautiful proposal! While on vacation in Hawaii, he took Lianna hiking and proposed on the beautiful DiamondHead Trail in O’ahu! How incredibly sweet is that?!

Their intimate Newport Beach wedding day was SO full of happiness! The day began with the lovebirds and their families getting ready at the gorgeous Balboa Bay Resort. Lianna and Kevin shared a romantic first look right by the marina and we then traveled to Inspiration Point for a few ocean view photos.

Their nautical themed ceremony and reception was aboard the Hornblower yacht in Newport Beach. I loved every little detail incorporated into Lianna and Kevin’s day – from the custom made sail boat candle holders, seashells adorning the tables, beautiful floral pieces (by the very talented Merci Bouquet) and the AMAZINGLY delicious (and gorgeous!) cake (by Pacific Patisserie).

It was such an honor working with and getting to know these two and their families. Congratulations to Lianna and Kevin!


Intimate Yacht Wedding | Hornblower Cruises | Newport Beach, CA Wedding Photographer | Lianna & Kevin