South Coast Botanic Garden Portraits | Palos Verdes, CA Portrait Photographer | Silas

Silas is (almost) TWO!!

I LOVE getting to visit with my little pal Silas and have had the wonderful opportunity to work with him and his parents, Anna and Matt, for all of Silas’ milestone sessions since he was just a few months old!

Silas is so much fun to work with –  he is the most adorable little bundle of energy with the CUTEST smile and the brightest blue eyes!! We had a blast wandering around and climbing “big rocks” at the South Coast Botanical Gardens in Palos Verdes.

I can’t wait to work with you again next time and watch you become the sweetest big brother, Silas!!

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South Coast Botanic Garden Portraits | Palos Verdes, CA Portrait Photographer | Silas

Lake Elsinore Wedding Photos | Lake Elsinore, CA Photographer | Dan & Rachel

This intimate Lake Elsinore sunset wedding was such an honor to be a small part of!

Dan and Rachel met in a high school study hall class and while playing a game with mutual friends, Dan accidentally broke Rachel’s hand! Ever since then, these two have been best friends.

Surrounded by immediate family and a handful of close friends, Dan and Rachel said their own personal vows to each other lake side in the yard of one of the most beautiful houses I’ve ever seen. Dan’s reaction to seeing his bride for the first time will forever be one of my favorite reactions to date. The genuine happiness that spread across his face and the stream of tears that fell immediately upon seeing his best friend walking towards him was priceless. Not a single eye was dry at this ceremony and you can bet I’m tearing up again as I write this just thinking about how beautiful it was!

The beautiful custom flower crown Rachel wore and the simplistic bouquets and floral arrangements adorning the tables were all created by the beautiful bride herself the morning of the wedding. With romantic twinkling lights hung all over the yard by Dan, his brothers and the fathers, these two danced the night away under the stars to some of their best friends singing a romantic duet and playing guitar together.

Dan and Rachel – wherever God takes you on this wild ride of life, I hope that it is as full of so much love and joy! Congratulations, you two! Love you guys!

(To see all my favorite images from Dan and Rachel’s beautiful sunrise Joshua Tree engagement session, click here!)

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Lake Elsinore Wedding Photos | Lake Elsinore, CA Photographer | Dan & Rachel

St. Francis Episcopal Church Family Photos | Palos Verdes Family Photographer

How adorable is this family?!

I could not get over these two brothers and how sweet they were with each other! Just look at those sweet smiles!

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St. Francis Episcopal Church Family Photos | Palos Verdes Family Photographer

In Home Newborn Session | Newport Beach, CA Photographer | Charlotte Jo

Newborn sessions will always have my heart!

This family was absolutely precious to photograph! Harper and Jack were so excited to embrace their new baby sister and couldn’t wait to give her all the cuddles and tell her all their jokes!

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In Home Newborn Session | Newport Beach, CA Photographer | Charlotte Jo

In-Home Newborn Photos | Torrance, CA Newborn Photographer | Juliette Rose

Juliette Rose was welcomed into the world this past June and I had the privilege of meeting her at just 11 days new!

It was such a joy to have this new little family of 3 in front of my camera and I couldn’t wait to join them in their new home to document this major milestone. Little Juliette was so incredibly sweet and was sleeping soundly the entire morning – the perfect little model! I could not get over her beautiful, dark hair and I especially loved her light, boho themed nursery and cute sloth details!

Babies are seriously the best – those little toes and thigh rolls get me EVERY. TIME. GAH!! But one of my absolute FAVORITE parts about newborn sessions is getting to watch the new parents with their little ones. It is very rare that I’m not tearing up behind that lens watching these sweet little moments!! It is so amazing to see so much love and excitement and to hear all about their hopes and dreams for their new baby! Glenn and Colette couldn’t take their eyes off their gorgeous daughter and her teeny, tiny little fingers!

Juliette – you are a very lucky little girl and it is so obvious that your parents are head over heals in love with you! Welcome to the world, beautiful!

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In-Home Newborn Photos | Torrance, CA Newborn Photographer | Juliette Rose