Thursday, January 1, 2015

Tejal and Amar's Maternity Session

Happy 2015!  With the start of the new year, I'd like to start off my posts with a new beginning for Tejal and Amar, who will have a new addition to their family in 2015!  They'll be first time parents, and over the past few months, Amar has reached out to me about my experience as a new parent - we got to talking and he and his wife decided that they wanted to have a maternity session to document this part of their pregnancy.  They wanted a beach scene, and we ended up shooting in Palos Verdes at White Point Beach.  They are expecting their little boy, Rohan in a few short weeks.  Here's to a healthy and happy baby.  Happy new year everyone!  Enjoy the pics.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Lau Family Portraits

One of the most rewarding things about photographing couples is that I get to watch their families grow.  Back in May, I photographed Kary and Ben's maternity session.  When I was working consistently at Staples with the NBA, I would sit with Kary and we would talk about our pregnancy experiences.  Of course I wasn't pregnant, but my wife and Kary were only one month apart in their pregnancies, so we were going through a lot of the same things.  After a few months, Akemi was born, and Avery had his very first girlfriend!  Just kidding - but we did go and visit the Lau's with Avery so that they would be able to play!  As the holidays approached, Ben and Kary approached me with the idea of photographing family portraits for Ben's parents.  He mentioned that the last ones that they ever took were at Sears back in the 80s, so they were really outdated and in need of something more modern.  Needless to say, I was more than happy to oblige, and over the weekend, Chanda and I headed to the Lau family home to shoot some family portraits. 

We were welcomed by Ben and a few furry friends, his mom, dad, and brothers.  From the get-go, they were all very light-hearted, and fun!  His father even offered to trim some low hanging leaves to clear the way for our portrait area.  Enter a few dogs, a cat, and lots of Lau's, and we ended up with a few fun portraits.  Enjoy the photos!

Working with kids isn't easy!

Baby PJ's Baptism

Here are some of my favorite images from baby PJ's baptism earlier this year. 

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Portraits: The Hall Kids!

A few weeks ago, Chanda and I were able to hang out with the Hall kids for their portraits.  You may remember when they were first starting out as a family and we photographed them here.  That was way before Brandon came along - and now they've got Ethan as well!  Ethan is around two months older than our son Avery, and we're hoping that they can one day grow up to be good friends.  It's nice for us to find friends who have kids around the same age as our son, and we've been able to socialize Avery with new friends every few weeks.  It's been a blast!  Now that Heang and Michael have Ethan, they wanted some new photos of all three kids to put up on their wall at home.  We spent a day at the park with the kids, and snapped a few frames before they ran off and played on the playground.  Here are a few of my favorites.  Enjoy!