Wednesday, May 25, 2011

I Love LA

Spent a wonderful fun-filled afternoon with a sweet loving couple. Excitedly going through the images now.

Here's one that stood out to me immediately:


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More coming soon :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

¡hola!

Days are going by so quickly. Lots going on and I'll be blogging about these things as soon as they are all situated.

For now, a picture of a recent trip to Panama...the view from our lovely hotel room.






I could just stare at this picture forever :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Words (and photos) with Friends :)

I'm so excited to post this entry on my blog. This shoot is special to me because it was many months in the making. I've known Maisha for over a year, but I met her for the first time the day of the shoot.

How is this possible? Through the magic of Facebook and Words with Friends, of course. You see, like myself, Mai is a basketball wife. She and her family travel to where her husband's job takes her (recently Japan and Los Angeles) and along the way friends are made. And like myself, she is very competitive at Words with Friends, and I love that about her.

I was thrilled when she said she and her family would be in LA the same time as me, and even more excited when she told me her husband had given her this shoot as a Mother's Day gift. What a wonderful idea! I couldn't wait to meet them all together and have the honor of photographing them.


On to the photos...


Santa Monica was doing her best to impress us that day...


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This handsome young man was a natural in front of the camera. No begging or pleading was necessary to get him to smile!


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Such a beautiful pair, these two..


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I really wanted to get a good family portrait. I really liked these...



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Nothing like some daddy-daughter love:


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Or the bond between a big brother and his little sister:


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Love this one:


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And this one:


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Maisha and Mike, thank you for allowing me the fortune of photographing your family. I was so happy to finally meet you and your beautiful family...in person. You were all as sweet as I'd imagined and wish you the best in the future, whichever country it takes you. So happy I can now call you friends :)


xoxo,
Juldog

Saturday, May 7, 2011

I hate posting previews but...

How could I go into the weekend without showing the blog world these two beautiful faces?!




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Smiley Sister


The full post from this Mother's Day family session coming soon...