And We’re Back! | Los Angeles Lifestyle Photography


It’s been a long time. A VERY long time. There’s been quite a lot of activity over here that has caused the mega pause in posting, updating, facebook-ing [Yes. I made up a word. But I think it’s a good one, no?], or any sort of communication at all. But I assure you… we are here and it’s all for good reason.Β Since our last post we have been non-stop shooting, have traveled to the east coast and mid-west, Β moved to a bigger and better space, and are currently preparing for our biggest adventure yet!

Any guesses? Yep. That’s right. We are expecting our first child! Needless to say we are BEYOND OVER THE MOON THRILLED!!!

Pregnancy has been, for the most part, an incredible and joyous experience. There’s nothing better than feeling your little one kick and move, and watching your belly grow and change. And don’t get me started on the pure excitement that runs through your entire being the morning of a sonogram appointment! The first time we saw our little pea [that’s what we nick-named baby since he/she was the size of a pea when we first found out we were pregnant] I was brought to tears. My heart was flooded with pure joy and excitement. I swear I saw my husband start to tear up too. Though, if you ever tell him that, he will most likely deny any sort of thing ever happening. It was a twinkle of excitement. Not a tear.

Our little one is due in early June. And we are happily knee deep in nursery planning, gear researching, and house prepping! I love design, so the move + the addition of getting to plan a nursery has been complete heaven to me! Although, I have found it more difficult than ever to make final design decisions now. I “blame” this on the pregnancy. πŸ™‚ Once it’s all done I’ll be sure to document it in it’s entirety and of course, share with you how it turned out!

In the meantime, we have tons of images form last year [in addition to the ones above] to share + I might even post an occasional few of my remaining pregnancy journey [now that I am finally showing!].


* I am still shooting maternity and family sessions through the end of April and newborn shoots through mid May. However, post production times may be longer than usual due to baby. πŸ™‚


simply sweet | los angeles baby photography


Simply put… these photographs make me smile. Pure. Simple. Soft. And, oh! that yummy yummy light. But what I love most about these photos is all their love for this sweet baby girl that comes shining through!

After nearly a month away caring for family, and a whirl-wind of a month of non-stop shooting… looking at these images reminds me to slow down, enjoy life’s simple little pleasures, and to cherish the truly important things in life: Love. Family. Simplicity.



** Leave these guys some Love! 20+ comments will get this couple a special gift!** (no double entries please)

August 23, 2011 - 11:21 am

Bette Gull - These are just beautiful, It will be so fun to have these when she is all grown up and leave home. BJ

August 20, 2011 - 1:26 pm

Janet Sandvik - What beautiful pictures!!! Arabella has the bluest eyes like my grandson, Bradley. Arabella is so darling and Jaimie looks so beautiful. Nice pic of hubby as well. Nice pic of the proud grandma. Wishing you all blessing. Janet

August 15, 2011 - 9:42 pm

Melanie - Beautiful baby and family. Look at those blue eyes! Grandma, are you just a little bit proud?

August 15, 2011 - 7:22 pm

Penny Van Bogaert - With those fabulous blue eyes and winsome smile this little girl is going a long way, baby. From an unbiased grandmother…

August 15, 2011 - 7:25 am

Ted Van Bogaert - Thank you for your wonderful pictures and comments. We all had a great time during the photo shoot, it was fun and easy!

July 5, 2011 - 11:25 am

Cynthia - Thank you Bob! Your kind words mean so much to me! I look forward to filling that wall up for you! πŸ™‚

July 5, 2011 - 9:48 am

Lynn Moate - BEAUTIFUL pictures! With subject matter like that, they can’t help but be beautiful pictures.

July 5, 2011 - 9:47 am

Bob Gilmore - I may be a biased G’pa but your comment, “what I love most about these photos is all their love for this sweet baby girl that comes shining through” seems to sum it up!!!! However, that does not give fair acknowledgemt of your fantastic skill as a family photographer!! You are an accomplished artist! I am looking forward to many years of your work and have saved an entire wall to display your creations!!!

– ‘Belle’s G’pa Bob!!

south florida engagement | nicole + victor

They say that money can’t buy happiness. And for the most part I believe that’s true. But when I met these two, my perspective was forever altered. Nicole and Victor met at a bank. They were both tellers and there was instant chemistry. But upon first meeting, Nicole was in a relationship with someone else. However, determined Victor didn’t let that stand in the way of love. After weeks of uncontrollably giddy flirting [and Nicole realizing her current bf just couldn’t hold a candle to Victor] Victor took a leap of faith and asked her on a date. The rest is, shall we say… history.

Ok… so really money didn’t buy them happiness. But it did bring them to meet. And that meeting led to love!

Nicole, you’re a natural in front of the camera- work it girl!

Nicole and Victor- I can’t wait to photograph your wedding in September!


** Leave them some Love! 20+ comments will get this couple a special gift!** (no double entries please)

August 23, 2011 - 3:24 pm

Brian Elink-Schuurman-Laura - Very nice pictures of them! Great job.

June 8, 2011 - 11:55 am

Cynthia - Nicole + Victor- you guys have amazing family and friends! They just won you something pretty! To everyone that commented- you guys rock!

June 7, 2011 - 7:23 pm

Desiree - Cynthia, you take beautiful pictures. They came out great. Nicole and Victor are such a great couple and I take part responsibility for them being together. πŸ™‚

June 7, 2011 - 11:55 am

Joan - Wow Nicole, the pictures are amazing. I can’t wait to see you two finally get married. πŸ™‚

June 7, 2011 - 7:10 am

Danielle - Your engagement pictures are beautiful. Congratulations again sweetheart β™₯

June 5, 2011 - 6:42 pm

Jody - awww my little pancakes πŸ™‚ love the pics..

June 4, 2011 - 6:43 pm

Marcos - Go Nicole, one more towards your gift! The pictures came out awesome!

June 4, 2011 - 6:35 pm

Aimee - I love the pictures, they are beautiful.

June 4, 2011 - 6:25 pm

Lauren - Love the scope of the big tree picture. They’re all so amazing!

June 3, 2011 - 7:31 pm

Carol Masters - Stunning photos. The one with Victor dipping Nicole is classic.

June 2, 2011 - 6:21 pm

Craig - The pictures are beautiful. Thank you for taking such wonderful pictures for my daughter and future son in law.

June 2, 2011 - 12:18 pm

Martha - I am in love with these pictures. You do amazing work. πŸ™‚

June 1, 2011 - 8:12 pm

Jane - Wow, these pictures came out amazing. I love the one with Victor and Nicole walking towards the tree. Gorgeous.

June 1, 2011 - 7:27 pm

Jessica - Love, love, love the pictures. You take amazing pictures. Can’t wait until the wedding in September.

June 1, 2011 - 5:51 pm

Leanne - Love the pictures. They turned out awesome! You did a great job.

May 31, 2011 - 8:18 pm

Lisa - The pictures came out gorgeous!!! Beautiful couple. πŸ™‚

May 31, 2011 - 4:24 pm

Laura - Beautiful pictures! You too are so cute! Cyndie….you take amazing pictures babe!

May 31, 2011 - 2:30 pm

Krista Marti - Soo adorable! I love the landscape and you can just feel the love between Nicole and Victor! Can’t wait until 9/10/11 <3

May 31, 2011 - 10:43 am

Rachel - Nicole and Victors pictures came out amazing!!! You did a great job!!!! Yay!!!!!

May 31, 2011 - 10:27 am

Whitney - Beautiful pictures! 19 to go…

May 28, 2011 - 5:59 pm

Amy Mazanec - Beautiful pictures!! I cant wait to see the wedding ones!!

May 28, 2011 - 2:25 pm

Pamela Sparks - What a great couple! I wish them the very best! Looking forward to September 10th πŸ™‚