Tag: ‘Manhattan Beach’

Déjà Vu

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

This photo shoot was a very special one to me because these munchkins were the first kiddos I shot when I began shooting children that weren’t my own. I didn’t have to chase them like I did the last time, they were ready! We shot in Manhattan Beach again, just like last time and had a blast!


Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

I’m Chilean so I know nothing about Quinceañeras except that those things are like weddings. If you don’t know what a quinceañera is, a simple google search ought to do it. When Maria José told me she didn’t want a quince but just some pictures on her birthday and memories with friends, I thought, what a great way to celebrate your birthday without the chaos. I want to wish her a happy birthday and share some of the images that she can look back on for years to come. Oh, to be 15 again….











Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

I’m old enough to not remember what the heck a “promposal” is. If you haven’t heard, they’re a thing. A major thing. It’s like a proposal, but for prom. So.Much.Pressure.

I was at the beach today doing a completely different shoot, when out of the corner of my eye, I noticed this sweet, young man hiding behind one of the pier pillars holding some sunflowers. I love sunflowers, I think that’s what caught my attention. Then I noticed he had some friends holding some letters, so I had to ask. “What the heck is going on here?!!” I think that’s along the lines of what I said and he proceeded to tell me that it was a promposal. A PROMPOSAL?!! I asked myself in my head but didn’t want to seem uncool so I smiled and nodded like I understood.

I finally pieced it together and asked him if I could get pictures of it. Green light. So we waited. And waited some more. Then she finally arrived, but went in a different direction from what we were expecting so I had to do some mild aerobic exercise in the sand and walk very fast to catch up. I caught my breath and it was show time! I’ve never witnessed a promposal before so it was exciting. AND SHE SAID YES!!! Then I went back to my photo shoot.

Eduardo was kind enough to let me share these pics with you guys. Have fun at prom!















Manhattan Beach

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

This past week was my baby brother’s 15th birthday, I still call him my baby brother. Ever since I moved 80 miles away I don’t get to see him very often but of course I had to make the drive to celebrate another year. After we had dinner we decided we wanted to go to the beach to watch the sunset, so off we went to Manhattan Beach. The only thing I miss living out in the desert is being 5-10 minutes away from the beach.

Being able to share a sunset with my little brother and family was nice. It’s these little moments that we make memories of that bring me the most joy. Happy birthday Sebastian! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.



Beach Bumming It

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

My daughter had to go back to school this week and we were able to squeeze in one last trip to the beach. The weather was on its best behavior and gave us an absolutely awesome day, no overcast and no extreme heat, couldn’t ask for more. I could’ve asked for no sunburn, but that’ll teach me to forget the sunscreen for me.

The water was cool and refreshing and we spent most of the time in it. Hopefully this won’t be our last beach outing but until next time, here are some pictures from Manhattan Beach, CA.


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