I shot this couples wedding when they just started their family of two and now it has grown to 5. Such an honor and pleasure. The approach was a very casual one, at their home in Oceanside. The pool was in the front along with toys around the lawn. I loved to Toy area in the house and wanted that as a backdrop and Maddie says “of course that is the only place I didn’t clean”= PERFECT.
While shooting their family portraits in their home, I saw the side project in the garage, a Kawasaki that has been the Dad’s dream project he was working on with his son. I joked and said of you don’t happen to have a couple pairs of dickies overalls for a photo shoot do you? He pointed to the wall and there were two hanging right there. Mom grabbed a beer from the fridge, in amazing velvet pants and Toby the […]
This is the way we like it for family shoot. No combing of the hair, no fixing of clothes, just having fun, together as a family. Genuine smiles, laughter, and chaos. Letting kids be kids, eyes closed, not looking at the camera, perfectly imperfect.
Family photos at Happy Camp. This was a great shoot, just letting loose, having fun and – may fave- getting shots in between the shots. Those fun, organic, takes in between poses, smiles etc, were eyes closed and laughter happens, a fun place, after all we were at Happy Camp. It’s understandable to look at pinterest for ideas / inspiration. My Advice? find a photographer whose style you are drawn to, then show up to the set, no expectations, ready […]
Fun family photoshoot in the family backyard. Mom owns Enviorments by Miko, creative design with interior plants. So it was quite fitting to have the boys involved and playing with the soil! Mix that with water and we had quite the fun. Dad’s loving this shoot. 😛
We photographed a classic black and white for the dressy look, and color for the casual. After the fun classic shoot, the family changed in our private wardrobe room and we did another look on our exposed brick set! They chose great tones, and fun colors.
Don’t drink the water in the studio, unless you want twins! Many of our wedding couples have had twins. I photographed Joseph and Golkoo’s wedding at the discovery science center in Los Angeles, and was happy to be once again, photographing the couple, plus two!
Owen lost his two front teeth, Thanks To Baby Bro (pictured Above) kicking one out ( accidentally of course). The family wanted to document this fun event with a fun shoot in the studio. Let kids be kids- messy hair, and all. Baby Bro later in the shoot, not happy about my artistic vision of messy hair, luckily though, I still have both my front teeth. It’s very important Mom and Dad, get their own picture, together.
Twins in the studio! I have quite a few clients with twins, must be the water in the studio! I photographed Miko an Jason’s wedding at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach, and was honored to shoot their family. Miko provided the plants here at the studio and owns Environments by Miko. A shot from their wedding at the Pacific Club, read more about the wedding featured on the knot!
“YOU are so amazing at capturing these priceless childhood moments at the beach. The annual photos you take of our children will be on our walls for the rest of our lives. What you do is so special to us, Nicki. Thank you for sharing your talent. We love you!” – Amanda B. “YOU are so amazing at capturing these priceless childhood moments at the beach. The annual photos you take of our children will be on our walls for […]