Monday, May 31, 2010

Getting Racy for the Cure

Chicago, Illinois
Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the ladies who got racy during the Polka Pin-Ups marathon boudoir session last week. We raised $500 that will go towards my friend Michele's fundraising for Susan G. Komen's 3-Day for the Cure!!! If you didn't participate but would still like to donate, click on the above link. Thank you!

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Back in LA

Goodbye San Diego, Hello Los Angeles
After almost three weeks shooting in Chicago and a few days in San Diego for a workshop, I am finally back home. I'll be busy working on thousands of portraits, some of which I'll share on the blog as well. Here's my last photo from San Diego taken looking out the patio door at the lovely Sheraton Hotel.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Goodnight Moon

Chicago, Illinois
I had so much fun photographing the cutest kids and families in Chicagoland. But after 17 days that included a photo class for 7 moms, 5 pin-up shoots, 1 engagement session, 1 maternity portrait, 11 kids, 1 set of twins and a 10-day-old baby girl, I'm back in California. Thank you everyone!!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

May Flowers

Glencoe, Illinois
My trip to Chicago has been very rainy. I've even rescheduled a few portrait sessions. The weather didn't look promising during my visit to the Chicago Botanic Garden with Eugene. I worried we would end up running toward shelter, hiding cameras under our coats. The rain managed to hold off all afternoon except for a few random drops.







I love the raindrops on these tulips.









Thanks Eugene for a fun photo outing!







Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Chicago, Illinois
I'm in Chicago this month taking lots of portraits and visiting family. I'm happy to be spending Mother's Day with my mom Lucy. I love my mom. She has a great sense of adventure and fun. This is one of my favorite photos of us from years ago (on film!) as we were getting ready for my goddaughter Natalie's baptism.

Wishing you a very Happy and Fun Mother's Day!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Polka Photos - Editor's Pick by The Knot

I was excited to find one of my photos from Christina & Zander's wedding chosen as an editor's pick by the knot.com in their 2009 Best Wedding contest. The Knot is the best place to go when planning your wedding. They were an incredible resource to me when I was getting married and I always recommend the site to newly engaged couples.  Thank you The Knot!!! And many thanks to Christina for submitting the photo!


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