the little family

i first met erica at my daughter’s school. her adorable daughter is charlie’s friend and i have often seen them play together. they even talk about each other when they are at home, i learned. erica is such a beauty and i was thrilled to have the opportunity to photograph her and her family. her two children are just darling, and her husband…well, you’ll see. they are such a beautiful bunch! this family is a photographer’s dream ~ so fun and natural in front of the camera, you’d would think they were models. anyway, i had a blast capturing their family. i don’t recall directing them at all, really. i just remember a lot of kissing and laughing. and oh, we had a little dance party in the middle of an open field. check them out…so adorable!



los angeles newborn photographer – baby sophia

i always get a little giddy when i get to photograph a newborn. i love this time so much, but it passes so quickly! as a photographer, i get to take a little stroll down memory lane and experience the excitement with the baby’s parents. how great is that? i had the privilege of photographing chris and viviana’s maternity session and couldn’t wait for their little girl to arrive. well…she is finally here! not only is she a sweetheart, but she’s a dream to photograph because she slept almost the entire three hours that i was there! without further ado, please welcome sophia! congrats, chris and viviana! what a beautiful journey you have ahead of you! i am so excited for you both! esperanzajenn.newborn.1esperanzajenn.newborn.2esperanzajenn.newborn.3esperanzajenn.newborn.4esperanzajenn.newborn.5esperanzajenn.newborn.6esperanzajenn.newborn.8esperanzajenn.newborn.9esperanzajenn.newborn.10esperanzajenn.newborn.7 esperanzajenn.newborn.11esperanzajenn.newborn.12esperanzajenn.newborn.13esperanzajenn.newborn.14esperanzajenn.newborn.15esperanzajenn.newborn.16esperanzajenn.newborn.17esperanzajenn.newborn.18

los angeles engagement photographer

engagement sessions are SO much fun to photograph. it’s a time when a couple gets to have a photographer tag along on a date and capture them in their favorite locations ~ what could be better? :P  seriously, i always find these sessions to be so enjoyable and full of adventure.

to make my job even more amazing, emmanuel and christina are one of the sweetest couples you will meet. there is a gentleness and ease about their relationship that i love. watching them interact made me wish i was getting engaged all over again. and i just totally love the way emmanuel makes christina laugh…so sweet! they were such troopers too as we started in nearly ninety degree heat! we were all sweating after the first few images. but that’s l.a. for you! don’t they look so cute though? :)

congrats, you two! i’m  looking forward to your big day!