Category Archives: kids

The one with the blond curls

Here are a few of my favorites from a session I did this weekend. Saturday was his 20 month birthday, and his mom was considering cutting his hair for the first time ever and wanted to document how it looked first. She told me last night that she chickened out of cutting it, at least for now.

So here is D with all of his beautiful blond curls that he still has.

Tricks with rocks

It’s hard to direct a 20-month-old. I sometimes have luck with other people’s kids, but my own? No way. He’s too used to the camera, I guess. Or too used to me. So I have to come up with ways to trick him to get him into the spots where I want to photograph him. (This doesn’t always work, but it’s good practice for working with other toddlers.)

A couple nights ago I set out these three rocks on our balcony. He brought these rocks in from the front of the building a while ago, and every few days he goes out on the balcony to play with them. I lined them up in a row, backed up with the camera in hand, and waited. A few seconds later, he came over to check them out. He stacked them up like this.

Family beach session

I am almost done proofing a session from the beach last weekend. It was overcast and a little chilly at the beach that afternoon, but no one complained about the cold. (Yes, I do realize that in most of the rest of the country, no one is even attempting to go to the beach in short sleeves at this time of year! We have it so good in San Diego!)

A couple of my favorites from last weekend…

Little sister

M is the little sister of the girl I posted photos of the other day. We took her down near downtown around the Little Italy neighborhood for some photos, but we had to work quickly. Toddlers don’t have a lot of patience for photo shoots, but even more than that, my own toddler was wreaking havoc at my friend Kim’s, so we didn’t want to be gone any longer than necessary.

So it was a quick photo shoot, but I think she’ll be very happy with these photos!

Another beach session

Here’s a sneak peek for the parents of the adorable toddler I photographed yesterday on the beach. He looks like a little model, doesn’t he???