Posts in Portraits
Family Photos in Claremont, CA

I've known Natasha (Rudd) and Brantley Shattuck since middle school. But about year and a half ago they moved near me in Southern California! I felt privileged when they asked me to take their family pictures and their son's first birthday photos. I hope as you scroll through their happy faces that you'll be able to glimpse the sunshine that is the Shattucks!

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Baby's First Birthday

I've known Natasha (Rudd) and Brantley Shattuck since middle school. But about year and a half ago they moved near me in Southern California! I felt privileged when they asked me to take their family pictures and their son's first birthday photos. I hope as you scroll through their happy faces that you'll be able to glimpse the sunshine that is the Shattucks!

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Herzog Family

When the Herzogs asked me to take their family pictures, they asked if we could do the little shoot at their home in their back and front yards. I loved the raw realness of it all—no fancy backdrops, props, or locations—just the very essence of this family being documented in their favorite place, home.

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Isom Family at Lake Gregory, CA

I had such a fun time at Lake Gregory taking the Isoms' family photos. Darlene and Mason are great friends of mine, who have two darling boys. They love to be outside, camp, and travel; so a mountain lake was a perfect spot to document their family. They have an exciting year ahead of them, so here's to 2015 and 2016 for the Isoms.

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The Color-Riding Tolman Crew

This is probably one of my most favorite photo shoots to date. The colorful Lydia had the idea for the location and it fit their family's personality so well—bold, bright, totally unique, and fun! Plus, the warehouse-grunge look  along with the bright sun casting contrasting shadows and highlights really captured SoCal living.

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Avalon Alicia Cutler
I need the sea because it teaches me. I don’t know if I learn music or awareness, if it’s a single wave or its vast existence, or only its harsh voice or its shining one, a suggestion of fishes and ships. The fact is that until I fall asleep, in some magnetic way I move in the university of the waves.

— Pablo Neruda

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