South Bay In-Home Newborn Session

Newborn Session || Redondo Beach

From the tiny two week old toes to the sweetly decorated nursery, this newborn session had us "ooing" and "awwing" the whole time. I mean, who else forgets how itty bitty a two week old is?! They are so TINY and the cutest little humans ever. Add a pup and a sweet sister and it makes it that much more adorable. 

Anne & Pete, your family is beautiful and so sweet. Thank you SO much for letting us be a part of this incredible time in your lives! You both were rock stars for handling a toddler, a 2 week old, and getting yourselves ready for the shoot! We wish you both the best in this new chapter of being a sweet family of 4!

XO Jenny & Ellis

South Bay Newborn Session
South Bay Newborn Session
South Bay Newborn Session
South Bay Newborn Session
South Bay Newborn Session
South Bay Newborn Session
South Bay Newborn Session
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South Bay Newborn Session
South Bay Newborn Session
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South Bay Newborn Session
South Bay Newborn Session
South Bay Newborn Session

Intimate South Bay Backyard Wedding

Sean & Joy || South Bay Wedding

It was a quiet Friday in February when these two decided to officially tie the knot. Sean & Joy had been together for a couple years and knew for a long time that they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together. They talked about doing a big elaborate wedding, or eloping, or even doing a destination wedding. They talked about simply going to the pastor's office upstairs at their church and making it official. 

They decided to have an intimate backyard ceremony with both of their families and it was perfect. 

Sean and Joy, we couldn't be more happy for you both. It is so obvious how much love you have for each other and how much joy you bring one another. You both are adorable and we wish you the best as husband and wife! We love you!

XO

Jenny & Ellis

PS

Sean happens to be Jenny's brother-in-law which made it that much sweeter! 

Manhattan Beach Wedding
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Manhattan Beach Wedding
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Palos Verdes Beach Engagement Session

Ryan & Ashley || Palos Verdes Engagement Session

The wind was blowing and the sun was setting at the beach in Palos Verdes. We asked them to walk by the water despite it being cold and having already numb toes. They responded, "yes!" without hesitation. They walked through the water while giggling and being absolutely adorable. 

"Yes, of course" without hesitation was the attitude from these two. They were so sweet and up for anything. They have been together for 8 years, but still act like they're crushing on each other!

Ryan & Ashley, we had so much fun capturing this special season in your lives and CANNOT wait for your wedding this summer. It will be beautiful & the perfect day.

XO Jenny & Ellis

Palos Verdes Beach Engagement
Palos Verdes Beach Engagement
Palos Verdes Beach Engagement
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Palos Verdes Beach Engagement
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Palos Verdes Beach Engagement

Baby Larkin

Newborn Session || Southbay

Well this little squish completely melted our hearts! We had to force ourselves to stop taking pictures of her after awhile because we just could NOT stop. She was absolutely precious. And those tiny little toes!! She was only a week old & so itty bitty and perfect! Also, she stayed asleep the whole time like a champ! Don't know what mom and dad are talking about with the whole not sleeping thing?! Juuuuust kidding ;)  

XO Jenny & Ellis

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Gomez Family

Family Session || Calabasas

We had the honor of meeting this family the day of our session and they came dressed to impress! Deanna had this gorgeous dress that you can tell we wanted to photograph as much as we could! This property they suggested was absolutely beautiful, it was almost impossible to narrow down spots to stop because we wanted to go everywhere with them! 

Deanna & her husband Polo have two adorable sons who were the stars of the show - they were so sweet and had us smiling from behind the camera the entire session! Their expressions were just too priceless not to capture with every click. 

We are looking forward to capture more family sessions ever since this one!

XO Jenny & Ellis

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Sean + Joy

Proposal || Palos Verdes

This goes in our books as one of the cutest sessions ever! Sean met with us a few weeks ago and set up a "fake" photo shoot where we convinced Joy that we were just taking them to scout locations and practice posing. She had NO idea. Well, she may or may not have found a jewelry receipt in Sean's car beforehand (SEAN!?!) so she was not completely fooled. BUT! It was still absolutely adorable as you can see in her sweet reactions below. Sean and Joy are one of those couples that just ooze love and laughter whenever they are together. They are SO perfect for each other and have such a sweet friendship. We are so excited for them to become husband and wife and for the plans God has for them through marriage!!

XO Jenny & Ellis

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Linehan Family + Cake Smash

Family Session || Palos Verdes

We loved taking Tim, Chloe & little Matty's family photos! 

We've known Tim & Chloe for many years - ready for a whirlwind backstory? Ellis & Chloe have been best friends since middle school. In high school they started dating brothers, who they have since married, which now makes Ellis & Chloe besties-in-law!  Meanwhile, Jenny also married her high school sweetheart who just so happens to have grown up down the block from Ellis & Chloe's husbands and, as you probably guessed it, have been childhood friends long before we even came into the picture. 

Phew. Was that enough information for ya? Don't worry, we're still processing too. :)

Now, fast forward to a couple of weeks ago and Jenny & Ellis took Chloe & Tim's son's ONE YEAR OLD PHOTOS. Crazy! This family session was an absolute joy & honor to photograph. We are blessed by their friendship and so excited to watch little Matty grow up (who is 5 weeks younger than Jenny’s son, Jacob!). Also, Matty and his cake smash, takes the cake for all-time-fave moment to photograph.... pun intended :) 

Chloe is such a devoted momma and has started a blog where she shares all of her mommy wisdom and stories. If you have not checked it out yet, she's amazing and worth your while. Her blog is http://shelovesalatte.com and her instagram handle is @chlobows, check her out! 

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Laura & Adriane

Engagement Session || Palos Verdes

This engagement session was so.much.fun!! These two were willing to crawl up on rocks and hop over fences in order to get the shot and needless to say, we were stoked. We have known Laura & her family for a long time, in fact, Laura's mom played a huge role in each of our weddings to ensure they ran smoothly! (Thanks again, Theresa! <3) 

It was so fun getting to hear more about how Adriane proposed and all of the behind the scenes Laura didn't get to know about until later. We can't wait until June when these two tie the knot! It's clear these two just adore each other and it was such an honor to be able to capture some of that love & adoration. 

XO Jenny & Ellis

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Paul + Jenny + Jacob

Family Session || Palos Verdes

This session was near and dear to our hearts because it was Jenny's family!! Jacob was about to turn one which was a good reminder that they were due for some family photos! This session was an entertaining one with Ellis' husband, Johnny acting as her assistant. He did a great job ;)... It didn't help that Jacob was calling out "ball" & "bite" of cheerios every other photo so it was definitely fun going through the raw images. There were some cute ones where Jacob had a big grin and when you scrolled to the next photo about 5 cheerios were spitting out of his mouth. If you look closely I am sure some cheerio mouthfuls made the cut. It was a great time though, and nothing beats having an awesome snapshot at this this time in their lives. 

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Khadisha + Her Girls

Family Session || Palos Verdes

This family is so sweet and beautiful! Khadisha's husband was not able to make the shoot because of his busy work schedule in the entertainment industry, but Khadisha was still very excited to get some special images of her and her girls! This is such a beautiful time in their lives, with an almost 4 year old and almost 1 year old! The 4 year old is a firecracker with the softest heart in the world for her little sister. The littlest adores her older sister and loves watching her every move. There is so much love for one another in this adorable family.

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Maddie & Hugo

Engagement || Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles

When was the last time that you watched the sunrise? We wouldn't have been able to answer that question before this shoot! Maddie & Hugo were such troopers and met us at Griffith Observatory while it was still dark (but the view was AMAZING with all of the city lights!). We were able to capture these two and their adorable googly eyes for each other while the sun was rising behind them. It was magical!! We have pretty much watched Maddie grow up, so it was SO special being able to spend this time with Hugo and Maddie, capturing this exciting season in their lives. They are so kindhearted not only to one another but to those around them. We are so excited to see what God has in store for them!

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Grant Family

Family Portraits || Palos Verdes, CA

We have known this gorgeous family for what seems like forever! These boys are absolutely adorable together. Luke became a big brother last year and is totally rocking it. You can tell he adores his little brother (most of the time!). It was so much fun being able to capture this special season in their lives!

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