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Ava, Bryce & Gavin: One Year Later | Atlanta & Los Angeles Child Photographer

Last year about this time I had this wonderful client family that had a gorgeous three year old little girl named Ava.  They were expecting identical twin boys just a few weeks after I did their maternity session and I was lucky enough to get to go back for the newborn session.  This is one gorgeous family y’all (see the southerner in me is creeping back in to my daily vocabulary)!  Not only are they beautiful but they are such a wonderful sweet and loving family and I was thrilled when they hired me again this  year when I was in LA.  Miss Ava has grown in to a confident and spirited four year old who loves Hello Kitty and being silly and the boys, oh my goodness what a difference a year makes.  These two little heart breakers who were so tiny the last time I saw them, were now busy one year olds that cried when I started to leave.  Yes it’s true they cried when I was leaving.  Oh how they melted my heart.

Here is what they looked like this time last year:


Here they are just one year later:




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shannon - May 3, 2009 - 9:34 pm

beautiful children…beautiful shots!!

Jeanette - May 3, 2009 - 10:48 pm

What a beautiful family!!

christine - May 4, 2009 - 12:28 am

omg what great shots and what ADORABLE children!!! :)

Angela - May 4, 2009 - 4:39 am

Oh my goodness so wonderful!!!!!

Samara - May 4, 2009 - 6:01 am

Oh my they are such a beautiful family! I love that first image of them all together!

oneshotbeyond - May 4, 2009 - 7:48 am

gorgeous little munchkins!

Kristie Chadwick - May 4, 2009 - 9:00 am

They are just the cutest! It is amazing how much they grow that first year.

PamN - May 4, 2009 - 1:04 pm

What a difference a year makes! All traces of “baby” are gone from Ava, and those boys look really busy. Change happens fast at these ages, kudos to the parents for capturing it because life gets awfully busy with little ones like these on the go!

Jennifer Parke - May 4, 2009 - 3:30 pm

These are great shots! I love the one of the boys on the rocker!

SherriW - May 4, 2009 - 3:59 pm

First of all, those are BEAUTIFUL children! Second of all, I love that you show a picture from “before” to share with us! Third, these are EXCELLENT!’Nuff said.

Pammy - May 4, 2009 - 5:23 pm

Angela these rock! Love how you have your clients keep you coming back. Gorgeous images.

Dulce - May 4, 2009 - 7:13 pm

These are just precious! Those children all have they most beautiful eyes… and it looks like they have energy to spare as well! :)

Terrilyn - May 5, 2009 - 4:01 pm

Oh man, cute, cute, CUTE!!! I am really enjoying these updated sessions you’re posting showing how much they’ve changed – positively perfect Angela!

Lisa Kelly - May 6, 2009 - 12:02 am

Oh wow, how gorgeous these kids are. The boys have grown into such adorable little ones and big sister is stunning. Great images.

Heather - May 6, 2009 - 9:15 am

*wow* – and that right there is why we do portraits regularly! Look at the change in Ava – she’s a little girl now not a toddler! Smart family to snatch up a session on one of your LA jaunts Miss A :) .

jennifer - May 6, 2009 - 10:07 am

wow they sure have changed a lot in the past year, beautiful work as always girl!

Lina - May 6, 2009 - 10:49 am

Wow, what a change! Great images! They are blessed to have you capture how quickly the kids change!

TonyaMarie - May 6, 2009 - 12:01 pm

I can’t believe how fast they grow up! And yes, absolutely adorable children…and absolutely amazing portraits.

Heather Barone Brown - May 7, 2009 - 4:10 pm

Oh, my goodness! These are so wonderful! These children are just gorgeous, and you’ve captured them in a beautiful way. Their family will treasure them forever!

Dena Robles - May 8, 2009 - 2:38 am

What a difference one year makes! I love the shot of them together peeking over the ledge, I can definitely appreciate the tricks you must have had up your sleeve to grab all their happy attention at once!

Claudia - Ross - May 8, 2009 - 9:27 am

I have followed as they have grown and this is one of the most beutiful families I had the pleasure to know. My you be blessed always with the love of your children.

Shellie - May 11, 2009 - 6:14 am

These are so lovely! They look like they had so much fun seeing you!!

ally - May 11, 2009 - 12:01 pm

they are absolutely stunning! so fun to see the images from last year, too.

allie - May 12, 2009 - 11:32 am

PRECIOUS, Angela, just beautiful!!

Tara - May 12, 2009 - 5:50 pm

Could they be any cuter?

Dawn - May 13, 2009 - 1:09 am

My beautiful family members, I am a very lucky aunt

Suzanne Deaton - May 13, 2009 - 3:39 am

I am crazy jeleaous of your talent! These are awesome.

Amy (3Peas) - May 13, 2009 - 10:48 am


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Joyce - May 14, 2009 - 5:32 pm

Watching little ones grow like this is such a privilege. You’ve captured them beautifully!

Anna-Karin - May 14, 2009 - 7:29 pm

Gorgeousness all wrapped up in these three kids. Fantastic captures!!

Michelle Parsley - May 15, 2009 - 7:28 pm

Perfection! I love these!!!

Steve Gerrard Photography - May 18, 2009 - 3:18 am

Amazing photos as always. This is why I check your blog every week. Always inspiring.
Greetings from the UK :)

Cari Long - May 18, 2009 - 6:23 pm

Gorgeous! They all have such beautiful eyes. I am in love with the third one down!

Daveen - May 21, 2009 - 7:36 am

These are fabulous! It’s so neat to see the growth and the portraits are perfection!

Stacy W. - May 22, 2009 - 8:52 pm

Wow, what a difference a year can make! I adore the sibling shot that you got, but they are all lovely!

Sarasota Photographer - May 23, 2009 - 5:22 pm

Wow amazing shots. The pictures are really good. Great work.
Defenetly one of the best Child Photographers.
Keep up the good work.

Sarasota Photographer - May 23, 2009 - 5:25 pm

Wow amazing shots. The pictures are really good. Great work. Definitely one of the best Child Photographers. Keep up the good work.

Anna-Karin - May 26, 2009 - 7:17 pm

Just beautiful!!!
Really fun to see the change from last year as well.Children grows so fast and this proves how important it is to document our children well with photo sessions.

LauraB - May 28, 2009 - 8:03 am

These are all PERFECT! I love the one of the three of them together. Fabulous work!!!!

Giovanna - June 5, 2009 - 10:29 am

Gorgeous kiddos and love your style of photography!!

Nichol Krupp - June 5, 2009 - 6:13 pm

Love these! Super cute kiddos and great photography as always.

raye - June 29, 2009 - 7:56 pm

LOVE the before/after – so fab!

Diana Mattar - August 19, 2009 - 4:27 pm

Wow! What a year! That must be great for you to see these kids grow up. That’s one of the wonderful things of being a family photographer. Great work!

Nicole Everson Photography - September 12, 2009 - 7:23 pm

How much fun! I love watching my clients grow up..

Nicole Everson Photography

Diana - September 27, 2009 - 2:47 pm

Outstanding photographs, I wish mine turned out half as well…,

Leonardo - November 16, 2009 - 6:51 am

Superb photos, any suggestions on how to get such good results?,

Cindy - October 29, 2010 - 6:35 pm

Adorable kids! You really captured their personalities. Nice work!!

Carson: One Year Later | Atlanta & Los Angeles Baby Photographer

Carson is another one of my adorable little Los Angeles clients that just turned one.  I have big plans for Carson, he just doesn’t know it yet.  I’ve decided that he is going to marry Quinlan (see the blog post prior to this one) and I’m going to photograph my first ever wedding when their big day happens.  Carson & Quinlan’s parents are friends so I think it would work out quite nicely!  Carson is such a little cutie pie and like Quinlan he isn’t walking yet but he’s so close.  His Dad has this really cool old Jeep that he restored and you know I had to incorporate that in to our session.  Carson’s mom has this amazing eye for detail and decorating, their home has so many great spots (we really took advantage of that with his newborn session).  This time we spent a lot of time outdoors since Carson is on the move.  It was so great seeing them again, such an awesome family that I adore.

Here is Carson one year ago:

Here he is now:





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shannon - April 26, 2009 - 4:51 pm

what wonderful shots!! he is a doll! beautiful…

Patti - April 26, 2009 - 5:02 pm

Love these! What a handsome, happy little guy.

Carol - April 26, 2009 - 8:23 pm

Those two kids would have beautiful babies together!! They both have beautiful blue eyes!! Beautiful work!

Dena Robles - April 27, 2009 - 3:18 am

I love how color-coordinated and precious he is in the newborn shot. He grew into a handsome little guy didn’t he? The last 2 images are so fun!

SherriW - April 27, 2009 - 4:01 am

OH that is a great session and to see them come back to you for his first year session! Great work. I love the Daddy shot in the van or car!

Kimberly Hill - April 27, 2009 - 5:17 am

I’ll second-shoot the wedding! Those gorgeous kids, your personality, the laid back fun parents? Heck ya, I’m there!! I can’t pick a favorite and I’m not emotionally involved so I’m guess Mom & Dad won’t be able to either which equals an album. There, problems solved. :)

jennifer - April 27, 2009 - 8:22 am

omgoodness these are absolutely gorgeous, wow awesome session, I especially love the PJ’s shot and the car window shot!

oneshotbeyond - April 27, 2009 - 9:11 am

1 is such a fun age…how neat for the parents to be able to look back at how much he’s grown since you 1st took his photos.


Lisa Kelly - April 27, 2009 - 8:37 pm

Oh my goodness, what an adorable little guy. I love the first one of him now with his blue jumpsuit on, his face just is lit up. And that last family shot is so happy, I adore it.

Angela - April 28, 2009 - 5:05 am

oh wow! These are so fun! I love the one of him in the doorway!

Season Moore - April 28, 2009 - 10:34 am

Just love everything about these! Great color inside and out!

Marla Carter - April 28, 2009 - 3:17 pm

What a cutie pie!! Great shots, except now I want to stain my fence red and Shane is going to kill me!!

Heather Barone Brown - April 28, 2009 - 4:27 pm

Oh, my goodness, what a little dolly! Could he be any cuter in those skull and cross bone jammies? They look like they have such a fun family! What beautiful images you have of them.

Teri Mason - April 28, 2009 - 8:40 pm

What a cutie! Love the jammies shot, and the family one, too! They have a lovely yard!

Nina Pomeroy - April 29, 2009 - 8:17 am

LOVE that shot of him and dad sitting in the drivers seat!

PamN - April 29, 2009 - 10:35 am

Such a treasure for this family! There will be many more fun times as he grows, but these days will never come again – these images are priceless!

Nichol Krupp - June 5, 2009 - 6:15 pm

Love them all! The color is amazing on these.

bridget - August 9, 2009 - 10:26 pm

I must know where she got those pjs! They have to have them in pink right?

Leslie - June 15, 2010 - 2:37 pm

I love the photos of the dad with his son in the red car. Toooo cute! Great job.

Quinlan: One Year Later | Atlanta & Los Angeles Baby Photographer

I just returned home this evening from a wonderful week in Los Angeles.  While there I had the opportunity to photograph many of my sweet little clients from last year that I first met as newborns and have all recently turned one.

My first stop was Redondo Beach to photograph sweet baby Quinlan.  She is not quite walking yet but it won’t be long (look out R & T!).  The minute you walk in to the door she smiles and giggles and just melts your heart with her GORGEOUS blue eyes.  I’m telling you folks, no Photoshopping on her eyes, they really are that blue.  It is so much fun seeing how much she has grown in the past year, I was so excited when her parents asked me to come back again this  year.  I’ll confess to loving them as well, even though her Dad likes to make fun of me for going to see New Kids on the Block while I was in LA. ;)

Here is Miss Quinlan one year ago:


Here she is now:




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Dawn - April 22, 2009 - 8:56 pm

Oh gosh Angela these are FABULOUS! She is a beautiful little girl.

oneshotbeyond - April 22, 2009 - 9:03 pm


These are fabulous-as usual!

I don’t know if you ever shoot weddings, but Flash Flavor is looking for a second shooter at a couple weddings in Atlanta this May if you’re interested or know of any photogs near you that might be.



Lisa Kelly - April 22, 2009 - 10:52 pm

Angela these images are just divine. She has grown up so much and her eyes are just so striking. I adore the first image of her on the bed, so sweet.

Dena Robles - April 23, 2009 - 3:37 am

It is amazing to see how much they change in one short year, but also how much they stay the same. She is completely recognizable from newborn to one year. I especially love your color images in this series.

Season - April 23, 2009 - 4:21 am

Just gorgeous Angela!

SherriW - April 23, 2009 - 4:24 am

OH I love these. Look how much she’s grown!!! That portrait of her on the bed is saawweet!!

Angela - April 23, 2009 - 4:33 am

oh my, these are just so beautiful! I love sessions like these…

Patti - April 23, 2009 - 5:07 am

That is one gorgeous child! Beautiful work.

Connie, Barefoot Photography - April 23, 2009 - 5:16 am

She is positively adorable Angela and I love these captures of her!

Kimberly Hill - April 23, 2009 - 5:37 am

She is just gorgeous and those last two images are heartbreakers. Your Los Angeles clients are so blessed that you’re willing to continue to photograph their families. They understand quality and the intimate connection between a custom photographer and their clients. They won’t settle for less than the best. Mom and Dad think they treasure these images now, but when this little beauty is waving goodbye as she drives off to college, these image will be priceless!

Jennifer - April 23, 2009 - 6:53 am

Wow… that little girl is just delicious! You did a great job of capturing many aspects of her little personality.

Lisa - April 23, 2009 - 8:13 am

She has such beautiful eyes. And, I love love that last one!

shannon - April 23, 2009 - 8:31 am

she is cute as can be!! what wonderful shots!!

Pammy - April 23, 2009 - 1:41 pm

She’s grown into a real beauty. How lucky your clients are that you can come back to LA!!! That’s commitment!

jennifer - April 23, 2009 - 1:45 pm

omgoodness look at that beautiful girl, shes a doll, love the shot on the bed, so simple and clean and beautiful!

marie - April 23, 2009 - 4:19 pm

What a gorgeous child. These are all so lovely.

Marla Carter - April 23, 2009 - 5:11 pm

Darling!! She is beautiful and the sleeping one tugs my heartstrings!

natasha c - April 23, 2009 - 10:34 pm

These are sooo good angela!! the colors I love and the clarity are just phenomenal. :)

Aunt Becky - April 24, 2009 - 2:19 am

Well, I am biased being Quinlan’s auntie, but there is no denying that you are a fantastically talented photographer and your ability to capture a child’s character is wonderful… especially for the family! These are great photos and they will be showpieces in the extended family’s homes!

MaryAnn - April 24, 2009 - 11:39 am

No wonder they asked you to come back to LA to capture their baby – these are absolutely to die for!!! How could anyone do better? I am in awe of your talent!!!!

Jane Eaton Hamilton - April 24, 2009 - 12:22 pm

Wow, these are lovely, Angela. She is so freaking adorable. That last one would be, like, 30×40 up on my wall if she were mine. (She makes me miss mine little.)

PamN - April 24, 2009 - 2:48 pm

Oh, this child is gorgeous! She will be easy to photograph as the years go by because she will know you! I hope her parents continue to have custom portraits made of her; they are even more precious as she grows!

Anna-Karin - April 24, 2009 - 3:22 pm

Oh what a gorgeous little girl!
You captured her so well and those blue eyes are stunning.
How will her parents ever choose!

Terrilyn - April 25, 2009 - 7:57 am

Absolutely beautiful Angela! Her eyes, her curls, just stunning! That last image of her sleeping just melts my heart.

Tonya - April 25, 2009 - 8:16 am

What a little doll! I love the sweet expressions you captured.

June - April 25, 2009 - 10:49 am

She is darling! Fantastic captures!

Dulce - April 26, 2009 - 9:01 am

Love love love these Angela! that last one is just precious!

Teri Mason - April 28, 2009 - 8:41 pm

Wowsers, those are some precious blue eyes. Love the beach image, what fun!

alpana - May 1, 2009 - 6:37 pm

she is so, so adorable. I just want to squeeze her cheeks.

Heather Moraru - May 7, 2009 - 7:55 pm

Wow! These are fantastic…she is a beautiful baby and you captured her perfectly! I love them all!!

Nichol Krupp - June 5, 2009 - 6:16 pm

OMG! That last image of the sleeping baby is perfection. It looks like something straight out of an ad.

Laura Scott - June 29, 2009 - 10:04 am

oh too precious, well done

Yoohoo Los Angeles…

I’m headed your way for spring portrait shoots April 17-22.  I have one, possibly two spots available, the rest are all spoken for.  Give me a shout via email if you are interested, just click the contact link at the top of the blog and enter your info!

While I have your attention, check out our newest family member.  Her name is Ripley!  Isn’t she a cutie pie?  She likes to eat sticks and random things, so it looks like here she was chowing down on some tasty spider webs and I caught her red handed, look how guilty she looks.  She is allegedly part beagle part dachshund, but I’m not so sure about that.


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Janine Memon - February 23, 2009 - 4:08 pm

She’s such a cutie! My first dog was a part beagle/part dachshund mix.

Lisa - February 23, 2009 - 4:18 pm

That FACE!!! She TOTALLY looks guilty! HAHA

Chung Nguyen - February 23, 2009 - 5:24 pm

Aww, what a sweetie! Did you find her at the shelter? I love her panda-like face. Very precious.

Kimberly Hill - February 23, 2009 - 7:35 pm

I still think her name should be Google but Ripley’s a good second choice. I’m going to give your CA clients another day or two to fill that slot, then I’m going to start calling my own CA friends to grab it. I can only be sweet and professional for so long!!

Dulce - February 23, 2009 - 8:28 pm

LOL, that IS a guilty look! and as the owner of two pugs I know a guilty look when I see one! :) She is so cute though, how could you scold her? :)

Terrilyn - February 23, 2009 - 8:35 pm

Oh my heavens she is just way too cute for words Angela! I almost can’t stand it. LOL I love her!!!

Kendell Silveira - February 23, 2009 - 10:05 pm

My Ripple barks “HELLO”!! And “mmmmm spider webs” (editors note) my Ripple actually prefers sprinkler system, GFCI electrical boxes that power my office and low voltage garden lighting.

Ripley is a doll!!!

Laurie - February 24, 2009 - 4:26 am

What a cute puppy! and she totally looks guilty in this pic..

Danna - February 24, 2009 - 10:18 pm

ohhhh Angela she is so so adorable!!!

jennifer - February 25, 2009 - 11:22 am

awww she too cute, and innocent too!:)

Meggan - February 25, 2009 - 5:23 pm

I am so in love with your puppy! You almost make me want one. LOL :)

Michelle Parsley - February 26, 2009 - 6:34 am

Awww! Hi, Ripley! Nice to “meet” you!!

Kim - February 28, 2009 - 2:12 pm

ok those paws look way too big too be a mix of those breeds, how old is she? She is adorable and I love her name!

Teri Mason - February 28, 2009 - 7:37 pm

she’s just so darn cute, spiderwebs and all…

marmalade - February 28, 2009 - 10:51 pm

that dog is the CUTEST thing ever.

allie - March 1, 2009 - 5:33 pm

Oh goodness, how precious!!

MaryAnn - March 2, 2009 - 6:08 am

It looks like she’s saying “Oh no”. lol! Perfect shot, she’s adorable!

Dawn R - March 2, 2009 - 6:30 pm

SO cute!!!!

Heather/OneShotBeyondPhotography - March 2, 2009 - 6:36 pm

You forgot to mention just how adorable she is! Her eyes have it! Have a safe & good trip to LA

Tonya Marie - March 3, 2009 - 6:09 pm

What a sweet little puppy! Makes me wish we were ready to take on that responsibility…but no such luck here.
Enjoy her!

Pammy - March 3, 2009 - 10:47 pm

Ripley looks like such a fun, sweet doggy. I would be loving her big time all the time

Heather - March 11, 2009 - 2:45 pm

I’m comin’ to steal your dog :)

Amy (3Peas) - March 20, 2009 - 9:34 am

You are totally giving me puppy fever….she’s adorable!

Sydney - March 21, 2009 - 2:56 am

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leesia - March 30, 2009 - 12:40 pm

awww, congrats!! she is too cute!

Gael Noel - April 8, 2009 - 8:23 pm

She is so cute!! Looks like she has some Jack Russell Terrier in her for sure!!

A Golden Day | Los Angeles Children’s Photographer

When I was in Los Angeles a couple of weeks ago I saw many of my wonderful repeat clients and a few new ones too.  The day that I visited the W family in Manhattan Beach we were surrounded by the Los Angeles fires to the north, south and east of us.  The sky was orange and everything was glowing and it made it really hot, it sure didn’t feel like November, more like July.

I think this is the fourth time I’ve photographed these kids and I just love them, they are so much fun and it’s neat to see how much they change each time I see them.  Little Miss A was just learning to sit up when I first met her and now she’s a toddler, time sure does fly.   Here are a few from our afternoon together.

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Teri Mason - November 29, 2008 - 11:19 am

gorgeous work, and beautiful kids!

allie - November 29, 2008 - 4:53 pm


PamN - November 29, 2008 - 8:27 pm

Those kids sure are beautiful, and so are these images!

TonyaMarie - November 30, 2008 - 11:45 am

I love ALL of these! Gorgeous kids. Gorgeous photography.

Shellie - November 30, 2008 - 7:38 pm

What sweet kids!! These captures are fantastic and I love your color!

Jennifer - December 3, 2008 - 9:46 am

these are absolutely beautiful, gorgeous children and beautiful colors and locations!

Innesa - December 3, 2008 - 9:53 pm

those pictures are simply beautiful. Grat job!

Heather - December 4, 2008 - 1:14 am

amazing clarity on these. Beautiful young ones!

nina - December 5, 2008 - 7:53 am

That sibling shot of the 3 of them is just beautiful!

Bill Byrd - December 6, 2008 - 5:54 am

You always capture the best moments to remember.

jen gagliardi - December 6, 2008 - 11:10 am

Gorgeous kids! beautiful pictures! My favorite are the last two!

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