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LAURA, STRADER + COYOTE AT HOME | Venice Beach, Ca

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LAURA, STRADER + COYOTE AT HOME | Venice Beach, Ca

CATCH UP

Hey blog fam! Oof, 2019. Hi. So, last I checked, blogging is still a thing, and even if it wasn’t, over the past 8 non-blogging months of my life, I’ve come to miss it.

It became clear to me that it’s another avenue for me to exercise my storytelling muscles and since that is a practice I feel is worth putting energy into, I’m back at it with a swell of fresh mojo.

When looking back through my galleries deciding where to pick back up (almost 200 by the way whaaaat) I felt a twinge of shame at how few I’ve shared. These stories deserve a home outside of my hard drive and I’m pumped to start chipping away at the block.

First up, Laura, Strader, and their Adonis baby boy, Coyote Hawk. I passed this long haired fam on the streets of Abbot Kinney in September 2017 during the annual arts fair, and it only took about 5 full seconds after passing them for me to stop, turn, and backtrack to ask if they’d be interested in a family photo shoot while I was in town (getting better at this, ha).

The stars aligned and they invited me into their home in Venice Beach, which, funnily enough, they’ve since moved out of, making this post all the more relevant.

Don’t forget to check out Laura’s jewelry company Turquoise and Tobacco and be sure to click the heart at the bottom if you enjoyed the post. Xxo

 

Interested in a family session at home?

Contact me here!

 

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NIELSEN FAMILY AT HOME | Salt Lake City, Ut

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NIELSEN FAMILY AT HOME | Salt Lake City, Ut

Pool time in the middle of winter?  Yes please.  As someone who thrives on life in the sun and summer activities, these long dark nights of January have always been a bit of a challenge for me.  How do I make it through?  Snowboarding, puzzles, and loooots of Netflix.

When a session includes a specific activity that speaks to the character of the family I get a little thrill at imagining the potency the images will have 30 years down the road. 

Will the family always live in this house with a pool?  Maybe, maybe not, but knowing the memories will live on outside of the kids hearts and give them something concrete to look back on makes these types of sessions all the more satisfactory.  Xxo

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HESS FAMILY AT HOME | Salt Lake City, Ut

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HESS FAMILY AT HOME | Salt Lake City, Ut

It is a personal goal of mine to invent a catchphrase that the public uses on an everyday basis.  To know people that have already accomplished that on a massive scale, is dope.  If you've been living under a rock and have never seen the genius that is Napoleon Dynamite I feel sorry for you, but for those of you that have seen it, you have these two to thank for their incredibly hilarious (quotable) film.

Beyond their professional achievements lies their familial creation which they wanted authentically and organically documented.  Tramp sesh?  Sure.  Karaoke sing-a-along?  Done.  Ball pit?  Why not?  I'd say we memorialized family time at it's finest.  Xxo

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COOMBS FAMILY AT HOME | Salt Lake City, Ut

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COOMBS FAMILY AT HOME | Salt Lake City, Ut

Every once in awhile someone comes along and concretely changes the course of your life.  For me, it was this big-hearted woman.  She knows it, but I could never tell her enough times how glad I am that our paths crossed.

Wanting to document her new family dynamic, she invited me into her cozily chic, Sugarhood home and let me witness the incredible bond between her and her boy.  Cue heartstring tugs.  Xxo

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SHARP FAMILY AT HOME | Salt Lake City, Ut

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SHARP FAMILY AT HOME | Salt Lake City, Ut

The absolute *best* part about shooting kids?  Personality.  Some of my greatest photos aren't ones that I dreamt up, pre-meditated, or planned - they're ones that simply emerged from the moment.  And at those times, I thank god I've been blessed with wicked fast reflexes and a keen eye.

Sailor and Goldie (and mom and dad) couldn't have given me more in terms of personality, and I can already see them 50 years down the road, flipping through these photos and having a laugh remembering the good 'ol days. Xxo

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