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baby baptism and family photography – santa monica catholic and will rodgers park

To me, one of the most rewarding and special things about being a wedding and portrait photographer is having the opportunity to watch and document as families grow. To later be invited back into my bride and groom’s lives to photograph their newborns, family portraits and events is a special honor. I photographed Alejandra and Steve’s beautiful Santa Barbara wedding celebration last year, and last Sunday I had the opportunity to photograph their son Diego’s baptism! Diego was baptized at Santa Monica Catholic Community and afterward Diego’s family and friends celebrated with him in the lovely Will Rodgers State Historic Park in Los Angeles. He is such a handsome, calm, and curious little man! I loved all of his cute expressions we were able to capture in the park. Posted below are a few of my favorites from the day, see the cuteness for yourself! And to this beautiful family, thank you so much for the honor of being your family photographer!

santa barbara engagement and family photographer – randi and chris

Just a little lunch time blog post to share a few favorites from this recent engagement & family portrait session. We had so much fun with Randi, Chris and their adorable daughter at El Presidio in downtown Santa Barbara and at the Douglas Family Preserve above the ocean. These two are completely laid back, and we loved seeing them interact with their fifteen month old girl. They seem to be the kind of couple that appreciates the moment and rolls with the punches; they let their sweet daughter pick their noses without complaint! We hope you enjoy these photographs. We can’t wait to document their amazing Santa Ynez ranch wedding next weekend!

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happy fathers day – cute daddy photographs

For us, the best part about being photographers is witnessing all kinds of LOVE. But there is something so very special about a dad’s love for his children. We get to see fathers gently holding their first baby boy, throwing their kids in the air with glee, and beaming as their little babies grow into mischievous teenagers. And we get to see fathers glowing with pride and stifling tears as they walk their beautiful daughters down the aisle as brides. We get to witness all of these incredible moments and document love as art, and we are so thankful for this career. We hope you enjoy these photographs of  a few of our favorite daddy moments.

Paul and I are so blessed to have amazing dads of our own. So special shout-outs to Lewis (my dad) and Ron (Paul’s dad)! We love you both and are so thankful for you. We love our grandpas too!


Ok, I just had to add one photograph from our own personal collection! This is my dad walking me down the aisle. Oregon Coast, 2011. Its one of my favorite moments, its priceless to me. Taken by Jade and Matthew.


Have a beautiful Father’s Day weekend!

santa barbara family photographer – stokhaus family

We love the opportunity to meet new families through Paul & Jewel Studios. Every family is so unique and so very beautiful in every stage. This sweet, adventurous family of four is no exception. Aren’t they adorable?! It was so fun running around the Ellwood Bluffs in Santa Barbara and doing silly things to make the little boys laugh. We love family photography! I can’t wait for them to see all of these portraits and treasure the memories for many years. Here are a few of our favorites. Get ready for some cuteness!



Santa Barbara Family Photography – Baby Portraits and Korean Doljanchi

Get ready for some major cuteness! We had the honor of photographing this handsome baby boy with his mom and all four of his grandparents recently. Everyone came to Santa Barbara from different areas of Southern California just for this special portrait session in Alice Keck Park. Its so amazing to see all of the joy and sweet interactions within families, and to put all of that love into photographs to be enjoyed for generations.

This little guy is ten months old, so we also did some portraits in anticipation of his first birthday! In the Korean tradition, the first birthday (Doljanchi) is a big celebration and I’m so glad we were able to photograph this sweet boy in his special hanbok and hat. Oh, and there is a puppy too! Hello, adorable.

Pretty cute portraits, huh? Here are a couple of behind the scenes shots that Paul took of me doing my thing, with everyone chipping in to make the baby laugh!

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