Archive for the ‘Portraits’ Category

L.A. Shoot This! – January 2012   Leave a comment

I recently attended an event for the L.A. Shoot This! photography event which was held at Studio OC in Fountain Valley, CA and hosted by Joelle Leder. The theme for the event was Valentine’s Day – Red, White & Pink with a twist of sweetness, vintage and love. Kerry Garrison from and was at the studio to inform and educate photographers on basic studio portrait lighting.  Hair Stylist by Kreisson and Make Up Artist By Denise.



Models seen in the photos below were Devon, Drew, Ryan, and Mera. More photos from the L.A. Shoot This! event can be seen here.


Posted February 2, 2012 by Anastasia in Events, Fashion, Portraits

Anjannet   Leave a comment

I recently had a pleasure to work with Anjannet and her family for a maternity session. They are seven months along and are expecting a girl!

To see more photos from this session, click here to visit.

Posted October 4, 2011 by Anastasia in Family, Maternity, Portraits

Kellie   Leave a comment

Kellie and I had been friends and talked about doing a photo session together for awhile now. We finally got a chance and recently went to a train station in Fullerton for a photo session. We had fun and talked non-stopped.

Click here to view more photos from the session.

Posted March 18, 2011 by Anastasia in Portraits

Charity Portrait Sessions   Leave a comment

As we all know, Japan was recently hit by an 8.9 quake followed by several tsunamis and aftershocks. After the 8.9 quake, Northern Japan was hit by a 7.2 quake! This makes me want to cry for them. It’s very devastating and heartbreaking!

I’m offering 30 minute portrait sessions to those who donate $25 to Red Cross to benefit the Japan Earthquake Relief. Sessions include photo CD with 10 to 15 digital images and one 8×10 print. Must book by March 31, 2011 and sessions completed within 30 days. Date/time and location can be discussed between those interested and I based on availablility and you must be within 45 miles from 91789 zip code. Online donations will recieve first priority on dates/time for sessions.

Posted March 11, 2011 by Anastasia in Charity and Fundraisers, Portraits

Mini Photog Shootout – February 2011   Leave a comment

On Thursday evening, I attended a mini photog shoot out at the Irvine Park in Orange, CA. There were several photographers and models who broke into several small groups. I was only able to photograph Everlyn because I was having a nice time working with her. In this group with Everlyn, we were working on natural light while the other group worked on wireless trigger and flashes. I didn’t bring all of my flash related equipment, so I wasn’t able to work with that group. Everlyn is modeling for fun, so she doesn’t have a portfolio or website of her own. To see more photos that I took of her, click here.

Posted February 19, 2011 by Anastasia in Events, Fashion, Portraits

Filix   1 comment

I had an opportunity to work with this two year old cutie pie in Pasadena, CA over the weekend. He was so playful, full of energy and loved to ham it up for the camera. I had a lot of fun and loved photographing him. His mom, aunt and grandma also did a great job at distracting him and getting him to be active/playful.

He has plans to be a model and an actor when he grows up, so watch out!

To see more photos, visit

Posted August 25, 2010 by Anastasia in Portraits

Knowing Your Niche In Photography   Leave a comment

I attended a photography workshop in Seal Beach, CA on Monday that was hosted by the SoCal Photog Shootout group on facebook. The different genres of photographer covered were “weddings”, “babies”, “families”, “seniors” and “commercial/editorial”. There were about 50 photographers and we broke off into smaller groups. Each group rotated into different genres so that everyone would get a chance to photograph each type and from this, each photographer would learn what she/he enjoyed and like the most. The photographer leaders were Amber Fox (seniors), Joe and Mirta Barnet (weddings), John Mireles (commercial/fashion), Bobby Brown (families), and Jen Disney (babies). I think “babies” was my absolute favorite.

The wedding couple were Crystal and Tony. The fashion model was Evan Harney. The family was Robert and Heather & sons. The baby models were Kaya, Rhett, Dylan and Austin. The seniors were Richard and Hanna. The make up and hair accessories were provided by Nicole Enjoli. Bouquet was provided by French Buckets.

Wedding: Tony and Crystal

Family: Robert and Heather & sons

Babies: Kaya

Babies: Rhett

Seniors: Hanna

Seniors: Richard