Mother Daughter Moments ♥︎ Family Portrait Session Pasadena

Mother Daughter Moments ♥︎ Family Portrait Session Pasadena

D’Angeles and Evelyn…what a loving and fun and rambunctious and crazy beautiful duo.  We had a gorgeous summer portrait session together to document their mother daughter bond in the gardens of Pasadena. Luckily we scheduled our session before the massive heat wave last week, the weather was perfect and the photos turned out pretty perfect too.  Take a look!

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Shannon @smwimages

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San Miguel De Allende | A Birthday Adventure

San Miguel De Allende | A Birthday Adventure

It was my 30th birthday at the beginning of May!  I decided to get out of town to celebrate and visit this little mountain town I had been hearing so much about.  San Miguel de Allende, the magic is real.

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The airbnb was tré cute!

 

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Café Jardin Rama | I LOVED this spot.  Had my birthday breakfast here and the best tequila I’ve ever tasted.  I hate hard liquor so that’s saying something.

 

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La Gruta Hot Springs | Look at that little mysterious cave you can explore! ^

 

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Mama Mia Restaurant | Those lanterns…We stumbled into a live salsa band here Saturday night too.

 

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He didn’t bark at us, whatta good boy.

 

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View from the 2nd terrace of our airbnb.  Such a sweet spot!

 

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A man from the coffee shop next door (Café Eluney, mmm those quesadillas) gave us a tour of this hidden gem of an alley.  Wish I could remember the name…go ask them if you visit!

 

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El Tupinamba | Any time we walked past this place there was live music and a fun atmosphere.  We stopped in for Flamenco night, such good vibes and a passionate performance by the first male flamenco dancer I’ve ever seen.

 

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We told the taxi driver to take us to his favorite taco place.  We could not stop eating these.  A hole in the wall near the main square, go find her!

 

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Lavanda Café | A very popular breakfast spot, live guitar music, just swell.

 

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Me | Sarah | Laini

I just loved this town and these beautiful people I got to experience it with.  We didn’t have time to visit Guanajuato, that’s #1 on the list for next time.  Also…blog post on the Chapel of Jimmy Ray coming soon!!

 

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Kelsey ♥︎ Venice | Senior Portraits in Venice Beach | Los Angeles

Kelsey ♥︎ Venice | Senior Portraits in Venice Beach | Los Angeles

I had such a lovely senior portrait session with Kelsey!  That girl was a natural in front of the camera, usually it takes a second for people to get comfortable but she breezed past that stage straight to the professional model stage.  Venice Beach was the perfect backdrop for some urban grunge, colorful walls, and a beachy magic hour finish.  Thanks for spending a fun afternoon with me Kelsey!

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Shannon

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A New Babe and a Pony | Family Portrait Session | Brentwood, Los Angeles

A New Babe and a Pony | Family Portrait Session | Brentwood, Los Angeles

What a lovely way to spend a Sunday morning.  This darling family invited me out to document their time at the riding center, tucked away in a beautiful party of Brentwood, and to also capture some of mama’s new baby bump!  It reminded me of long ago when I attended a horse camp, all I can recall is I won 1st place in grooming…don’t think the riding part went quite as well.  I’m happy to see Hannah has more of a way with horses than I do.  Enjoy!

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Shannon

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The Brothers | A Family Portrait Session in Descanso Gardens

The Brothers | A Family Portrait Session in Descanso Gardens

These boys were too much fun!  That joyful energy…it definitely rubs off on you.  Descanso was as lovely as ever, it even felt like fall (in LA!?) with the gorgeous yellow leaves adorning the trees and falling to the ground.  We made our way by a family of ducks in a pond, a mini train track, and ended in the gorgeous rose garden.  These boys obviously have so much love for each other (and karate chops), too cute.  Such a lovely portrait session, thanks for the fun morning Lara and fam!

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Shannon

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Día de los Muertos on Olvera Street 2017 | 35mm Film Photography

Día de los Muertos on Olvera Street 2017 |  35mm Film Photography

Born and raised in LA and I had never witnessed any of the Day of the Dead parades on Olvera Street.  This year I set the date on my calendar and headed out with my Canon AE1 and a roll of Porta 400 film.  Oh what a sight it was to behold…

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Shannon

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Evalyn and Friends | A Beach Family Photo Session | Leo Carrillo, Malibu

Evalyn and Friends | A Beach Family Photo Session | Leo Carrillo, Malibu

I first met Evalyn a few months back at her 1st birthday party in Santa Monica.  This time around I got to meet her best furry pal Finley too who was probably the most excited pup ever to be at the beach.   We had a nice leisurely stroll along the shore and ended up at some gorgeous rock formations at the south end of the beach.  Evalyn ran and played near the waves like it was no biggie, obviously a beach babe at heart.  Such a beautiful day at Leo Carrillo with the loveliest family, enjoy!

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Shannon

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