2018 Manhattan Beach Holiday Firework Show

Sunday December 9th, Erin and Jake Photography headed down to the shoreline in Manhattan Beach to capture the 2018 Manhattan Beach Holiday Firework Show!
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Portraits with Sophie at Lake Shrine Temple in Malibu

This summer, Jake and I had the absolute pleasure of exploring the grounds of Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine Temple, in Malibu California, for Sophie’s portrait session.

Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine is a Temple, a Shrine, and a Meditation Garden offering visitors from around the world a quiet oasis for meditation, prayer, and receiving the teachings of the original founder,  Paramahansa Yogananda.

All are welcome. Every religion, faith, background… the shrine is a safe place for all inclusiveness. When I was contacted from an old high school friend looking to have photos taken of her beautiful daughter, I wanted to pick the perfect location to make Sophie happy and comfortable; but also a place we could all enjoy exploring together! Full of color, creatures and wonder, we thought Lake Shrine Temple would be a wonderful place for a portrait session with Sophie.

We met up with Sophie and her mom in the main parking lot of the gardens. Wearing a beautiful white lace dress, Sophie looked angelically beautiful and ready to explore!

For years, I have wanted to visit Lake Shrine Temple. I was so thrilled to finally have the chance to go! I’m glad that I waited and had to the chance to go with Sophie. As a special needs child, she shared with me a unique perspective of the entire grounds. She showed us how to take it all in, stop and smell the flowers (both literally and figuratively) , feed and watch the fish, ducks and turtles.

We smiled, laughed and caught up on life’s wildest adventures while we sat by the lake. It was already an amazing day and a wonderful shoot when Sophie turned to her Mom to tell her how happy she was. It was a beautiful moment!

After two laps around the lake, great photos of Sophie, and a calming peace that would stick with me for a week, we called wrap on the shoot and headed for snacks!

Without further ado, here are some of the photos from our photoshoot with Sophie!:


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Hermosa Beach Family Portrait Photography | The Torrico Family

Over the weekend, we had the absolute pleasure of photographing the wonderful Torrico family in Hermosa Beach California! The weather was PERFECT for a modern classic beach family photoshoot. The morning sun added wonderful, bright/cheery mood to their family portraits.

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The Ultimate Guide: What To Wear To A Maternity Photoshoot

Deciding on an outfit for your maternity photoshoot can be tricky and a little bit stressful. Your maternity photos will be some of the most beautiful and intimate photos you’ll ever take. They will be a reflection of your pregnancy and your growing family that you look back on for decades to come! Having the perfect outfit is key to making your photos look amazing. No pressure, right?

Here are 10 tips on what to wear for your maternity shoot to help ease your stress and make your decision a little bit easier.

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Aerial Photography, Maternity, Maternity Photos, pregnancy, pregnancy photos


As a maternity photographer, in Los Angeles.. we’ve seen a lot of clients over the years. One of my favorite questions to ask our couples is, “How did you meet?!” Well, our recent maternity clients response has become my all time favorite!!!!!! Are you ready for this awesomeness?!


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Michaela’s Maternity Photoshoot at Algodones Sand Dunes

On November 14, 2017, Michaela and her 5-year-old daughter, Esi, piled into our car and headed on four and a half hour road trip, Southeast, to Algodones Dunes for an EPIC Maternity photoshoot… and quite the wild adventure!

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PHOTO GALLERY – Rock for Tots Toy Drive Charity Concert, Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting


It seems to get a little bigger each year.

On December 3, Jeremy Buck and Kevin Sousa hosted the Hermosa Beach Holiday Open House & Tree Lighting and the Rock for Tots Toy Drive Charity Concert at the Hermosa pier in front of thousands of people.

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