Katie and Preston La Jolla, CA Film Photographer
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Katie and Preston La Jolla, CA Film Photographer

I've been so incredibly busy shooting that I need to catch up on my blogging! This session was from the Find San Diego workshop taught by the wonderful and talented Jonathan Canlas. This is Katie and Preston. For starters they are a stunning couple. I had so much fun taking their pictures! We were trying so hard to get Preston to crack a smile (I think he finally gave in).  I love La Jolla because of the weather and just the overall beauty of it. The view here was amazing, even though it was overcast and slightly foggy it didn't damper the mood. The whole session was shot on film using a mixture of fuji 400h and Portra 160 and processed by The Find ...

Happy Mother's Day!
Sunday, May 11, 2014
Katie and Preston La Jolla, CA Film Photographer

 I have loved being a Mother more than any experience so far. I say that with the utmost respect to those that have tried and are currently trying to get pregnant. My own experiences with the many women in my life who have at one point mothered me and loved me through my childhood--no less of a mother any of them. To them I will be forever indebted and grateful, so much that each one of them has left their imprint within my heart.Grace Serrano (my wonderful mother)Luisa ZarateMaria ZarateMargarita MaldonadoSusan FitzpatickAmalia Zarate   

Happy 6th Birthday Aiden Bear!!
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Katie and Preston La Jolla, CA Film Photographer

Aiden this letter is all about you. The truth is that I was very scared to have kids. I really thought I would be fine if I didn't have any children at all. I thought I wouldn't be a good mommy and therefore, I didn't want to fail. I know that people always say that children change you, but in my case, this was so very true. Through your eyes and your open heart you have taught me so very many things, things one day I hope to explain fully. But for now, I want--I need for you to know that you and Giselle helped heal a very big piece of my heart. You taught me that love not only continues to grow exponentially, but that if one stops resisting you can grow as well. I'm still learning, still ...

The Love We Feel
Friday, December 20, 2013
Katie and Preston La Jolla, CA Film Photographer

I had the pleasure of photographing this gorgeous family last weekend. Jeana must've cried the whole time. She's too cute! I thought she had brought the tissue box for the kids (LOL!) But she was overwhelmed with emotions.What can I say. She loves her family. And they love her right back. As Randy was being goofy and silly with the kids she would look on in admiration. It was as if she was trying to take it all in and then at moments--it was just way too much. It seemed that she might have imagined one day being married to the perfect guy and then having this wonderful family and life. Only there she was living her dream. It's almost as if no matter what you've gone through, it's all been ...

Any Time
Friday, December 06, 2013
Katie and Preston La Jolla, CA Film Photographer

There is something to be said about the power of having your very own itty bitty family. The way it starts and the way we change as a result of the journey is always fascinating. I was at Nikki and Anthony's wedding years ago, and to see them become parents (amazing parents, no less)--is such a joy to witness! I have photographed their children ever since they've been born and I love seeing them grow. Nikki and Anthony have prayed so very hard for these two babies. They are loved. They are special. They were waited for. Anthony and Nikki when I look at these pictures I can't help but smile. Your love for life and not taking anything for granted shows. I know you love these two little ...