Cassie Brandi | Malibu Portrait Session

Beyond stoked to share this preview from last night's shoot with the beautiful and talented Cassie Brandi. Her upcoming album Beautiful Surrender is slated to release in the coming months and I can't wait to get my little paws on it!

It's always a treat when the subject and photographer can create a chemistry, an unspoken communication where things just flow and words aren't needed. #photographergoals This shoot had that, it really felt great and I am eager to share more with you soon :)

Enjoy!! xo

Los Angeles Portrait Photographer | Madilyn Bailey

Over the past few months I've had the distinct pleasure of working with YouTube phenom and fellow Wisconsinite (yay!), Madilyn Bailey. She's sweet, she's cute, she's a fiercely talented singer and, let's be honest, the camera loves her ;)

Here are a few shots from our recent outings, I hope you like them. Be sure to stop by her page - HERE -  and give her a listen, with over 2 million organic subscribers, she's taking the world by storm - I promise you will not be disappointed!



Hair and Makeup by the lovely Ada of

Los Angeles Portrait Photographer | Krysta Youngs

Today's post is a little different than my standard blog entry. This shoot was a purely personal endeavor, simply intended to step away from the norm, do something fun and collaborate with another creative type. Since it was all of these things, I vote it a success ;)

The wonderful model in this shoot is a friend from my Berklee days, Krysta Youngs. She's a super talented, spunky, colorful singer/songwriter living in LA and she's also amazing at makeup, wardrobe styling and being a model - we had SO much fun! We went up into mountains by Lake Arrowhead, got lost on little back roads and when we found this field of flowers, we knew we found our spot. Flowy vintage dresses with breezy veils, eyelashes for days and a handmade twig headpiece all in the forest - call me smitten!

Check out Krysta's work HERE. Enjoy my favorites from our fun little outing.


Los Angeles Musician Portraits | Sean Rainey

Today's post is of a fantastic drummer, Sean Rainey. As we are both Berklee College of Music alums, we share a large peer pool here in LA and I'm so happy to have met Sean! He's a fantastic drummer and his awesome skills have brought him around the globe and in collaboration with many world class musicians.  Please visit his site and check out his work

We spent time in Old Town Pasadena capturing some fresh portraits and having fun in the golden light leading up to sunset.

Here are a few of my faves! :)


Los Angeles Musician Portraits | Krysta Youngs

Today's post is of the beautiful and so talented Krysta Youngs. I met her almost 10 years ago (how is this even possible?!) when I first attended Berklee College of Music in Boston. Unlike me, Krysta has been passionately pursuing her life and love of music. She's a singer-songwriter here in LA and is also a talented model. Not joking! Visit her site here to listen, get some chills and feel inspired -

This is a preview of a shoot we collaborated on up near Lake Arrowhead. There are so many gorgeous shots from our play date and I can't wait to share the rest!