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  • Well, hello! Welcome to fresh.simple.true.

    October 30, 2014: First off, I'm redoing my portfolio galleries, so the Portfolio links above won't work till I finish. The slideshow on the Home page, however, does, so feel free to look through those images in the meantime, or visit me at Facebook, where I post loads of photos.

    I'm a portrait photographer based in Long Beach and I love The Quirk in beings. I like capturing the funny faces, silly expressions and personal interactions that are like wonderful inside jokes to your family. Babies and dogs are my specialty; I love them individually, but when you put them together...bam! Awesomeness happens.

    My clients like portraits that show who they are, not just what they look like. They want the important stages of their lives documented, but in a genuine way. No soft focus for them; no awkward family poses and definitely no matching turtlenecks.

    This site is a combination of my portfolio and blog. Blog posts are right below this introduction, and links to my portfolio work are directly above. I love to blog, but honestly, I'm on Facebook probably more than I should be, so find me there and say hello.

    I donate my time & art to many nonprofits. Rescue work is close to my heart and I offer session discounts for those with rescued/shelter animals and also senior or terminally ill animals.

    I'm a big fan of community. I make my artwork available to nonprofit fundraisers at no cost; if you have an event coming up and would like to auction some of my work, don't hesitate to drop me a line and let me know what you've got going on.

I didn’t post this on my blog, because I’m usually posting business stuff and events on Facebook. I know, that’s probably a business faux-pas, but all my clients are there, and the word seems to spread out faster. BUT, last weekend I had a Winged Dogs Photo Shoot at a fabulous Doggie Day Care (plus […]

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  • October 3, 2014 - 6:02 pm

    Lee - I love them so much!ReplyCancel

    • October 23, 2014 - 1:20 pm

      susan sabo - I do too! :D Thanks!

Not every photographer includes outtakes, and we all have our own version of those anyway. Generally, when a photographer completes your session, he/she will go through them and perform a first cull. That’s to get rid of the unusable photos; weird faces, eyes closed, things that really don’t do anyone any favors. Past the first […]

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Maybe it’s my recent birthday; maybe it’s all the babies I get to meet; maybe it’s just time passing, but I get so wistful sometimes when photographing toddlers. Sometimes I’ll see one running a certain way, or turning their head just…so, and it reminds me so much of my daughter Jenna when she was a […]

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  • September 22, 2014 - 5:20 am

    erica - you are amazing. xo. that is all.ReplyCancel

    • September 25, 2014 - 8:19 pm

      susan sabo - Oh, love, thank you :) I know you’ll have the most precious memories of Mr. M.