Family Portraits

Teddy’s First Year Portraits

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It was an honor for Nate and Marissa to have asked me to document their wedding at the Wilshire Restaurant. And now, I am way beyond honored to have been asked to photograph their son, Teddy, for his first year portraits, ESPECIALLY since they live in San Francisco! I never get tired of saying this, but I feel so lucky to have the most awesome people to photograph!

It’s been a couple of years since I saw them last, and I have to say that parenthood definitely suits them. Teddy is SUCH an adorable baby (or should I say toddler) to work with. He was so calm throughout the whole process and just enjoyed being a baby, which meant playing with bubbles, going down slides, and eating some cold and refreshing ice cream!

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Jack’s 3rd Month

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Having photographed Jeni a couple of times during her journey through her pregnancy – first for her maternity portraits, and then for her baby shower – I was really excited to meet little Jack for his 3 month portrait session! We photographed him in his natural habitat – at home and in diapers. For some reason, I love seeing babies in diapers. Maybe it’s all those years watching Rugrats, hah.

Jack was such a cute little baby! He was quiet and ponderous most of the time, and we must have worked him hard for this session because he fell asleep as soon as we were done, haha. I’m really looking forward to seeing him for his 6 month portrait session and seeing how much he’s grown up!

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The Besmer Family In Their Home



The biggest compliment I can get as a photographer is being hired multiple times to photograph a client. Over the course of starting Paper Ban Photography, (I believe it’s been just over three years now!), I’ve had the chance to photograph Joelle’s newborn photos and her first year with her family, and now again, as she is two years old, smiling and running around with her brother and sister.

It’s crazy that the little ones still remember me when I showed up! They were excited to see me and wanted me to take photos of them playing and jumping, and being on top of their playhouse, haha. Simona, the older sister, came up to me and said that she didn’t feel lonely at school because she was able to bring one of the photos I took with her. That melted my heart.

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Sim Family At the Park

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To mark little Avery’s big 1st birthday, the Sim family wanted to have a portrait session in nature. She dressed up so adorably in her pink tutu, beaded necklace, and party hat, it was clear she was ready for her upcoming birthday bash! And then the rest of the family joined in on the fun as we explored the park some more.

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Jeni’s Maternity Portraits

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At 34 weeks along in her pregnancy, I photographed the lovely Jeni (with a guest appearance by her husband Dave!) in and around her Marina Del Rey apartment. With a bedroom that had amazing natural light, we were able to capture some homely and laid-back shots that I absolutely love. And then the outdoor shots .. *heart*.

Thanks for having me as your maternity portrait photographer, Jeni! I am so lucky to have such wonderful and kind-hearted clients like you!

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Newborn Reese

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It is always a pleasure photographing clients on more than one occasion. When I first photographed Randy and Jamie, it was for their backyard wedding ceremony and reception. Now, over a year later, I get to witness their family grow as they welcome a new addition: Reese.

I took some shots of her bedroom, and I love how it’s decorated! It’s very beach-themed, from the anchor shelf filled with animals and fishes, the pillow with the quote “What happens at the beach, stays at the beach”, and the seafoam color scheme (with splashes of pink accents, of course!). I would love to have had this as my baby room!

We took these photographs while Reese was only a few days old. She was a small baby, so cute and cuddly! Nothing could disturb her from sleeping, and when she did wake up for feeding time, she went back to sleep after a huge adorable yawn. I’m happy to have been her Los Angeles newborn photographer!

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