laurel canyon

The Besmer Family

Los Angeles Lifestyle Family Photo Session


About a year ago, I met Veronica and her family for the first time as she had just welcomed a new addition to their family – a newborn baby girl named Joelle. Inside their home in Laurel Canyon, we photographed Joelle’s newborn photos, along with a lifestyle family session that included the rest of their children, Martin and Simona.

Recently, I had the pleasure of photographing them again.

On a Saturday where Southern California was met with its largest storm since two years ago, I braved the heavy rain pour and drove on a fun and windy hill up to their fabulous home.  Unexpectedly, the little kids (currently age 5 and 4) recognized me! And not only that, they seemed to have had a massive change of heart because last year, they were so against having their photos taken by me that it was a miracle I even got any photos of them, and yet, there they were, excited to be in front of my camera.

I love photographing family lifestyle sessions, where the family members are photographed in their home, doing normal and daily activities. Like I mentioned in Veronica’s session, in a few years, everyone will look at these photos, notice what the kids are playing with, and reminisce about the memories that were once forgotten. In Veronica’s words: priceless!

Los Angeles Lifestyle Family Photo Session



Los Angeles Newborn Photographer


Newborn Joelle arrived just the day after April 1st. She was a tiny littlest thing, and definitely the quietest. As I tried to keep her peacefully asleep, the house was so full of commotion of her arrival that she ultimately woke up and stayed awake. Yet, she never cried. Joelle’s eyes blinked, fluttered, and peered with wonder at all of us that ogled her.

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