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los angeles maternity photography | the oh family


It’s an amazing feeling to watch a family grow.   You may remember the Oh family from their first maternity shoot, to Roman’s newborn, 100th day, and one year portrait.  They actually recently delivered a healthy boy, Grant.  As I was shooting this second maternity session, I thought back to their first maternity session and I felt so special that I got to see them through these milestones.  They’re still the same giggly couple, but I could also see how much they have grown.  I feel like their growth parallels my growth since they have been with me since day 1 of this business.  Needless to say, they are a very special family to me.


I love that photo above of Roman.  It just makes me laugh.  And I love his “skinny” jeans, that are still baggy on him.



This next photo is one of my favs.  I think it was his first time seeing a dandelion so the first thing he did was smelled it!  I guess that’s better than trying to eat it.  haha.


Just like her first pregnancy, Grace just glowed.  She carries the bump so beautifully.


Roman already warming up to his little brother:





And I just love this next father-son moment:



I don’t remember what got him so excited, but it was hilarious:


And then he was tickling himself with the weeds:



Congrats to the Oh family on their new addition.  I can’t wait to meet Grant!

Emily Porter - April 8, 2010 - 12:24 pm

Love love love the reflection shot and the shadow shot!!! Something about both of those moments is just so sweet and artistic! Those would look great hanging on a wall.

Debby - April 8, 2010 - 12:25 pm

oh my word Roman is SO cute, I want him!!!! The peek a boo shots and the one of him kissing his mum’s tummy is to die for!

Great images Caroline!!

jenny - April 8, 2010 - 12:27 pm

Woot ! I’m the first one to post ( yay!) I hope I look as good as Mrs. Oh when I have my 2nd kid. That women can take care of herself ! Roman is too funny , and you have the talent of capturing kids well ! You brighten my day Caroline, when work is busy and life is hard 🙂

jenny - April 8, 2010 - 12:28 pm

D’oh! forgive my comment on the first one to post.within 3 mins, there are two more comments. You’re popular Caroline !

Edward - April 8, 2010 - 12:37 pm

Love the peek-a-boo shot of Roman, so cute. Good stuff.

AmyPunky Photography - April 8, 2010 - 1:14 pm

Beautiful family!!!

sarah k chen - April 8, 2010 - 1:47 pm

what an adorable family! i especially love the peek a boo shot! so playful and cute! totally made me smile!

Sandy - April 8, 2010 - 3:41 pm

oh me oh my, this is a stunning shoot!!! my favorite ones are the candid ones with the little boy laughing, so sweet!! the one of him hugging his new little sibling in mommy’s belly is soo adorable!

Susy B - April 8, 2010 - 7:48 pm

Simply adorable Caroline! I agree with jenny’s post… your blog entries brighten my day. Thank you for sharing.

Trude - April 9, 2010 - 3:25 pm

I think this session has now changed up my list of my fave sessions you’ve done! So, so sweet. He’s such a cutie and love the contrast of their gray clothes with the green fields. Just lovely!!

Carolyn Egerszegi - April 9, 2010 - 8:33 pm

Gorgeous session Caroline!!! One of your best yet. I just love everything about it. Congrats.

Winnie Forbes Photography - April 12, 2010 - 8:37 am

Gorgeous family! So sweet, so cute…


school themed engagement photos | debbie + adam


Adam is a grade school teacher and coaches high school basketball.  Debbie is finishing up med school and will be a pediatrician.  They both love working with kids and wanted to incorporate that in their engagement session.  I didn’t want to blatantly shoot at a school, but instead bring the feeling and elements of childhood to the shoot.  I wanted just playful touches to a still romantic shoot.  This is a love story after all.


I gave Debbie the chalk board and had her surprise all of us with a message… so cute!


My favorite part about engagement sessions is seeing this very innocent and pure love that couples share.  It’s beautiful to watch them start this amazing journey in life together.



Debbie brought theses stars and cranes that she had folded for Adam.



See that crane from above?  See below… that’s the wing of the crane coming at my lens.  haha.


Below was Adam’s surprise message to Debbie:



Debbie also made these pinwheels.  The arts & crafts from grade school really comes in handy!




They are such a gorgeous couple, and they are just as beautiful inside as they are outside.  Her perfect hair & makeup was done by Angie Pham.



I love the laughter in the above photo and how they’re looking at each other in the below photo.  So sweet!



Can’t wait for their wedding in June!

lydia {ever ours} - April 6, 2010 - 10:34 am

love the little props that came with this engagement session. this couple is too adorable!

awesome work as usual, caroline!

honeymyheart - April 6, 2010 - 10:42 am

such a gorgeous couple! i love the use of folded stars and cranes, and a pin wheel for props 🙂

Yvette - April 6, 2010 - 11:04 am


Mimi Nguyen - April 6, 2010 - 11:36 am

so pretty!

Winnie Forbes Photography - April 6, 2010 - 3:32 pm

So playful. Wonderful 🙂

Debbie - April 6, 2010 - 8:10 pm

We love the photos Caroline! Thank you SO much! 🙂

caroline - April 7, 2010 - 12:14 am

thanks lydia, honeymyheart, yvette, mimi, winnie, & debbie! this was a really great couple.

jenny - April 7, 2010 - 5:41 pm

I love her hair !! if only I can get my hair to look like that >_< haha j/k Love your consistency my dear. remember to take it easy and make sure you make time for yourself and J 😉 <3

Marielle Hayes - April 7, 2010 - 9:59 pm

These are breathtaking. Love the ones of them laying on the blanket with the books, apples & chalkboard. How fabulous! Great work.

Aimee - April 18, 2010 - 11:55 am

I have so much fun browsing thru your blog! BEAUTIFUL WORK! It was great meeting you again after… so long… Caroline! Hope to see you more often in the future 🙂


one year old baby portraits | sofia


This is one of my favorite baby sessions ever to date.  You may remember baby photos of Story when she turned one and maternity photos when Story was expecting a baby sister.  Well, little baby sister Sofia is now turning one herself!  Oh boy how time flies!  Her mom, Hanna, and I were brainstorming ideas for this shoot for awhile.  Hanna was inspired when she went to pick up Story from school and saw Story covered in paint.  I remember when Hanna pitched the idea to me, she said, “this could either be really cute, or a total disaster.”  So when she told me the idea of paint, I LOVED it and came up with a plan to make it cute and not a disaster!  lol.  So I present to you, Sofia’s first piece of art!


She was initially more interested in a leaf, until she saw the pink splotch of paint.  It hilarious seeing what she did with the paint:


Eating it didn’t work… so she tried lathering it on herself:



It was so much fun watching her explore the different colors.



And then she tried to stand on her own!  It looks like she’s going to be taking her first steps soon.


And I just love how happy she looks here after her bath:


We let the canvas dry and then stretched it around a frame.  She now has her very own stretched canvas to hang above her crib.  How cool it would be if she became an artist!


Sandy a la Mode - April 1, 2010 - 9:40 am

Oh my! How fun and ADORABLE is this! Would be even cooler if Sofia grew up to be an artist, hehe!! I hope that piece of art was framed and hung up on their house! Great shots Caroline!

Barbie Hull - April 1, 2010 - 9:50 am

Caroline!! These are SOOO cute!! Nice work! I LOVE when she put her little hand to her chin, so sweet!

shannon - April 1, 2010 - 9:54 am

oh my god. this is to die for. what an adorable shoot, an adorable baby and a FABULOUS idea! you are amazing 🙂

Lily - April 1, 2010 - 10:37 am

Soooo CUTE!

marydougherty - April 1, 2010 - 10:58 am

that’s awesome, such a great concept + they look fabulous

caroline - April 1, 2010 - 11:02 am

thank you sandy, barbie, shannon, lily & mary! i’m glad you all like it too! it’s definitely one of my favorite concepts & shoot!

leila - April 1, 2010 - 11:24 am

i LOVE this.. i absolutely love this! this is probably one of the cutest shoots i have ever seen! 🙂

lydia {ever ours} - April 1, 2010 - 12:42 pm

my heart has melted all over the keyboard. this is too adorable!

Winnie Forbes Photography - April 1, 2010 - 3:01 pm

What a brilliant idea! And the results – pure art!

Katie Neal Photo - April 1, 2010 - 4:52 pm

Cutest thing EVER! Love it! Cute photos too!!!

Ari S. - April 1, 2010 - 5:04 pm

This is awesome. Love it!

Karleen - April 1, 2010 - 5:24 pm

what a fun idea!!

jenny - April 1, 2010 - 6:18 pm

hehe makes me want a baby now, if I do get one in 10 months, it’s all your doing Caroline 😛

andrea - April 1, 2010 - 8:16 pm

dear caroline,
these photos of fia are luminous, she looks like she’s glowing from the inside out! so inspired and proud of your talent and how far you’ve come already! sorry it’s taken so long to subscribe 😀
see you @ mich’s shower!
a xx

jeff kho - April 2, 2010 - 6:44 am

wow! this is just so cute! 😀

Trude - April 2, 2010 - 7:55 am

That expression with her hair still wet is priceless! What a great idea for a session! 🙂

Carolyn Egerszegi - April 2, 2010 - 10:33 am

This is awesome Caroline!!! Love it. You are always so creative. Thanks for the inspiration!

Ro - April 3, 2010 - 3:18 am

fantastic idea! love love it. what kind of paint was it tho? edible ? hehe

lizet - April 5, 2010 - 2:19 am

such cute photo’s, gotta love this!!! 😀

Marielle Hayes - April 5, 2010 - 3:48 pm

I LOVE this idea! How cute is this little baby? And I love the fact that the canvas was used as art in their house-totally priceless!

Susy B - April 14, 2010 - 10:14 pm

Awesome idea! So simple yet so cool!

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orange county engagement photography | donna + virgil


Back in college, Donna attended a party… as fate would have it, Virgil was the DJ.  They’re both super fun loving and have great style.  For their engagement session, the best way I could think of to bring out their bubbly personalities is lots of color.  We met halfway in Orange County for their session and had so much fun together and endless laughs.  I can’t wait for their big day in San Diego!   Technical note about this session, I shot part of it in film.  Can you identify which photo was taken in film and which in digital?  I processed my digital like how I normally do and my film is how I got it from the lab.  I didn’t try to match them, so I think it should be easy to identify.



One of my favorite giggly photos ever:



So many pretty colors!


And since Virgil’s a DJ and had his headphones on him, I just had to do a few shots with them:


I’m so in love with the green vines + purple wall!




We found this cassette tape stuck on a wall.  They both got a kick out of identifying it… but I forgot what it was already.  I’d love it if one of you can remind me what it is, just for kicks.  A nice coincidence since they’re both so into music.


They each brought an item that represented them.  Virgil brought his headphones and Donna came with a big blue balloon.


Check out the yellow flowers that are about to bloom!  I’m excited for wild flower season!




Aren’t they just so sweet?  And stylish too!


So were you able to identify which were taken in film and which in digital?  In my most recent rolls of film, I used 3/4 of the photos!  Getting better!  When shooting film,  I think it through more before clicking the shutter.  I’m trying to carry that habit over when shooting in digital too.

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Li - March 30, 2010 - 9:41 am

These are looooovely. I think the ones with the purple wall are digital, and the ones with the balloons are definitely film. Gorgeous work either way! (film is so beautiful though)

B. Gresham - March 30, 2010 - 9:52 am

Love the earphone shot! So cool.

Marissa Rodriguez - March 30, 2010 - 9:59 am

The big blue balloon is so fun! Such a beautiful session!

ANh - March 30, 2010 - 10:05 am

so pretty .. love your composition and I think you are a MASTER of silhouette shots! 🙂

Sandy - March 30, 2010 - 10:50 am

This last picture is absolutely stunning!! I love the use of the balloons and the purple wall in this e-session! The fun portraits you do are sooo neat too!

jenny - March 30, 2010 - 11:15 am

I want to take a guess at the film photos too ! I think the ones in the field are by film, the last couple of images. Sooo lovely the way film comes out !!

Molly - March 30, 2010 - 1:10 pm

Yet another lovely collection. I learn so much from every one of your posts!

Elson - March 30, 2010 - 1:47 pm

Pictures look awesome!

amanda - March 30, 2010 - 1:51 pm

I’m guessing that the last three panels before the silhouette shot are film? Your blog just makes me *happy* – love the beautiful pictures, beautiful colors, and you seriously just have the most gorgeous clients ever. The purple wall is just insane. Love it.

dorothy - March 30, 2010 - 2:40 pm

i think the wildflower landscape shots were in film and the purple wall setting was digital. love the contrast of the green vine on the wall by the way! and love her dress!

Adrienne Gunde - March 30, 2010 - 6:39 pm

Such a fun & gorgeous session! I love ALL of them, both film & digital! 🙂

Jamie - March 30, 2010 - 8:44 pm

I absolutely love your work! These pictures are amazing and beautifully done!

Noelia - March 30, 2010 - 8:56 pm

Another gorgeous session. You are so brave! I would be so nervous to use film for work! I do love the organic feeling of it though, like you can touch it and it’s physically there, not just pixels on the screen. I have tried but for the love of me I cannot see any diference, which ones are the film ones??? You’re going to tell us, right?!

Sharon - March 30, 2010 - 9:51 pm

Ahh, I agree with everyone! I love the balloon and headphone shots and you definitely ARE the master of silhouette shots! I can’t wait for August!!! 😀

Marielle Hayes - March 30, 2010 - 9:51 pm

I love the colors from this shoot. The purple wall is to DIE for! Totally fabulous & fun set of photographs!

lizet - March 31, 2010 - 7:36 am

gorgeous coloured backgrounds! Love that purple wall 😀
beautifull photo’s… And yeah. That last photo again; GORGEOUS!!!

caroline - March 31, 2010 - 10:25 am

thanks everyone. i just shot more film at yesterday’s engagement session. i’m enjoying the change/challenge! so you’re right… field is where i shot film. however, not all the field shots were film. 🙂

Letty - March 31, 2010 - 8:48 pm

I love them all esp.. the purple wall It’s soooooo cuuutttttttttteeeeee. Gorgeous couples & perfect couples. Can I have a copy (any pics r ok)?

Donna & Virgil - April 2, 2010 - 11:40 am

Wow, Caroline! Thanks for making us look gorgeous! Never doubted your skills but this is more than we expected. Our fam & friends LOOOOOVED them. BTW, the casette tape was “Ooh La La I Can’t Get Over You” by Perfect Gentlemen =) Took us a while to remember.

Jay Rockwell - April 2, 2010 - 7:26 pm


andrea b - April 5, 2010 - 9:47 pm

GORGEOUS!! I’m in love with this series 🙂

Kelly - April 12, 2010 - 9:03 am

I am so in love with your style. Your shoots always leave me in awe : )

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