Beards + Ink | Los Angeles Lifestyle Rooftop Shoot | Los Angeles Lifestyle Photographer | Valerie Kendal

Beards...they grown on you.

I came across a few out-takes from a shoot we did a while ago with Cynthia and her fiance' Mark (more from that shoot after this post) and wanted to share a few of Mark on his own. Side-note...he has a big camera tattoo which I think is pretty cool and totally deserves a post all to himself. 

More from the shoot soon....


Newborn & Family Lifestyle | Home Sweet Home | Los Angeles Maternity & Newborn Photographer | Valerie Kendal

There is something to be said for sincere clients that value your creative efforts and the art behind your work.  Simply put, Christy and her family were lovely in every way. 

When clients are prepared and do their homework, their heart is invested and they value the gift that you as the artist and hired professional are providing them with. Expectations are aligned and sessions become what feels effortlessly seamless. Some may refer to it as work, but this "work" becomes fun and allows creativity to make its "Grand Entrance".  When four of your little clients are all under the age of 6, this undoubtedly becomes everything!

Thanks so much Christy and family for the wonderful opportunity.  Working with your entire family, Grandma and Auntie included, was truly a lovely experience.  I can't wait for sweet Hyacinth's next milestone!

Oh happy day :)


Earlier this year I was contacted by the amazing parents of these two adorable twin girls. Working with them, dare I say, was like heaven. Thanks to my assistant Jill for the day ....we nailed it.  

I'm always in awe of the unique connection and bond that twins have. Even more so when they are identical. It's truly a gift that these siblings share - a bond like no other.  Watching it unfold at such an early age is truly a blessing that I love being a part of.

We can never really guarantee a smile, but sometimes we're lucky enough to capture the baby’s first smirk or grin on camera...and when we do it's amazing! Just see for yourself...