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February 9, 2016

Outdoor Family Portraits in Los Angeles

I was in Los Angeles recently and had the good fortune to photograph this stunning family at Paramount Ranch. What luck to spend the afternoon at such a beautiful location, with a family full of incredibly stylish people!

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I just love this sweet photo with the sunlight peeking behind the hill…

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The happy grandparents!

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Picture perfect family…

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The handsome guy below is the proud uncle — love these smiles!

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They couldn’t have done a better job picking out their clothes for this session!

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I shoot in Los Angeles at regular times through the year, so if you’re interested in scheduling a shoot in the area, give me a call at 916.933.8352 or email at info@jillcarmel.com.

August 28, 2015

First Birthday Portraits and Cake Smash in the Studio

Little Joseph was getting ready to celebrate his first birthday, so we decided to do some portraits and a cake smash in the studio. It turned out to be one of my favorite sessions of the whole summer!

I’ve been photographing this little guy since the beginning, so it was a lot of fun to see how much he has grown.

The look on his face just makes me giggle… the anticipation!

Uh-oh… the cake’s been smashed and I’d love to know what he’s thinking…

He looks so proud of himself…

Mmmm…cake!

We had a smashing time documenting this huge milestone. Here’s to many more happy birthdays!

If you would like to document your child’s milestones with a fun photo session, give us a call at 916.933.8352 or email us at info@jillcarmel.com.

Beautiful birthday cakes created by Sweetologie.

April 22, 2015

Breakfast at Tiffany’s First Birthday Party

I wanted to share these adorable pictures with you from Audrey’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” first birthday party. Her mom (and a few other amazing and creative people) really went above and beyond with Audrey’s dress and the party decorations.

We wanted to do a cake smash so we set her down in front of the cake and at first, she was very lady-like, touching it gently with her tiny little finger. Her mom encouraged her by getting it started off and putting a little her mouth, and after that…

audrey smashes her blue cake for her breakfast at tiffany's themed birthday party

There was no messing around!

a tiny blue cake and a black tulle dress are perfect for this first birthday cake smash

We took the cake away and grabbed a quick “after” picture. I think it’s my favorite from the day. Ha!

audrey's face is covered in tiffany blue cake after her cake smash pictures

The decorations were amazing! From the framed pictures of Audrey Hepburn to the Tiffany blue macarons and the glitter-topped cake, everything was perfect.

breakfast at tiffany's table setting for Audrey's first birthday party

 

audrey themed party favors at this breakfast at Tiffany's birthday

This cute little blue cake was made especially for smashing… I wish more cakes were made just for that… Ha!

The sunglasses and mini-tiaras were a amusing addition to the group photos.

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The macarons look too good to eat, all perfectly tied up with black satin ribbon.

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Mom had this poster created for the wall, documenting all of Audrey’s milestones from her first year. The “licking tattoos” thing is for real and the fact that they named their cat “EDM” makes me like them even more, if that’s possible.

audrey's accomplishment poster from her first year for her birthday

I photograph a select number of birthday parties a year. If you’re interested in having me along to yours (or just want to do a cake smash session in the studio), give me a ring at 916-933-8352.

Birthday Cakes by Sweetologie

January 22, 2015

Winter Session Discount!

Another wonderful holiday season is behind us! It’s always such a whirlwind time of year for me, and it’s possible that I didn’t get the chance to see your lovely faces! If that’s the case, I’ve got a special little treat for you…

 Book a weekday session to take place before February 28th and…

Receive 50% off your session fee!

Making your session just $100!*

 I’ve got lots of recommendations for beautiful locations to use during the winter — don’t let the naked trees fool you! And remember, the winter light is some of the most flattering light of the year — see below for an example of session that was shot only last week! Golly, I love that light…

To book your session, call us at 916.933.8352, or email info@jillcarmel.com.

 *Discount may not be applied to Newborn or Baby Club sessions and may not be used in combination with other discounts. Snow sessions may include an additional travel fee.

 

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November 11, 2014

Running, Jumping and Lighting Up the World

Little Mila. I first photographed her when she was just learning to pull herself up and now she’s running, jumping and simply lighting up the world with her big smile, rosy cheeks and outgoing personality.

We picked a fun urban park in Beverly Hills and had a blast. I just love her little expression like she’s seriously considering just jumping right in…

dipping into the fountain with a pink tutu dressI’m so glad that Dad wanted to be in the shoot as well. It’s always more fun to have the whole family there.

sitting on daddy's shoulders and running at the park in los angelesCuddles and smiles are just the best!

sitting on daddy's shoulders is the best spot in the worldSeriously. These clothes that Mila is wearing are amazing. Gray tulle and glittery ballet slippers. I die!

playing with mom and dad on the steps in a pretty gray tulle dress

hugs and cuddles with mom and dad in beverly hillsI had to end with little blooper shot. So cute!

little girl climbing up the stairs in a tutu dress and ballet slippers