Category Archives: Family

Stephanie and Manny | A Pasadena Maternity Session

So half of this year has already flown by without a second thought and in spite of being on a serious blogging backlog – I am hanging in there pretty well.  With a trip to Italy right around the corner, you can imagine that photo land has been quite busy over the last month as I edit all these special occasions to completion.

With that said, I am FINALLY just getting around to blogging this sweet maternity session of Stephanie and Manny from April. I literally couldn’t wait another week to blog this because, well, little Sofia will be arriving in less than 15 days!

Stephanie and Manny are a beautiful couple whose love for each other just exudes through their skin. I loved capturing every moment of the time I had with them and capturing the lovebird eyes they have for each other.  I know that their love will just overflow that much more when the little one comes. Stephanie and Manny, I can not wait to see the beautiful jewel who is about to pop out! Thank you for inviting me into this special season! And thanks to a wonderful second shooter Elim Pan! :)

 

Cardoza Maternity Photography
Cardoza Maternity Photography
Cardoza Maternity Photography
Cardoza Maternity Photography
Cardoza Maternity Photography
Cardoza Maternity Photography
Cardoza Maternity Photography
Cardoza Maternity Photography
Cardoza Maternity Photography
Cardoza Maternity Photography
Cardoza Maternity Photography
Cardoza Maternity Photography
Cardoza Maternity Photography

Weddings & more to come…leave me a comment, stay tuned and find me on Facebook!

Taylor | Newborn Apartment Session

Okay seriously. I rarely do this…pack this many photos to the brim and I know less is more but this was my first baby photoshoot and I went ballistic. Seriously ballistic. I don’t know what it is – my fascination with babies or the fact that I really want to have one right now. Yes my secret. But the beautiful crisp clean airy shots were endless. I wanted to try out the whole natural light peaking through the bedroom window thing so this is what entailed.

Remember Juniah? I finally caught up with her to shoot her cutie patootie baby… And while we were aiming to get newborn shots, baby Taylor was multiplying in size. Finally two months after her birth, she is the size of a six month old and we finally had the opportunity to rendezvous and party. This baby knows how to model.

At two months old Taylor was well behaved beyond her years..no tears until the shoot was finally over. Her patience lasted with me a long 45 minutes and I couldn’t believe it.  Props to Reyna Ramli excellent outfiteer and photography assistant!!!! : ) Thank you Juniah and Taylor for allowing me to be a part of your lives with this shoot! I am so excited for your future together.

Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography

Then she started to free-style…and these were my favorites.

Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography
Artistic Los Angeles Newborn Photography

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Jetton Family | Fireman’s Flat Portrait Photography

I think family portraiture is here to stay in my book. Seeing the love, smiles, and endearment between family members is priceless. I was honored to return to Fireman’s Flat for a second round. When it was about to rain, it didn’t..much to my relief. Not going to lie, I have been tweaking these for the past few months ever so slightly to make sure they are just the right exposure.

As dear friends of ours, the Jettons aren’t your average family. Their unique personalities and spice for life are getting passed on to their sons and I am jealous for it. They know how to love. They are free in the truest sense, hilarious, honest and passionate all at once. And their two little boys are the cutest little monkeys I want to steal. Robbie came along for the ride with this one and while I wasn’t sure how long I’d be able to keep the attention of their two darling boys, sure enough I was able to get it for long enough. By the end of the session I was already getting a personal invite from Judah to come play with him and Josiah at home afterwards. Truly an honor.

Rhodalynn, Steven, Judah and Josiah. You make a gorgeous family! We are so happy to have you in our lives! Now about adopting your sons..

1 Los Angeles Family Portrait Photography 2011
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Los Angeles Family Portrait Photography 2011
Los Angeles Family Portrait Photography 2011
Los Angeles Family Portrait Photography 2011
Los Angeles Family Portrait Photography 2011
Los Angeles Family Portrait Photography 2011
Los Angeles Family Portrait Photography 2011

Now for some couples shots to capture their love for one another. It just comes through these photos so beautifully.

Los Angeles Family Portrait Photography 2011
Los Angeles Family Portrait Photography 2011

Don’t you just love her boots?

Los Angeles Family Portrait Photography 2011

I love that she is holding some twigs that Josiah had just handed to her as a present for mommy. : )

Los Angeles Family Portrait Photography 2011
Los Angeles Family Portrait Photography 2011

Thank you so much Rhodalynn and Steven for allowing me to do the honors!

Hanson Family | Azusa Family Portrait Photography

I’ve always been into art and DIY for as long as I can remember…by the time I was 8 I was already into paintings, murals, oil pastels, weavings, plaster reliefs, drawings, water color, DIY cards and jewelry, and even home made presents for my sister (one year I was probably 7 years old and exchanged painted rocks, possibly one of the dumbest gifts ever but at the time it was really cool I promise!) and for friends (one year I made handmade journals). It kind of just all started the day my mom enrolled us in art class with our art teacher, Joan, who ran an art “shack” right down the street from the Del Mar Fair. Joan made art fun. She was eclectic, quirky and nice all in one. But I never did discover which was my best medium there. In fact, I wasn’t good at any medium that really mattered to me (I had failed at drawing and painting), so I finally ended up an utterly frustrated artist until I finally discovered photography, at which point that love for “creating” really began to explode. In college, my walls were a sea of a constantly evolving collection of  photographs. I was pretty much the unofficial “official” photographer.

This holiday season, I feel especially satisfied because I’ve been given the opportunity to revisit the art of creating for others via holiday card family portraits for families dear to my heart. Caleb, Hannah, Ashlinn and Carys are one of those special families. When I’m not spending time with the girls, I get to constantly hear cute stories from Hannah about these two girls and I’ve finally gotten to capture these two of the cutest rascals you will ever meet on film. Thank you so much for allowing me to do this shoot – your lives enrich and touch the lives of so many others. I so appreciate you in my life!

Los Angeles Family Portrait Photography by Maritha Mae Photography

Stunner family!

Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography
Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography

Hanson Family Azusa Portrait Photography

She has a mind of her own. Priceless…

Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography

Ashlinn has some of the most beautiful hazel eyes I’ve ever seen.

Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography
Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography
Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography
Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography
Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography
Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography
Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography
Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography
Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography

Happy 2012 everyone!! I am excited for what this year has in store. Stay tuned!

Faith, Matt and Parker | Monrovia Canyon Family Portraits

Getting asked to take photos of your sister and her family is probably one of the highest honors I can have as a photographer…the high honors came when Faith asked me to take their holiday photos in time for her soon to be ordered cards. The photographs are always a little more special when someone that close to your heart is the subject of them. A little tight for time, and struggling for some decent lighting during the 10-11 slot I had, I was nicely overwhelmed by these stunners that came out…and even hit the rim lighting on the nail. There are way too many good ones to share of this gorgeous family. Thanks to this shoot, Parker’s little face will be posted on the front of my refrigerator for a year or mas (I tend to keep the oldies up there). Thank you so much Faith, Matt and Parker for letting me do this shoot!

Aren’t they so attractive??

Mommy and Daddy sandwiches are the best.

…stay tuned for more holiday shoots!