VICTORIA'S GRADUATION SESSION | LOS ANGELES, CA

In just a few weeks, Victoria will be walking on stage to accept her diploma from California State University, Los Angeles. I am honored to have had the opportunity to meet her and her family at our session. Her smile is contagious and it was a pleasure working with her.

Victoria was a natural in front of the camera which made it so difficult to choose only a few favorites to share with my readers. Without further ado, here are just a few photos from her gallery. I hope that you enjoy them as much as I do.

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DIANA + JOSE ENGAGEMENT SESSION | MISSION SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

I love photographing weddings and building NEW relationships with my brides and grooms. But, do you know what I love even more? Well, I REALLY love when I get to photograph people that I have history with. See, Diana and I met in High School back in the early 2000’s (okay, I am feeling really old typing this), and when she reached out to me sometime last year about photographing her wedding, I felt extremely honored.

Okay, enough about me ;) and more about this beautiful couple. Diana and Jose met about 7 years ago at a restaurant. At first, they built a friendship relationship and it wasn’t until a few years later that they decided to be more than friends. Jose popped the BIG question in 2018 and here they are now, just TWO months away from their wedding.

I cannot wait to see them again in just a few short months!

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Photographer: Mabel Gloria Photography

Venue: Mission San Juan Capistrano

Makeup: Perla Falcon | @bellapearla

EXTENDED FAMILY SESSION | MAMA TITA | LOS ANGELES, CA

If you know me, you know that I LOVE photos. Sure, I love taking the photos with my wonderful camera BUT I also LOVE “collecting” photos. I’ve got a hard drive full of them and I’ve slowly been printing them and putting them in albums. Having something to look back on and remember moments and PEOPLE that mean the most to you is just an amazing feeling!

Friends, I know that having a professional photographer photograph your family is more of a luxury than a need. I also know that some people have a hard time justifying paying for professional photos. I get it. But the emotions that these photos will bring to you and your children and your children’s children are invaluable. PRICELESS. I always have a hard time understanding why some people pay thousands of dollars for an iPhone (I will use this example since I know most can relate to it) that will only last a couple of years but won’t spend $500-$2,000 on photos that will last a LIFETIME.

Invest in photos. Invest in memories! <3

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CHRISTMAS TREE FARM | FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | LOS ANGELES, CA

My Tree Farm Christmas Minis have officially come to an end and all of my WONDERFUL clients have all received their images. I am so lucky to have been given the opportunity to work with amazing families this year! Some old faces and some new ones as well. Here are some of my favorites from each of my sessions. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, everyone!

Christmas Tree Farm | Family Photographer | Los Angeles, California

COSICO FAMILY SESSION | FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | LAGUNA BEACH, CA

I am so excited that I finally get to share some of my favorite photos from this gorgeous family beach session! We could not have chosen a better date for this shoot. Even though we were not able to start right at sunrise (ideal time for a morning session) due to Laguna Beach rules, we managed to shoot the entire session right before the harsh light appeared on us.

Cosico Family Session | Family Photographer | Laguna Beach, California
Cosico Family Session | Family Photographer | Laguna Beach, California
Cosico Family Session | Family Photographer | Laguna Beach, California
Cosico Family Session | Family Photographer | Laguna Beach, California
Cosico Family Session | Family Photographer | Laguna Beach, California
Cosico Family Session | Family Photographer | Laguna Beach, California
Cosico Family Session | Family Photographer | Laguna Beach, California
Cosico Family Session | Family Photographer | Laguna Beach, California
Cosico Family Session | Family Photographer | Laguna Beach, California
Cosico Family Session | Family Photographer | Laguna Beach, California
Cosico Family Session | Family Photographer | Laguna Beach, California
Cosico Family Session | Family Photographer | Laguna Beach, California

LA VERNE HERITAGE PARK PUMPKIN PATCH | BERDUGO FAMILY SESSION | FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER | LA VERNE, CA

I am beyond flattered the Berdugo family chose me to photograph their beautiful family! While I've only known them for 6 or so years, my boyfriend, Paul has had a long history with this family. Especially with George (guy on the right ;) who he met when they were around 5 years old. WOW, now that is what I call history. Fast forward to high school, and that is when Arlene and George met. Yep,  high school sweethearts (aww).

I think it is fair to say we all enjoyed this session. 1. there was tons of laughter thanks to the fart noises (inside joke, LOL), 2. golden hour was AH-mazing!, 3. photographing friends is the BEST because they make me feel so comfortable.