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Hello and welcome to the Life Iz blog. Since I just recently discovered what a blog actually is and how it all works, we are going to learn together! It will be something like this: a fun place to see some of our favorite images from our most recent sessions and get ideas for your own; a place to share our favorite finds for mommies, daddies and children; a place where you can get to know me and the Life Iz staff; and a place to share what I've learned during my first years as a parent because maybe it will be helpful for all of you, or maybe it will just make you laugh and remember... and be easier on yourself. Love, Liz

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Duck, Duck, Goose!

At her photo session last week, Ireyln had fun chasing the ducks and geese! She did not seem to mind that the Goose she was chasing was just as big as she is! She's a brave one, huh? maybe it's because she has two older brothers showing her the ropes.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Stacy, Lon, and Hudson!

I had a blast photographing Stacy and her growing Family down at the beach last week... here are a few of our favorites!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Valentine's Day Promotion!!

The littlest people in our lives inspire the biggest LOVE!
Celebrate yours this season with a photo session!

Now through March 30th, sessions are just $149!

Plus, we are offering additional savings on the following featured products!

10x10 custom print with a grouping of 9 images $228 ($285 value)

Stationary Cards 25 4x5 custom-designed cards $85 ($106.25 value)

Three image 11x14 grouping in a custom frame $244 ($305 value)

15% off all Planet Jill Jewelry

*Sessions must take place between February 1st and March 30th 2009*
To view the promotion page click here

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Sunny and Expecting

Such a darling family - expecting their second and just so excited - and relishing their first baby boy Jack! We had so much fun, what a beautiful day.

Friday, January 9, 2009

The Best of 2008

Our favorite Images from 2008! To be honest, it's an impossible feat to select our absolute favorite images of the year, but we did our best to compile a fun little selection of photographs and custom cards. Enjoy!

One of my favorite photos of the year happened of course, by accident! Candler's saddle shoes and outfit were just a bit to big for him. At one point, he literally walked out of his shoes. (Liz)


1. This moment perfectly captures the love and excitement that filled the room when baby Harlan entered the world! (Briana)
2. Moments after his son's delivery, dad Marc bonds with his third child, Sullivan. I captured the births of his two eldest siblings as well! Their mom, Jennifer is an inspiration to me...her devotion to both her family and career is palpable. (Liz)


1. and 2. The excitement this family was feeling in expecting the newest member of their family was absolutely contagious and just sang through the lens… we had so much fun together and I was glad to be able to be there to capture this time in their lives! (Monica)


1. Oh Casey and Miles – every time I look at this photo, I feel a little bit of joy and relativity. (Monica)
2. We love this peaceful moment! Ah, sleep, eat, repeat! What a life. (Liz)


1. Was this photo captured in the 1950s? This classic beauty striking the classic pose ( on her own of course) made this a timeless favorite. Her classic name: Stella. (Liz)
2. Spencer’s eyes are clearly the window to his soul, and his soul is full of sweetness! (Monica)


1. I got a lesson in "Don't you dare put the camera down" that day. When Holden turned to leave, I almost missed this shot. I put the camera down at the "end" of the session. It's never over until its over. (Liz)
2. Brock is such a muse – he has a soulful quality to him, that when he gets in front of the camera it just shines out like a star. (Monica)


1. Sometimes you don't need to see ANYONE'S faces in order to capture a worthwhile image. This is one of my personal favorites! (Liz)
2. Hey George, isn't is sweet when your parents still dig each other, even after all they go through to take care your little toddler self? Just Kidding sweetie! Congratulations on becoming a big brother this year! I can't wait to meet her! (Liz)


1. Mom, Luan makes it look easy to look this fabulous and chase after a toddler at the same time...WOW! Inspiring! (Liz)
2. This photo was captured at Grandma's home where I saw many of mom, Melanie's baby photos on the wall. Can you say Mini Me!? (Liz)


1. Kyle and his Dad Sean were playing the waves in Santa Monica on this bizarrely warm winter day. Congrats Kyle on becoming a big brother to baby Ryan, aka, "Salty"! (Liz)
2. The adoration in little Abe’s eyes for his father… it is enough to melt hearts. (Monica)


1. The Fehrenbach boys shared a brotherly moment at William Mason park. They were tackling each other! (Liz)
2. Brother and sister are so darling – the way he looks at her, with such perplexed curiosity – seems to capture something seeming sort of universal in a glance. (Monica)


1. Hope's little meltdown: Cutting room floor? Said with an accent a la Cher Horowitz, " I don't think sooo!"
One of my favorite things about capturing children is their ability to express raw emotion so beautifully and honestly....any emotion.
By the way, just a few moments after this one I captured Hope smiling, dancing and cuddling with her little brother Graham during an amazing sunset in Palos Verdes. (Liz)
2. This little man was amazing the WHOLE time – he was just having a moment – and even the MOMENT was adorable! (Monica)


1. Ella turns one! Her cupcake birthday was sweet, girly, and pink to absolute perfection! (Liz)
2. Nearby, her French Bulldog, Bodhi, waited for crumbs to drop. (Liz)

Allison's favorite

Briana's favorite

Monica's favorite

Liz's favorites... she couldn't choose just one

Allison's favorite

Briana and Liz's favorite

Monica's favorite

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Holidays!

The staff at Life Iz wishes you a very Merry Holiday! We've had a blast capturing photos for all of our clients and feel blessed and lucky to be able to do something we find personally rewarding... capturing new life and new love for those wonderful tired people called parents! We're sorry that we abandoned our blog to become holiday elves and finish up holiday orders on time, which we did manage to pull off...PHEW!

Be sure to check back in a few week for a posting of some our greatest hits from the season.


Friday, November 21, 2008

Baby Cullen!

This family was a delight - and their baby boy, Cullen, was the sweetest thing. Even though this is holiday season and things are wild, I wanted to share their joyfulness on the blog. Here is a sneak peek...

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

The Ng Family

Isn't Brady, aka "daddy's mini-me" a cutie! He loved playing in the hanging leaves at William Mason park this month!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Brock and Sophie

Never mind it was 100 degrees that day, the glorious San Juan Capistrano Train Depot and surrounding area was such a fun scene to capture Brock and Sophie.

The O'Grady Family!

This family was amazing- the quintessential cool MB family, so sweet and fun. How gorgeous are their girls Katie, Mollie and Sarah? Such a photogenic bunch. Allison and I adored working with them! Here is a sneak peek at their session....

Monday, October 13, 2008

Hasani Family

Salt Creek State beach was a stunning backdrop for my session with the Hasani family this past month. I had so much fun capturing them, especially when I ran into the surf, ruining another yet another pair of Puma sneakers...oh well, it was totally worth it!

Grandma and Grandpa Frey are leaving for Louisiana for a family reunion, and these are their adorable grandchildren!