hamilton family | los angeles family photographer

this family...they just melt my heart...

i met allison and her baby girl at a farmers market four years ago and was smitten by their stunning good looks. weeks later, i got to photograph her little family of three. recently, she contacted me and asked to do a session with their second child who is now one. the two girls are just so sweet and lovable! from the moment i walked into their home, i was greeted so warmly by cory, her husband, as if we were friends. to this day, i am still so touched by that. they were so great about me moving about their home, doing what i needed to do to look for great light (something that you never have to worry about because i will find it! :) i am just so grateful for their trust in me. 

and i am so happy to share their session with you. 

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fall mini sessions 2016

it's that time! 

the holidays will be here sooner than you think and you don't want to be scrambling to get pictures of your family for those christmas cards! don't wait until then when you will be even busier! there are so many great reasons to book a mini session...besides having fabulous photos for your christmas cards, mini sessions are a great way to sample a photo session. or for those with little ones, a mini session are as stress free as you will get! 

if the status of your family has changed, or you have not had photos of your family since your first child (was a baby), this is perrrfect! but you say, ''jenn, my husband...he hates taking photos!'' tell him he will not be looking into the camera to say cheeeeze! instead, he will be playing and loving the whole time!  ready?? :)

so, how does it work? 

1.  email me at: jennphatiphong@gmail.com with a preferred date (see flyer)

2. make your payment to book.

3. receive details to prepare for your session. 

4. show up at the time of your session.

5. receive your images via download within two weeks.

          ~  availability for dates and time slots are limited and first come, first served! ~

*location tbd in los angeles or orange county
*session slots available from 3:00 to 5:30 pm
*up to 5 people or immediate family only

kindergarten | film love

this girl turned 5 in may.

and started kindergarten last week. 

and i love her more than ever. 

this summer, left my digital camera behind and shot nothing but film. it's something i have been wanting to do for a couple of years, but was too chicken to start. i was scared that i would fail miserably and all that i hoped i would be able to do was nothing but a fantasy. not sure exactly what finally propelled me to jump in, but i did. and now i'm hooked! shooting film forced me to slow down and resist the impulse to click away hoping i would get that perfect shot. it made me more selective and allowed me to really feel each moment and imprint it into my heart. sounds corny, i know. but i felt so much joy in each click, and it's been so freeing to shoot from the soul rather from the head. and waiting for the images to come back has made me a little more patient. just a little. ;)  

most of our kids are probably back in school and i hope you had a wonderful summer with your little ones! this entry is dedicated to all you parents... how bittersweet it is to watch our kids grow and reach new milestones! so congrats! 

for those interested, all images in this set are shot with kodak ektar 100 at box speed. i love how some of the images had a nostalgic feel while the others had a pop of color.