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Holiday Portraits Mini Sessions ~ Santa Clarita Valley and Los Angeles

It’s that time of the year once again!

Holiday Portraits 2015 

I am booking holiday 30 minute mini-sessions in Santa Clarita Valley, Los Angeles, and surrounding areas. Mini-sessions are great for Holiday cards photos, and for people wanting updated photos, but when don’t want a full session. Great for families, couples, pets, business holiday cards and more. Outdoor location of your choice during late afternoon, just before sunset. This is when the light is at its best for photography. Please contact me as soon as possible to set a date for your session. I have dates available between Nov. 25 and Dec. 24. 

Here are a few images from a Holiday Mini Session with one of my favorite families, Winter 2014.

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7 days turn around.

Mini sessions 98.00 ~ at least 6 full resolution, fully edited digital files.

1 hour sessions 148.00 ~ at least 10full resolution, fully edited digital files.

Within 30 miles of Santa Clarita Valley

Last minute portraits and rush delivery available.

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The Assembly Cafe ~ West Hollywood

Good times drinking good coffee at The Assembly in West Hollywood, in soft opening since a couple of weeks ago. I’m glad I had a chance to finally visit, a beautifully designed space with coffee from Counter Culture served in gorgeous handmade West River Field Lab ceramics, very good pastry program, and teas from August Uncommon. Also there is a selection of carefully curated gift items displayed on their custom made wood shelves, everything is just so pretty here. I also loved the genuine welcoming hospitality, truly one of the most beautiful shops in Los Angeles, such a great asset to West Hollywood. 

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The Assembly Cafe ~ 634 N. Robertson Blvd, West Hollywood, Ca 90069 ~ @theassemblycafe

You may also read a very nice article about The Assembly on Daily Coffee News by Roast Magazine.


G&B Coffee ~ Go Get Em Tiger Coffee Bar Pop Up, Silverlake

One of the best coffee shops in Los Angeles and one of the top best in the US just opened a pop up bar in Silver Lake at the former Lucky Duck Restaurant. I was very close to the area last Saturday so it was a good opportunity to stop by gget pop up and have a very good coffee.

And I know I write this a lot, but once again I will let the following few photos show you a little bit more of this beautiful pop up.

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2630 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, California, 90027


Day Trip ~ Coffee and Dessert in Santa Ana, California

A last minute day trip last Saturday to Orange County with a focus in Santa Ana, it didn’t disappoint. I enjoyed my visit to the new and very nice 4th Street Market, I can’t be happier when I find great coffee and amazing dessert within a couple of blocks of each other, and then a nice lunch just a couple of miles away. The last time I was in that area as a destination and not just passing thru was perhaps 20 years ago, it was great to go back. Santa Ana is looking good! I am looking forward to another trip to that area in the near future. There’s more to explore.

The highlights of my trip: Coffee at Hopper and Burr, Dessert at Dough Exchange, a very bold priobiotic agua fresca at Radical Botanics, and a very nice lunch at Dat Thanh in Little Saigon. Good times.


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4th Street Market, 201 E 4th St., Santa Ana, CA 92701

Dough Exchange, 201 East 4th St. #101, Santa Ana, CA 92701

Hopper and Burr, Pop Up Shop, 302 N Main St., Santa Ana, CA 92701

Radical Botanics, 201 East 4th Street #121, Santa Ana, CA 92701, USA

 Dat Thanh in Little Saigon10032 West McFadden Avenue, Westminster, CA 92683



Found Coffee, Eagle Rock ~ Los Angeles

I am so happy to share this photo essay, not just because I am able to share a beautiful shop that serves good coffee, but also because I’m so proud of my friend Ehnie, owner of Found Coffee in Eagle Rock. I had the opportunity to visit Found Coffee yesterday on their first weekend of soft opening, they have an amazing staff, a very comfortable space, the type of coffee bar that I love to visit. Ehnie created a very cozy shop, a coffee bar where you want to go and sit with a good friend, or a group of friends and have a nice conversation while drinking a great cup of coffee. It is a feel good place!

I highly recommend you to visit Found Coffee, located at 1355 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041. As of now during soft opening their hours are 7am to 7pm Tuesday thru Thursday, and 8am to 3pm Sunday and Monday.

You may read more about Found Coffee at Daily Coffee News, by Roast Magazine.

Congratulations to everyone at Found Coffee! Congratulations Ehnie! I love your coffee bar, can’t wait to visit you often.

As always I’ll let my photos tell you a little more about this great coffee bar.












Found Coffee, 1355 Colorado Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Steeple House Coffee ~ Sun Valley, California

Just visited recently opened Steeple House Coffee, a new coffee bar in Sun Valley. Located by Grace Walk on the grounds of Grace Community Church and The Master’s Seminary, the coffee bar is open to everyone. At this time they are serving coffee from Klatch and a coffee from Portland’s Left Roasters, it seems like they will have a coffee roaster rotation. They are also serving Art of Tea and pastries from Cake Monkey. Very friendly staff, great coffee, and one of the most peaceful coffee bar settings I’ve ever been to, with comfortable indoor seating and more seating just out their door at Grace Walk. It really feels good to be there, so calm and serene, perfect place to visit with a friend or to do quiet reading or studying, all while enjoying a nice cup of great coffee and a good pastry. I will let my photos show you more of this beautiful coffee bar.





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 Steeple House Coffee | 13248 Roscoe Blvd | Sun Valley, California | 91352


solita ~ Valencia, California

solita Tacos & Margaritas, a restaurant based in Huntington Beach, just opened their second location in the Santa Clarita Valley. I was kindly invited by a friend to solita’s friends and family pre-opening/training night. It is a beautiful restaurant, I love their floor plan with an airy feel and a nice connection between indoor and outdoor seating, including the bar area. Also great to see their open kitchen concept. As always I’ll let my photos tell you a little more. Since now it’s quite dark by 5:00 pm and we were there for dinner, the light was not the greatest for food photography, therefore not that many food photos.

Thank you Angela for the invite. Good times.



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 solita, 24201 Valencia Blvd. Suite 3470, Valencia, California

Andante Coffee Roasters in Echo Park ~ Los Angeles

Congratulations Andante Coffee Roasters on your second location in Echo Park! Andante is one of my favorite coffee bars in Los Angeles.

A couple of days ago I stopped by Andante’s new shop in Echo Park, so great to be there for a visit and have a great coffee conversation with exceptional barista Tommy Kim, Andante’s co-founder. I had the opportunity to try Tommy’s SWRBC Brewers Cup competition coffee, a truly amazing Geisha. Thank you Tommy for sharing, I’m still thinking about your Geisha coffee, probably the best coffee I’ve ever had.



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Andante Coffee Roasters
2201 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026


 Thank you Tommy!