Ventura maternity session–And baby Capri makes three!

So many images to share from this fun and gorgeous maternity shoot at Marina Park in Ventura. Perfect weather, adventurous children, parents who clearly adore each other…. what’s not to love? I especially like the images on the sand with the sun setting behind that baby belly! And I’m happy to say that baby Capri was born healthy and is as sweet as can be.

Nieces are the best!

I just love having so many nieces, but even better, I have a couple  “just-like-a-niece” in my best friends’ girls. I did a shoot recently up in Ojai at Libby Park and just adored the light and the greenery. On the drive home I noticed so many spots that would be just perfect for a shoot, so I called up my best friend Juls and a few days later we piled SIX girls into her Honda Pilot and headed up to Ojai in search of an open field. We found one with gorgeous light, but we were just a few weeks late for the wild flowers. This made absolutely no difference to the girls, who lifted the stools over their heads and plowed a path through the waist-high weeds with there lovely bare legs. LOVE these girls!! They were ready for anything, so I got to try a lot of different ideas, and they got to flip their hair a bunch. Got some fun shots in the field, then headed down to Ventura for sunset shots on the beach. But since it looked like we were going to miss sunset anyway, we stopped just along the road after Oakview for this absolutely gorgeous vista of the valley and hills behind. The girls really wanted to go to the beach though so we ended the evening at the path near the train bridge in Ventura for some night shots. So much fun! Love my young models. They need to practice their rendition of the Fight Song though 😉

It’s Recital Season!

I had so much fun setting up this shoot for my dear friend’s daughter who just happens to be performing this weekend in several recitals with Billy Clower Dance Studio here in Ventura. I danced (or tried, at least) for Billy Clower when I was a kid — when he was still teaching the classes — so it was wonderful to see Parker doing the same, looking so formal and poised in her costume, and just way too grown up already. We were working on getting “natural” smiles and expressions and I think we succeeded! She is just beautiful, don’t you think?

Mini Session time!

Lore Photography Mini Sessions are here!
Welcome in summer with a portrait session — perfect for a Father’s Day gift or graduating seniors.
Sunday evening, May 22nd = $85.
–15-20 minutes
–10-12 fully edited, high resolution digital images in an online gallery for you to view, share, and download from
–option to order prints and other products directly from your gallery — at a 20% discount
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Grandma and her girls

I had the pleasure of shooting this lovely extended family a few weeks ago up in beautiful Ojai at Libby Park. Grandma and her five beautiful granddaughters — what could be better? We had a gorgeous day and a lot of fun exploring and playing on the larger-than-life play structure at Libby. What impressed me the most is the love and playfulness between these 5 girls — clearly, cousin time is special in this family and I loved capturing that for them

Family Fun at the Beach… No, at the Park

When our Pastor’s daughter asked me to do a session with her extended family for her mom’s birthday I was just tickled. They are such a fun and loving family, and the kids? Adorable! So we set out last month to get some great family shots at Marina Park in Ventura, but when we met at our agreed upon time, I could tell it was going to be too cold and windy for some nice portraits. I figured we could get some fun and happy candids anyway, which we did, and enjoyed the funny windy hair and the cuddling under blankets. So it was back to the calendars to find another date the 11 of us could all agree upon, this time at Camino Real Park, which is just beautiful this time of year with the trees and green grass. I love this family!



Marina Park in Ventura and stormy evening weather made a beautiful backdrop for this couple’s engagement photos. I loved the clouds and we got some great views of the moon over the water, but most of all I loved seeing the joy and laughter between them. Nothing better than a good “can’t keep their eyes off each other” engagement shoot to remind us all what it felt like to be making plans and dreaming dreams.

Evening light

After a fun shoot with the C. family (blog post coming soon) I headed over to the Nicolle house for some fun family shots. I cannot stop cracking up when I see these — so much silliness going on here! Thanks, friends, for some great times and some good practice with my new camera. Here are just a few of my favorites — I’ll post the link to their gallery when I finish editing. I think I like the yawning one best!

And this one is just so, so sweet….

Nicolle (7 of 7)


I was supposed to do a shoot of these two at their house but their mom needed me to watch them instead so I brought them home to play with my kids, thinking I might be able to get a few shots of them here. I had a ball watching them entertain my little ones! Didn’t get as many shots as I had hoped, but love the natural feeling of these images with my kids, and the more posed portrait-style shots are full of personality. Thanks P and G — the camera loves both of you gorgeous girls!

Check out the full session:

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Holiday Mini Sessions coming up!

I decided to do two different days of mini sessions in the afternoon, Saturday Nov. 21st and Sunday Nov. 22nd, starting around 3:00. Get in touch if you want to book a session — would love to do your portraits! There’s a contact form here on my website, or you can email me directly at:, or go to Lore Photography on Facebook and message me.