Martin, Elena, Eli and Nela – {Sherman Oaks Family Photographer}

What a great session!  It was a chilly and June-gloomy Sunday here in L.A. when I met Elena and her lovely family at the beach.  Luckily the weather behaved for us long enough to have a really fun time.  Eli and her daddy, Martin, had a great time running in the waves, and baby Nela got lots of kisses and cuddles from her mama as she gazed out at the ocean.  They were dressed in perfect bright happy colors that contrasted perfectly with the gray day :)

I have known Elena since our daughters were about one year old.  We belong to the same playgroup and I have seen her smiling face just about every week for a year and a half.  Elena and Martin have been living in the U.S. for about seven years and had both of their beautiful daughters here, but next week they are moving back to Europe.  They really wanted to do the session at their favorite beach, to remind them of the time they spent living in California.

Take care, you guys, Áine and I will miss you so much!


  • Brandy - Great job! I love the last picture!

  • Tanzyn Ambrose - wow AWESOME shots!! love them

  • tanja - oh that last one is awesome!!! these make me want to be at the beach!

  • candace wilson - What a fun session!! Great family shot on the last one <3

  • Deanna - Great job on these! I struggle with the carefree lifestyle type session but it seems you really can rock it!

  • Trudie - Gorgeous family and such fun shots.

  • sara - oh they look like so much fun! great shoot!

  • Melissa - Love these! Especially the last image!! Great job!

  • lemphotography - Love the beach! Looks like a very happy family, great job!

  • Anna - Gorgeous family session, I LOVE the last photo! These photos makes me miss the beach! Great job!

  • Kelly - Love that last picture. What a happy looking family. Great job capturing that happiness.

  • Lena (Live Love Laugh Photos) - I LOVE them all! Such happy and natural images – great job! Love your processing as well!

  • Gina Wade - What an amazing location- love the family running picture. Priceless :)

  • Tammy - Seriously adorable family — that last shot just makes me smile! And your location has me drooling… sigh… hot/dry/dusty Texas just can’t compare to how refreshing those shots look on a Cali beach!

  • Christy F - Such a happy happy family you captured! I love love love the last one!!!

  • Holly C - Ah, I bet they love these! So much fun!

  • Kerri - Loving that lost shot but they’re all great! What a fun, beautiful family!

  • Holly G - Beautiful family – loving that last shot especially!

  • Elena - Miranda! Thank you so much for taking these beautiful pictures! They will always remind us of our happy life in this beautiful place. And will remind us of you!

  • Michelle R - These look so fun! I lovelovelove them…especially that last one!

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