Joe and I photographed Brian and Marina’s engagement session back in Brooklyn, then their wedding in Southern California. Now that little miss Olivia is around, it’s my joy to show the images I captured of their growing family in downtown Los Angeles. They’ve since moved on from their first California home, a downtown loft apartment in one of the many downtown LA buildings. And I think that makes this session a little more special. A bit more meaningful. They brought their daughter home to this place and now have photos of their favorite places in which they’ve traveled with her around town. As far as documentary family portraits go, I love the story this tells of their first home together as a family.

day in the life family photos

We started with a little playtime in the family room, mostly mopping up the vast amounts of drool our little teether made.

portland photographer creates meaningful family portraits

And then we took a walk around the nearby blocks, the park they like to take Olivia to and the hotel Brian is currently working on redesigning.

documentary family portraits

day in the life family photos

day in the life family photos

Of course, what’s a hotel visit without a visit by the pool? LA spoiled this Portland girl!

portland photographer creates meaningful family portraits

documentary family portraits

After a snack Olivia conked out so we ran over to the food market and noshed a bit till she woke.

day in the life family photos

downtown los angeles family portrait

portland photographer creates meaningful family portraits

Toesies!

documentary family portraits