My son and I flew out to Minneapolis to see my dearest Uncle who has been - and is currently - battling cancer for the past year and a half. I was secretly hoping he would be feeling well enough to be able to go on a photoshoot again this year, this time just the two of us - to spend one last time together, sharing in our love for photography and natural beauty and the awe and majesty of it all. So I packed my favorite 35mm camera and a roll of 36 exp. Just in case I was fortunate enough to have this time with him.Read More
Southern California has been popping off with our recent rains [praise] and I've been yearning to get our of LA and see the wildflowers for myself. We decided to pack up and head north to Ojai where there are fields and fields of golden mustard seed flowers. It's amazing as a photographer, you'd think I had a ton of photos of my family all together - we don't so we made a point to get a couple of family shots and I'm so happy with how they turned out. Of course, my love for Polaroids has only increased - so that's what I mainly shot. I have so enjoyed having my son as a subject of my photography and since having him seeing how my creative perspective has shifted to incorporate him in a way that feels authentic and cool. Isn't this field not all kinds of magical??Read More
the sweetest most golden day with the sweetest most golden couple who will be expecting their first baby any day now. i was so honored to shoot this couple and witness their feelings of love and anticipation of what's to come, what the future holds and the adventure they are about to embark on together...so sweet and special...Read More
I had a lovely time capturing the delightful Palo family on a recent photoshoot at one of their favorite family spots - Boom Island in Minneapolis alongside the Mississippi River. Zara was the sweetest, so fun to adventure with. Enjoy!Read More
It was such a pleasure to spend the afternoon with maybe the CUTEST FAMILY EVER. I honestly have never in my life met children as well-behaved and cheerful as these two children; there were so comfortable with me and in front of the camera and I feel as though I was able to capture them in their natural state! It was truly such an honor shooting the beautiful Rezin family. Enjoy these photographs.Read More
Rebecca and I had a blast running around Beverly Hills for her photo shoot. She was an absolute dream to work with, was down for adventure [my favorite type of client!!] and is such a stunner! We were so happy to get a lot of different looks [I even shot some 35mm photos] in for this portrait sesh and I am so happy to share with you some of my favorites!Read More
I had the pleasure of shooting a family portrait session with the loveliest Ellie and Paulo and their beautiful baby girl (belly), Shadi. It was a delightful, sun-filled day with so much love and excitement in the air. It's a unique honor to take a pregnant mama's portrait. It's a quiet, special kind of shoot... Have a wonderful time enjoying these photos of a darling new family, full of love and anticipation.Read More
I had the greatest time shooting the Monjazeb family on the Newport Coast of California recently. The children, Salem & Maxwell were some of the funnest children I've had the pleasure of shooting. Salem was the best, most creative poser I might have ever shot. The things she would come up with blew my mind and made me laugh so hard. The kids were delightful and patient - and their parents, Mitra & Arta are such a fun and beautiful couple. Their family exudes laughter, happiness, fun and love, as the photos depict. Come see them all for yourself - it'll make your day. No joke.Read More
I had the pleasure of shooting the powerful, radiant, strong, beautiful Jessa Munion recently in Malibu. She is a yogi / yoga instructor and all around amazing woman. There wasn't anything she wouldn't do for these photos - I asked her to balance on a beam 35 feet above a cliff, knowing full well she could do it, and the photos are amazing to prove it. Come look at all the lovely photos, shot on this beautiful, sunny winter day in Malibu.Read More
my dearest friend augusta came to LA for a visit with her sweetest wolfgang about a month ago. the thing with wolfgang is that his mother and father are some of my closest friends in the world - we all went to college in olympia together - and so that basically makes me the most adoring auntie ever. his disposition is so sweet, playful and pensive and we had the greatest time on the beaches in malibu.Read More
We had the most amazing getaway this summer, spending time with my family on the Northern Shore of Lake Superior.Read More
I absolutely adore Valerie + Sid. I shot their engagement session at their beautiful home in Pasadena in their back garden.Read More
I am OVER THE MOON to share some great news! My BUFFALO print is on Apartment Therapy.com today!! Please come take a look at Nick & Misha's BEAUTIFUL home tour & visit the photo gallery to see all of their beautiful details & my buffalo print hung beautifully in their bedroom!
>> In celebration, please go to laylisamimi.com/shop and take 10% off your entire order by entering APARTMENTTHERAPY at checkout! Sale ends August 9, 2013. Won't be having discounts often, so hop on over this week! <<
Great job to Misha + Nick!! Come take a look at the article in Apartment Therapy for yourself here.
Last weekend I had the honor of shooting a fabulous bridal tea party and portrait session with the stunning and sweet Ravari sisters.Read More