For some reason, California kids seem to grow faster than kids from other places. Maybe it’s all that sunshine. Watch them sprout by having that spurt documented by one of the best children’s photographers in Los Angeles. Following are five that specialize in capturing the essence of your offspring so much so that when you’re empty nesters, you’ll have these portraits to remind you of the journey you took throughout the years as a family living in the Southland.
Shoots & Giggles Photography
2046 Hillhurst Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90027
For perfectly natural children’s portraits that are taken by professionals outside of a studio setting, this is the outfit to pick. The location choices are endless. From your own home to a nearby park to a favorite beach, these shutterbugs will follow your kids anywhere to get that perfect shot for a portrait to treasure forever. Note: Although the address above is for the Los Angeles branch of this Southland photography outlet, there’s also a Shoots & Giggles in Orange County.
Tiffany Kids Photography
2214 W. Verdugo Ave.
Burbank, CA 91506
Hipster families looking to be well documented as soon as conception is evident will greatly appreciate this former Seattleite’s keen eye. With Los Angeles-based Tiffany behind the camera, not only will mom be able to show her kids where they came from, but she will also help them remember how they grew up by having annual portraits taken from this edgy shutterbug who really knows how to capture a kid’s essence. Choose from studio shots to outdoor venues from this beloved photographer.
Jennifer Wilson Photography
No need to prove Jennifer Wilson is good at her job but if you’re wondering, she did win the title of Children’s Photographer of the Year for two different years in this millennium. If you’re looking for an expert who produces “lifetime albums [with a] modern, storytelling flair,” look to this accomplished lens practitioner. She considers her style photojournalist and her use of light natural while she captures everyone, from infants to tots to teenagers on location in beautiful southern California. Call for a consultation.
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Lori Dorman Photography
1638 Santa Barbara Ave.
Glendale, CA 91208
Newborns are Lori Dorman’s domain when it comes to capturing the spirit of the very young, but this photographer is just as adept at shooting the older set, too. Happy clients who have sought out this Glendale-based portrait shooter say Lori is not only an expert at her craft, but an expert at getting her subjects to express themselves while she takes control of the lens. With that in mind, remember that Dorman is on her game both with the camera and with the amount of patience it takes to produce a slew of shots that make going to get your portrait done a treat instead of a necessary right of passage for many parents. Consider Lori Dorman for your maternity photos, too.
Flash Frozen Photography
20969 Ventura Blvd., Suite 3
Woodland Hills, CA 91364
This photo firm located in The Valley is such a gem that one client called Flash Frozen “the Rolls Royce of photography.” Not only is Kathy, the lenswoman on the books, touted for her technical abilities but also for the way she works with her subjects. She makes sure that everyone who stands in front of her camera is not only comfortable but is also having a lot of fun. After the prints are produced, Flash Frozen will recommend a couple of Southland framers this veteran company has been using with great success so you can go from one outlet to the other with the knowledge that once you have the perfect portrait of your children at any and every age, it will be ready for the wall of fame in your house.
Los Angeles freelance travel writer Jane Lasky, contributes to publications such as Travel + Leisure, Vogue and Esquire. Her weekly sojourning column ran in 40 newspapers for 20 years. Jane is anything but an accidental tourist. Check out her articles on Examiner.com.