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Pasadena / San Marino Baby Portrait Photography with Baby Jack | Los Angeles 5-Month-Old Infant Portraits

The irresistibly adorable baby Jack was such a pleasure to photograph.  You’ve seen the sneak peek of his recent Pasadena / San Marino portrait session.  This 5-month-old baby boy probably has the most amazing blue eyes I’ve ever seen.

I just love his chubby little cheeks and arms and that fine, fluffy hair.

Long Beach, Pomona, Torrance, Arcadia baby / infant portrait photography of 5-month-old

Look at those baby toes.

Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia, LA baby / infant portrait photography of 5-month-old

This next image is one of my favorites ever from a photo session.  I love that bright, curious expression and those incredible blue, blue eyes.  Simply gorgeous.

Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia, LA baby / infant portrait photography of 5-month-old
Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia, LA baby / infant portrait photography of 5-month-old
Pasadena, San Marino, Arcadia, LA baby / infant portrait photography of 5-month-old

You can also see a few more of the Glendale / Burbank baby portrait photos with 5-month-old baby Jack here.

Marci - What a sweet face with BLUE eyes!! The baby toes are too cute!!! I love the second picture up from the bottom, the profile shot looking up at someone or something. It has a tender, soft quality to it.April 13, 2011 – 3:31 pm

Long Beach, Pomona, Torrance Baby Portrait Photography | 5-Month-Old Baby Jack Sneak Peek » Los Angeles Children's Photography: BAMBOO SHOOTS PHOTOGRAPHY - […] UPDATE: San Marino & Pasadena baby portrait photos with 5-month-old baby Jack posted! […]March 23, 2011 – 4:51 am

Glendale, Burbank, Arcadia Baby Portrait Photography with 5-Month-Old Infant Jack » Los Angeles Children's Photography: BAMBOO SHOOTS PHOTOGRAPHY - […] you missed the first post, you can check out Pasadena / San Marino baby portrait photos with 5-month-old baby Jack here! Tags: Glendale baby photography, Burbank baby portraits, Arcadia children’s photography, Pasadena family […]March 23, 2011 – 4:28 am

Long Beach, Pomona, Torrance Baby Portrait Photography | 5-Month-Old Baby Jack Sneak Peek

I’m thrilled to share with you a sneak peek of baby Jack’s recent portrait session.  You’ll be seeing more photos of this adorable 5-month-old next week on the blog.

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In the meantime, you can find more Pasadena baby portrait photos here.

UPDATE: Pasadena / San Marino baby portrait photos with 5-month-old baby Jack posted!

Pasadena / San Marino Baby Portrait Photography with Baby Jack | Los Angeles 5-Month-Old Infant Portraits » Los Angeles Children's Photography: BAMBOO SHOOTS PHOTOGRAPHY - […] irresistibly adorable baby Jack was such a pleasure to photograph.  You’ve seen the sneak peek of his recent Pasadena / San Marino portrait session.  This 5-month-old baby boy probably has the […]March 17, 2011 – 3:51 am

Spring Mini Sessions 2011! | Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank & LA Family & Child Portrait Photographer

Spring Mini Sessions are here for 2011!

With Easter, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day coming up, what better gift is there than precious keepsake photographs of your kids and your family?

Mini sessions are the perfect type of photo shoot for you if you’d just like some updated family portraits, if you want to capture a special milestone in your child’s life, or if you want some new spring photos just in time for Easter, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day.  We can even focus your session on special Mommy and Me or Daddy and Me portraits.  If you’ve liked what you’ve seen on the blog but haven’t found the time to arrange for a portrait session with us, then this is your chance!  Mini sessions are fun and casual and are a terrific opportunity to try us out.

What are mini sessions?  They are 30-minute portrait sessions at a beautiful park in Pasadena for up to 5 family members.  These special mini sessions will be available on only three Saturday afternoons: March 12, March 19, and April 2.  Each date has just a few session times available.  Pick a date and a collection, and within 10 business days of your session, you’ll get to see up to 10 images, all individually and fully retouched, in a private online gallery.  No minimum purchase required.

Book your session by Thursday, March 3, and get a free 8×10 print with your collection!

The spots are limited, so book your session today by e-mailing truc@bambooshootsphoto.com or calling (626) 298-2946!  Or just click on the CONTACT link on the menu at the top!  Choose a collection, and your spot will be reserved when we receive your payment.  Spots are first-come, first-served, so book now!

If you prefer the custom experience of a full portrait session with Bamboo Shoots Photography, contact us to book your session today!

Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, LA family spring mini sessions 2011, child & baby portrait photography

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!  We usually keep Valentine’s Day pretty low-key, but I’ll take any excuse for getting my favorite flowers—purple tulips—and a nice romantic night out with a cute husband.

Burbank, Glendale, San Marino, Arcadia family & baby photographer says Happy Valentine

As always, I love blogging about food, and this dish was truly exceptional.  It had probably the tenderest beef I’ve ever tasted and a sauce flavored to perfection.  Grilled prime beef tenderloin wrapped in bacon in a sherry wine sauce, served with caramelized shallots, roasted potatoes, and sautéed spinach.  Yum.

Burbank, Glendale, San Marino, Arcadia child & family photographer says Happy Valentine

And grilled shrimp, scallops, and calamari in a paprika-garlic sauce.

Burbank, Glendale, San Marino, Arcadia family & baby photographer says Happy Valentine

Chi - Oooh, bleghhhh. (obligatory response from the sister/sister-in-law)March 19, 2011 – 11:35 am

Marci - aaaawwww….Truc, you resemble that remark from Evan. And YES, you both are ‘too cute’!!!February 22, 2011 – 5:29 pm

May - You guys are …too… sweet : )February 14, 2011 – 10:24 am

Evan - Happy Valentine’s Day to the cutest photographer ever!February 14, 2011 – 9:27 am

Glendale Oakmont Country Club Jazz Wedding Reception Details | Pasadena & Burbank Day After/Newlywed Session Photographer

We were delighted to attend Allison and Jim’s gorgeous Oakmont Country Club jazz wedding reception in Glendale.  If you recall their Griffith Park engagement session, you’ll remember the fun we had with Jim’s saxophone.  The saxophone was back in full form at their wedding reception.  But let me start first with the seriously delectable displays of food.  You know how much I love blogging about food.

Glendale Oakmont Country Club wedding reception / Pasadena & Burbank anniversary & newlywed photographer
Glendale Oakmont Country Club wedding reception / Pasadena & Burbank anniversary & newlywed photographer

Glendale Oakmont Country Club wedding reception / Pasadena & Burbank anniversary & newlywed photographer

I went back for thirds and fourths with these yummy desserts.

Glendale Oakmont Country Club wedding reception / Pasadena & Burbank anniversary & newlywed photographer

The super-talented jazz combo provided the perfect accompaniment to the delicious food.  If you couldn’t tell, I’m a huge fan of jazz.

Glendale Oakmont Country Club wedding reception / Pasadena & Burbank anniversary & newlywed photographer
Glendale Oakmont Country Club wedding reception / Pasadena & Burbank anniversary & newlywed photographer

After a little while, the groom himself came on stage to perform, which was awesome and so unique!  Among the songs Jim played, my favorite was “All the Things You Are.”

Glendale Oakmont Country Club wedding reception / Pasadena & Burbank anniversary & newlywed photographer

And the beautiful newlyweds at the end of the evening.  Allison and Jim, you look absolutely radiant.  Congratulations again to you both!

Glendale Oakmont Country Club wedding reception / Pasadena & Burbank anniversary & newlywed photographer

Peggy - Don’t know the bride and groom but the dessert trays look divine! Cute couple, too…February 14, 2011 – 12:55 pm

LA Photographer in New Orleans: Moonrise over Lake Pontchartrain

For this last post featuring our New Orleans trip, we leave you with a photo of the moonrise over Lake Pontchartrain one day after a full moon.  You can see a few stars dotting the night sky, and I love the way the moving water looks from this six-second exposure.

San Marino, Glendale, Pasadena family & child photographer in New Orleans - Lake Pontchartrain moonrise & night sky

Chi - Absolutely gorgeous. Makes me want to visit New Orleans again, though I fear the pounds I’d gain by even a short trip there.January 25, 2011 – 7:09 pm

Marci - It looks like the water is moving as the moon is shimmering on it! Amazing photo!!January 20, 2011 – 1:05 pm

LA Photographer in New Orleans: French Quarter, Preservation Hall, & Dixieland Jazz

I love spending time in the New Orleans French Quarter.  I love the distinctive architecture, the beauty of St. Louis Cathedral in Jackson Square, and, most of all, the music.  The street musicians are so much fun to listen to, and on this trip, I also got a chance to go to Preservation Hall for my first live taste of Dixieland jazz.  Preservation Hall is kind of old and musty and just plain awesome.  We stayed for two sets and loved every minute of it.

Long Beach, Burbank, Torrance child & baby photographer in French Quarter, New Orleans, listening to jazz at Preservation Hall
Long Beach, Burbank, Torrance child & baby photographer in French Quarter, New Orleans, listening to jazz at Preservation Hall
Long Beach, Burbank, Torrance child & baby photographer in French Quarter, New Orleans, listening to jazz at Preservation Hall

katie - Love the picture of Preservation Hall! I am getting married there in Oct this year. I love the feel of it, and u totally captured it in the pic!February 11, 2011 – 6:36 pm

Peggy - Awesome photo of Preservation Hall. Can’t place the two houses but I’ve seen them before. Very artistic shot. Gives them a certain mystique. The lighting on all of these is photographic perfection!January 15, 2011 – 1:48 pm

Marci - These really look great! The photos look like they could be a professional advertisement for the tourist industry for the French Quarter!! Food for thought. :>)January 12, 2011 – 4:27 pm

Evan - I’ve never seen my hometown look so good. You’ve done it again!January 12, 2011 – 11:44 am

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LA Photographer in New Orleans: Morning Call, Beignets, & Crawfish Etouffee

Evan and I spent Christmas in New Orleans together for the first time in 2010.  I’ve talked before about how much I love his hometown.  The food, the music, the history, the sights—from the French Quarter to the swamps … and did I mention the food?  This was my longest trip to New Orleans yet, so over a few posts, I’ll share some photos from our excursions.  I did a post last year on the Battle of the Beignets where I touted the merits of my favorite beignet shop, Morning Call, over the ever-famous Café du Monde.  I can’t visit New Orleans without going to Morning Call at least every other day.

Pasadena, LA, Glendale, San Marino baby & child photographer travels to New Orleans & Morning Call for beignets

Just look at all those yummy beignets.

Pasadena, LA, Glendale, San Marino baby & child photographer travels to New Orleans & Morning Call for beignets

Pasadena, LA, Glendale, San Marino baby & child photographer travels to New Orleans & Morning Call for beignets

And here they are, hot, fresh, and delicious.

Pasadena, LA, Glendale, San Marino baby & child photographer travels to New Orleans & Morning Call for beignets

And a half hour later, we had a scrumptious crawfish and shrimp etouffee down the street.  Ah, I love it.  There wasn’t a single day of our trip that we didn’t have great food.  Needless to say, we came home more than a few pounds heavier than when we left.

Pasadena, LA, Glendale, San Marino baby & child photographer travels to New Orleans for crawfish / shrimp etouffee

May - Oh, I missed this while I was in New Orleans!January 6, 2011 – 3:32 pm

Evan - It’s too bad they don’t make sandwiches that good in California. At the same time, New Orleans may have the best food, but California has got the best photographer. :-)January 6, 2011 – 3:24 pm

Marci - Ah…you are making me hungry again! As far as seafood goes, fortunately, you can find it for breakfast, lunch AND dinner here!!!
I am looking forward to seeing all of the photos you post from your special Christmas in New Orleans.January 6, 2011 – 6:51 am