Malibu beach house shoot

The beach is one of my favorite places to do shoots. This shoot was done at a home in Malibu while the family was on vacation and it was the perfect location. We had the beach style home to use as well as the actual beach which provided lots of great locations. We had perfect weather, happy kids and a wonderful location making this one of my favorite family shoots to date. I had such a hard narrowing down my selects but here they are!

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I have watched these girls grow up in front of my camera over the years which is such a cool part of my job. Riley, the oldest was in baby group with my daughter and I have known and photographed her since she was just a few months old. Now she has a little sister and partner in crime, Moira. These two were absolutely adorable together. We did their shoot at their home and I love the pictures we took. Here are some highlights from our shoot:

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I love doing maternity shoots. There is so much excitement and wonder, love and warmth to be captured. When I was asked to photograph a fellow photographer, I was flattered and nervous all at the same time. I wanted to do a great job for my friend and colleague. We did the shoot in her Malibu home and I love the photos we captured. Here are some photos we took:

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Colton and Audrey were the stars of this shoot that we did at La Brea Tar Pits and LACMA. Full of energy, they were running, laughing, playing and keeping me on my toes to capture these wonderful moments. It was a really great shoot of a beautiful and loving family.

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Paige Lauren fashion kids clothing

Last year I was approached to photograph Paige Lauren Baby clothing, a unique baby clothing line that is based in Los Angeles. It was such an honor to be selected and the images are some of my favorite to date. If you have not heard of this company, you MUST check it out. The clothes are so soft and the color palate is amazing. Here are some photos from the Desert Collection.


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Finally back to blogging!

I used to be so good about blogging but since going back to work almost 9 months ago I have not been able to carve out the time to post. So I will try to catch up on all the shoots I have done. The first post was my first shoot when I went back to work last summer. Everything about the shoot was wonderful from the family to their stunning home, the lighting and of course the photos turned out just as I had hoped. Here are some photos that I absolutely adore!

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Back to work!

After having taken a year off from working, I am thrilled to announce that I am coming back to work! For now it will only be part-time, two weekdays per week. I realize that weekdays are hard to do for families with work, school, extracurricular activities, etc. but for those who can make it work, I am here and ready to work. I have cherished this past year being a full-time mom to my two children. But I have also missed being behind the camera and I am excited to pick up where I left off. Thank you for your continued support!



Final Entry

After careful and great consideration, I have decided to take some time off from shooting to be a full-time mom to my two young kids. I absolutely love taking pictures and this decision did not come easily but there is nothing like being a mom and I want to live without regret and be there for my kids as much as possible before this time passes me by. Being a successful business owner requires a great amount of work behind the scenes and as my work and company grew and expanded, my time with my family was being cut short. Once the kids are a bit older and are in school full-time I will likely resume my work with a fresh start. In the meantime, I thank you for your understanding and I will miss watching my clients grow from year to year. Take care and best wishes. I truly appreciate your loyalty to my photography and to my blog. ~Sincerely, Larissa Block


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wishing you all a happy Valentine’s Day! xoxo~







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My Nursing Coach

During these last few months I have learned so much about myself and I have grown in so many ways since becoming a mom of two. Although it has been challenging beyond words, it has also been so rewarding. I have learned to appreciate the little things in parenthood such as getting two kids down for bed on time or surviving a trip to the grocery store. One aspect of parenthood I have been challenged with during both newborns was breastfeeding. I have a VERY low milk supply and needed help learning how to work with what I have. When my sister introduced me to Linda at My Nursing Coach she was an absolute life saver. My Nursing Coach is a mobile lactation consulting service that comes to you. She is knowledgeable, encouraging, and so thorough in her assistance. She made my nursing experience so much more enjoyable than my first time around. Her mobile service vehicle is fully loaded with the best products and anything you could need. And best of all, you never have to leave your house (a MUST with a newborn baby!) If you are in need of a lactation consultant or are expecting and are not sure how your experience will be, I highly recommend keeping this info on file because you never know when you will need it. Thank you, Linda, for all your support and encouragement during my nursing struggles.

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