As we begin 2019, I’m thankful for all of our clients from 2018, and considering the recent tragic fires in the Conejo Valley, I’m especially thankful for their well-being too.

Right after the fires in the Westlake Village area, I got calls from two clients whose homes had completely burned. These were both gorgeous homes in the North Ranch area. Neither of our clients or their families were harmed, but they literally got out with just the clothes on their back. They were calling to make sure that we could replace the portraits we had done for them, and I’m so glad I was able to tell them that we could.

The portrait of the Morrow kids below was just delivered in September 2018:

The second home (and portrait) that burned was a favorite of mine from back in 2002. We used this portrait of the Keipert sisters as a studio sample for quite awhile, and you might remember it from a past brochure.

As you know, my desire is to create portraits that capture the legacy of a family, and I’m so glad we are able to reassure our past clients that their portraits can come back to life, even if the home they hung in is gone.

If you have been thinking about updating your portraits, we are once again offering our annual New Year gift certificate special.

For a very brief time, from now through Saturday, January 12, 2019, we are offering a 50% reduction in pricing on our gift certificates.  The certificates come in 4 amounts: $250, $500, $750 and $1000.  The fine print is this: these certificates are for new camera studies, are limited to $2000 (an investment of $1000), and may not be combined with any other offer of the studio.

If you are interested in having us create another heirloom portrait for you, we would be honored to do that. Please give us a call at:



God bless you and yours in 2019. I truly hope that you and your family have a wonderful, safe and healthy year.