Brandes Portraits

A Family's Legacy in Art for the Home

Tag: Family portraiture

Families Grow Up…Celebrate that in your Home!

I love to create portraits that really are a living legacy to the things we hold dear.    I can imagine no greater compliment than to see my portraits decorating client’s homes, making them smile, decades after I’ve created them.

Berg Living Room-Blog

Mike and Tricia Berg have been clients for many years.  The portrait above was done at the Westlake Inn at a time when Tricia could hold Sophia in her arms.

Berg Dining Room-Blog

The Bergs moved to a wonderful new home in the hills above Thousand Oaks, and updated their portrait just right before Christmas 2013.  Don’t you just love Sophia and Francesca’s bright dresses?

Berg Family Room-Blog

Francesca and Sophia are growing up so fast!  We wanted to capture just the ladies in the family for this most recent update.

Don’t let this year slip by without capturing this beautiful season of your life.

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A Different Beach Portrait

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Not all beach portraits have to actually be ON the beach.  Some can just have a beautiful view OVER the beach!

We recently did a portrait of Chad and Erica Reisser and their family on top of Point Dume looking south toward Malibu.  What a gorgeous day at the beach…the sand cliffs could inspire a plein air painting.

Erica did such a nice job of coordinating her family’s clothes with just the right blend of variety, color and character, and it paid off in such a big way.  I especially love their youngest son, Phoenix’s seersucker jacket.  Handsome little man, huh?

If it’s time for you to update your family’s portrait, whether it’s at the beach or elsewhere, we would love to help you celebrate your family’s legacy.

Call us at:

805-367-8100 in Westlake Village or                                                                                                  949-515-5140 in Costa Mesa

Chris and Anne Moore’s Family Portrait


I love family portraiture. In every family I’ve ever worked with,
I’ve found that each person is completely unique, yet they all belong
together. It’s fun for me to help everyone feel confident, relaxed
and happy. In this portrait of Chris and Ann Moore and their four
children, I posed them a little further apart. Although their twin
daughters are just 15 years old, each of them is already beginning to
find their own unique life path. We had such a great time creating
their portraits at their beautiful home in Laguna Niguel, and I know
that the family will enjoy them for many years to come.

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