In redesigning the blog, I decided that I should probably update my headshots, so I called on my friend Miranda of M. Shanti Photo. She’s done all of our family photos for the past several years, including my maternity shoot when I was pregnant with Hayden. She’s a family friend, so the kids are comfortable around her and listen to her better than they’d listen to us, and she does a pretty good job scouting out unique new locations each year. For our mini photoshoot over the summer, she recommended we use some great new murals in Downtown Long Beach as a backdrop. Organized by PowWow Long Beach, I was floored at how cool these huge works of art are.headshotsaug2016-1013 headshotsaug2016-1012 Due to the timing of the photoshoot and subsequent lighting restraints, we were limited in which ones we could use as a backdrop, but these two murals shared the same wall and were perfectly shaded in the beautiful morning light.
headshotsaug2016-1001 You can check out finished murals, a map where each one is located, as well as in-process videos of many of the murals by visiting the PowWow website. headshotsaug2016-1014-feature-image headshotsaug2016-1028 headshotsaug2016-1039 headshotsaug2016-1023 headshotsaug2016-1027 Most of the items I wore during the shoot are no longer available, but in case you’re interested, here are the details:

Black hi-low dress – Prism Boutique in Long Beach

Denim Wedges – Rebecca Minkoff

Blue & White seersucker dress – Cynthia Rowley via Shopbop

White lemon lace blouse – Anthropologie

Denim Jeans – AG
headshotsaug2016-1049 headshotsaug2016-1051Thanks for the great photos, Miranda! If you’re in the local Long Beach/Orange County area, M. Shanti Photo is currently booking mini family sessions through the holidays.