About Launa

My Story

Hi, I’m Launa, a mother, wife, animal lover, and adventurer. Welcome to my little corner of the world in Glendale, CA. I was born and raised in Southern Cal in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

I fell in love with photography when I was eighteen on my first trip to Italy. I started shooting my travels and discovered I was in love with cities I’d never been to and people I’d never met. I was always photo-journaling my family and friends, our gatherings, celebrations, ordinary and extraordinary events.

My personal love and value of capturing memories through my lens led to becoming a professional photographer, specializing in Family Portraiture, Children, High School Seniors, Special Events and Pets and their People. During my travels I especially love street scenes and lifestyle photography. I also love cultural events, wildlife and historical architecture.

I worked as a model, actor, and spokesperson for over 20 years and found that experience helped me connect with my clients in many ways, especially knowing what it feels like to be on both sides of the camera.

When I’m not working you’ll probably find me on one of our local hiking trails with my pup-Angel. I love the outdoors. It helps me clear my mind, get grounded, feel creative, and reminds me of how fortunate I am to be doing what I love every day for a living.

“Natural Light Lifestyle Portraits”

I love the outdoors and I love light, so that’s where I shoot. My style is photojournalistic. I want my photos to reflect candid, real, playful, and fun moments.

I want them to tell a story. My most favorite shots are the moments before or after a pose, when you’re in thought, playing and interacting with each other. Of course I do pose and direct my clients too to get that good clean shot.

I love to keep it simple and real, but I also love a stylized shoot. If you’re into timepieces or a particular era or style, we can use our imagination, and Pinterest of course, to build a storyboard of ideas, props, and wardrobe for a magical shoot!

Before a session I always meet with my clients to brainstorm ideas, go over wardrobe, and to just get to know each other.

About Your Photo Session

Congratulations! You made the decision to invest in your memories!
What happens next?

Your pre-session consultation

30 minute discovery
– 30 minute pre-session consultation, either by phone or at my home/office. This is an opportunity for us to meet each other, talk about the style of your shoot, what you should wear, would you like it casual or stylized, earthy or whimsical? We will brainstorm ideas, I’ll answer any questions you may have, we’ll set a date, and collect payment for your session retainer. Your session retainer is collected at time of booking and holds your date. Due to limited bookings available Session Retainers are non-refundable. In the event of an emergency or a rain-out your retainer may be applied towards a new date.

Your photo session

90 minute shoot
– 90 minutes on location. I will have scouted out the best location for the look and feel of your shoot . Locations are based on a 20 mile radius from 91208 zip code. Should you have something particular in mind, like the beach or desert or a destination shoot, we can do it, additional travel fees will apply.

Your Viewing and Ordering Appointment

2 weeks after shoot
– approximately 2 weeks after your session we will get together either at my home/office or in your home to view your proofs and order your custom designed products and prints. All viewing of proofs and orders are done in person only, we do not post online galleries for proofing. Your viewing session will take 60 to 90 minutes. This includes a custom slideshow and a selection of product samples. This time is set aside for you and whomever else that will be selecting from your portrait collection.

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availability, custom packages, or pricing