I’ve spent so much time in Southern California this year, I think I qualify as bi-coastal. Now if I could just figure out a way to afford my dream house in Malibu, that would be impressive. I wasn’t really planning another trip out there, but there are a couple of friends’ adorable baby girls I’m just dying to meet so I figured, why not have some photo shoots and mix business with pleasure? Technically my business is my pleasure, so really this trip is really just plain fun.

Do you want to get in on the good times? Now is your opportunity, I will be booking some additional sessions while I’m there! I am available for sessions in SoCal from November 2 – November 7. If you’re interested in securing a time, hit the “email me” button below and send me a message to let me know. I’ll get back to you to arrange all the details. Locations are still TBD. I can come to you or we can pick a fabulous location together. Beach, backyard, In n’ Out? The choice is yours. My fingers are crossed that someone chooses In n’ Out though. I’m kinda craving a grilled cheese.

You will receive your edited digital files by November 19 so you’ll have plenty of time to use them for your holiday cards if you wish.

Instagram pic taken in Cali this June (follow me @summerlalande). It almost seems sinful for anywhere in Cali to prohibit skateboarding, doesn’t it? Well, I do prohibit myself from skating these days, but that’s because I’m getting old and rather prone to clumsiness.  I’ll just stick to taking pictures.

Hope to see you soon!



I am so excited to welcome you to my new site!

To me, the launch of this site is the official launch of my business and proof that dreams do come true. When I left my corporate job in January, I was so scared to take the leap to work for myself. How would I pay the bills? How would I buy new shoes? So many questions and so few answers! Lucky for me I have an incredible support group of family and friends that believe in my talent and encouraged me daily to pursue my passion. And with the love, hard work, and support of my incredible husband the bills are still getting paid. As for the shoes, I’ve bought a pair here and there (on sale of course!).

I’ve spent much of the last few months thinking, dreaming, creating and taking lots of pictures. Through this I have met some incredible people. That’s one of the things I love about portrait photography, it’s a happy art. It makes people feel good to see great pictures of themselves that they feel reflect their personality. I so look forward to meeting more people and growing as an artist. I know my journey is just beginning and I can’t wait to see where it takes me.

Thank you for visting my site. I hope you come back often. I am thrilled to start sharing my adventures in life and photography with you.



*picture of moi, by moi. thanks to a self-timer, my iPhone, and instagram(@summerlalande)

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