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About me

  I was born in Poland to a wonderful set of parents. Both were deaf and holocaust survivors. My father who lost his entire family didn't have a single photograph of them and in time forgot what they looked like.. Everything was gone. Interestingly enough, without a plan, I ended up documenting life for other people. 

  My passion for photography started at an early age when, growing up in Israel my dad's photographer friend showed me the magic of the dark room. The ability to document moments that will forever be gone intrigued me. After moving to Los Angeles in the seventies I studied photojournalism in college. The journey since has been long and fascinating from processing and printing 21/4 black and white film to the latest in digital photography. It is especially rewarding to capture photos that tell a story and express feelings.

 

 I established my business in Topanga, California in 1990. My portfolio includes wedding photography, documentary and editorial photography, head shots, family portraits, school photography, celebrities, theatre productions, nature and travel photography. My work has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Malibu Times, People, Billboard, and US Weekly and can be viewed at the Malibu West Beach Club, Calamigos Ranch in Calabasas; Pepperdine University in Malibu; Woodland Hills Country Club in Woodland Hills; Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga; The Ahmanson House in Agoura Hills; and at the LA River & Garden in Los Angeles to name a few locations.

Testimonials

"We had Miriam take our photos for our engagement and for our wedding. She is truly very gifted in this field, and it shows in her pictures. She is very friendly and wants to be sure she gets all of the pictures you want at your wedding. She has you make a list of the pictures and her assistants help to make this possible. She put together a slide show to music and it literally made me cry when I watched it after our wedding. EVERYONE loved her and the pictures she took. I had one guest tell me that she wished she knew about her when her son got married because she was so good. She was moving around the wedding guests capturing everything without needing direction. Pictures last forever and that's all you have after your wedding to remember and share the day. I think the photographer is the most important vendor at the wedding and I highly recommend Miriam."


- Becky B.

Thank you so very much for your brilliance! Every year I am "blown away" by how you manage and coax our cast and crew into an exquisite image. You are a true professional and it is a joy to watch you work to create a photo that will bring lasting joy and fond memories. Than you dear!.

All my love and gratitude.

-Sherry_

Topanga Nutcracker, 2014

"I have had the pleasure of working with Miriam for my wedding photos and maternity photos. She has a unique eye that brings out the authenticity of the moment. I don't know how she does it! Maybe it's her years of experience behind the camera. I felt so comfortable being photographed by her almost completely nude for my maternity photos. She puts you at ease and gives just enough instruction to get the shot just right. Some photographers end up having so many photos to search though with many duplicates, but not Miriam; she sees the shot and captures it just perfectly in that moment. I highly recommend her for your next event."


- Lorin H.

"Thank you so much for your professionalism, enthusiasm, and energy you showed at our event!"

Erik and Laura Devine

"Thank you for the most beautiful photos of our weddin in August. We will treasure our memories and the images you captured forever. Thank You"

Kim and Paul

July 17, 1998

Carlos and I want to thank you for capturing the wedding as it was...you really went above and beyond to ensure the most professional quality of all your pictures. From pre-wedding to ceremony, garden shots to reception, the after receptionat the country club to beach photos...to sunset. I know it was an exhausting day, but the pictures in the beginning were just as perfect as at the end of the day and we'll always treasure them. Thank you for being such a significant part of our wedding!

Love,

-Susie and Carlos-

Dear Miriam,

Thanks again for all your hard work to make our wedding day really wonderful. We are so pleased with our photos and are getting so many positive comments on the slideshow already. 

-Patricia and Steven-

10-18-08

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