AMLI Lex on Orange artwork by myan soffia

Installation has begun! Lex on Orange luxury apartments in Glendale has a bunch of my prints framed in the hallways of the building. I love how they framed them. And I am so impressed with the designers and the building itself. They thought about every detail! From the Nest heating and cooling to the Starbucks machine coffee area!

These apartments are really beautiful! My husband and I were ready to move in ourselves! The outdoor cabana area was like a resort, complete with TV's in the cabanas! I would never get any work done if I lived there though! I would be outside relaxing with my baby boy all day! :)















New work: Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego, a sky ride, a lake and a valley... by myan soffia

Like everyone else, life has been crazy busy. Trying to balance motherhood and work has been a challenge that I happily embrace. I absolutely LOVE my baby and I absolutely LOVE photography. We had a few mini trips this year and when I get back from a road trip I am like a kid at Christmas, oh so eager to check out my shots and begin editing.
But then my son brings me back to reality, reminds me he is my new boss and I am lucky if I even remember where I put my camera much less get to upload my new images! He wins every time! Who can resist such a handsome sweet man that wants your complete devotion, every day, all day long? :)

I still have tons of shots from our Big Sur trip in October that are not finished. And now added to my growing list are shots from recent trips to Big Bear, Ojai, San Diego and San Francisco. They are teasing me every time I power up my hard drive! However during baby naps these are the ones that jumped out at me the most. So... here are my first rounds and hopefully I will have more completed soon. I have accepted that I probably won't be able to finish the rest until he begins elementary school! :)



"via DTLA"

"Walk"

"To see the stars"

"Weekend"

"Observe"

"Stargazers"




"A Memory San Francisco"

"Where Fairytales Begin"

"Sweet light"

"How do we follow"

"Harps & Fireflies"

"Abstract Twin Peaks"

"Bustling"

"North Beach"


"Gaslamp Quarter No.2"

"Gaslamp Quarter No. 1"

"Red twinkle lights"

"el Cortez"

"Little Italy"

"Beach Day"

"Palm tree & Ocean"

"A Gathering"

"Watch"

"Stand There"

"Balance"

"Curl"


"Peppermint Beach Twists"

"Carnival Candy"

"Strings"


"Big Bear Lake"

"The Ojai Valley"

"Sanctuary"

7 For All Mankind Jeans, Splendid, Ella Moss by myan soffia

So excited my image "Summer Nights" was used by 7 For All Mankind jeans | Splendid | Ella Moss for one of their conferences. Their invites, tote bags, banner and candles had my favorite twinkly shot of Los Angeles on them.  
It was such an honor to have them ask to use my image.  And I simply love their clothes! In fact I just went to their sample sale in downtown this past Friday and scored some awesome outfits for my little guy! He is going to be one stylish 5 month old! ;)


Many thanks to Erme for these!! :)



 Many thanks to Micah J Photography for allowing me to use these beautiful images from the event. 























Published! Crafty Mag UK by myan soffia

This past summer, Crafty Magazine UK asked me to write & photograph a DIY article on bokeh photography. They specifically wanted a step by step on making a hood to place over your lens and examples using it. Plus a written article on why bokeh photography is so kick-ass and popular. :) 




The goal was to turn twinkly lights into cute hearts and stars. I created my own lens hood and tested it out on everything! I used it to shoot sparkly lights around my house, I turned my newborn baby boy into an angel and surrounded him with blissful hearts, and I went to my favorite part of Los Angeles to found what bling I could to transform into shapes.






I was so honored to be asked especially since this magazine is simply GORGEOUS!! The article was published in Issue #7 which came out this month. I just got my copy in the mail today and I am so impressed with this beautifully designed magazine. And they have the coolest projects, I would love to try several of them out! It's not too late to get your copy, there is even a Holiday supplement with the sweetest Christmas projects. 
This was such a fun article to shoot and write! Thanks a bunch Crafty Mag! :) 
xx, Myan


Big Sur by myan soffia

We took a quick trip up the coast to Big Sur this past weekend. What a gorgeous place! We rented the coziest cabin with the cutest fireplace. Even though it took double the travel time because our 4 month old was not down with being in the car seat for more than 2 hours at a time, I am already planning our next family vacation there! Big Sur is the kind of place you never want to leave.
I am so excited to finally get a chance to edit some shots. Here a few from my first round. :)


"Autumn in Big Sur"

"La Mer" in blue-green

"La Mer" in crystal

"Slow Divers"

"Stay"

"SR 1"

Apartment Life by myan soffia

I am so incredibly excited about this project. I was approached over the summer about having my work adorn the walls of a brand new apartment complex, Lex on Orange in Glendale. Um yes! I would love for my work to be a part of this gorgeous community!
60+ 20"x 20" signed prints packaged and sent out yesterday!
This opportunity has been a real treat! I can't wait to see my prints hanging once the complex is totally complete. From what I have seen online I think they are doing an amazing job! And it looks like it will be such a cool place to live!