This sweet crew has graciously hired me the past few years to capture them with their extended family members and it has been so fun!! When they emailed me about this session they explained that this extended family was the family that they chose and how special these people were to them -love that. Thanks for the fun times, guys, always such a pleasure! xo
I love the Mountains, we have done a lot of life together and they are special people to me. As usual we never have enough time together on my quick trips to Cali but I was so glad we were able to squeeze in some time for photos and yummy dinner afterwards. Love you guys, so thankful we can always pick up right where we left off. xo
Sweet Chrissy was my roommate my freshman year at college, we've been close friends ever since. I was so excited to meet the newest addition to her family when I was in California recently. Baby Cora officially made their family complete, and as you can see, a perfect addition she is! What a beauty! Love you guys, wish we had more time together...a trip to Texas?!! xo
I met Jamie back in high school when we spent our summers working at camp together. I hadn't seen her in years so it was so fun to stop by her neck of the woods in California and meet her sweet family that will soon add a baby boy to the mix! Sweet Colbie couldn't be any cuter, and Long Beach was the perfect backdrop for a lovely afternoon. Thanks guys! xo
Jamie is a dear friend from college who just had her second boy! This was not the first time I've photographed this fam but it was the first time sweet Cole was in the mix! It was a beautiful day in Pacific Palisades at their lovely home (which incidentally is situated right by Rhianna!), here are my favorites from our time together. Thanks guys, always a joy seeing you! xo
Recently I went to southern California to visit my friends, meet some new babies, and take lots of pictures. This trip was soooo good for my soul. I called southern California home for 12 years and every time I land, its like that -coming home. This family has been dear to me for a long time and I was THRILLED that they welcomed a baby girl to their family! Sweet Eily captured my heart from the moment I saw her, her brother is pretty darn cute too. I feel the need to point out that Emily and Manish are both architects with AMAZING style, enjoy the eye candy that is their charming bungalow. Love you friends, thanks for trusting me to capture your sweet family. xoxo
Daniel and Becky are two of my favorite people in the whole world, and when Drew was born, the world just got that much more awesome. I love you guys, and I loved photographing your new family of 3. xo (Pardon the picture overload, I couldn't help myself, he's just too yummy!)
Chrissy is one of my besties, she recently had her first baby and I finally got to meet him! Here is a peek at our meeting, as you can see, he's yummy. Love you guys, thank you for letting me be the one to first capture your family of three. xo
It was so fun playing with sweet Ava while in California last week, isn't she just a doll?!! Thanks for the lovely afternoon Gina and Ava. xo
*This last photo wasn't part of our session but I had to share it!
You know how you have some friends that you can't even imagine doing life without? These are some of mine.
Morenos, there are no adequate words, just lots and lots and lots of love. xo
Hi Everyone! I just wanted to touch base to say that I will be out of the office from June 30th-August 15th. I will be checking email but if I'm slow to respond, that's why! If you would like to book a session with me and you live in Waco, TX (or surrounding areas) please know that I am scheduling sessions for August 15th and later. If you live in Seattle, WA or Portland, OR and would like to book a session, please check my travel dates on my website and shoot me an email. Thanks everyone! xo
Sneak Peek from a California session, more to come!
While I was in California it was such a treat for me to not only see my dear friends Josh and Katie, but to be able to meet and photograph their miracle baby, Hudson. When I showed up to their house and Katie was all dressed up and she said "we wanted to do old- school style portraits where everyone is all dressed up" -FUN! I love how their images turned out and am excited to share some of my favorites. Great seeing you sweet friends, and am so thankful you are now a family of 3. xo
Another beautiful California family. I love this shoot because it just says "Pasadena" to me. Happy sigh..I heart Pasadena. Thanks Mills family! xo
I love shooting in Pasadena, well, who am I kidding -I pretty much love everything about/having to do with/in/around, etc Pasadena. BUT, this family is special to me, they are my friends, I get to do life with them, share in the good times and the bad, of which we've had a few in the years we've known each other. I was honored to be chosen to photograph their family this year, and I hope my images give a peek into how special this family really is. Miss you guys and loved seeing you for the brief time we had. xo
This post rounds out my California sessions, sad they have to come to an end! I guess I'll just have to head back down there again soon? Oh darn! :) This family is beautiful, it was so fun to watch the sisters kiss and love their new baby brother, they adore him and its so sweet. Thank you for welcoming me into your home, it was great to see you guys and meet your newest addition. xo
Have I mentioned how much I love shooting in California? Its so good to be out in the sunshine, especially when I get to photograph friends! I hadn't seen Michelle and Rex in way too long and hadn't even met their newest addition to the family yet! It was a lovely evening and nice to be in the company of friends. Great seeing you guys, thanks for all the time, thought, and attention to detail that went into making this shoot happen. xo
While I was in California I had the opportunity to spend some time with Adam's cousin Gina and her new baby, well, and Neil too! I was so excited to snap Ava's baby pictures and capture such a special time with the 3 of them. There is something about bringing home your first baby and those first few months of newness. Love it. Welcome to the world, sweet Ava. xo
Before I start in about how great this family is I must say, I've been having a heck- of- a- time trying to figure out the right dimensions/pixels/resolution, etc. for my new blog. I feel like the photos aren't crisp and the color isn't exactly right. Sigh. With that said, bear with me as I continue to figure out the kinks! (and for my clients who are seeing their photos for the first time on my blog, please know they look better on your disc, promise!). Okay, enough disclaimer, onto this darling family of 3! I've known Rachel for 13 years and believe me when I say, she is just as sweet as she is beautiful if you can believe that! I was thrilled when she married Danny, they are perfect for each other and little Brahm is one very loved little boy who makes this family all the sweeter. I adore you guys, thank you for the many laughs and for living at the beach and giving me an excuse to come shoot there. :) xo
Last fall I photographed my friend Jamie and her sweet baby Colin as a gift for her husband, Scott. It was so fun to have Scott join in the fun this time around and hang out in Huntington Beach for the afternoon. Jamie and Scott have been beyond encouraging to me and I'm so thankful I had the opportunity to capture their sweet family of 3. Here is a glimpse of our time, lots of it spent in the shade of a palm tree at the beach, doesn't get much better than that. Lots of love to you three, can't wait for next time! xo