…and Ardyn makes 5

I thought for sure that this sweet little girl would arrive early, being the 3rd and all. But nope, she was quite comfy in there and decided to be a few days late instead. Big sister Mackenna (5) was such a little model the whole time I was there. She hammed it up for me and loved having her picture taking! Middle kiddo Curran (almost 3) tried to play hard to get, but did great as well. Adryn (8 days old) didn’t sleep a wink (maybe the last few minutes of the shoot), but she was sweet as can be and such a doll.

Visiting from Chicago

What a busy summer it has been! I’ve seen repeat clients, met new clients, and have even had the pleasure of being hired by other photographers from New York, San Francisco, North Carolina, and this time Chicago! Francine, Rob and their girls came out to San Diego to vacation a bit before they send off their oldest daughter to college in Atlanta, GA in the fall, and also to celebrate their 20 YEAR wedding anniversary (this year)! Their beautiful girls Lilly, Alexa and Bella were perfect and so sweet. We laughed a lot and I was honored that they chose me to be the photographer to capture their family together for the first time in over 6 years!

California sunshine, 3 beautiful girls and a ’67 horse

When this beautiful mother booked me back in March, I already knew I was in for a treat when she sent over a photo and I saw all of their super cute faces, but when she sent over photos of their classic Mustang, I was even more excited. I love, love, LOVE classic cars, so any time I get a chance to have one in a shoot, I freak out a bit inside (ok, ok, on the outside too) ;) Casey, Addison (7) and Ashlynn (6) rocked this shoot like nobody’s business!

Summer lovin’ with Sydney (8.5 months)

Adorable miss Sydney is an early sleeper, so we needed to shoot a lot earlier in the afternoon than I usually do to make sure we had a happy girl before she was ready to go to bed for the evening. With a few more teeth coming in, she did surprisingly well and showed off her cute smile and hand clapping for me. Their pup Coco joined in on the pics as well (I always love that). Here are just a few from our fun session at their home :)

A session in Orange County with Sophie (4)

The last time I saw Sophie, she had just turned 2. Sophie is 4 now and is gorgeous as ever! She was a teeny bit shy/nervous at first, but in no time she was giggling, posing and doing great. I had a wonderful time with this family. Mom is super sweet, and dad is hilarious, so shoots like this one are always fun and easy going (and their outfits were perfect!). We also took a few birthday photos in celebration of Sophie’s 4th birthday. You don’t only have to do a “1 year smash cake” photos….cake (or cupcakes, etc) can be fun at any age….and every age is worth celebrating! Sophie loved it….especially licking the icing off of her finger :) Oh and this awesome family had also just returned from a trip to France and brought me some goodies! So sweet! Thanks again!!