Posted on December 10, 2013
This was my very last client shoot of 2013….and I couldn’t have asked for a sweeter family. When I arrived, Leo was still asleep, so Zoey gladly showed me around a bit. Zoey is almost 6, missing her two front teeth (and a couple of others)…which is one of my favorite stages!!, and is just an adorable and sweet little girl. Cutie pie Leo woke up in a good mood and did amazingly well (for a little guy who wasn’t feeling too well). He carried his beloved lion, “Da-E” (not sure if I spelled that right) around the entire shoot…and I loved it.
….. “Peace” out 2013 ;) haha….
Posted on December 6, 2013
I know i’m going to hear it again. “Seriously, do all your clients live in model homes?…and are they all models?”. Haha. I honestly am extremely lucky when it comes to having such awesome clients. This was my first shoot with this family, and like many other clients of mine, they not only were adorable, but they had an amazing home as well. Their custom built home was their first baby, and then came Brooklyn, their gorgeous little girl. Brooklyn will be 2 on New Years Eve and and is such a little doll! We originally had planned to start the shoot at home and then head down to the beach (which is just a block or so from their home), but it ended up being a completely gloomy, very cold and overcast day (zero sun… so yes, the ISO was cranked for lighting indoors), so they decided we would just stick to home. We had fun at home playing with Brooklyn and just letting her be her. After all….there’s really no telling little ones that age what to do… you just go with the flow and let them take the lead :)
Posted on December 6, 2013
I met this super sweet family back in early October for a maternity/family shoot. This time, I met their newest addition, their adorable baby girl, Anya. Big brother’s Asher and Elliot were amazing (just like last time) for this shoot. They are seriously some of the sweetest, most polite, and well mannered kids ever! ….and *4* year old TWINS at that! We started the shoot at home, and then ended at the same spot we took their maternity photos (which is just a few minutes from their home). It was a nice, warm day (luckily), but still not “hot” enough to have Anya without clothes on or anything, but luckily we got some beautiful sunshine as well.
Posted on December 2, 2013
Maeve’s mom contacted me back in May for this shoot. With so many holiday family shoots being done, it was a nice little change to be doing a 1 year birthday shoot. We got gorgeous and warm weather, and pretty little Maeve LOVED her birthday cake. She also decided to show off during the shoot and stand ON TOP of the crate I had brought. It gave her daddy and I a heart attack….but I got the shot (and she didn’t fall), so it was great :) Prior to the shoot, Maeve’s mama had mentioned it would just be Maeve the photos. Luckily (through emails before the shoot…having NO idea what they look like (since it doesn’t matter, I believe everyone should be in photos!), I was able to convince her (and her husband) to be in some of the photos, for Maeve’s sake. When I saw them, I couldn’t believe that they were going to skip out on being in photos. I mean, really?? Here are just a few favorites from our fun little session….
Posted on November 14, 2013
Yes, you know them. The family that shot in their front yard on a bed, surrounded by ponies, goats, a pig, dogs, etc. The family that dressed up in the retro (polka dot/red) outfits and shot with their rad orange/cream truck. The family that shot in their front yard with the rad tire swing. The family that shot with the horse. The family that I shot the “car wash” shots with (just the girls). The family that jumped in the pool with all of their clothes on at the end of one of their sessions! This wonderful family is always up for my crazy ideas and never blinks an eye at anything I suggest….and on top of that…they are gorgeous, so they are such a perfect “model family” for me. Now if you’re newer to my blog, they might look familiar to you for other reasons. If you’ve ever been to THE best breakfast spot in San Diego (yep, they won AGAIN for 2013!!), Mama Kat’s Restaurant & Pie Shop, well then that’s why ;) So on top of being an amazing couple, they make some kick ass food and pies! I loved this location I shot at a few weeks ago, and wanted to go back, with a vintage car/truck, and since this family has a few, I knew they’d be up for it. Again, not posting any “everyone looking/smiling” shots (my faves are always the lifestyle/fun shots, so I usually rarely blog any of those types of shots anyway) so that I don’t ruin holiday cards, but here are some of my faves from the shoot. Oh and yes, I know i’m a “family photographer”, but Mike and Kristen are always so awesome and natural to shoot together that it *almost* makes me think about shooting engagement/couple shoots…. but then I remind myself that not every couple has this chemistry (especially with a camera around) AND good looks ;) Oh and yes, I don’t even TELL them to kiss this much, they just DO! To good not to shoot…
The sun disappeared behind the mountain quickly after that (didn’t mention it above, but we had originally planned to bring the truck to the shoot, but had some technical difficulties, so luckily we had “The Chief” (Pontiac) (which honestly ended up being probably even more awesome!), but had to stop and get gas, so it set us behind schedule a little bit, so we pretty much rushed through this session like nobody’s business haha), but we used up every last drop….
…and of course Mike and I had to mess with Kristen ;) hahahaaaa….
On the ride home (in pretty much dark), I snapped this one of Mike driving “The Chief”…