October 15, 2010 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: Previews
October (10) 10th, 2010.....with one of my "Perfect 10" families! :)
Mama booked this shoot last November....and we knew we just HAD to shoot on 10/10/10! Last year when I photographed them, baby Harlow was still in mama's belly. Well miss Harlow is 8 months old now and such a sweetheart. She is a little doll! Big brother Gavin is still one of the most behaved kiddos on the block. He is SO sweet, listens well....and of course is super handsome. Big sister Mila is just gorgeous! She's also a crack up though....and a bit of a diva I might say ;) All three of these kiddos are just SO darn cute...heck, the whole family is!...hence the "10". I often have people ask me what they should wear to their shoots. This family is a perfect example of what TO wear. Fun bright colors, super cute styles, you name it. Alright, almost time to get ready to help out in PJ's class today. I have a super busy weekend ahead of me (commercial shoot, b-day party shoot and 4 mini sessions), so come back in a few days since next week will be another busy blog week! Have a wonderful weekend everyone!! :)
October 14, 2010 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: Previews
Miss Kiana was all smiles and giggles during the shoot. The hard part? She has some new teeth coming in, so her hands were in her mouth A LOT during the shoot (hehe). It's ok though, because daddy and mommy were there to be the official "hand puller outters".....and even the shots with her hand(s) in her mouth are adorable. It captures just who she is right now ;) Oh and mama brought some balloons since Kiana is turning 1 this month! Prepare for cuteness......
.......and since this mama has been dying to see pics all week (since they were the last of the mini sessions), i'll sneak in 2 extras for her ;) .........
October 13, 2010 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: Previews
Faith and Mason were more kiddos that I hadn't seen in over a year. Just like Sam and Avery, these two cuties had grown so much! Mason is 2 now, and like all 2 year olds, he was all over the place. He loved walking right up to me, chatting away (in "Mason talk" hehe), smiling mischievously and then running off giggling. And Faith....ohhhh Faith, where do I even begin? This little girl is just gorgeous and completely natural in front of the camera. I could seriously photograph her all day..........
October 12, 2010 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: Previews
This was my 3rd time photographing Sam, and my second time photographing Avery. Sam is still the handsome, silly, super smart and funny little boy I first met. Seeing Avery was a big shock though! When I photographed her last time....it was for her newborn photos! We all know how quickly babies grow in that first year, so to see her go from newborn to adorable little girl was so surprising and awesome. Check out the cuteness......
October 11, 2010 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: Previews
This past weekend I had my first set of mini (30 min) sessions for this year, as well as 1 full/regular session. I figured that since I have 5 families to post sneak peeks for, I would post 1 sneak peek per day (so that there is something to come back and see every day this week) :) Also, like I mentioned before, since most clients use their full family photos for holiday cards, I won't be posting any photos that would most likely be used for their cards (which are mainly the full family group shots). Oh and since they are mini sessions, I won't be posting as many sneak peeks as I usually do (except for the full session).....and that's super hard for me since even with 30 min, I still got so many cute shots with each family :)
The first family had one person missing. Daddy was gone on tour with his band, Switchfoot, so it was just his beautiful girls this time around (don't worry Drew, we'll get you in there the next time!). This was a last minute fill in, and we figured that even if daddy wasn't there this time, he would still love some photos of his girls for when he's on tour. How gorgeous are they??......
Oh and I need to give a HUGE THANKS to my friend Carey of Bellagracelynn Photography, who so kindly let me borrow her awesome green sofa for these sessions. I also need to give a HUGE THANK YOU to the awesome *H* and *S* families for allowing me to once again shoot in front of their homes :)