Lilah (4) and Chloe (1) / by Julie Cruz

SIX. That's the number of shoots i've done for this family in just under 4 years. This beautiful family is the type of clients photographers hope and dream for. Those who are super sweet, have adorable kids, have a beautiful home, and most importantly.....come back to you every year. I have been blessed to watch their family expand, and to watch Lilah, and now Chloe, grow up :) I'm pretty sure the valet guys and concierge at their place even know me by now ;) haha. We started the shoot at their home (like we always do, and I love), and when I walked in, Chloe walked up to me....which was an adorable shock, since the last time I had seen her was for her newborn photos! She immediately flashed her toothy pumpkin grin at me and then toddled off on the go. She had woken up a little under the weather that morning (with a runny nose), but luckily was in pretty great spirits throughout the shoot. Lilah, oh my dear Lilah....she's always my best bud. Her favorite part of the shoot (like last time) was jumping on her bed. She's always so good for me :) We celebrated with Chloe's 1 year birthday cake before ending the shoot with some dinner at a local diner/restaurant (thanks again for dinner!) that has gorgeous decor and delicious food. Such an awesome time with one of my favorite families (as always!).