I’m over here at home just counting down the days until Baby P makes her (or his) debut! Taryn and TJ are waiting to find out if baby is a boy or girl and I am so so excited to meet baby! Taryn you are positively radiant! I can’t wait to see you holding your sweet bebe. <3
Category Archives: Family Portraits
Merry Christmas!!! I hope you all are having a great holiday with your loved ones! I am so excited to announce this year’s photo contest winners. For the first time we have a tie for second place, so we have 4 winners this year!
First place goes to the adorable Sofia Q! With her first birthday just a few months away, I am so excited to get the opportunity to photograph her again! YAY!
Third place goes to this beautiful family! With Baby #2 due this summer, this is so exciting!!!
This is by far one of my favorite sessions of 2015! Few things are better than a sun-filled family photo session with an amazing homemade teepee, adorable stuffed monkey, loving parents and grandparents and an Anthropolgie bench. So much perfection! I always love meeting my clients at Prospect Park here in Redlands, there are so many great spots and the light on this day just about did me in. What a way to close out the 2015 portrait season!
Ollie and his family were such a joy to capture. This little boy totally loves his mommy and daddy, and all the new amazing abilities he is learning. This age is the best! I love seeing grandparents who are strong and loving role models to be a part of a young child’s life. Also, I cannot get enough of this handmade teepee that a friend gave them. New inspiration for Karis and Lukas’s reading nook?
I cannot believe that this amazing year is coming to a close. I can honestly say that 2015 has been the best year of our lives and all of you have been a big factor in that. I am blessed to not only know but also work with so many fabulous people who bring joy into my work. From couples starting a new life together, anniversaries to celebrate their continuing stories to families preserving the fleeting moments of their growing children. All of these important moments are why I am so lucky to call this my job. Thank you so much!
My way of thanking you all is to give back for the upcoming year. I also LOVE getting to make sure I get to see some of you again. I picked my favortie 20 photos from the year and now its up to you to vote on them. You can vote by hovering over your favorite image and sharing it on Pinterest. I will tally how many pins each one has and combine it with the rest of the votes. You can also comment on this blog post and write which number photo is your favorite. I am also posting these on my Facebook page, so you can vote there with a “like”.
You have until Thursday December 24th at 12pm PST to vote. There will be 3 winners, announced on Christmas Day here & on the blog.
First Place – 2 Hour Portrait Session
Second Place – 1 Hour Portrait Session
Third Place – 30 Minute Mini Session
Good luck everyone!
When you husband has been working nonstop during the holiday season, him having the day off to join us for our annual Disney Christmas day is pretty much the best thing ever! Mickey waffles, Eeyore and Pooh joining us for a little chat, Lukas getting shy but then getting a mini game of hide-and-seek with Peter Pan and of course our Dumbo photo with Karis. A day off with my loved ones was just what this overly exhausted mama needed. 🙂
Karis needed her daddy time for sure. Thankfully during Lukas’s nap, she was able to steal some moments for just the two of them on the teacups and dancing around the Storybook ride. Warms my heart to see them together. Counting down until his next day off…
One of the best parts of the season is taking so many wonderful fall family photos. My weekends have been filled with so many happy people, excited for the holiday season and making memories together. Audrey is growing up so fast! It was time for her 6 month photos and I am so thankful that we were able to go up to Snowline Orchard for a lovely morning session for this adorable family. Her parents Ashlene and Lukas are such great parents and I love watching them together with their adorable growing girl! So here is a glimpse of their fall family photos in Oak Glen, its always so hard to narrow my favorites down… I’m not even sorry. 😉 I can never get enough smooshie baby kisses, awesome strong new abilities (like standing!), and of course the adorable curious looks.
I am loving all of these Christmas tree farm family photo sessions this year. New favorite setting by far! I have found a new excitement for the holidays now that I have kids. I just love watching children light up with all the special family outings, activities and memories. This adorable local farm in Redlands, Greenspot Farms is truly a dream location for Christmas trees, family fun and these photo sessions. This lovely family has been one of the highlights of each holiday photo season for me, I absolutely love watching these two adorable munchkins grow up. Wrenley is such a sweetheart, I LOVE her curiosity. Finn is a great big brother and is constantly moving. Gotta love the toddler years. 😉
And the most cutest pregnancy announcement award goes to my amazing cousin Melissa, her husband Seth and sweet Jed! I loved every second of capturing this for them over the weekend and could not be more thrilled to meet the newest member of the family next spring!