Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Fun with Makayla

This session is one of those sessions that I was smiling the entire time I was editing the images. Makayla is fun. She is happy and silly and everything a third grade girl should be. I had a blast with her and she definitely left an impression on me. I watched her try new things (climb trees) and come alive as she told me about things she loved (her brownie badges and Disneyland). My most favorite part of the shoot, however, was watching her interact with her mom, Bev. They are so close and the admiration they have for one another is evident in the smiles across their faces. Watching them interact made me so excited for what's to come with my own daughter. Thank you so much Bev and Makayla for allowing me to witness your love and capture this precious time in your lives. I hope these images give Makayla's fun, energetic, sweet demeanor justice. 

Thursday, October 18, 2012

The A Family

This family is near and dear to my heart. Ashley and I went through the teaching credential program together (I consider myself a "retired" teacher. It sounds so much better than laid off) and became great friends. Baby Aubriella was one of my first newborns to photograph and I was so honored that Ashley allowed me the honors of capturing those precious first moments. Ashley has been one of my biggest supporters and I am SO grateful for that. It has been a blessing watching Ashley and Mikey become parents and excel in their new role. They are truly spectacular and Aubriella is an incredibly lucky little girl. Thanks guys! You are the best!!

And for the heck of it, here's one of Aubs' newborn pictures. Incredible how much we have both grown in such a short eight months. ;)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Beautiful, Blued Eyed Ava

Ava. She is every photographer's dream. Her eyes are incredible and she is so sweet and calm. I was blown away by her demeanor the entire shoot. It went SO smoothly. I have no doubt, it's because Trisha is her mom... And if I'm giving relatives credit... I'm also going to have to give a shout out to Ava's awesome Grandma, Karen.

Trisha, Karen, and Ava, thank you from the bottom of my heart for choosing me to capture these precious moments for you. It truly was an honor. You made one heck of a trip and I hope these make up for that. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And while I'm thanking people.... Thank you to all of Ava's adoring fans. I don't think my facebook page ever received so much love. You guys rock. You are all good people, no doubt, and I like good people. Thank you!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Introducing Addy

Meet Addy. She is just precious and her parents and big sister are over the moon in love with her (for obvious reasons). I am so honored and blessed to be friends with this amazing family. They are simply wonderful. Addy you are one lucky little girl.