Summer fun days

Summer is by far my favorite season of the year. Life slows down a bit, the sun is shining and the days are long, we spend lots of time together as a family and as a mom I am more laid back. During this time I have tried to bring out my camera from time to time to capture these sweet times. Below are photos I took of my kids for 4th of July, my son eating an icee, and the kids playing on a slip n’ slide. These photos freeze time for me as a mom and I love catching it on camera.

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Fourth of July flags kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer
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Fourth of July kids eating watermelon photography Los Angeles children's photographer
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little boy eating icee summer photography Los Angeles children's photographer
little boy eating icee summer photography Los Angeles children's photographer
little boy eating icee summer photography Los Angeles children's photographer
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kids lifestyle photography summer fun playing in water with slip n slide professional kids photographer
kids lifestyle photography summer fun playing in water with slip n slide professional kids photographer
kids lifestyle photography summer fun playing in water with slip n slide professional kids photographer
kids lifestyle photography summer fun playing in water with slip n slide professional kids photographer
kids lifestyle photography summer fun playing in water with slip n slide professional kids photographer
kids lifestyle photography summer fun playing in water with slip n slide professional kids photographer
kids lifestyle photography summer fun playing in water with slip n slide professional kids photographer
kids lifestyle photography summer fun playing in water with slip n slide professional kids photographer
kids lifestyle photography summer fun playing in water with slip n slide professional kids photographer
kids lifestyle photography summer fun playing in water with slip n slide professional kids photographer
kids lifestyle photography summer fun playing in water with slip n slide professional kids photographer
kids lifestyle photography summer fun playing in water with slip n slide professional kids photographer
kids lifestyle photography summer fun playing in water with slip n slide professional kids photographer
kids lifestyle photography summer fun playing in water with slip n slide professional kids photographer
kids lifestyle photography summer fun playing in water with slip n slide professional kids photographer

Personal Pics!

In the last month I have taken a handful of personal photos that I wanted to share. First, I brought my camera to the Mother’s Day celebration with my family. It has been 6 months since the birth of my niece and we had not yet captured a photo of the six grandkids/cousins together so I thought it would be great to try. We did a photo with just the kids and one with my mom. The next photo session I did was for my husband’s birthday. I do not capture photos of him nearly as often as I should and thought I should try to capture this special time in his life. The last day I had my camera was Father’s Day. I brought it with both sides of our family to capture and document these times in our lives.

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Personal photos by Beauties And Babies photography Los Angeles Photographer
Personal photos by Beauties And Babies photography Los Angeles Photographer
Personal photos by Beauties And Babies photography Los Angeles Photographer
Personal photos by Beauties And Babies photography Los Angeles Photographer
Personal photos by Beauties And Babies photography Los Angeles Photographer
Personal photos by Beauties And Babies photography Los Angeles Photographer
Personal photos by Beauties And Babies photography Los Angeles Photographer
Personal photos by Beauties And Babies photography Los Angeles Photographer
Personal photos by Beauties And Babies photography Los Angeles Photographer
Personal photos by Beauties And Babies photography Los Angeles Photographer
Personal photos by Beauties And Babies photography Los Angeles Photographer
Personal photos by Beauties And Babies photography Los Angeles Photographer
Personal photos by Beauties And Babies photography Los Angeles Photographer
Personal photos by Beauties And Babies photography Los Angeles Photographer

Mom Camp

Today was a day off from school so I took my kids to Underwood Family Farms. If you haven’t had a chance to go there, it is a wonderful place for kids. They were having an Easter Festival so there was an egg hunt, games, egg dying, and much more. There are also animals to feed, playgrounds and my favorite part, picking fruits and veggies. It is good wholesome fun and I love watching my kids be kids at the farm. Today we picked strawberries, fava beans, sugar snap peas, kale, lettuce, and carrots. I really enjoy these special days with my kids and here are some photos we took on our adventure.

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kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography
kids photography Los Angeles children's photographer, Underwood Farms family kids photography

the miracle of life.

Thirteen days ago I was lucky enough to watch as my nephew entered the world. My sister, Lana, asked me to photograph her birth and it was quite a powerful experience. Baby Luca was happy inside the womb and was in no rush to come out so twelve days after his due date, he was induced. Though she was given pitocin to induce labor, Lana chose not to have an epidural or any pain medication which made for some expressive and powerful images. The experience was such a mix of emotions as a spectator but it was an incredible experience and I am so thankful to have been there. Here is a link to a slideshow I created of Lana’s delivery of my nephew, baby Luca: SLIDESHOW. And here are just a few of my favorite images from the day:

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Time Flies!

It has been quite awhile since I posted personal photos of my little ones, now 4.5 and 2.5 years old. I feel so lucky to not only do what I love for a living, but to also be able to spend so much time with my children, watching them grow and capturing the important times in their lives. Here are some of the photos I have taken over the past year and a half and what they were taken for:

This photo was taken for their 1st and 3rd birthday invitation. We had a joint bubble birthday party, hiring a bubble specialist to entertain the kids.

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And this is their cousin Beckett who was vacationing with us. Love this shot of the two together!beauties and babies photography 18

My daughter and her friend Harley had a Frozen 4th birthday party. These were the invitation photos (one of each girl as Elsa since they both adore her!)beauties and babies photography 12 beauties and babies photography 14

Griffin’s 2nd Birthday invitation (superhero party, of course!)beauties and babies photography 08

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Back to work!

After having taken a year off from working, I am thrilled to announce that I am coming back to work! For now it will only be part-time, two weekdays per week. I realize that weekdays are hard to do for families with work, school, extracurricular activities, etc. but for those who can make it work, I am here and ready to work. I have cherished this past year being a full-time mom to my two children. But I have also missed being behind the camera and I am excited to pick up where I left off. Thank you for your continued support!

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Operation Round Head.

As some of you may remember, my daughter Jaelyn wore a Doc-Band helmet around 6 months old because she had a flat head (click here to view post). This happens sometimes with babies today since they are sleeping on their backs and in time it can create a flat spot on the back of the head. Well, I must have soft-headed babies because Griffin too has a flat head! First I would like to say that in the scheme of life this is SO not a big deal. In fact, at times, having a helmet made my life easier since babies hit their heads when learning to sit up, move, crawl, etc. With that said, I have been in proactive mommy-mode trying to correct and reshape his head to keep him out of a helmet. For those of you out there who are in the same boat, I thought I would share some of my tips because his head is SO much better already and I am almost certain we have self-corrected this problem (wohoo!)

I started noticing the flat side around two months of age. For the next month, I tried to do more tummy time and encourage him to turn his head on the opposite side. When he turned three months, I noticed it had gotten worse and I needed a better solution if we were going to round it back out. I went to the doctor and she suggested positioning him on his side, sandwiched between two 10 pound rice bags. Every nap and night sleep is done on his side (opposite of the flat part). Here are some pictures of my little prince getting the “royal” treatment!

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Another tool I have found helpful is a Noggin Nest (great name, right?) It is simply a pillow with a hole cut out of the center so babies are not applying pressure to the back of the head. I use mine in the car seat, swing, bouncer, and when he lays on the floor. It has been really helpful and I am determined to put up a good fight against this flat head situation! This mommy is on a mission….wish me luck, I will let you know how it goes! (noggin nest photos NOT taken by Beauties & Babies)

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Back to Work!

After 3 months of maternity leave, I am back to work and ready to start shooting again! Until now I have just photographed my little cuties. Here are some photos I took over the last couple months. Now that I am shooting again I will be resuming my normal blog posts, thank you for your loyalty and patience during this special time in my life!

Baby Griffin 7 weeks old:

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My daughter Jaelyn when she was 6 weeks old:

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Griffin two months old:

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Griffin 3 months Old:

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Jaelyn 2 years 4 months old:

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One month!

My sweet baby Griffin is one month old today so I thought it would be a perfect excuse to share the photos I have been taking over the last few weeks. Although life has been quite hectic with these two kiddos, I have really tried to pull out the camera as much as possible so I document these moments before they are gone. As maternity leave continues, I will do my best to keep updating the blog and taking new pictures. Here is the latest!

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