As the holiday mini sessions are starting, I am looking back on those captured last year with pride and joy. After I capture photos, I put them aside for some time, so as not to spoil them for my clients. I want you to be the first to show them off to family and friends. Whether it be on social media, birth announcements, or holiday cards, I can appreciate the element of surprise and would never want to spoil it. It is not easy to do since I really love showing them off but it is always worth the wait. I also think it is important to note that I never post images online without permission. Your privacy is of the utmost importance and I completely respect that it is your choice. I am always grateful to be able to showcase the families I capture! Here is a beautiful family I photographed last fall in one of my holiday mini session photography shoots. So many wonderful moments captured!
On every session I strive to find a balance between capturing portraits and candid lifestyle shots. To me, it is really nice as a mom to have a smiley happy family photo. It is what most people are looking for in a shoot. But kids don’t have a lot of patience for traditional portraits so I love to mix in some playful photos. I love when kids are kids and get to show their sweet, silly, playful side. Here is a session where I had fun capturing a range of these darling children.
Around the holidays I met and photographed this beautiful family as they welcomed their third child. Newborn sessions are done in-home in the baby’s first 14 days of life and I bring a bunch of props, blankets and baskets and more to work with. We also pull from the family’s personal items to create unique and special photo opts. It is so fun to watch siblings interact with their newest family member and these boys were really sweet with their sister. I absolutely love my job!
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.
I have been so lucky to photograph Lia and Nate throughout their lives, first Lia as a baby, then Lia as a toddler, Nate as a newborn (and Lia as a big sister) and then again for this fun family shoot with both kids walking and on the move! We started out the session in the family home, each of the kids taking turns getting photographed and playing with balloons. We did a family portrait in the house and then went for a walk to UCLA where we did some great outdoor shots! It was so fun to see the kids run and play together and to see how they have grown and changed through the portrait sessions. There were so many fun photos we took, here are some of my favorites: