I've known this lovely gal for quite a few years now and it was a real treat to finally photograph her. Accompanied by her dashing husband and their sweet dog Lucy, we somehow managed to dodge the rain clouds at Redondo for a few holiday inspired images, so northwest with the umbrella.
It's that magical time of year and there is nothing more wonderful than spending it with newborn parents. When I photograph a newborn mom and dad fill the room with coo's, baby talk and anything in between to get little one's attention. It's truly amazing and I always feel so blessed to be the chosen one, the photographer who gets to spend time with doing baby's first photo shoots. And isn't that hat to die for?
These pocket sized albums come in sets of 3 and are perfect for tucking into the stockings of those on your Nice list. They come in a multitude of designs and colors to coordinate with the mood of your session. My favorites this year have been these modern dot and damask patterns.
I had the honor of photographing Kevin & Kjell's wedding 3 years ago, but yesterday my day was made extra special when they asked me to photograph their pink cheeked 5 month old Hank. He has one of those perfect Gerber Baby faces and an adorable bottom lip that I hear pouts out further and further when he's really working it. We did part of the shoot in the crib Hank's great grandfather slept in as a baby. And I played off of the patina of the vintage crib and gave the look of these photos a soft timeless quality.
This last Sunday turned out to be my favorite day so far this fall. The leaves were golden, sky blue, and the sun was low in the sky. All combined, a perfect day for family portraits! The air was also a little crisp, so we tried to keep moving, stopping long enough for a few portraits here and there. Being two, Hudson didn't have any troubles keeping mom, dad and a certain photographer on the move either. I love the energy this little guy has!
Little Elizabeth has these incredible blue eyes. She's only 6 months old and she's already learning how to use them to her advantage. This photographer fell for her. I'm sure I'm not the last!
Watching babies you start to realize how much you take for granted. Everything they see is something new to explore. We propped her up in a few places throughout the garden, and each time she spent a little time discovering the textures of the grass and plants beside her. It was a beautiful reminder to enjoy the beauty that surrounds us.