This is one of my favorite family sessions of the year! Last year I shot Natasha and her daughters, Kylee, and Lexee. And this year Natasha’s boyfriend, Joe, got to come along as well! It’s great to see how much the girls love Joe. Hopefully I will be shooting their wedding soon
Natasha is friends with another one of my clients and after she saw their family session from this summer she trusted me to let me pick the location and I think it worked very well with their family. I love how she brought some funky outfits for the girls to change into. We had a great time together and I think it shows in the pictures. Below are some of my favorites and here’s the slideshow!
Lexee doesn’t like to eat her vegetables
Kylee does like her veggies. She’s a vegetarian.
Sometimes Lexee needs to be reminded of this…
And mom needs to be reminded of this…
But, they never have to be reminded to do this…
Thank you for all of the texts and emails concerning the Freeway Complex (which is the stupidest name for a fire!) fire. We and all of our family and friends are totally fine, but thank you so much for the concern!
Chuck and I left for Montecito Saturday morning before the fire down here started. It’s ironic because there was a huge fire in Montecito on Thursday and Friday and the wedding was in jeopardy because of it. But, they got the all clear on Friday so we headed up. I got word about the fire down here right before I started shooting, but thought it would be put out fast. While I was shooting I got several calls, texts, and twitters asking if we were all right so I started to get a little scared that it was getting close to our house. It would have had to burn through a lot of other houses to get to us, but you never know. There were evacuations less than a mile from our house. I got scared during the wedding that Chuck and my parents were hiding something from me until I got done shooting, but everything was fine. Our house smells like smoke and there’s tons of ash everywhere, but that’s nothing that we can’t deal with.
Anaheim Hills and Yorba Linda were also affected by the fire. We both grew up in Anaheim Hills and our parents live there and Chuck works in Yorba Linda so this fire was really scary and very close to home. We went and surveyed the damage and it’s pretty crazy. Our Christmas Tree lot almost burned down and the local high school was almost lost as well. One of my friends had to run from her house when the fire was in a neighbors backyard! She went a whole day not knowing whether her house survived. But, it did and I’m so thankful that her and her family are okay. My thoughts go out to everyone that did loose their homes and were affected by the fires. I’m so sorry.
Other than that I’m 28 today! We spent a great weekend at Bacara in Santa Barbara. It was amazing and the weather was phenomenal! I think today was the first time I’ve ever gone swimming on my birthday. It was 90 degrees today! Yeah! Happy Birthday to me!
Now, back to reality. Lots of blog posts coming this week. Stay Tuned!
Last summer I got a super sweet email from a girl named Charlene. When she was looking into photographers I was on maternity leave, but she told me how much she loved my photography and that she had booked my friend Trista for her photographer. While I was bummed that I wasn’t available when she was looking into photographers I was super happy that she booked Trista. A few weeks before Charlene’s wedding Trista’s second shooter had to back out so Trista asked me if I could shoot with her and I of course said yes! I haven’t second shot in forever and now I remember what a hard job it is! Props to all of my second shooters! I’d rather be the main shooter! But, it was a super fun day and I’m so glad Trista asked me to shoot with her. We always have a good time together!
Here are a few of my favorites! Congratulations Charlene and Kevin!
I was in charge of shooting the guys
The ring bearers cracked me up. They were so sad when they weren’t in the shots.
I loved the antique Rolls Royce. So classy!
I absolutely love these shots of Charlene and her Dad during their dance. It was so emotional. I got a little teary eyed!