Monthly Archives: November 2011

Baby Lillian

I love, love, love shooting brand new babies.  But, it’s really special when I get to shoot and snuggle with a baby of an old friend.

Sarah and I went to junior high and high school together.  She was a swimmer, very tall, drove a rad maroon car (was it a Mustang?) and wore the coolest red glasses while working at Rubys.  Unlike most girls in high school, I don’t ever remember there being any drama with Sarah.  She was always a good friend.  Even letting me borrow her ID so I could get into the 18 and over clubs since I was so young ;)

When I started my photography business she was one of my first supporters.  She hired me to shoot her engagement pictures at Disneyland (a.  I can’t believe I just posted my old blog for the whole world to see and b. Don’t laugh at the selected color.  It was 2006, people!).   She’s one of the people who believed in me before I’m sure I even believed in myself. And for that I will forever be grateful.

Now we have girls that are practically the same age, which I think is so fun.  I hope they will also be friends.

Sarah and Mark are SO in love with Lilly.  I will admit it.  I totally teared up while taking some of the pictures of the three of them together.  I had to hide behind my camera so they didn’t see.  The ones where Mark is hugging Sarah from behind got me.  The way Mark was hugging Sarah so tight.  And they way they were both so proud of their baby girl.  I was so happy for them.  You could just feel their love.

Congratulations, Mark and Sarah!  Thank you for allowing me to shoot Lilly’s first pictures!  Can’t wait to capture your family grow over the next year!

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The Angry Family

When Julie contacted me earlier this year about scheduling a family shoot I was a bit nervous.  I knew she had a big blog.  And I knew she was called Angry Julie.  But, I didn’t know why she was so angry.  And that scared me a bit.

Fast forward a few months later.  I went to a craft party at my other friend Julie’s house.  She said Angry Julie was coming.  Again, I was a little nervous because I’m not sure what she’s so angry about.  But, we ended up instantly bonding over our hatred of glue guns, our un-craftiness (although Julie is WAY craftier than I am), and our love of photography.  And we might have poked fun at the girls who brought their own glue guns and scissors to the craft party.  Because apparently that’s what you’re supposed to do at a craft party (who knew?).

I had fun getting to know the whole Angry family at our shoot.  Aren’t their outfits adorable?  Perfectly matched our location and I really wanted to steal Julie’s sweater and shoes.

And, BTW, she’s really not that angry.  Julie is actually very delightful and I’ve had a great time getting to know her.  Just don’t piss off Angry Kid.  He has a Nerf gun and he knows how to use it.  Trust me.  I know.  He has a good aim!

Here’s the slideshow!

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The Thomas Family

Wow!  What a difference 7 months makes.

This is back in April:

And here’s Baby Irene today:

Isn’t she a doll?  The eyes.  The hair!  She looks like a Cabbage Patch Kids doll!  And not only is she super cute, but she’s just the sweetest little thing.  All smiles.  Not a single tear shed on this shoot.  As long as her mom and dad are close she is totally content and as happy as can be!

Can’t wait to see how much she has grown for her one year shoot!  Until then, here’s the slideshow!

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