Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Smith Twins

I’ve never photographed twin newborns before.  Whenever I had been approached in the past I have always made up some excuse for being booked.  I was so intimidated!  But, when my former Bride, Allison, emailed me to let me know she was expecting twins I jumped at the opportunity.  I knew nothing could be as hard as shooting her two horses like we did at her engagement session.  We had a heck of a time getting her horses to cooperate!

And, let me tell you, the babies were a million times easier than the horses!  Little Regan and Colton were a dream.  They were five weeks old, but we actually shot the session on their due date.  I got all of my dream shots plus some.

I can’t wait to see these two grow.  You can just tell they are going to be the best of friends.

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Savannah – Senior Session

Disneyland has always had special meaning to Savannah.  She spent many of her childhood vacations at either Disneyland or Disney World.  And when it came to her senior session she knew she wanted something different.  So she came down to Orange County from Northern California to visit a couple of colleges and shoot her senior pictures.

The day of her session it was windy.  Way more windy than it ever is this time of year.  As I was waiting out in front of the park for Savannah I started panicking because I saw trash cans toppling over, hats being blown off of people, little kids being blown around.  Thankfully Savannah was up for anything and I’ve been to Disneyland enough times that I know every little spot that is tucked out of the wind.  The good thing was we had our own personal wind machine, which made for some fun pictures.

Big thanks to Carina from Flawless Faces for coming out early so we could get into the park right when it opened.  I love how Carina did Savannah’s makeup.  So young and fresh.

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The Secoda Family – 2014

The day of this session we cancelled it and then it was back on.  We cancelled it again and then we changed locations and then we finally decided to just go for it.  Krista is a photographer herself and she understand how important light is.  While we didn’t get much sun and it was a bit cold I’m happy we went ahead with the shoot.  Sometimes shooting when it’s overcast isn’t a totally bad thing.  I love the way this shoot turned out.  In fact I’ve had quite a time narrowing down my favorites!

The Couple: Krista and Joe

The Story: Joe and I met teaching at Valencia High School in 2004. He was a long term sub in the classroom across from me and used to send students over to ask
me for random classroom supplies. He finally got the nerve to come talk to me one night when I was working late in my classroom and he had just finished football practice. Of course I’d come back to work in my sweats since no one else was on campus and he invited me to go out to eat with all the coaches. Sweatpants and all, I went, and by the time we got back to school, the gates had been locked up and I couldn’t get to my car. He took me home and offered to pick me up for work the next morning. He showed up with coffee for me (not knowing I was a Diet Coke for breakfast girl) and the rest is history.

We got married, in the rain, on New Year’s Eve 2005.

The Kids:

Kylie is 7 and she’s our little perfectionist. She is such an old soul. She’d much rather sit and talk with the moms than go play with the kids, so we always have to remind her that we just want her to have fun and be seven. She’s a super star on the soccer field, loves reading chapter books with her mama, watching sports and hanging out with Daddy at the baseball field, and just has the most compassionate heart ever.

Kenzie is 5 and I’m pretty sure she’s going to be on Saturday Night Live someday. She’s the life of the party and the first words out of her mouth every morning are usually “what friends can I see today?” She secretly loves that she’s hilarious although she’ll pretend to be shy if we try to get her to perform. She’s wild and crazy, an absolute fashionista, and loves her people fiercely. She also gives the best bear hugs ever.

Kate (Kate the Kat) is 1 and she is so much like Kylie. She looks exactly like Kylie did at her age and has all the same little mannerisms. She loves being outside and starts pointing at the front door as soon as she wakes up. She has spent pretty much every evening of her life at soccer practice, so it’s not surprising she feels happiest when she’s running free in the grass. She loves to dance, play peek-a-boo, and kisses every single baby and animal in her books with a big “muuuuu-aaaah!”

The Session:

I’ve been wanting to have Drew do our family pictures at the beach forever. We love the beach and I’ve lived in CA my whole life, but we’ve always opted for more urban and country locations. Kate is our last baby, so I wanted to go all out for her one year session and have Drew work her beach magic :)

The Fine Print:

Make sure everyone eats (a lot) before the shoot. It’s so easy to get caught up in hair, and makeup, and rushing around making sure we have everything we need for the shoot. Especially with small kids (and husbands), it’s so important to make sure no one is hungry when it’s go time.

The Outfits:

Joe: Shirt from Penguin, Hudson Jeans, Chucks

Krista: Shirt from American Eagle, Sweater from Daisy Shoppe, Hudson Jeans, Chucks

Kylie: Shirt from Tilly’s, shorts from Abercrombie

Kenzie: Shirt from Abercrombie, jeans from Gap Kids

Kate: Shirt from Peek Kids, romper from Gymboree, hair accessories from Cotton On

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