Then Comes Baby

The Nine Family

When I got home from shooting their session I read an article about the huge swells California beaches were having.  That would have been helpful to know before their beach session!  The waves this afternoon were huge.  The biggest I’ve ever seen at this beach.  So big that a rogue wave washed ashore, soaked us all, and took my moccasins out to sea.  But, really.  You shouldn’t wear moccasins to the beach anyways.  Lesson learned.

I love the Nine family.  They will always have a special place in my heart.  Life has changed a bit since  the last time I shot them at this same exact beach.  I was very pregnant with my little girl and they had a big hole in their hearts.  It was fun returning back here with them four years later.  Jilli and Alec looked exactly the same.  Just a little taller.  It really made my heart so happy to see Tina so happy.  She’s really a joyful and wonderful woman.  And an inspiration to me as a mom.  Clearly the hole is and always will be there.  Nothing can change that.  But I love their positive outlook and happiness they exude.  They are awesome.

 

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Rogan is One!

We returned to where, just a little over a year ago, I shot their maternity pictures. When this little man was still in his Mama’s tummy and they were so full of excitement and anticipation. It’s crazy how much changes in one year.  How they go from this tiny, helpless baby to a person with their own personality in a matter of months.  How you go from not even knowing that person who is growing inside of you to not realizing how you ever lived without them.  It’s pretty darn amazing, isn’t it?

 

 

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The Kim Family – 2015

I was pretty much the first one out of all my friends to have a baby.  Making Mommy friends was hard for me so I took Brayden to Gymboree when he was six months old and that’s where we met this family on our very first visit.  7 years and 3 more kids later and I am still so happy we have remained close.  They have to be one of the kindest and welcoming families I have ever known.  And all their family and friends are exactly the same.  You feel like you are family when you are with them.  It helps that they are Bruins too.  I’m not ready for our kids to get any older, but I am excited for the day that we get to move the boys into their dorm at UCLA together.  I’m going to hang this picture up in their room :)

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