What a gift to see this boy again as he’s just 3.5 months away from hitting ONE year. I love how he’s grown into such a happy, beautiful boy. They came all the way down from Oakland for our session and I just loved our time together. Esme is such a natural mom. So in love with her baby boy. It was a joy to witness them as a family, and see Beckett getting ready to move… rolling over, putting weight into his legs, trying to communicate. It goes so fast. If only I could hold my babies again at that stage, even just for a minute. A good reminder to be right here right now. And to get photos that freeze them in time.
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The energy of this family is calming to be around. They are so gracious and understanding. They love each other so deeply. There is a softness about them that I can appreciate because I have some of that in me too. At the same time there is so much laughter. Dad’s sense of humor brings out the best smiles in all of them. He keeps is really light and fun, which I appreciated so much. I always love our sessions, (and it’s really hard for me not to touch Ty’s gorgeous hair), it’s the best! We used a mixture of digital and film at the beautiful Carmelite Monastery in Santa Clara. Take a peek. xo
I’ve been dying to get this family in front of my camera since their third baby was born! Oh, baby Reece is such a sweetheart, and a beautiful addition to their family. I’m so glad she’s here now and she let us doll her up with a special flower crown made by the talented, Brendy Frampton. We had lots of laughs together over the course of the session, because as usual, nothing is ever perfect, and sometimes the kids are done before we start. I totally get that. Such troopers, those handsome boys. And I know they won’t regret it, or hold mom accountable once they see how absolutely adorable they were! I can barely stand it. This family could be in a magazine. Their shoot was so light and airy, just like summer feels right now. I loved it! Thank you Moseley’s for asking me to photograph you! xo
*(the first set of images are film).
With so much going on these days it’s getting harder to post on the blog. I have so many sessions from last fall that I want to share too! It’ll happen soon enough (i hope). We had such a darling set of clients come out to participate in the Spring Mini Sessions this year, I had to share. I was loving the vibe, and the look. Brendy Frampton was an amazing sidekick for this event. She took everything up a notch. I loved having her light spirit with me the whole day, and all the detail she brought. I will definitely coordinate our fall minis with her too so be on the look out for that after summer. She’s a talent. She made the flower crowns with flowers from Petite Petal Co. She made the feather crowns for the boys, the donut cake and donut pops, the fairy wands, and brought juice for kids, and La Croix water for us adults. She’s so thoughtful and loving.
My vision was to use a studio, with that romantic window light flooding in, with a teepee and flowers garland draped over it. Pretty simple, but aslo so pretty and sweet. I ordered the garland from Seascape Flowers. They were awesome to work with as well. If you’re in Aptos hanging near Seascape Resort, you must stop in to her sweet little shop! I’m so happy and grateful that this all came together. I had such fun with these spring chickens. Thanks to all who joined us! Enjoy a little peek into our day! xo
This beach. It’s saved my state of mind many a day of feeling bogged down by the monotony of life. How many days this beach has held me and warmed my skin when I needed it and refreshed my mind. Just a short, windy drive through redwood trees to the coast, and 25 minutes later, we arrive at 20th street beach. The air is a little cooler, and smells of salt water. We can see to infinity as we peek out through the trees and trek down the road to the beach. This beach. Brad brought me here in the beginning and set up a beach bonfires for us. We sat in the night, listening to waves, looking up to the stars, talking about…. everything. Now we bring our babies here. And now they get to let the ocean pull everything weighing them down out of them too, so we can all start fresh. Many times I bring my film cameras down here and take my frustrations out shooting. I don’t believe in myself enough. Sometimes I need to go there, in a mad and determined way, and say to myself “I can DO this!” to get motivated to try and possibly fail. Funny that we are all so afraid of failure, when it’s a teacher and path toward success, and in the process makes us so much more real. It’s just that ego that wants to get it right the 1st time, I guess.
Ava turned 8 on April 26th, so photographing her as she is now was my main goal. Nathan is 4 and I hadn’t shot him after his January Bday yet either, so here I am, once again practicing with medium format and 35 mm film on them. I want to shoot more film, but I still have fear to work through and many mistakes to make. My D700 feels like my 2nd right hand. I know it by heart and I know how to make magic with it. I need to remind myself that I got there and continue to get better because I’m practicing. So I’ll keep practicing. Both.
There’s just something about film though. It has an authenticity that really speaks to me. So glad it’s still here for us.
*If you want to shoot film at your session, just say the word and we can play with it too.
It’s official, spring is here and I am so filled up & inspired! It’s like nature pressed the “refresh” button. All is so green, and the lighter evenings let us stay out and play in the glowing light. Everything is waking up again, including myself. My clients are calling and we’re setting up sessions to mark the time again. It really goes so fast. Gavin turned 2 on March 12th. He is one of the most beautiful boys I’ve met. He was reserved and shy with me this time, but I have a big heart and a lot of space for that. Daddy brought out that smile that he shared with us among the peach blossoms in Saratoga. Thank goodness for Daddies.
Happy Spring! Let’s get YOUR session booked too. It’s too beautiful out not too! xo
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