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Baby Paul

I know sometimes when you bring a new baby home to your other kids it can sometimes feel chaotic, trying to split attention, making sure everyone feels loved and seen. It can be a lot of pressure. I remember it well. Personally, I know,  being the 2nd born of three, it can be tough for a kid too. We still have the proof (letters I wrote to my mom) of how she ruined my life. Of course, now my little sister is one of my favorite people in the world.

The funny thing is that, for me, it’s such a peaceful and relaxed experience to walk into a newborn session. I love witnessing the moments of interactions of new siblings, I love how they ask for attention, and I love to give it to them and make them feel special. I kind of get to be a fly on the wall into a really intimate experience of moments. I think that’s why I get so attached to my clients: because I’m sharing and capturing these moments with you and they are SO important. I’m witnessing the strength of your love for each other and the joy that comes from being together. I’m witnessing what brings my life energy and light: Love.

 

*This session was shot exclusively on film.*

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The Lambert Family

I love this family. I’m so grateful I get to see them every year. This particular mom and I connect on the level of what’s most important in life. To us, it’s not things, or what we have, it’s the love in our life and the quality of that. Our kids have similar personalities, so we can support each other through the tough stuff, and marvel in the magic of the positives of their little beings. I’m always in awe of her presence as a mom. She is so attuned and accepting as things are. Can you ask for anything better in a mother? I can’t think of anything more solid as a foundation for a growing person.

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Noah Alexander Grosman

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The Hemeryck Family

This mama and I are connected at the heart level. We could spend hours on the phone pouring our hearts out. We have. Many times. It’s always such an honor to photograph her growing family knowing that she herself was a 100% film photographer before she has her gorgeous children. The fact that she would chose me blows me away and feels like a HUGE compliment. We shot a mixture of film and digital and captured some the pure preciousness of her kids really well. I loved our session so much. x

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Baby Kate

LOVE.

that’s all I really have to say about this baby and this session. I am so happy to know this family. They make pretty little princesses, and it’s such a privilege to me to photograph them. Baby Kate was an angel through her whole shoot and I had tons of fun with Emma and her BIG personality. So.much.fun. It could have been as much her session as her new baby sister’s. She was my focus so much of the time because 1. she’s adorable and 2. she needs that attention right now. It made her feel special to have a flower crown and be important and a focus for me. She was so good with the jealousy that came up for her when it was time to focus on baby sis. And we captured some precious moments between the two of them together. My favorite was when she kissed her toes. melt. Thank you for inviting me into your home and for a really nice session Van B’s.

ps. How gorgeous is mama’s hair?! Lucky girls to get that gene.

*(1st three frames are film).

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The Edwards Family | Northern California Redwoods

One of my most favorite people on this earth is Erin Edwards. We’ve grown into a friendship together over the last 9 years, both of us learning and awkwardly changing, and now we are connected at the deepest of heart and soul levels. She understands me inside out and loves me just as I am, as I love her. I don’t think I’ve ever had such a wonderful friend in my life, other than my husband. I’m grateful beyond words to share the intimate parts of my mind and life with her. Everything I tell her is received with love and authentic understanding, no judgement, no competition, no false words of confidence just to be kind. There is also so much laughter between us, like immature teenagers divulging all the asinine craziness that goes on in our minds too. That laughter and ability to laugh at ourselves is so healing for me too. The best part of this session was the walk I got to take with Erin through the redwood grove, taking in our surroundings and breathing in that moist, fresh air before we drove away.

Photographing her family is so fun. Her children are full of personality, which I feel like we really captured in this session. They moved to Arizona over the past year, which was heart breaking for everyone, but thankfully, it didn’t effect the closeness we share. She came back to graduate from her masters program and asked me to capture her family again while she was here. I couldn’t be more honored. She requested film, so we shot film and digital (more film than digital). She’s been with me on this photography journey since it began and has left behind some very talented photographers to work with me. I know it’s not just because we are friends. She tells me always it’s because she truly loves my work and style. When anyone chooses me for that reason, then it’s always a good fit and a beautiful session, guaranteed.

Thank you for playing with me among the giant beauty of the Redwoods, Edwards Family. I love all of you and miss you already. xo

 

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The Moseley Famliy

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).

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This is Eight and Four.

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.

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*If you want to shoot film at your session, just say the word and we can play with it too.

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Sophie Francis | 6 days old.

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The peacefulness in the home really shows for me in these photos. I fell in love with the bright light and the character of their home immediately. All the little detail inside reminded me of the home I grew up in in Massachusetts. Mom and Dad were so calm as new parents–I was in awe of them. I love that smile on mama. So in love already. I shot a combination of film and digital images. So glad to meet this super sweet family. I’m excited to share these with them. xo

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It’s a BOY!

There is no way to fully describe how happy I am for this sweet couple. Dear to my heart. My little sister and her hubby. They’re adding to the family tree and they are truly amazing people (in my humble opinion , of course). This babe is so lucky to get them for parents. I can’t wait to meet him and tell him so. To share the journey of motherhood with Mina will also be a gift. We share so much already, our view of this life we live, and who we live it with. We have the same sentiment, and aching for love, kind of heart. We know each others truths because we were raised together. And we are like minded. She knows me inside and loves me always. Those are the kinds of relationships I want in my life and to have it with a sister is rare. Even though there are endless cards, and quotes, and trinkets to message us that that’s how it “should be” with your sister, I wonder how many of us actually feel that way. We don’t get to chose our family, but we love them in a special way because they are family.  I get to love her both ways.

*Images shot at high noon with Kodak Portra 400 on a Mamiya645.—which goes to show, like I always say, there is no perfect time of day to shoot, just perfect moments to capture.

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