I must admit that I knew exactly what I was walking into when I arrived to photograph the 2 1/2 year old H twins. After all, my own daughter is the exact same age and she has more energy than I often know what to do with. The H twins were no different and I was certainly grateful that I had grabbed that energy drink, but I loved every minute. The greatest thing about toddler energy is how happy and carefree and just generally cute and lovable they are. I had such a great time playing with these two sweeties – and there’s one more H sibling on the way who I can’t wait to meet!
The M Family was looking to book a session on short notice and boy, were they lucky! My calendar is booked about 2 months out, but I had JUST happened to have a client call to reschedule. The M Family scooted into that timeslot and off we went to Hart Park in Newhall.
The M Family has 3 boys, all very close in age. You can tell that, although I’m sure they give each other a hard time, these boys are a clan. One thing they have in common? Perry the Platypus! The amazing thing is that I can totally talk Phineas & Ferb and enjoy it (chalk that up to having a 7 year old son myself!). We laughed and had a great time and I even discovered that the youngest brother has a secret wish to start acting. Headshots anyone?
It was another SoCal scorcher on the morning I met the Scott Family. We were so very thankful that we scheduled their session in the morning because it was 95 degrees when we finished up at 10:30 a.m. And yet, don’t they look gorgeous?
Also, I’ve decided that I need to hire an assistant to spritz me with a water bottle and fan me while I’m working in the summertime. OK – not really, but it’s a nice thought!
Thanks for distracting me from the heat, Scott Family!
The morning of the Martin Family’s photo session, I woke up with [what I now know was] strep throat. After chatting with L, we decided that the session must go on. I’d be lying if I said that it was easy. It wasn’t. But it WAS fun. These three cuties were full of energy and giggles, although I did try to keep my distance to keep the germies away! 🙂
For this session, the idea was to capture the whole family, including the new little bundle on the way. Can you believe that R looks this fantastic at 30 weeks pregnant?!!! Not only that, but she was really feeling the pregnancy the day of the session and she still made it look good! Love this family and their cutie-patootie two kiddos too! Can’t wait to meet little Baby C!
The G Family met me for their portraits and quickly explained that Dad was out of town for 3 weeks and they had a wonderful welcome home planned for him. Among a few pretty awesome surprises, they had decided to have family portraits taken as a gift for him. We had a ton of fun capturing these moments for him!
When I started pre-planning this session with the Guerras, they were looking for the perfect location. They loved the idea of Bridgeport Marketplace in Valencia (ahem, Awesometown) since they wanted a lush landscape. I was ready to switch gears if necessary, since the lighting at Bridgeport Marketplace & Duckpond can be tricky depending on the weather. It turned out that I didn’t have to use my backup plan – the light was absolutely gorgeous that day! And boy-oh-boy, did this family look stunning in their portraits!
The Johnston’s mini session was a super-fun one. The weather and light were perfect for a lush park setting. The kids were so happy and excited to just be someplace new with new spots to explore. We wandered the park a bit and here are the shots we got. Oh and, ahem, I did NOT doctor these kids’ eyes – they were truly gorgeous shades of blue!
Last week, you saw The LaMarr family’s “bun in the oven” (see the post HERE)…this week, check out their family photos. The girls are so excited about their new little brother – they were all too happy to smile at the camera or rub Mommy’s tummy!
Photographing the Scherberts was so fun – they were so upbeat and up for anything! Heather and I go way, WAY back, so it was such a great experience to capture new memories for her and her family. She prefers a lifestyle / photojournalistic style, so we captured lots of candid moments in addition to the usual posed shots.