I can’t believe it’s February! Here’s a recent favorite session with 3 generations of beautiful girls
My last post of 2011! That’s why I decided to share this session. One of my favorite things to do in life (and the reason why I think most of my clients hire me) is to capture relationships, interactions, that one special thing between people that we can’t explain in words but we can see it. I can see it here and I hope you can too. Happy New Year!!!
So many sessions to blog, but I want to share this one first because it was my last shoot this season! I love all my sessions very much, but after a very busy season it’s nice to take a break to recharge and focus on making some much needed images of my own family 🙂
This is a super sweet family who I’ve known for a while. They have sent me many clients (Thank you Dawne 🙂 ) so it was extra special to finally have them in front of my camera.
I can’t even describe the amazing energy in this family. The minute I walked into their home I knew I had to find a way to do their session in there…. so much love and beauty everywhere in their house…
The joy of being 4 years old. One of my favorite ages to photograph!
At age 7, developing some great skills 🙂
Love the light in the family room
And some family snuggles
A little cooking
My favorite one of the beautiful family
Well, at least sometimes… I’ve known Maria for many years now. I can’t even remember anymore how many years in a row I’ve done her family portraits, but I think 6. Through the years she has become someone I can count on for literally everything! So nice to have a friend like her 🙂 And it’s been really fun watching her family grow, her kids turn into such amazing little people, and how Maria handles it all so gracefully and peacefully. Here are some of this years favorite images:
The little boy:
The middle boy:
The older boy:
The only girl:
And some with her awesome husband John:
And of course a couple of the family:
and our 6 little trouble makers who just had the best time on this warm winter beach day!
It’s true that I enjoy spending time with all families I work with, but I really LOVE this family. They are awesome for many reasons, but mostly because the kids come running to hug me every time they see me, the dad tries to get rid of me as fast as possible every time he sees me, trying to protect his wallet :), and because the mom is so super easy going and fun to be around.
This season has been packet with dozens of family portrait sessions. I love them! But every once in a while its so fun to do something totally different… This morning I got to mix my old love for photography and my new love for yoga 🙂 And I got to hang out with Jana, who is not only stunning beautiful but is also so sweet and fun to be around, and so inspiring to my own yoga practice.
If you like these images, go take a yoga class! You might just fall in love with it too 🙂
All the way in Europe they searched for “things to do in Orange County” as they planned their vacation in Laguna Beach, and accidently found my website. Lucky me! With my love for travel and different cultures I truly had a great time getting to know this wonderful family. What an experience to photograph them while they experienced Laguna Beach for the first time! And also for the first time I got to engage a child without exchanging one single word that we could both understand. Although by the end of the session my German vocabulary increased from 0 to 2 words: Wasser (water) and tschuss (bye-bye), and that was pretty cool! 🙂
Internet, please bring me more amazing clients from other countries in the world! This was a truly blessed experience.
I joke that they are the “Brady Bunch Gone Wild”, but they really are some of my favorite people in the world.
There are 2 Moms:
2 teenage boys:
2 little girls:
and love and kindness to spare:
If when you think of “Family” you think of 2 adults in love raising their children in the best way they can despite of all challenges of everyday life, then this family is as traditional as it gets. Sorry guys, I mean “traditional” in a good way 🙂
Here are some more of my favorites from this session: