Sometimes my brain just gets filled with too many details. During a photo session, I’m thinking about remembering everyone’s names, did I get enough close ups?, the kids are over it…what can I say to be funny?, am I correctly exposing? and much much more. Every once in awhile it’s good to put in a camera in my hand with no pressure and lots of loveliness to capture.
Laura’s photo session was one of those days…she brought all kinds of clothes, fabric and accessories and just let me do my thang. Anything we wanted to try, we did. And I should also mention that this photo session took place at 7am. It was my first sunrise photo session and it was totally worth it. The light was amazing and the world was quiet.
I love love love this new website from The Wedding Chicks (click here to see the website)…it’s called On to Baby and highlights all the fun things about being pregnant and bringing a new little life into the world, every stylish step of the way.
They are featuring a maternity session that I did with Allyson and Rich Baker in Hume, CA. We had so much fun taking advantage of everything a place like Hume Lake has to offer, from old buses to boats on the lake. So go check out the site and see more gorgeous photos! (click here to see my feature)
In other news, I’ve filled up all the dates/time slots for all the Spring mini-sessions. If you’d like to be added to my wait list for cancellations, please send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Sunset is my sweet spot. I love chasing the sun and catching those last few minutes of golden glow before the light goes away. This maternity session was so perfect…gorgeous lighting and an even more gorgeous mama.
I’ve since photographed Baby Finn, along with his big brother Jude. I’ll have to share those tomorrow…they are just too cute.
I’m so excited to share a few places that I’m featured on the web!
First up is the “Just Spotted” blog. I’ve been nominated for this photography blog! The cool thing about this is that I’ve only been in business in the OC for 2 years. The award will go to the blog with the most votes, so pretty please throw a vote my way!!
To vote, click HERE and once you’re on the Just Spotted website (www.justspotted.com) click on the link to vote!
Remember Cooper’s birthday party a few weeks ago? Well, the party has been around the web! It’s featured on Sara’s Party Perfect.
And a Spanish website called Alguma Bossa. I’m not sure exactly what all the text says, but I think it’s good!!
Lastly, the website where I bought a lot of my party supplies at, Garnish, featured me on their blog!
Time for my next Summer installation…Summer [By the Lake]! I’m super excited about this location. It’s so beautiful and just ethereal.
Here are the details: For the month of July I will be doing mini-sessions at this Long Beach location…20 minutes long and your choice of one digital image for $100. Additional digital images and prints can be purchased a la carte.
I’ve also decided to extend the By the Bay sessions for the month of July because I wasn’t able to fit everyone in the month of June that wanted to participate. AND, if you are interested in booking a wildflower session, book it right away because the wildflowers are on their way out!
The images work so well with a vintage feel, but also look great with punchy color!
I also found a little patch of wildflowers by the lake, so we can incorporate those as well!
When I started my business, I used to have my friend Shannon (who is an amazing photographer) critique my work. I’ll never forget a bit of advice she gave me…”you want your photos to make people feel SOMETHING.”
I love looking at images thatbring me to tears, tug at my heart, sigh, laugh, cringe…make me FEEL SOMETHING.
Life is more than a pretty picture and it definitely isn’t perfect. As I was combing through a lot of these images from my jobs in Hawaii, I recalled Shannon’s advice.
I should also mention that these gorgeous people are my friends. I went to college with Tony many moons ago. His amazing wife and kids are the perfect subjects. They put their emotions out there…the best way to be photographed!
Blog! Blog? WHAT BLOG!? I think this has been my longest absence to date, and it’s not for lack of trying!! Business is booming and family is important and clients have needs…and well, the blog sometimes gets pushed to the back burner.
All that to say…I have lots to share, so I’ll keep the words to a minimum and share some pictures of the lovely Jeanine, just a week before her due date. I’m so glad she was able to do a maternity session before Baby Luke arrived. It’s those last few days before your life changes forever! Oh the anticipation!!
Newborn pictures coming next…Luke was the perfect newborn model…just adorable!!