When your baby asks for a Moana 4th birthday you go all out! I gave her the full Moana treatment! She loved walking along the beach as Moana and having everyone say "AAWWW!" over her.
I can't believe that she is 4 already. I still call her baby and it feels like just yesterday that she was a little butter ball toddling around after L. She has so much imagination and creative spirit. She loves ballet, playing dress up, dolls, and anything princess. Watching this baby girl grow is so much fun! She makes me laugh so much everyday. She makes up cute little stories and dances all the time and is the spirit of our family. I love everyday with my Bunny Lou Lou!
I had the honor of photographing my husbands cousins maternity session, These two live a block from the beach, he shapes surf boards for a living and they spend most of their free time at the beach. Naturally a beach maternity session was perfect for them, June gloom was in full effect this day. Though the San Clemente Pier was caked in fog and it was like 60 degrees, their excitement to be first time parents made them glow like the suns rays. Allison was a totally natural in front of the camera. She worked the baby belly like a pro.
Just a week after we took these, their baby girl was born. She is absolutely gorgeous just like her Mommy.
Bailey and Erin have been together for 6 years. They are high school sweethearts who met through a family friend. They have spent their entire relationship living in 2 different states. Once they graduated high school, she went away to college and he joined the military. While she was out in California visiting him, they decide to do a romantic and fun couples session in Laguna Beach. The beach was definitely a nice change of pace for Bailey, who is stationed in hot dessert 29 Palms. Seeing these two together and so strong as a couple was so inspiring, Their love and compassion for one another is deeper than some couples who live in the same city and see each other everyday.
This spring here in California has been breathtaking. Thanks to more rainfall than usual we have flowers blooming everywhere! I have been taking L&B to see the wonders of spring as often as I can.
California Poppy Super Bloom | Walker Canyon
Mustard Flower Bloom | San Juan Capistrano
Carlsbad Flower Fields
When Katie and Nick said that they wanted to do their engagement session in a brewery I got so excited! I love non-traditional locations and sessions. Nick used to work for Bagby Brewery in Oceanside and they both love spending lazy weekend days there sipping on their original craft brews and enjoy the warm Oceanside sunsets. It was a perfect location for their photos. We had a blast wandering around the brewery and (of course) having a couple drinks. After we headed down to the Oceanside pier and ended our afternoon with the most stunning sunset. If their engagement session was this fun, I cannot wait for their wedding later this year!!
I have been friends with Ashly since I was 18 years old. I have been able to be there as she went away to college, fell in love with Alex, we went to hair school together, got engaged, I watched her walk down the aisle, have her two sweet boys and now I get to see her have her 3rd baby boy. You never know when a life long friend will come into your life, but once they do you know how special they and how you want to keep them forever. I cant wait to see The Bloore Family's new chapter of life and adorable new baby boy!
This family session was featured on Beyond the Wanderlust http://beyondthewanderlust.com/boho-california-family-of-4/
Above image was featured on Looks Like Film
Some sessions are extra near and dear to my heart, like this one. I have known this beautiful mommy for 6 years now. We have done hair together, been princesses together, laughed together, cried together and now we are mommies together.
As a mom you think you couldn't love another child as much as you love your own. But, then this little princess was born (while we were having my daughters 1st birthday party) and she stole me heart my kids hearts. We love her like she is our own. I even took her newborn pictures. Watching her grow up is such an honor and privileged. Having these 2 beautiful ladies (3 if we count the sweetest frenchie ever) in my life is such an amazing gift.
They will move mountains and change this world...you watch!
"God is within her, she will not fall. God will help her at break of day." Pslams 46:5
This adorable family lifestyle session was seriously so much fun!
It was at O'niell Regional Park in Trabuco Canyon which is an absolutely gorgeous little slice of nature. This was my first time taking photos there and now I can't wait to do another session there.
These sweet little princesses were so cute. The baby loved the camera while the the 2 year old ran around collecting sticks and leaves. We kinda let her lead and it was the best decision!
Family photography doesn't have to be posed looking at the camera. Real, lifestyle photos are the ones that you look at 20 years later and remember all the fun you have chasing your 2 year old in a dried up river bed.
This sweet couple just got stationed here in California from Wisconsin. They will be getting married back home and their sweet son will be their Best Man.
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Mother of 2 wildlings, Ex Disney Princess and Fine art wedding and lifestyle photographer