Monday, November 29, 2010

All About the Smiles with this Family!

What a beautiful family!  Havanah and Armando are the chunkiest little cuties. And the smiles and eyes on mommy and daddy are just stunning...  Plus, I just love how they all matched--makes for great photos, huh!? 

 Oh you did not love the camera--but it loves you!

 Everybody kiss!

 So much love!
Thanks you guys for the fun afternoon--I hope you enjoy your photos!  Lets do it again sometime :)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Handsome Handsome Gentry!

The G family wanted some shots of their little man and some family shots for the Christmas Cards--we headed out to the Ranch House and chased Gentry around for a bit.  With the help of grandpa, we even got some of him looking and smiling at the camera! 

 This little man's smile is to die for.  And the way he walks around is so cute--kinda lumbers like a really big man who owns the place ;)  I love it!

I've been trying to get this family shot for 6 months! Finally it worked! Don't they look so happy and playful!

 Thanks you guys! 

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Botanical Gardens and Family D

The San Diego Botanical Gardens is such a beautiful place, great for a photo shoot!  I hope to do some more there soon!  Thanks D fam for the opportunity to shoot you there :)
 Noah--OMG is he cute.  And he was so photogenic!  I love the 6-10 month stage for photos--they sit up, but don't go very far very fast :)
 Love this shot--just wish it was a little clearer.  That is the problem with catching perfect shots of toddlers...they are so quick there is little time to compose...and hold still...and click before it is too late and the moment has passed. 
 Oh Avery ;)

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Little Robert is one of my daughter Lena's little friends--while I was editing she kept looking and yelling "Robert!"  So cute ;)  As is this family!  We had a great time chasing this little guy all over and making crazy turkey noises to get him to look.

 I just love the laughter in this one :)
 What a beautiful mommy--glowing for sure while growing a little girl in her tummy!

What a face!  We had such fun chasing him all over the ranch house trying to snap some good shots :)  Thanks again to the Grahams for the opportunity--you guys are the best!  I can't wait to meet little baby girl Graham--hopefully I will be able to snap some newborn photos of her!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hooray! I get to meet my daddy today!

I had the unbelievable pleasure of photographing another homecoming this week--a family I have very much grown to love and admire in the last two years.  They were there for me as a friend and support during our deployment last year, and we've grown even closer during their deployment.  In fact I was lucky enough to witness and photograph the labor and birth of their second baby girl in July!
All homecomings are amazing and special, but when you know that the returning daddy is meeting his four month old baby girl for the first time, it tugs at a few extra heart strings. 

 Isn't she radiant!  Nothing like the smiles and nerves in the moments before the return :)
 First hugs and smooches!  We had practiced for so long with the whole "run to daddy and jump into his arms" thing...but forgot about the part where she'd be holding the sign...oh well! 

 Meeting his little girl!  Are you crying yet?  Cause I was!

Congratulations you guys on a very successful deployment and a beautiful homecoming! What a beautiful moment it was--thanks again for inviting me to be a part of it :)
Enjoy being a family of four!