This little girl, L, was a toddler that definitely made this session fun. All she wanted to do was to explore and see what the park had to give. Lucky for her, I was fit enough to chase and capture her true personality: curious and observant.
The Cullen's wedding was at a perfect spot- on an edge of the woods at South Lake Tahoe. My favorite part of the session was when they had their first look. The Groom got emotional when seeing the Bride's dress for the first time. I love First Look sessions within a wedding gig.
I love it that I am getting more wedding gigs, because it is something I enjoy immensely. To be able to witness a time that is supposed to be the happiest moment in anyone's life. Also, wedding gigs, to me, give me opportunities to capture plenty of emotional candids as well as details. Here's a gig I did for the Dhuse wedding, they were seriously happy and their you could see that their guests were a big part of their lives.
This boy took his sweet time coming out even if he came few weeks early. I spent the night sleeping on the hospital's lobby couch. I was not going to take any chances as I missed two previous births due to clients dilating so fast after hitting 5cm (one went from 5cm to pushing the baby out within 40 minutes). It did not matter if I slept on the couch under the constant blowing air conditioner without anything to keep me warm, because the moment baby Nathan came to the world, it was so totally worth it. I also came back to the hospital to document Nathan meeting his two older brothers and followed up with a lifestyle newborn session a week later. I always feel so honored and deeply grateful when families hire me to be a part of a very special moment in their lives.
Lifestyle is the best way to go when you have two years old, in my humble opinion. Children that age have such a short patience for studio or family sessions outside of their comfort zone. Usually, they max out before 10 minutes and sometimes, the session could turn into a stressful experience. This kid woke up from a nap and gave me a stink eye at the beginning. However, as the hour progressed, she blossomed from "who the heck are you" to "photograph me please!" She was in her element and through that, I was able to truly capture her.
This 7 months pregnant mama and her 3 years old daughter has a very special bond. This is another lifestyle favorite of mine. I spent an hour being a fly on the wall at her home and totally loved what I saw. I hope my photos captured the bond they have for each other.
Everything about the wedding was perfect: the families, friends and location. The wedding party was all about having fun and the mood was very celebratory. I had no problems capturing moments because it was everywhere. I left the wedding with a huge smile on my face. Congrats Chris and Chris, you guys are an amazing couple.
I had the seed of inspiration to play with empty spaces in my photography. It was so much fun doing this project and I am forever grateful for those who came to allow me be creative. Not just that, they also donated to my ** Cassidy Dream Studio fundraising, you guys know who you are, THANK YOU!
**I am slowly building up a nest egg for a photography studio in my backyard. I've been working on it for a year now and kept putting off for two reasons.
1) I couldn't find THE design that was "IT" until 3 weeks ago (see photo below)
2) I felt conflicted with investing so much money onto a building for my photography business and not using the $$ for my family.
So, I decided to set up a Cassidy Dream Studio piggy bank few months ago save money through donations. My #cefefilter is done as a fundraising method (donations based). My $$ goal is $10,000. So far I've fund-raised $490. It is a slow progress however, I believe that I will reach that goal.
You can donate and if you do, all I ask is for you to come to my temporary studio and volunteer few minutes of your time, in exchange for one digital watermarked copy and one free print.
as you can see, I love a challenge and hope to get more varied subjects! :)
Anyway, I hope you all enjoy this void project series as much as I have enjoyed doing them.
Mother, Teacher, Photographer and Wife.