What can I say, when Half Moon Bay beaches are not windy, in high 80's and not crowded? Perfection. It was a dream. Heavenly. Photogenic too.
I had the privilege of photographing Landon ( 18 months ago) and was asked to come back to do Greyson. My favorite part of the session was when we put Greyson on Landon's shirtless chest. Landon froze and would not move, he impressed me for an 18 months old child! Here are the photos of Landon and Greyson as a comparison (using similar props as seen below).
I opened my mini studio once again for fundraising purposes (to fundraise for my dream studio). That day was loads of fun, as I got to photograph more dogs and I thoroughly enjoyed the challenge. Here are some of my favorites from that day's mini session. Thank you to everyone who contributed and I cannot wait to have another one soon.
This family of 6 was loads of fun, nobody would stay in the same place- which had me chasing the kids all over the park. Happily, that is. They're an amazing family and the photos of them is a true reflection of their beauty.
This family is moving, hundreds of miles away, from me. Sighs. It was a bittersweet session. I've followed this family since she was in the womb. First it was a baby shower party, then a maternity session followed with a birth session. That did not stop there, we also did newborn session as well as monthly until she turned one. This session is also memorable because the parents surprised me in the best way possible. The mother said there was one more book she wanted Maddy to read. The book was inside a manila and I assumed that it meant it was a favorite of Maddy's. I decided to focus on Maddy's expressions by having my lens tight on her face. As the book was being given to Maddy, I took shots and immediately noticed the title of the book, "new baby." I jumped back and looked at the parents quickly, "whaaaaa?!!! OMG!! When are you due!!!!" It was just a perfect moment. The baby's due in February and I now have Indiana on my must-fly-to list. Thank you for two wonderful years and I (and my camera) will miss you guys.
We've been going to Avery to camp and swim at White Pines Lake every year for 3 years now. It's the best place for me to totally unwind as a mother and completely throw myself into photography. We had freak weather in Lake Tahoe area (hail) and in Yosemite (snow) that day. The lake is located in between those two places and all we got was a warm day with a cool breeze and heavy clouds, which made photography a dream.
My son joined me on a session to be my little assistant. The family I was doing was a family friend so, we didn't mind him tagging along. I love it that I can bring my kid(s) sometimes to sessions, especially when I could take in a shot or two for my personal pleasure.
I love this family and love the fact that the older siblings were able to watch the birth. It made the whole experience feel powerful. This mama texted me earlier that morning informing me she was at hospital and already at 5cm. I did not get her message as I had my phone turned off. Lucky for her, she and I have a same friend who contacted me and told me that the mama now at was 9.5 cm. She even rushed over and babysat my boys as I ran out the door. Lucky for me, this mama's husband was stuck at work so, the nurses slowed down the contractions. As soon as her husband arrived, the water broke and the baby came out 47 minutes later, in only like 3 pushes, I'm not kidding.
Mother, Teacher, Photographer and Wife.