We met over a year ago to announce that the Okkema’s were growing from two to three! We planned the maternity session and newborn session, I couldn’t have been more excited when you asked me to continue to commemorate this time indoor family’s life! From announcements to being a one year old ready to conquer the park, that cake but not the balloon machine ;).
This girl did a number on that cake. She really didn’t eat much of it but she made sure it knew who the boss was and that she made a good mess for me to photograph! Her excited smile had us cracking up the entire session and made me smile while editing these gorgeous images.
Can’t wait to continue to capture your journey as the Marine Corps takes you across the country. How lucky am I that they are sending you somewhere I already have a place to stay! Continue to enjoy every moment that this time has to offer and I look forward to see you all soon!
These are one of the gifts that I feel honored everyday to share with my clients. The moments that I spend with a family while capturing all the little details are always amazing. Parenthood is an adventure and these few moments are the mere beginning but will last a lifetime adorned on the walls of family.
There is so much that happens behind the scenes for a photographer after the session is over. The desired affect is to get the image s close to perfect within your camera but there are some magical things that are done right here on my computer. Above is my nephew – who of course I feel is perfect in every way – as I think about his parents hanging these images on their wall I want there to be a simplicity in looking at his details at the tiny things that are so precious while he is this itty bitty. Through editing I simply want to remove distractions and create a cohesive image.
If you watched my work and the direction of it over the years I hope you have continued to see what truly matters, connection. I want there to be a connection in every image I deliver so that is what I strive for. When I bring the images home and look at them on my computer screen I want to feel the connection between the subjects or with me and the camera. Once I have that I already have a beautiful image through editing I just hope to enhance what is already there.
Editing is as much of the art form as the time behind my camera. It takes time and passion to create the final photograph that I deliver but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I say it every year, I am going to be better about blogging these sessions, these moments in time that I am so lucky to be trusted to capture. This family and I have been capturing moments together since the beginning of my business and I can’t express how awesome it is to have watched them through the years. I have grown to have an amazing friendship with the momma of this family and continue to be proud of what they stand for. Thank you for once again letting me into your lives Jenkins family!
I love, love, love these sessions. As a mom they absolutely pull on my heartstrings and now that my girls are older the opportunities for these things are fewer. With Mother’s Day fast approaching I am reminded of the special connection between a parent and a child, between a mother and her baby. When Leslie contacted me to schedule this special session I was excited to help commemorate her very first Mother’s Day and when two beauties show up like this magic happens. This session gave me all the feels. Enjoy!
20170423 Mahrer Mommy & Me
This is such an exciting time in our youths’ lives. They are preparing for their tomorrows, enjoying their todays, and trying to figure it all out along the way. This beautiful young lady was so much fun to photograph. We wondered around the Morongo Preserve and Pioneertown to capture these fantastic images. She wasn’t too sure about being the focus of the camera at first but as you can see she was a natural. Both beautiful inside and out she is looking forward to her future all while serving God. A wonderful soul.
Aren’t these guys the cutest? A new family in love with each other and photographs. Of course one of my favorite combos! I have known Becky for a long time so it was awesome to meet her hubby and the princess of the family. We spent some time capturing this families bond, catching up and playing dress up!
We seriously laughed the entire session. I am not sure who was the funny but the three of us couldn’t help ourselves. Donuts, donuts are quite laughable. These two lovebirds are here for the desert views as long as the Marine Corps tells them so they wanted to opportunity to capture a piece of their story while they are here. It is always wonderful to meet a couple so well connected and that can make each other laugh; laughter truly does give a relationship such a spark. I enjoyed getting to know these two and photographing them
So this family and I have had a long photographic history with one another. I began photographing their story when Maddie was a newborn. We have had many sessions together since, her momma loves pictures! Hilary wanted to do a stylized session so we ran with some great ideas. I ordered 50 yards of tulle and began designing. This was my first session ever where I made all of the clothing that they were wearing. We had plans, great plans. Sunset, gorgeous dresses it was going to be perfection. We also had a two year old. She let us know the moment we attempted to put her dress on that she was the boss. Hilary had already let me know she wanted real; she wanted to tell their story, the one that they are living right here and right now. She wanted all of it. So that is what we did and every image is perfect. Every image has a moment, a memory attached to it and for that I am grateful. I love my job! I love perfect imperfection!
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This young man has already begun his adventures, he is simply moving into new ones. As a Class of 2017 Twentynine Palms High School senior Derek has had some eventful things happening this year. Receiving great accolades for his talented play in football he has just begun his baseball season. He will no doubt go far and has already made his parents proud. Congratulations Sutherland family!
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