Newborn sessions are done in the first 5-10 days after a little one arrives so when this family contacted me and wanted to do a newborn styled session with their 3 month old I was honestly a little worried but always up for the challenge. To my surprise it wasn’t a challenge at all; this delightful beauty was sweet from start to finish and oh so photogenic. Mom and I worked seamlessly from pose to pose, she had some great items to use that went perfectly with what I brought.
We added a few pieces of patriotism to our session to honor the 4th of July and her daddy who is a Marine. I love when families are so proud of their service and country! Lucky for me I get a lot of that working in a military community. The sacrifice these families make is real, service members that spend countless hours away from their loved ones and often in danger.
This little lady truly exudes timeless beauty in each of these images. I hope her family loves them as much as I do ❤ !
These two came to me in May for their maternity session so I was excited to also be asked to photograph their new little one shortly there after. We met half way at a small park in Lucerne Valley for an outdoor session where we had lots of fun. A cousin came along so of course we had to add her into the session. With two active duty parents this little one is in for an adventurous lifestyle.
Photographing newborns is always amazing to me. The opportunity to capture a time in a family’s life that is new and all about love. Each story different and full of exploration of who you have become as an individual, as a parent, and as a family. What an honor to be asked to be a part of this time in each of my client’s lives!
So here we have lots of cuteness, some pink camouflage, a great setting and cake; what more could a girl turning one ask for! Thy stylized cake smash was fun, we might on Annie’s 1st birthday to wonder the Morongo Preserve, capture some pictures and eat cake. She wasn’t the biggest fan of cake but she looked good hanging out with it 🙂
OMG the best job in the world! These two were super cute together and couldn’t take their eyes off of their new son. Away from family as so many of our military families are they were looking to commemorate this time in their lives and share a peek into their new family. We even caught some great baby smiles at the end that will melt the strongest of hearts!
When Lucille’s mommy contacted me about scheduling a Cake Smash session I was super excited. With ideas in hand we scheduled her session for a gorgeous local preserve and park; one that the family frequents often so it made for a perfect backdrop to memorialize this occasion.
I met Lucille’s mom through business dealings about two years ago so I was lucky enough to see her transition from wife to mom as her belly grew. We lost touch for a bit but when she emailed me to capture the First Birthday images I couldn’t wait.
Lucille with her beautiful porcelain skin was delightful to photograph as we moved through a few different set ups. She definitely wanted to be on the move and was very serious the entire time we were shooting. With family all over, including Canada, I know all be excited to see this stuffed animal party and Lucille’s cheek. When not looking at her beyond poofy cheeks you may be caught in those blue eyes. I know I was. She wasn’t a huge fan of the cake which in the long run always makes mom happy she played along for us so we could get some adorable shots with lots of facial expressions I am sure will make everyone smile.
Thank you again Dusastre family for letting me capture this exciting day!
One of the best things with my job is getting to watch families grow throughout the years! This is a larger family dynamic but several of them I have worked with before; this time there were more itty bitties and new spouses! With everyone visiting from all over this was a great opportunity to get some Grandma shots and grandbaby pictures. Hope you all love them!!
8 month old twins, mom and dad, the park what a good morning. These two weren’t too sure that they wanted to participate in our photo session but through some playing and fun they got on board. They couldn’t have been cuter and this session was pretty awesome since this family was just reunited after a long deployment. These little guys were all about mommy and daddy, big smiles, some shoulder time, the swings and we captured a little piece of their story!
As their family’s adventures were taking them across the world to Italy they wanted to capture a piece of their time here in the beautiful desert. Despite the windy conditions they showed dressed in gorgeous colors and ready to have some fun. We did a little climbing, maybe some bribing and most definitely some great picture capturing. Capturing the National Park was important because they enjoyed many times climbing and hiking while stationed here. I’m glad I was able to send a little piece of the desert with them!
This family wanted to capture where their little man was today. At an age where sitting still really is never an option we had to adapt and move to capture him with the camera. Okay so we may have tried to trap him as well 🙂 the slide seemed to be the trick that worked. We captured a few quick family shots as well to recognize this part of their lives as they transition into the next.
So this big guy, Frank the Tank, and I have been hanging out for a while now. I have had the pleasure of photographing his family for years and him since his newborn session! If you look closely you will see he carries the nickname Frank the Tank but he is just a big love except when we feed him cake or try to take his picture. Now in all fairness to him I think his dad conspires against us to get this guy to smile on picture day but that’s ok we always make it work and we always get the picture 🙂 I’m so glad I have been able to watch him grow and look forward to being there when it’s time for his Senior Pictures ❤