I swore last time I was here, in my dust-covered blog that is, that I would be better about posting and sharing sessions, but alas I lied. I’m a big fat liar. So here I am now centuries later finally posting to my blog again. So I’m going to think positive and believe in my heart of hearts that this is the beginning of a newfound commitment to sharing REGULARLY. But really I’m just going to celebrate this post as a win and not give myself too much shit if I don’t post again in the next several days. It is summer after all. We are in the middle of full-blown summer schedule around our house these days, which basically means that I’m up later than late (I’m already a ridiculous night owl, so summer really takes it to an all new level of crazy late) and everyone, except my incredibly hard-working husband, is sleeping in way too late in the mornings. But what are you going to do? Summer is fleeting, and I’m grateful for no alarm clocks and we are going to enjoy being late-sleeping slobs as long as we can. Now more importantly, this is a maternity session I had with a crazy beautiful, strong, moto friend and her family not toooooo terribly long ago in La Jolla. She’s pretty much a dream to photograph and we even brought their dog along this time. I say “this time” because I have photographed this family FIVE times. Although I haven’t shared session number five with anyone yet…shocker. These awesome human beings have been with me since the veeeeeery beginning. Since I was shooting with my little ol’ crop sensor (my beginner) camera, since I had really no business photographing other people’s milestones, since before I was even technically in business. I’m so beyond grateful for them, their trust and their friendship. They make something that I already love so &*%$! much (taking photos of course) even more ridiculously awesome.
Well, there's no way to sugar-coat the fact that I've been, shall we say, a wee bit absent from my photography blog. So today is THE day...I'm recommitting to posting again regularly. I'm going to make this blog my %#^&*@ and post until my hands go numb. Ok, maybe that's a smidge overly dramatic. How about I just commit to posting more regularly than every 18 months? And let's get it started with this gorgeous family that recently made a trip to San Diego ALL the way from New Hampshire for a quick visit, AND they asked me to squeeze in a session with their beautiful new family of four while here. I was pumped, as I first had a session with these sweet friends almost two years ago when their oldest was their only. Knowing they made time to spend a couple of hours of their precious vacation time with me was awesome enough, but the fact that they are friends and repeat clients is the icing on the cake. I'm forever grateful for clients that trust me to document their families and then come back for more, and ask me to photograph them again. I'm grateful beyond words.
Where are we most at ease with those that we love...in our own homes, yes! Where do we often feel the safest, the most comfortable expressing our love for one another, where are we most comfy and relaxed? In our own homes...so what better place then to capture the love within a family. This awesome family has blessed me not once, not twice, but three times with capturing their awesome love for one another. I'm blessed to call them friends and I'm so grateful that for this latest photo session they invited me into their own love-filled home.
We had a typically beautiful Southern California winter evening for our session. I had the privilege to photograph these sweet friends just a week ago. Their little man just turned one year old and he is just about the cutest thing going. They cuddled, they played, they cuddled some more and in case you were wondering, yes indeed, I do ask my clients to kiss pretty much through the whole session...almost kiss, think about kissing, barely kiss, big kiss, top of head kiss, cheek kisses...loads of kisses!
How sweet are these three sisters? These are dear sweet friends of mine that I've known since they were a bachelor, a dating couple, newly married and now a family of five. They are fun, silly, crazy, and ridiculously full of life. This is the second time they have trusted me to document their sweet family and I love them to peices.
This session was literally a dream and I can't thank this gorgeous couple enough for trusting me to document this exciting time for their family. This stunning mama-to-be is 9 months pregnant...making pregnant mama's envious everywhere! Through this session we danced (well, THEY danced), chatted, laughed, told silly stories and just had a good time. They rocked it and I'm so grateful they trusted me and just went for it with each image.