I was so glad to finally have the opportunity to work with this crew from Oregon.  After a couple attempts at trying to get this session in the books due to a change in travel plans, it was my pleasure and blessing to have met such a bright, loving family.

My favorite was how the kids shared pure joy getting their toes wet and sandy in the white wash while mama and daddy shared some sweet, intimate moments together.  (And might I mention that he picked out and came home with that dress for her to wear…if that’s not love, I just don’t know, friends.  I. Just. Don’t. Know.) It was pretty magical to witness such loving examples to their children.

I know how valuable adventures are for everyone in the family and hope I was able to capture fun memories that will last them a lifetime!  Take a stroll with me and The J Family now through one of my favorite Orange County beaches EVER…

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I love Texas.  This love came from the fact my forever bestie moved there and we have been able to visit almost every year since.  I always knew how cool Austin was…but the surrounding little towns, a recent visit to Waco, Texas and the Magnolia Silos and all of that Southern politeness got me gaga for Texas.  And let’s not even get into the bar-b-que!  So much goodness there…it’s easy to think I could spend more time there than just a vacation.

Another awesome thing is getting to hang with some long time friends who also just moved there and have called it home.  If you don’t know this sweet lady, she is a hard-working mama to these two little dudes, teaches barre and is the love of this cowboy.

Walk with me through the quaint town of Georgetown, Texas for a little antiquing.

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Friends, as I mentioned in an earlier post, I have been terrible at managing this blog.  However, in the past weeks, I’ve been introduced to some tools to help me manage my future posts.  I’m hoping this little change will help me get all caught up as I’ve been beyond blessed to meet some pretty incredible couples and families.  Truly, they have been gifts to me personally, and I want to be able to share a little bit about them.  So, keep an eye out…

First, I want to introduce you to this ever-so-sweet couple, Makena and Kyle.  They stole my heart with the mention of a mutual friend and that this groom is, as we speak, training to be a firefighter in one of my favorite towns!  (If you know me, you know how much I love being a firefighter’s wife!)  I am sure this year has been such a roller coaster for them, but I’m gonna tell them it’s all foreshadowing to their lives as husband and wife.  Even though they’ve been together for a while through their young years, marriage is a blessing beyond what we can ever describe (am I right so far?!).  All I know is the absolute best part about it is that you have a partner in it.

I am thrilled and honored to play a small part in capturing the beginning of your history, your lives together.

Come with me and check out their adorable engagement session through the beautiful Estancia La Jolla Hotel & Spa down to Scripps Pier.

 

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I usually wait until the holidays to offer mini sessions, but the recent “Super Bloom” and long awaited Summer has got me wanting to capture every bit of it I can…with YOU in it!

Summer mini sessions are $299 and include:

  • A meet-and-greet phone chat to talk about time, wardrobe and your location choice
  • 30 minutes of photography time
  • 20 digitally enhanced images presented in a private, online gallery for viewing and sharing
  • Instant access to high-quality, downloadable files of all of your gallery images to print, share and store forever.
    And…full access to your gallery in my minted.com storefront to easily order announcements and holiday cards!  (Yep, get a start on it now and breeze through the summer without having to deal with the Fall rush.)

Dates & Locations:

Your location of choice within 20 miles of 92672 during the sunset hour, based on my summer availability.

Book with me now for the best availability!

Expires on 8/6/2017!

 

Small Print and other Details:

  • The 50% booking fee is non-refundable. It is a first come, first served basis and times will not be put “on hold.”
  • 1 session accommodates 5 immediate family members. Additional immediate family members are $30 each and/or may require a double booking.
  • Galleries and file images will be delivered to you within 7-10 days of your session.
  • Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled time to get the wiggles out and ensure maximum camera time.
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Friends…I can’t even begin to tell you how busy and fast this year has flown.  Since announcing my new elopement and wedding offerings, I haven’t made the time to post much.  So get ready for some fun sessions I haven’t yet posted that’ll flood the gates!

To stay up-to-the-minute, follow me on Instagram.  There you will find new posts and videos of what I’m up to, including some fun behind-the-scenes footage!  The best part about behind-the-scenes moments is what we, as photographers, do to capture those priceless family moments in some of the most beautiful Southern California scenery you’ve ever seen.

If you live in SoCal, you might notice the sun will finally be out this week!  Yes, it has been raining almost non-stop since January and we were just not used to it.  However, the reward of what’s been named as the “Super Bloom” happened and all of the precious seeds that were hibernating finally bloomed.  It was so “super” the fields and deserts that were filled with flowers were seen from space.

Luckily, I was able to capture these cuties in the few weeks these blooms were around.  Enjoy them as much as they enjoyed frolicking around this gorgeous field.

 

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