Monday, November 30, 2009

A star in the making | San Diego family photographer

Laihla's mom, Lisa, contacted me because, like most moms, she wanted to get some good photos of her two-year old daughter. What she didn't tell me beforehand is that little miss Laihla was such a great entertainer! :) She was just singing her little heart out while I snapped away. On top of that, she is just as cute as is humanly possible, so thinks this is a star in the making guys.

Laihla and big sister, Destiny. I see two pretty girls...and a world of trouble with the boys for mom and dad ;) lol

Of course we had to get some shots with the entire, beautiful family, too. And I know what you're thinking - I couldn't believe she was mom to a 17-year old either. Work it out Lisa!

And I'll leave you with this, because she killed me with this one and I just love it!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Party of 5 and our 100th post | La Jolla Family Photographer

It's kind of nice to have my 100th blog post feature a family I've watched grow - from watching Allison plan hers and Marc's wedding, to their pregnancy, to the birth of the twins, and up until now. Their family has graced my blog twice before - once for Allison's maternity session, and again for the twins' newborn session. This time the family wanted to get together for some holiday portraits. So I met up with Allison, Marc, Brendan, Easton and Aven at their BEAUTIFUL home in La Jolla and managed to capture some great shots of this BEAUTIFUL family. The twins have grown so much since the last I saw them, and were just adorable and sweet; Brendan the handsome guy, was also sweet and I loved that he was so helpful and contributed lots of ideas for spots to shoot in. I also want to send a special thank you to Allison's parents! They were my unofficial assistants, jumping around like wonderfully crazy monkeys helping me to keep the twins' attention. I tell you there's nothing like grandparents - they are the best!

Since these images are going to be used for their holiday cards, I don't want to post too many and spoil the surprise for their family and friends. Without further ado - here are the sneak peeks!

I couldn't resist posting it - isn't Easton's upset face the cutest upset face pretty much ever?

Daddy had to sneak in some love for his little girl. Can you blame him?

Their dogs, Nitro and Nasher, are just as sweet as the rest of the family and couldn't resist sneaking in for a picture!

Check out the killer view! I want to live in their backyard! lol

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Familiar, beautiful, faces | San Diego Family Photographer

I so enjoy photographing this family. Not just because Chelsea, Michael, Ella and Quintin are just about the cutest things ever, but because they are so sweet, easy-going, loving, and just plain fun. Not to mention, they stuck with me even after they came *this* close to getting attacked by a rogue squirrel (you HAD to be there! lol). I would have run for the hills, but thankfully, they hung in there and let me capture some more of their awesomeness. Since they're planning on using images from this session for their holiday cards, I'm only going to share a select few.

Oh and no humans or squirrels were harmed during the photographing of this family. :)

Another well put together family here. Really diggin the threads...

I cannot imagine how anyone could say no to this handsome little guy.

I would not be surprised to see Ella in a Gap commercial. She is gorgeous.

Is it any wonder why these kids are so stinking cute though?! I mean...hello.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Three men and a little lady...

Yesterday evening I met with Allison and James down at Seaport Village, which happens to be the place where James proposed. *Insert aww's here* When we were deciding on the location for their shoot, Allison told me that she preferred being near the water and, as an example, mentioned Seaport Village and that it's where they had gotten engaged. I thought there was something really special about the idea of revisiting their engagement spot with their growing family - sort of a "full circle" kind of thing. They've come a long way since that fateful day and have since married and had two ADORABLE little boys - Luke and Reid - and I'm so glad they let me capture a little moment of their lives.

Oh...and once again people, I just HAVE to say it. I get to photograph the most beautiful families in San Diego. No really - just look for yourself...

I love this next one - I think they look like they're in a catalogue. By the way, I have to say that I love their wardrobe choices. See how they're coordinated without being entirely uniformed? Modern without being too trendy?

A little brotherly love for ya. (and I told you - adorable!)

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