What a holly jolly time with the Jolly family (haha, I couldn’t help myself)! But really, it was a great shoot with this sweet family of four. Recent transplants from San Diego, the Jolly family is thoroughly enjoying and embracing their new home in Washington! They’ve done quite a lot of excursions and exploring since moving in July. So much so, Kelly was the one to suggest to me this beautiful location. Not far from many shoots I’ve done before, Dune Peninsula is nestled in Ruston just across the way from Point Defiance Park in Tacoma. With a great view of the Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier (when it’s not clouded over), this is a perfect spot for a driftwood, beachy, natural tall grass kind of vibe! Despite the sun and how calm and collected they all looked, it was pretty darn cold though. Fall blew in with a gusto and I was lucky enough to be bundled up in multiple layers hiding behind my camera! Regardless of the temp, they rocked it. The boys were well behaved and gave me smiles on point. Everyone looked wonderful in their coordinating fall colors and we lucked out with the perfect lighting. The Jolly’s made my job easy and I can’t wait for future shoots with them again!
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It's that time of the year again! Family photo sessions are all the rage right now to get that perfect photo for the annual holiday card. I was happy to start the season off with one of my favorite families...the Browns! It's been so awesome to photograph them from engagement shoot to wedding and now to annual family photos with their sweet baby girl, Emma. With her 2nd birthday around the corner, she was all smiles! Quite the improvement from last year. I even got multiple hugs at the end of the shoot as we said good bye...d'aww! We really had fun during our shoot. It was natural, carefree and nothing felt forced, which are always the best of shoots. I sure hope we can keep these up as the years go on. Thanks Monica & Brian for trusting me with so many special memories in your life!
What a lovely day for fall mini sessions! It was definitely a hot day, but once I found a patch of shade beneath the beautiful oak trees out at Testarossa Winery, I was set! I started the day pretty early to fit in as many sessions as possible. Admittedly, at first I was a tiny bit worried it would be too bright since I'm a sucker for golden hour shots, but once things got going, I was more than happy with the lighting. Some shade does wonders! Wendy and Kevin came all the way down from South San Francisco with their adorable baby girl for their first set of family photos! I was super flattered they made the trip down and was pleasantly surprised Hailey was calm as can be. She looked straight at the camera right off the bat and I knew this session was going to be a breeze! For only 3 months old, Hailey did fantastic. It was the perfect amount of time for baby girl and I think the shoot was a success! Stay tuned for some more photos from other mini sessions that day ;-)
In the final set of images from my mini shoots this year, I've got another darling family of three with SUCH a cute little one year old girl! Emily was so stinkin' adorable, I could have photographed her all evening! She was a mover and shaker and loved my dinosaur friend from Shutter Huggers. She mostly wanted grab it off my lens and play with it though, haha! I had a wonderful time with the Smolen family and just kept shooting till we lost our last bit of sun behind the horizon. I met so many friendly, fun and loving families this year and I'm so grateful to have made new connections with them all. I'm definitely looking forward to next year's round of mini shoots! Follow my blog to be the first to find out when they'll be!
The second installment of fall mini shoots is here today! I can't get enough of this hidden gem just outside of Alum Rock in San Jose. I wish this trail had a proper name, but maybe it's best I keep it as my own little secret :D It's the perfect spot for some fall foliage and has enough space to roam around to mix up the background. It was a great location for my session with the Hughes family! They were such a loving bunch with the sweetest little kids. Tanner was full of life and Allie has the brightest blue eyes! Loved our shoot and hope we can do another next year!
What a beautiful family! They came to me with some creative ideas for their family Christmas cards and I was more than happy to play! The first image is by far my favorite. That red and white kind of remind me of a Target ad! :-P But really, I just love how the colors pop! I think it worked perfectly for their Christmas card and I was glad they asked me to come out and do the shoot. Hope everyone is having a lovely holiday season!
The holidays are finally upon us and so are family holiday photos! The Root family invited me to their house nestled in the foothills of San Jose, near Alum Rock Park. They live in a beautiful neighborhood, filled with oak trees and fallen leaves and their neighbor was kind enough to let us shoot in their big yard with a fun tree swing! There's a lot of love in this family and I'm thankful for the opportunity to shoot with them. Looking forward to more photo sessions in the future!