Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Last Years 4th of July Pictures: Southern California Child Photographer

At one point last year I got so busy and behind on my editing that I never posted these pictures. I'm actually still not completely done with them! But, since 4th of July is coming up next week I thought I would post some.

I got together with my good friend to take pictures of our kiddos. The props were all hers! I just tagged along. 

This is my favorite of Tess and her bestie!

Welcome Baby S: Southern California Newborn Photographer

I want to start off by saying I am NOT a newborn photographer. Actually this is only my fourth newborn I have ever photographed. Including my own two kids and nephew and now this one. I have been told that they look great for only being my fourth one, but I know I have a long way to go.

This is my sister-in-law's sister's baby girl. I did her maternity photos which came out AMAZING and the blog for that one was posted 2 weeks ago if you want to check them out. Anyways I asked mommy if she would be willing to let me take photos of little Scarlett soon after she was born for a very discounted price so that I can practice and see if this is something I'd really like to start doing. I must admit it takes a WHOLE lot of patience. I knew this going in, but it still surprised me. After the session I was set on not doing anymore, but after seeing the end result I changed my mind. At least I should give myself a chance and do a few more before I make an absolute final decision right? I feel like the challenge was worth it in the end!

Mommy wanted to use a red backdrop because baby's name is Scarlett, how fitting right? So we gave it a try. I didn't find out until later that red is a very hard backdrop color to work with and most of my photographer friends don't even offer them in their studios anymore. This is only the second time I have used mine, but it wasn't horrible. Actually they were surprised with how well I executed the red. 

It was also very fitting to incorporate a rainbow in the pictures since miss Scarlett is a rainbow baby. The blanket is made by me and headband by my mom. 

Well that's about all we were able to get because Scarlett was not having it that day, but I am excited to see how I am grow in this area. Let me know what you guys think and if you think I should continue with this or not. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Lupus Awareness 1 Year Cake Smash: Southern California Baby Photographer

When this little girl's Aunt came to me with her idea for a surprise cake smash I knew I had to do it! Layla just turned one and her mom has been in ICU for a year now due to pregnancy induced lupus. She has missed out on her baby girl's whole first year of life. Layla's Aunt had an idea that she wanted to have a lupus themed session with purple and butterflies since these are the symbols for lupus. I thought that was such a beautiful idea and a precious gift for Layla's parents.

Layla was seriously the easiest baby I have ever photographed. I mean, she was so happy and smiley I didn't even have to work hard! Well we did have Grandma there to help ;)

 Please share this post with all your friends and family to raise awareness for Lupus. And please keep this family in your prayers and ask God to watch over them and provide healing to her mom. 

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Eli and Steffan's Maternity Session: Southern California Maternity Photographer

This winter in Southern California we got a lot of rain that left us with a super bloom of wild flowers throughout the state. Pretty much anywhere you drove you would see beautiful wild flowers.

This session we went to Lake Elsinore and it turned out perfect! I couldn't have asked for better models, better light, and a better location.