Oh, these sessions were fun!! I LOVE giving sneak peaks when the families are so excited!!
Here is the first of the Christmas in a Box mini sessions! How cute are these three boys?!
What can I say about this family? They are giving, kind, loving, beautiful, thoughtful funny… SO.MUCH.AWESOMENESS in this pictures.
It was so much fun dragging them around the forest and they never questioned me. Well, never voiced their questioning. LOL Our light was leaving very quickly so we moved fast through a few different mini sessions to capture all they were looking for.
When they asked me to do their family pictures, it was such an honor. They are sweet friends of mine and truly hope their hearts are happy with these pictures. My goal is to always capture families stories through these images and I think you can see their story is full of happiness, fun and love!
What a beautiful wedding this was! It was a little chilly but it was generous!
I was able to capture their engagement pictures in big bear a few months ago and had the chance to meet their daughter at that time. They are such a sweet couple and so in love! It was so fun to be there and watch them say I Do!
I had the honor of photographing Thrive moms group. They are a group of single moms who come together to love, support and help one another. I know they were an awesome group of moms and in turn, knew that their kids would be just as amazing! Well, I was correct!! These are the sweet kids from a few of them moms of the Thrive group in Redlands.
Thank you for allowing me to come and hang out with each of your families!! It was a joy to capture your smiling faces!!
Oh.My.Gosh how gorgeous is this location and how perfect is this family?!
I knew forest falls was beautiful, I have not been up there for a session in years. I HAVE to get up there more often! I have known this family before mom and dad were even married!! We did their engagement pictures, their wedding and I’m so honored to continue to do their family pictures year after year.
It’s always hard for moms when I do family pictures and there is a toddler in the family. I can only keep taking pictures as long as the youngest one is happy. Once they are unhappy, then we are done. Of course we do the stickers and candy bribes…but when they are done…we are done. So sessions with toddlers typically go really quick. Trying to get as much in as you can in a little amount of time. But despite the quick session… we were able to get some really sweet pictures!
I love this family. I have had the pleasure of seeing them year after year, watch their little one grow and find her little personality. Now, they have a new little one on the way, a little boy. They are so excited. These littles are so blessed to have such an awesome mom and dad!!
How about her pink dress?! Isn’t it so cute! She stands out with the forest back ground, it looks great on her and how cute is her baby bump! She did a great job with their colors!! Their little girl is so cute and sweet. I would try so hard to get her to smile and then I would say, “OK, lets move over here” they would set her down and then BAM look at the smiles she had, the giggles bouncing around. LOL it was the funniest thing, every.time I didn’t have my camera on her, she smiled. Smiles or no smiles, she is adorable!!
I’m so excited to have met this family!! She found me on Yelp, contacted me and we scheduled her and her families pictures! We did their family pictures in Running Springs, most people aren’t sure where that is, so between big bear and Lake Arrowhead.
Her son will soon be deployed and she wanted to get everyone together and update their family pictures before he left. They are a sweet family and are so much fun!! And this little one, she is so funny! She is sassy, and so cute and sure does love her Auntie!!
I’m not sure if you can see in this picture, but her eyes are amazing. She has blue eyes, but on her left eye, she has 2 brown strips. They are SO pretty!!
After my mini sessions in Oct, I had a few families that were asking when my next set of mini’s were. I only do my mini sessions for families in October but I thought I’d add one more date in November. The location that we scheduled was so foggy and so windy, we had to change our spot last-minute. So we headed up higher and got out of the fog at Keller Peak Rd. It’s beautiful there!
I’m so glad I did. I got to meet this sweet family! She wanted to update her boys pictures and get a picture of just her and her boys, look how great they are!! I loved to hear their stories, watch them interact and have a fun time! The picture of the boys, when I look at it, I laugh. Right after that picture, they lost their balance and tumbled down the little hill there. Rolling through the leaves. They are great pictures as well that mom will love!
The kids grow so fast, it’s so important to capture the kids, not only when they are little but through all the stages!!
I had the pleasure of meeting this sweet family last Saturday. They just purchased a home up here in Lake Arrowhead and were excited to get some new family pictures taken at the new place!
Often I’m asked “what should I wear” or “what colors are best”. I always send my clothing guide, which you can see below. This mom did a fantastic job of color coordinating, but not being matchy-matchy, she used layers and chose brilliant colors to boot!! Look how they stand out, all the colors match but you can see each of their own personalities in their clothing styles. I’m so in love with these pictures!! I can’t wait until we get to update their pictures again!!
Clothing suggestions…Family Wardrobe