Love fall!! {Crestline Photographer}

What a beautiful day up here in the mountains it was for this sweet families pictures! We had fun taking this little hike and capturing their family!

It usually takes kids a little while to warm up to me, just because they are unsure. But when you bring candy…it helps that process move a bit quicker!! Look how cute his smile is!

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Beautiful Hike in Sky Forest {sky forest family photographer}

How cute are these little girls?! It was fun to hang out with this family for a little while! They contacted me to photographer their home for vacation rental pictures. It’s a beautiful home in Lake Arrowhead. At that time I got to meet mom. Well, it was so great to meet the entire family this past weekend. They are all really great and the girls are so cute and easy to capture their little smiles.

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Red Thread {Redlands family photographer}

I love doing red thread session! They are adoption sessions that I offer a free session fee to in order to celebrate their new family. Check out their website, it’s really a great way for me to give back! There are photographers from all over coming together to offer some sort of awesome-ness to these newly knit together families.

This family is from Redlands and they just finalized the little girls adoption. I think it’s great that all 3 siblings get to stay together and grow up in the same home!!

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Baby on the way {Big Bear Maternity Photographer}

What a beautiful mommy to be! They have had fur babies for years now, but are so excited to be expecting their own little girl!! Her name is picked out, her room is just about done and mama is feeling ready!

She looks gorgeous in this light pink dress and sweater. I’m often asked what should I wear for my maternity session. My suggestion is either form-fitting or a dress just like this. It clearly shows off her baby bump and is flow-y, it’s perfect! I cant wait to meet this little one, who’s due date by the way, is my birthday! =)

Sweet Baby Boy {Running Springs family photographer}

This little one is only 5 pounds. Well, just over 5 pounds. He is the smallest I have had in my studio. He is just around 5 weeks old, so he would not sleep for me. The pictures below, I think it was his long blinks that I was able to catch him “sleeping”. But he was so cute and he made the sweetest little sounds! This little one belongs to one of my brides this year, her and her groom and over the moon with the new addition to their family!!

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Ready for Christmas {Lake Arrowhead Children’s photographer}

This little girl, is so sweet and so beautiful! I was blessed to do her newborn pictures and now I got to hold her again and watch her face light up when she smiles.

My favorite age to photograph are toddlers! They are so excited about everything and they think everything is awesome. She loved this little gingerbread man I had and was so excited when I gave it to her, the large picture in this group is her so excited. I know her eyes are closed, but I just see joy in her expression.

christmas pictures

Green Valley Lake {Outdoor family pictures}

This was the first time I have photographed this family and they are so sweet! It took a little bit for the little one to warm up to me, but once he did, we got some great smiles! Mom did an awesome job coordinating colors and patterns and this location is great!! They come up here every year for Thanksgiving, I can’t wait to see them again next year!!

family pictures in the mountains