Archive for July, 2012
We were thrilled to first meet the Beard family when they were expecting their first little miracle, baby J. We first started with their maternity session (some of you might recall momma in hubby’s firefighter turnouts!) and then documented J’s first year. We were thrilled when they announced that they were expecting baby #2, who we are debuting here. We love photographing and spending time with the Beard’s, who we now feel fortunate to call friends, not just clients. Baby P’s newborn session was no exception to the magic that always seem to happen during their sessions. They always come in with a few ideas that seem to translate into gorgeous! We love their willingness to experiment and go “outside the box” when it comes to their portrait sessions. We should mention that the darling image below of the brothers laying with dad’s gear happened spontaneously–when we mentioned to big brother that it was almost his turn, he went over and leaned down over the baby, thumb in mouth and all! Love him! Meet the Beard family, again!
This was a very special session as Jordan came all the way from Republic, Missouri for her senior portrait experience. She found us through a mutual friend on Facebook and just had to come out. We booked the session several months in advance, did some clothing consulting via phone/text message, and worked out the details and looks. Everything looked good until about a week before the session, and the weather looked like rain. Everyone was on pins and needles but the plane tickets were already set so the session was on rain or shine. It rained for several days, then magically cleared up the day of the session, and returned the day after…crazy! Everything that could have gone right did, with perfect patches of flowers, gorgeous light, cooperating butterflies, and a great hair day for Jordan. Thank you Jordan, LaRae (mom), and Molly for such an incredible experience.
Here are some faves.
Meet Ariahna. When we met for Ariahna’s design consultation, I knew this was going to be a fun session. She brought all kinds of ideas to the table and it was a great brainstorm for photo inspiration. The session felt more like a fashion editorial than senior portraits…perfect! Fantastic wardrobe and styling, Ariahna did a wonderful job assembling her look, and those candles…
Thank you for the fun adventure! Some faves.
Meet Savannah. We decided on Old Sacramento as the location for Savannah’s senior portraits, a perfect setting for her diverse wardrobe. As we wandered the streets and alley ways, we both found all kinds of interesting places to make photos. Brick, ivy, twinkle lights, old buildings…it was almost distractingly beautiful. Savannah was great at blending in with the environment & mood, and was perfectly comfortable in front of the lens. Thanks for such a wonderful day! Here are some faves.
Happy 4th of July! (sorry it’s a bit late–we were in San Diego visiting family for the past week+). For those of you who have followed our blog for a period of time will recognize this family–we’ve been photographing them for 4 years now–and it never gets old! We’ve ventured from Napa to Tahoe with this family, and for their last family session decided to stay in our neck of the woods. This family session also doubled as Miss V’s last Bebe session, and she was in fine form! On a side note, in case you’re ever wondering how to do light-colored clothing well for a family session, it doesn’t get any better than this! We were a bit nervous about the 4 kids near water in their nice clothes, but somehow we all managed to keep them at bay with just throwing rocks into the water. Thanks again (and again!) to the Ferrell family for entrusting us to capture these precious moments in your family!