Baby Davis | Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park Maternity Session

The fire service brought these sweet friends into our lives a few years ago, and today, I couldn't be more excited that we are both having baby GIRLS about 6 weeks apart! We had a great time at their Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park maternity session, and soaked up the pretty light coming through the trees and big, wide open fields.

Sara and Aaron are the sweetest - both raised in Oregon and now taking root in SoCal, they're like a tall glass of sweet tea with country music and a round of corn hole playing in the background. The kind of goodhearted people who will always be there for you, and are always up for a good time.

Dear friends, your baby girl is one lucky little lady to have you as parents. Can't wait to meet her soon! <3

Interested in having your own maternity session? Get in touch and let's plan the perfect one :)

Wyatt Turns One | 1 Year Cake Smash Session

This little guy was SO smiley this morning! I've known him since he was born, and it's been so amazing to watch him grow over his first year of life. You've got some amazing parents, little dude, and I know you're going to have so much fun in your years ahead. We had a great time with his one year photo session, complete with a cake smash, of course!

Happy happy birthday, Wyatt!

Interested in a cake smash session or celebratory photo session? Get in touch and let's plan the perfect one :)

The Bownes | Claremont Colleges Family Session

"There she is!" I heard.

And then all of the sudden, the cutest little squealing guy dressed in a vest came running up to me with arms wide open. He ran across the grass with his arms up and a big smile on his face, and and then gave me the biggest jump hug! It was THE BEST, and I wish I had recorded that whole welcome because it's definitely the kind of thing you re-watch when you need a pick-me-up! Ahh, Atticus, I hope you keep that spirit and joy with you forever. (can you pick out the little man below? :) )

I admire this family so much. We met about 15 years ago when Kathyrn and I were in National Charity League together, and we've stayed close every since. Their family is full of love, kindness, style, servant hearts, travel bugs, Italy lovers, art history buffs, and lots and lots and lots of laughs. They live in four different states, but they travel often to see each other and never let distance keep them apart. (We also did family photos together 2 years ago - see their first session here)

Love you all so much and so happy we were able to get together over the holidays for your family photo session at Bridges Auditorium!

xoxo

And of course, a little photo of me + Kathryn (who was also the maid of honor in my wedding and college roommate). Love you fry!

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Interested in your own family session? Let's plan some photo magic together.

Chea Family | Orange County Fall Mini Session

From our first hello, I could tell this family was filled with so much love. Jenny, you had such a warmth about you and it was so very clear at your fall session that your kids and husband love you very much!

Mini sessions are often perfect for younger kiddos, because they're long enough to get the shots we need, but not too long where we end in total meltdown. The little one from this session did great, and definitely wanted just cuddle time with mommy towards the end. In any case, we were able to get beautiful pictures in a short amount of time... perfect. So not to fear mommas, I can make some magic even if your littles last just a few minutes!

And their outfits... so great! I love when families choose one main color and then have everyone wear various shades of that color along with some neutrals. I love the different shades of blue paired with greys and tans. And the little guy's shoes... they're baby Toms! Ahh! Who doesn't love Toms?

Interested in a fall mini session in Orange County? I have a few spots left in Brea & Orange in October and November!