Girls are dandy

I had the pleasure of doing a birthday portrait session for a family of two girls, one boy and another on the way. A & C are the sweetest girls. They came in with their mom and aunt. At first they were a bit shy as all preteen and teens are. But once I found out what they loved to talk about, they bloomed with smiles and talked talked talked.

Happy Birthday Miss A!

The Birthday girl is all smiles. She giggles when her sister says smile, she laughs when her mom or aunt said “look at the camera!” But make no mistake about it, this girl loves her family! She loves horses and riding fast. Her mom was telling me how her brother likes to trot at a slow pace but she asked, when can I go faster. That tells me she will be a fast rider! She says her brother is loud, but says it with a sister smile.

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When sisters are your Best Friends

If you were to listen to these two you would think they were best friends. Miss C kept trying to tell her little sister where to look how to stand and what clothes looked good for the camera. They really do compliment each other well. The family has an almond orchard and I practically threw myself at mom! Pretty please can I take your picture in your orchard. I promise Ill be a good photographer and not trample around the orchard. She had to tell me they are not full grown yet. Probably a good thing, I would have stayed in the orchard for hours and hours. I love the smell of fresh blossoms, the ground and how it reminds me of “home” .

All in all it was a great day. By the time we were done. I was in love with these girls. The giggles the faces, and the way they were around each other. Reminds me of when I was young, and close to my best friends.

Your only this age once.

When it was time to photograph Miss C, she knew what she wanted to do. “I’m already thirteen”, she said, and I kept thinking as I clicked and clicked, thirteen. Thirteen. At thirteen I was saying the same thing only I was saying it in shock. What an age to be. Young, and vibrant, your whole world in front of you. Your family, friends, and of coarse, your imagination. These girls live in a time where they truly can be anything they want to be. Its such an exciting time. I hope they get to do what they want. I hope their futures are bright and full of wonder. But most of all I hope they understand what they can do. Which is anything they put their minds to.

For a great Cause

This past week was busy busy b-u-s-y!  We first had a plan to make a trip to Texas to visit my father.  He fell ill and I wanted to be there for him.  God had other plans, we made it as far as Tehachapi Californina when Steve got very sick with the flu.  (hope you all got your shot) When my sister found out, we both decided it was not a good idea to visit my dad, for fear we would get him sick.  So back down the mountain we go, Steve was tired, sick and the only driver until I learn how to pull the 5th wheel.  We had to stop at a campground for him because he really was not feel well enough to drive home.  We stayed at  Millerton Lake, and let me just say, if we were not so sick we would have stayed longer.  Its a bit from Fresno, California and the road to get to the lake is somewhat out of the way, but once we got there…it was beautiful.  When we woke in the morning, I felt sick…Yep, my loving husband “gifted” me his cough and congestion.

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On the one hand, I did not get to go see my father,  that was a bullet dodged, I didn’t want to get him sick.  On the other hand, I really wanted to go.  But, It was not meant to be.  And since we did not make it to Texas, I was able to do an obligation I had to cancel due to my fathers illness.  The Woodland Mosaic Children’s Museum had scheduled a Santa photo event on Small Business Saturday.  I was well enough to do the shoot. And I am so glad I did.  We killed it!  the lighting was amazing, the backdrop, (you be the judge) spot on.  But best of all the children were super cute.  Its no secret how much I love photographing children especially the little’s.  They are so cute.  No matter what you do, you cant make them do anything they don’t want to do.  This little guy won me over.  He was not having anything to do with Santa, but he did stand there letting me and mom & dad know he was not having any of the Santa experience.  So cute.  So much so I had to stalk his parents and beg to post his picture all over our website, Facebook and Instagram.  Just look at his face.  This little guy’s  brother was more than happy to tell  Santa what he wanted for Christmas.  His little brother, in my eyes, stole my heart and the show.  The funny thing was after this little guy finished with Santa, he was outside running around being a big cutie pie.

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Note to past, current and future clients.  This holiday season I would love to photograph you and your family and create a beautiful night image for you.  I promise you don’t have to be in the freezing cold, we can photograph you and your family in your backyard or better yet, book your session at one of our favorite location around Norther California. We have a ton of favorite places.  Once we do that I can help you create a beautiful family collection for you to enjoy for years to come.

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Remember this holiday season during the rushing and running around, our little angels remind us don’t try to do it all, its ok to say “no” and lets not forget when we don’t feel up to doing something…don’t.  I promise,  its ok.  Enjoy your week everyone.