Archive for June, 2010

Altadena Newborn Family Photography

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

My good friend, Candice had her baby boy, Roman over the holidays.  I was honored to be asked to capture this second addition to their family (check out their maternity session HERE).   Here’s mom and dad with their new baby.  Such a sweet moment.

Pasadena Altadena newborn family photography session at home

And here’s sweet baby Roman.  I just love that name! I’m so jealous I didn’t think of that one first.  :)

Pasadena Altadena newborn family photography session at home

When I got to their home, I asked what shots they really wanted from this session.  They said the normal family ones and of baby Roman alone, but the one shot Candice really really wanted was of Stella kissing her baby brother Roman.  I said I would try to get it, but I was wondering how hard it would be to get, since Stella’s still a young toddler herself who doesn’t always “pose” like an older child would.  Just by chance, I happened to catch this little moment and I love it.  I think it’s what you were looking for, isn’t it?

Pasadena Altadena newborn family photography session at home

I don’t know why, but I love this little candid moment.  It looks like the three of them are just hanging out at home without a photo shoot going on.

Pasadena Altadena newborn family photography session at home

Stella is a little love bug.  Such a cute smile.

Pasadena Altadena newborn family photography session at home

And such wonder at this new little creature that has taken over her home.  Her expression is priceless.
Pasadena Altadena newborn family photography session at home

Forgive me posting this shot, Candice.  I think it is such a beautiful and tender photograph of you nursing baby Roman.

Pasadena Altadena newborn family photography session at home

While Roman was busy eating, we had some fun with Stella and dad.

Pasadena Altadena newborn family photography session at home

Pasadena Altadena newborn family photography session at home

As cute as Stella’s red dress was, Candice wanted to get one last shot with their big sister, little brother t-shirts.  They are adorable!

Pasadena Altadena newborn family photography session at home

Los Angeles Newborn Photography

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Ahhhh.  I love babies.  And I loved meeting Samantha and Harry’s new baby girl, Sahara.   It’s nice when I am able to meet an expecting couple during their maternity session (check out Samantha and Harry’s maternity session HERE).  Then when I meet them again with their days old newborn, I’m not a stranger, and hopefully they are a little more comfortable during this crazy time in their lives.  Samantha and Harry were incredibly easy going and came and met me at my house for their newborn session.  Here’s baby Sahara.

Samantha was incredibly tender and sweet with her new baby girl.

Los Angeles African American newborn family photogaphy

I love love love Sahara’s little smile, during her parents’ kiss.

Los Angeles African American newborn family photogaphy

We took some alone of the cutie pie.

Los Angeles African American newborn family photogaphy

Los Angeles African American newborn family photogaphy

And some of her adorable little “parts”.

Los Angeles African American newborn family photogaphy

Los Angeles African American newborn family photogaphy

Sigh.  I have no words.

Los Angeles African American newborn family photogaphy

Los Angeles African American newborn family photogaphy

Samantha and Harry were kind enough to humor me for my crazy idea to go put Sahara amidst these pine needles. I love it.  I hope you thought it was worth it as well.  :)

Los Angeles African American newborn family photogaphy

Descanso Gardens Family Photography

Monday, June 7th, 2010

So, I’ve been MIA for weeks now.  I feel as though I owe an explanation.  My computer has been having reoccurring problems.  It wouldn’t charge and eventually just shut off and not turn back on.  Luckily I have Apple Care protection plan (which I highly recommend).  They were awesome and took steps to fix it each time.  But after the 4th time sending my computer out for repairs, we were both at a loss.  According to the contract I signed, I cannot reveal the terms of the agreement.  But I will say, I am happy with the solution and I am not having any more problems now.  I am super impressed with their customer service and how they stand behind their products.  So, if you are thinking of getting an Apple product – I would say go for it.  And make sure to get their Apple Care Protection plan.  :P

In the midst of all the computer issues, I had a super busy couple of months with photo shoots and editing.  It was very important to me to try to keep up on my editing for my clients.  So…  my blog took second place and has been sadly neglected.  It’s very pathetic that I still have about 6 Christmas session to post!!  So here we go – I’ll probably try to post several at once to start to get caught up.

Right before Christmas, I was happy see my clients and now friends, Mary and Gary and their little boy Ronan for the second time at Descanso Gardens (view their first session HERE).  I always feel like my clients are my friends after we spend a few hours together and I am delighted to see them again for a photo shoot.  Sometimes I’m even sad that they don’t call to hang out once the session is over.  We’re friends now, right?

Now that you know how pathetic I am, I’ll share this wonderful family session from Descanso Gardens in La Canada.

La Canada Descanso Gardens Family Photography Session

La Canada Descanso Gardens Family Photography Session

Sigh.  Look at those wonderful eyes.  I remember his bright eyes from our last session.  So cute!

La Canada Descanso Gardens Family Photography Session

I got a shot like this from our last session and I just had to try again to see how much Ronan has grown.  He still loves it!

La Canada Descanso Gardens Family Photography Session

I don’t know why but I love this one.  Yes I do – it’s the light.  And the love you can see without even seeing their faces.

La Canada Descanso Gardens Family Photography Session

Now to fun times with the family.  My favorite part.  When people want only traditional pictures, I get sad.  How can you capture true love, without getting interaction like this?

La Canada Descanso Gardens Family Photography Session

And this?????

La Canada Descanso Gardens Family Photography Session

So Ronan is a boy after my own son–Elijah’s heart.  He LOVES trains.  And wanted to watch and ride and be near these tracks.  I had to include them.

La Canada Descanso Gardens Family Photography Session

La Canada Descanso Gardens Family Photography Session

Oh Ronan, you stole me heart.  :)

La Canada Descanso Gardens Family Photography Session