Sierra Madre Family & Child Photography

My friend, Christine, asked me to come take pictures of her family and their first home, since they were moving.  They wanted to record the memories of this time in their lives.  I was so excited for two reasons.  Christine and her husband Matt have an awesome casual, cool style in their dress, home decor and personality.  They are so laid back, I knew it was going to be a fun session.  Secondly, they described my favorite kind of session when they told me what they wanted: to just hang out at home doing some of their favorite activities as a family.  And I was not disappointed.  This was definitely an amazing session.  One of my favorite!

Christine and Matt’s little boy, Emerson is around the same age as my son, Elijah.  So I knew it was going to take some skills to get him excited about participating in the photo session.  When I got there, Emerson was “mowing the lawn” with his little toy mower.  And he didn’t really want to take family pictures.  So I told Christine and Matt to ignore him.  What?!  Did you know that’s the worst thing you can do to a toddler?

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

We took some great pictures of Matt and Christine…

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

All the while, Emerson was getting more and more interested in what we were doing.

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

And just like that, he wanted to join in the fun.  I’m so tricky.  :)

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

We went inside to do some fun things they enjoy as a family, like reading books.

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

They are a very musical family.  In fact, that was the theme of Emerson’s third birthday party.  Emerson showed off his guitar skills.

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

And then got to rock out with daddy.

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

We even went down to their basement and played drums.

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

Next we played with some of Emerson’s toy trains.

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

And then we got to jump on mommy and daddy’s bed.  This was definitely a favorite.

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

I loved this series of Emerson jumping on the bed.

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

And then they got to snuggle as a family.

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

Next we went outside and they showed me all the different fruits and vegetables in their garden.

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

Some more time playing as a family.

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

And then skateboarding.

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

Oh la la.

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre with music and jumping on bed

Finally, I wanted to share a special picture that Christine asked me to take for her and gave me permission to share.  About a year ago, Christine lost a pregnancy to miscarriage.  She was able to do it in the sanctity of her own home and these memories are precious to their family.  Christine asked that I take a photo to remind her of her special baby in heaven, Quinn.  I hope this captures the spirit of your emotions, Christine.

Family and child at home in Sierra Madre reflection losing a baby miscarriage

Thank you for asking me to capture this special time in your lives, Christine and Matt.  I love your family and I was honored to be a part of it for this day.

8 Responses to “Sierra Madre Family & Child Photography”

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  2. Michelle Says:

    These pictures are gorgeous! LOVE them! The last one brought tears to my eyes. It’s beautiful. We’ll always remember Baby Quinn.

  3. Amie Says:

    What a beautiful series of photos. They also brought tears to my eyes.

  4. Kristy Says:

    Beautiful. :)

  5. amyb Says:

    what a great session Amber!

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