Perhaps I am a bit biased, but having a daughter is the best and truly something special. You can definitely see it in Andrea and Savannah’s relationship. They are able to make each other laugh and smile. They have that cool mother-daughter relationship, yet Andrea is protective, caring, and willing to give a hand as Savannah had to trek down the steep hill. They share the same worry and concern (Was that a strange animal interrupting our session? I said it was nothing, just some rustling of leaves – secretly fearing a rattlesnake or mountain lion! – while Andrea and Savannah turned at the same time up at the sky with identical expressions.) yet are able to reassure each other. And even though they are different – Savannah describes her mom as the serious one while she is the joker – you can see how the two of them are very much the same – sweet, loving, beautiful,stylish, and fun to be around.
It was truly a joy to see the dynamic between this mother-daughter duo. It definitely made me think what it might be like with my own daughter 12 years from now and I hope one day, I can take fun mother and daughter photos, too! It was wonderful spending the afternoon with the two of you, Andrea and Savannah! Thank you for letting me capture the love and the bond that you share and I hope we can do this again!
I was super excited when Chris emailed me and asked me to take photos of him and Ana…and their three month old daughter! From the day that I photographed their wedding – which was filled with a mixture of getting to know you type questions/conversation to baby talk – I waited in anticipation to hear (and hopefully meet) their lil’ bundle of joy. And then came the day to meet who they call their little chiquita. And of course, she is a doll with her little “O” yawns and curious eyes. She is definitely loved immensely by both Ana and Chris – Ana snuggles her tight and in the security of her arms while Chris gently holds her fingers and kisses her adoringly on the top of her head. It was wonderful seeing the two walk down the aisle, but this moment, seeing the two as parents and working as partners to care for something that represents the two of them, brings even more joy and happiness.
I loved spending the morning with this family. It only got better when I asked if Ana and Chris could lay their daughter down on the blanket so I could photograph her doing tummy time. Ana said they didn’t try tummy time yet, but was willing to see how it goes. And immediately, she raised her head up, peered around, and pushed herself up! Chris shouted, “Grab the camera!” to Ana, but then realized I was photographing this milestone (one of many more to come) and laughed. I was so happy to document the moment and watch her little eyes check out the world that lies ahead.
Congratulations, Ana and Chris! She is absolutely precious and adorable and I cannot wait to watch her grow up!
I absolutely love that I can call Diana and Beto friends so I was super excited when Diana said she wanted holiday portraits with her love! I have already been fortunate to capture their engagement, wedding, and family photos, but now I had the opportunity to capture photos before their first holidays as a married couple. And since they have been around me for multiple occasions, the two of them just jumped right into the session. There was plenty of laughter and plenty of smiles. Perhaps Beto said the holiday decor and elements were cheesy, but they brought such festivities to the session that he couldn’t help but embrace them and love that Diana put so much thought into it. Beto even put a Charlie Brown-like Christmas tree together with Diana, but the couple’s most favorite part was definitely throwing snow into the air and making funny faces while blowing the snow from their hands. Plus with Diana snuggling her slightly cold nose into Beto’s face, they both couldn’t help getting into the holiday spirit.
I love the playfulness, the fun, and the love that exudes from Diana and Beto. They are a warm and inviting couple and you cannot help but join in on the laughter and share in their love and joy. Enjoy spending your first Thanksgiving and Christmas together as a married couple, Diana and Beto! And thank you once again for sharing a piece of your lives together with me!