You met Beth and her family, not too long ago on the blog…Usually when I capture her family, we also try to capture our family and just ONE of the grands with the kids. Trust me when I tell you I understand how it feels to do family portraits. No matter how LOW KEY we try to make them, Beth and I always laugh when the kids are SO crazed during our session, and rather uncooperative:-) But we work as hard as we do with your family and can capture the kids and family as they are right now!
This year we stayed on Beth+Josh’s property. It is a really beautiful piece of land, with amazing views and lots of natural landscaping for the kids to roam in. This was the year of the “smile” I think for all our kids. You know what that is, no matter what you do…the kids could be laughing hysterically, and then the camera goes to your face, and the “smile” comes out. I guess it truly is who they are today;-)
See I told you they had a view.
They also have a GREAT small climbing tree by the house:-) Seriously their property is gorgeous! It helps that Josh is the owner of Verde Creations and Beth has the most green thumb of anyone I know. She has created a “beach” garden reminiscent of our days in San Luis Obispo, yet using plants that are native here and don’t use too much water!
It was TOUGH to get the picture with the Grands this year, but we did it! And I will always treasure this image, and the climbers with the littles:-)
This year we captured the kids in various areas, and found some great backdrops:-) Including a “fence” from a Home+Garden show Verde did! I love it! This little guy is so smiley, and SO cute! Those eyes melt me.
How did THIS guy get SO big! He also has the smiles, generally, although he can be quite serious! I LOVE his dimples, AND his blue eyes.
I always have to get a few of the two of them. Like all brothers, they love to play, but they also LOVE to fight! So I like to have proof that they can sit next to each other WITHOUT wrestling OR hitting:-)
THIS is our Christmas card! I LOVE LOVE the colors, the angle and the general fun this image is!
THIS will be up in our house:-) I LOVE the fun the boys are having and how this wall and the grass add texture!
FINALLY we were done, and I had to get the kids to try out this “fireplace” again from a Home+Garden show! They were obviously done too…The progression is just too funny NOT to share. I love the story that these images tell, We are truly blessed!
Like MY STORY and want me to tell yours? Do you need new family images to tell that story on your walls, or in a book on your coffee table? Are you looking at your kids and wondering, where the time goes, and how they got so big? Do you want to celebrate who THEY are RIGHT now? I would love to tell YOUR FAMILY’S story, and CAPTURE YOUR LIFE! Send me an EMAIL, and we will grab a coffee and get to know each other!