Posted on September 7, 2015
I come from a large family, I have four brothers, and my husband and I have four children – so when I was booked for a large multigenerational family portrait session I was delighted!
I’ll admit even though I was eager for the shoot, I was a bit worried how we’d manage to get all the sweet, summery shots I wanted for this family of 13. The day prior to the session it was pitch black and rained from dawn to dusk, my eagerness was melting into anxiety.
I so hoped that the next day would be a beautiful one, I knew several of the family members were driving in from out of town and rescheduling wasn’t in the cards. Luckily, the weather on our photo day was picture perfect, slightly overcast, and while it was humid it kept the heat index down.
With five small children and eight adults so many things can go awry – but they didn’t. The adults were jovial, joking with each other and the kids. The photos turned out lovely – from the coordinating colors to posing ideas, everybody was on the same page.
The photographs captured easy, natural interactions, candid laughs and sweet smiles.
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Posted on September 16, 2014
Suzzell and I went to middle to school together, but I hadn’t been in touch with her in forever, so when she contacted me about photographing her oldest son Julian’s third birthday I was beyond elated!
Julian’s birthday party was immensely imaginative and fun. All the food, decorations and goody bags were perfectly on pointe with the construction theme. Julian had a blast and I loved being able to snap shots while everybody enjoyed themselves!
One of my favorite things about event photography is the amount of colorful candid photos you can capture if you just step back and watch people interact, it truly lends itself to some sweet memories.
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Posted on August 3, 2014
It’s rare to photograph a large family where everybody is not only photogenic, but in pitch perfect harmony with each other. The Perez family was just that needle in the haystack! Even more inspiring was how happy, silly and loving they were. I usually spend much of a session trying to get my clients to feel at ease – being in front of a stranger who is photographing you can be incredibly intimadating – but the Perez family was a dream! I was the one who felt instantly comfortable with this big, beautiful family.
These are some of my favorite family photographs ever – I think the easy laughs and smiling eyes captured speak for themselves.
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Posted on April 23, 2014
Jessica and Rolando have the most gorgeous family, and I was thrilled to be shooting their family session. Their three children are not only beautiful but some of the most well behaved I’ve met! Jessica’s younger sister and her best friend also took part in the photo shoot, and I think these pictures capture what a fun, playful and loving extended family they are.
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Posted on April 12, 2014
Oscar Wilde wrote, “Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes they forgive them.” We are entering into a new era with Vicente. The precarious preteen stage, and the other three are following closely behind. I hope I can dole out firm wisdom without being judgmental. I pray I can foster honest communication while still letting my children know we are the adults and they are the children. Navigating these dangerous parental dichotomies seems treacherous, but for now at least they are thrilled to incessantly chatter about their favorite scenes from Captain America, and we are free to relax a bit, even as this period of magic and freedom from self consciousness slowly draws to a close.
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Posted on March 23, 2014
Some photographers aren’t fans of event work, they deem it ‘inartistic’ – but I enjoy it to the fullest! Meeting new people, watching families create memories, capturing great candid shots that show tender moments between different generations – event shoots hold a special place in my heart.
For Felix’s first birthday his parents planned this wild west theme to a tee – every detail was picture perfect and on theme. Everybody had a wonderful time, and I was so pleased to preserve these special memories!