Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A Legacy of LOVE | Grandpa Leon Smith 2/15/1912 - 8/29/2011

My Grandpa wanted to live forever, and he came pretty close... 99 1/2!  He left a lot in his legacy, but the greatest was his love for my Grandma!  Their love for each other shined brightly every day of their nearly 52 year marriage.  I was lucky to see glimpses of this love when I was with them.  The way he continued to chivalrously open her doors every chance he had.  The way they embraced hands as they walked through the grocery store.  The way she cupped her hands on his face when they would kiss.  The way he lead her through a room with his hand on the small of her back.  The way they danced... Oh, the way they danced!!!  I loved seeing them dance!  He would hold onto her proudly and with a smile as big as the room he would move around the dance floor as if to show her off to everyone!  And she would beam with the same amount of pride!  It seemed that they wanted to show everyone how joyous marriage could be, it certainly was joyous for them!  Two years ago I took a visit to Atlanta to visit my grandparents.  I knew it could be the last time I'd see Grandpa alive, after all he was 97.  I insisted on taking pictures... I wanted to capture the love!  I DID!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

And Baby Makes 7! The 5th B Boy Arrives! | Irvine Newborn Photographer

Yes, you read that right, this is baby number 5... and boy number 5 for this amazing family of 7!  A dear friend of mine welcomed baby M last month, 3 whole weeks early!  I couldn't wait to get some pictures of him and his brothers.  Look at what gorgeous boys this family makes!


Sunday, August 28, 2011

The C Family at the Beach | Irvine Family Photographer

What a beautiful family the C's are!  We met down at the beach earlier this month for some family portraits just in time before their oldest daughter heads out to school.  What a special time to capture the family together one last time before the college students leave!  If you have kids heading off in different directions, the time to capture photos is now, while they are still at home!

C family, I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Newborn Twins, baby L and K. | Aliso Viejo Multiples Photographer

L and K's momma found me on facebook, and when she found out she was pregnant she scheduled a session with me!  I was so excited to photograph boy/girl twins, and these two couldn't be more perfect!  I love her dainty features and his boyish looks.  And look what they gave me: sweet yawns, dreamy smiles and deep stares!  I love newborn surprises!

Friday, August 19, 2011

The W Family, Urban Style | Irvine Family Photographer

The W family won a certificate for a portrait session through MOPS at Voyager's Bible Church in Irvine.  We headed out to a fun urban location and grabbed these fun shots!  I felt this soft processing matched the sweetness of the girls and was a nice contrast to the location.

W Family, enjoy your sneak peek.  The rest of your gallery will be ready soon!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Business Headshots for T | Mission Viejo Professional Headshots

T came to me for headshots.  She wanted something not too stuffy, but still professional.  I think she looks approachable and very professional in these images.  I would hire her in an instant!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Newborn Baby G, Only 5lbs! | Aliso Viejo Newborn Photographer

I went back for a follow-up session with S two weeks later, and Baby G was just 1 week old!  She was absolutely the tiniest baby I have EVER photographed!  She was 5lbs 2oz when she was born!  Such a tiny petite little thing!  And she was PERFECT!  I know I always say this about the newborns I have, maybe I just have the magic touch!  But seriously, G is the 2nd baby in a row to not even soil anything while nakey!  That NEVER happens, and first baby J and now baby G!  I will count my blessings... I am sure the next one will make up for these two!  Hahaha!  Enjoy these pictures Momma S!

This one to mimic the one below in the maternity session.  S sharing Baby G with her Mom. *sniff*sniff*