“Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.” -Lisa Weedn
Friends, meet The Steinbergs! This beautiful family was such a joy to photograph. Even their fur babe came with his "A" game and best poses. Sweet Mr. Q was giving all the smiles, mom and dad soaked in precious moments with their little guy, and I wanted to melt into a puddle every five seconds from all of the beauty and love displayed by these gorgeous people. Oh, and that sunset?! Look for yourself. I mean, could it be any more perfect?
This pretty lady has been a "Mrs." for three weeks now, so I figure it's safe to share a fewsies from her bridal session! I heart bridal sessions, and this one, in particular, is very special to me because Kailani is now my new sister-in-law. Eeee! She and my youngest brother Andrew were married in a beautiful outdoor ceremony, beneath a gorgeous oak tree on September 24. Kailani stunned in a beautiful ivory lace gown to compliment her vintage, rustic wedding theme. All the heart eyes, friends! Congratulations, Mrs. Arguellez! Welcome to our family and may you and Andrew share so much love and a lifetime of happiness!
"Love planted a rose, and the world turned sweet." Katharine Lee Bates
The world sure got sweeter when this little darling arrived. There's no doubt about that. I am still swooning over this newborn session, friends! The moment I walked through the door of this beautiful trio's home, I could feel ALL THE LOVE! Sweet "Ellie" was a dream to work with. She napped through most of our session while tunes on vinyl played in the background and the beautiful sunlight poured in. Mom and Dad doted on their sweet girl and soaked in lots of baby kisses and snuggles. It is always, always, always one of the most beautiful sights to see. Parenthood looks so good on them, don't you think?
Oh, friends! It is hard to put into words just how wonderful it was to attend this year's Click Away conference. The event is put on by Clickin' Moms (CM), a community of 16,000+ photographers - beginner to pro and everything in between. CM describes it's community as " an online home for business networking and development, artistic growth, technical knowledge and support, and deeply held friendships." This community walks its talk, y'all. It really, really, does! In it's second year, the conference was held in San Antonio and it did not disappoint! I was so fortunate to learn from and be inspired by some of the greats in the business, including Ben Sasso, The Blissful Maven, Kate T. Parker, Shalonda Chaddock, Sue Bryce...the list goes on.
I came away with new friendships, fresh perspective and a greater understanding and appreciation for my craft. It. Was. AMAZING! I am still doing a happy dance over a week later!
Below are a few shots from my golden hour boutique session with the talented Gina Yeo. We ventured over to the historic Mission San Jose just before sunset. Sweet Bianca was the perfect model and a natural in front of the camera. Goodness, isn't that light delicious?!
Thank you to all of you who entered! I look forward to more fun giveaways throughout the year. I am back from an amazing week at Click Away feeling so inspired. Come back and visit soon as I'll be sharing more about my trip!