Goose's Family Session

There is beauty all around, when there's love at home...
Sometimes sessions surprise me.  I wasn't sure how well things would go for photographing my friend's family since her kids know me so well that I was worried they would feel stiff working with me.  Apparently, I was very wrong.
My youngest daughter refers to their daughter as "Goose" since she overheard her being called that by a sibling once.  While it's adorable, it can be awkward when she stands up in church and shouts about "Bishop Goose's Daddy, HI BISHOP GOOSE'S DADDY!" 

Their newest Little, Lil' Lill, is just delicious.  I love photographing and working with happy families but going though these pictures made my heart just sing.  They're such beautiful people, adoring parents, darling children and with all of the ugly things going on everywhere, this family reminded me of the love and beauty there is in the world. 

San Juan Capistrano Family Session

Children learn to smile from their parents.
Shinichi Suzuki

I love my job.  I get to spend time with some really amazing people and see some pretty awesome things.  Little secret though; as much as I love sneaking around to capture the love between a couple or some teenagers trying to look cool while hugging their mom, toddlers crack me up.  If I could photograph toddlers all day every day, I would.  Especially if they're as charismatic and beautiful as Miss Mill who had moments of pure mischief between not being totally sure if I'd lost my mind or not.

Either way, Miss Mill, and her hilarious and sweet parents, put this session in San Juan Capistrano in my top five favorites.  I had so much fun, they were so easy to work with and I just love how happy they are.  Happy people make awesome subjects and reminds me why I love to shoot.

Carlson Family

Hello from California!

I must have the world's best luck because as soon as I got my gear unpacked here in California, my wonderful friend Katey asked me if I could come and take some photos of her family and their new baby.  

I had so much fun with them and their beautiful daughters and adorable son.

Thank you Katey!

To order prints and view the entire session, go HERE.