Wednesday, September 28, 2011

san jose family photography: it doesn't matter how old your kids are...

family pictures are always important. 

it seems like most people think family portraits are for families with young kids, and then not again until those kids are grown with babies of their own. for some reason, we forget our parents still appreciate family pictures, because like it or not, we are still their children! 

i know my family was victim to this. our last family picture had been taken when i was 12. it wasn't until after my first son was born that we took family portraits again. meaning there had been 14 years without my parents getting their three beautiful daughters together, with the thought of capturing us as we were. don't get me wrong, we had taken snapshots together, but not portraits. in those 14 years, my oldest sister had given my parents 2 beautiful grandbabies, and we never documented it. we had graduated colleges, traveled to exciting locations, and changed our hairstyles. but never did we think to have someone else come and update the family portrait that had been hanging in the living room since 1993! 

that was why i was happy when michelle contacted me about wanting to take family portraits for her mom. michelle and her siblings are all working professionals now, without kids yet, but they still got together one afternoon (after many months of coordinating those busy schedules) to capture their family, and finally replace the portrait from 1997 hanging on the staircase. 

thank you Cassidy family, for inviting me in to your home! 

Saturday, September 24, 2011

san jose newborn photography: gorgeous gabriela

i love entering a home, and feeling the happiness a new baby brings with her. 
even when, for some strange reason, she chose that day to be the crankiest she had been in her 12 days of living! 
gabriela didn't want to be posed with props or laying by herself for too long. she was happiest in mama and daddy's arms, so that is where we let her be. 

a big congrats to the new happy family! i hope you enjoy many afternoons swinging on the hammock together! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

san jose family photography: a tea party in the park

having a big sister is an amazing thing (i should know, i have 2!). madison is lucky to have ashley as a big sister. these two, while they may not always get along, definitely have a love for each other (believe it mom, it's true!) 
we had a perfect afternoon with gorgeous lighting to capture the girls together. however, they were more interested in taking pictures separately, so to keep everyone happy, that's what we did :) 

ashley and madison, thank you for being your beautiful little selves! you made my afternoon tea party a fun little session! 

 their mom let them each pick out an outfit to wear, to keep them happy between the "pretty" outfits. ashley loves the SJ Sharks, and wanted to show off the puck she scored for her birthday- autographed and all!




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wife of 1, mother of 2, the youngest of 3. a creative soul who expresses it through photography and sewing. (and baking, painting, writing, and anything else that would fall into a "fine arts" description)