Monday, January 30, 2012

los gatos, ca family photography: three generations on each side

i can hardly believe all my newborns from last year are growing so quickly! 
i was privileged to shoot ella when she was still in her mama's tummy, and again as a newborn. now, she is a precious little 6 month old, with quite the personality! 

her parents wanted to do a session featuring both sets of grandparents, as gifts to them, and of course, for ella as well. we met at vasona, and had beautiful afternoon light gleaming down on us. 

sadly, ella had been sick all week, and that day seemed to be her crankiest. but we powered through, and although i was only able to capture a couple of her darling smiles, she gave us a variety of different pouty faces! (as most of y'all know, i LOVE crying pictures! they showcase real personality and remind us that not every minute of the day is all sunshine and rainbows! plus, they make for great blackmail photos when they kids are older!) 

 if i only captured one photo from the whole day, this would be my favorite:

 and then she drifted off to sleep in Grandpa's arms...

happy 6 months ella, you are loved by everyone!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

san jose children's photography: just like heaven

lana just turned one, and her mama wanted to do a vintage inspired session for her daughter.
we really lucked out that the weather was perfect on that january morning, and we didn't need to be bundled up, so lana's adorable dress could be seen!

because she is mama's little angel, we created a very etherial scene for lana's photos. lace, a quilt hand made by her grandma, and special touches from family members surrounded her under a grand oak tree.

 i created the angel wings out of a little lace, burlap, and old music sheets.

 i loved the etherial feel of this next one:

 and since i adored this photo in both black and white and color, i wanted to end with it in color!



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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)