hamilton family | los angeles family photographer

this family...they just melt my heart...

i met allison and her baby girl at a farmers market four years ago and was smitten by their stunning good looks. weeks later, i got to photograph her little family of three. recently, she contacted me and asked to do a session with their second child who is now one. the two girls are just so sweet and lovable! from the moment i walked into their home, i was greeted so warmly by cory, her husband, as if we were friends. to this day, i am still so touched by that. they were so great about me moving about their home, doing what i needed to do to look for great light (something that you never have to worry about because i will find it! :) i am just so grateful for their trust in me. 

and i am so happy to share their session with you. 

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a life session | blair family

there was a time that i looked forward to waking up on weekends and snuggling with my two-year old in our bed. those days are long gone as i am up and gone before she even wakes up these days. and i wish i would have had more of those moments documented.  

shouldve, couldve, wouldve...sigh.

we, like so many families, live for the weekend where we get to take our time and be carefree at home - making breakfast, snuggling in bed a little longer, hanging out being ourselves, or eating a meal together without having to rush off somewhere. the weekends were made for families. as kids get older, the weekends get filled up with birthday parties, soccer practice, art lessons... and before long, it all becomes a blur. 

i was so excited when we decided to document a sunday morning for the blair family. i've photographed this wonderful bunch over the past several years and have seen their family grow. capturing what it's like to be them on a sunday was such a treat! i know these images will be priceless as the children grow and life will seemed to have passed in a blink of an eye. i mean, with three children, how do you remember it all? :)

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a good friend | newborn lifestyle session

now that i am a mom, i often think back to a time when my friends first had their children. i was a bit immature and single then, and not the greatest of friends now that i think about it. i realize i was never really there for them... didn't really hang out at their homes and play with their kids, or spoil them with gifts. nor can i remember a time i called just to see how life was going. nope, i was pretty much living wild and free, oblivious to what their lives must have been like. i am reminded of this every now and then when my friends who don't have children (and the ones who do) shower their love, time, and care on me and my family. they take time from their busy lives to know what is going on in mine. and i am so grateful for them. this is the friend i wish i had been. thankfully, those ladies are still my friends today. and i do my best to make time, check in, lend a shoulder, or just say hey. 

i photographed this sweet family twice before but this session sealed my love for them. they are so easy to be around. you would think with a newborn baby and two kids, it would be a bit crazy. not one bit. everyone was so at ease. before our session, i told sue that this would be a lifestyle session. i would just come and document and capture their family as they were. no fuss, no stress. we wouldn't force anything or try to create the perfect scenario - everyone would just be themselves. it was exactly what happened. and it was awesome.

something i distinctly remember was how sweet sue and her husband dave were with each other. even after three children, they were so sweet and kind to each other in the way they spoke. i was so struck by this because you know, after a few years of marriage, not everyone has that sweet tone in their voice with their spouses. right? but seriously, i left the session more in love with this bunch than before. 

i also wanted to mention that this session was a gift from sue's friends and her sister. what a perfectly thoughtful gift for an expectant mama! congrats to this family beautiful family! 

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