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Living in sunny So Cal we rarely get what can be classified as “Weather”!   But every once in a while, we are lucky enough to get some WILD hail, rain, lightning, snow…. whatever!  On our last big “Weather” day, I was lucky enough to have a session booked for beautiful Sarah in her home. (btw… my new obsession is, “in home”, editorial style photography.  I love how my client’s homes help tell the story of their family.)

Sarah’s story begins with being married nearly 10 years!  So what a life changer to have a new baby boy on the way!  His nursery is so darn cute, I thought it had to be the star of a least a large part of the photography session!  But because Sarah was game, we started in the hills surrounding her home.  The backdrop was stormy rain clouds, but with sun shining!  So crazy.

Fortunately, we got some amazing shots outside and quickly headed back into her house.  As soon as we got settled in her bedroom, the hail started.   Seriously, in Southern California… so strange, but beautiful as well.

I am excited to continue Sarah’s story when the baby arrives.  Thanks so much Sarah and ENJOY!

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Something about kids from age 11-14 really makes me smile!  Sometimes they are shy, or kind of reserved in the beginning, but in no time they are dancing around and showing me their “sassy” look, their smolder, their giggle and of course their big smile.  Lots of these kids have been coming to Blue Sky’s since I was dressed as Snow White and hosting their birthday parties!  Lots of them are getting their braces off and I am the first one to capture their new perfect smile.  Here is a sneak peak of one of my favorite cuties!  Thanks so much to her beautiful mommy for bringing her in for her own personal styled photography session!

So for just a little bit of personal information about me, I am a health food nut!  If I was rich and famous, my one indulgence would be a chopper.   I just want someone to chop tons of fresh veggies and fruit for me and I will do the rest.  My idea of fun is to wander around in Wholefoods and dream up healthy recipes.  My favorite breakfast is a smoothie (made in my amazing Vitamixer) with spinach, kale, super greens, frozen acai berries, blueberry juice, pineapple, blackberries, flax oil and a banana.   Seriously… I actually love it!

This leads to an amazing morning a few weeks ago when my good friend, Lisa Rieden (I know… she has tons of good friends cause she is so sweet) asked me to be the photographer for the executive chefs of both the Laguna Niguel and the “coming soon” new Wholefoods in Fashion Island.  Okay, I adore kids and all and a good wedding makes me swoon… but Wholefoods???? These people are like my idols.  It was such a great experience and Ashley (the executive chef in Laguna Niguel) plated three delicious entrees that she will feature in upcoming special “Chef’s table” events.  I think all the details are in the store or on their website.  Anywho, thanks to Lisa for thinking of me and making me feel like a “Rock Star” photographer for the morning!

 

This summer it was my pleasure to photograph lots and lots of families visiting Laguna Beach on vacation!  Destination family photography is so much fun for me because I love getting to know families from all over the world.  It is also a fabulous time to book a session, as everyone is rested, sunkissed and looking and feeling their best.   For this beautiful family we headed down to Victoria Beach and were lucky to have amazing weather and a relatively quiet beach.  You can really see how much they all enjoyed each other.  Now back in school and off to college, I hope these beautiful portraits are a memory they can charish forever!