Last sunday afternoon my husband and I joined some friends (and a certain adorable nephew of mine) at the pumpkin patch for a day of fall festivities. It was such a wonderful afternoon with the most picturesque fall breeze blowing through the ranch. We got to walk through a sunflower field, pick out pumpkins, sift through really unique and colorful squash, and of course watch baby Owen who felt hay for the very first time. It’s been a while since I’ve picked up my camera to shoot just for fun and honestly I fell in love with photography all over again. From here on out I am going to make it a point to carry my camera with me more often so I can document the fun adventures my husband and I go one. Photos are such irreplaceable things- they freeze moments in time that you can’t ever really get back again. Years from now I’ll be so thankful that I decided to carry my camera around more often- when Jake and I eventually have kids and they’re teenagers they’ll be able to look back and see photos of Mom and Dad when we were so much younger. When Jake and I are old and grey we will be able to look back on these photos and remember all the adventures we went on as newly weds. You can’t ever really get those moments back. So look forward to seeing some more personal work up here in the future. (PS. Special thanks to my sister for capturing that wonderful photo of Jake and I midway through this post. She’s such a great photographer and is learning a ton )
I have this friend. Her name is Jayme and she is ridiculously talented. She can sing like no one’s business and has the most charming and welcoming personality. When she contacted me to take some current head shots for her I was over the moon excited. We did this shoot in two parts, one for more professional photos and one of more laid back, casual photos. Even though it was a bit chilly (we shot these a few months back in the winter), she was such a trooper and we had a blast. At one point she rustled through her bag and pulled out this old set of vintage headphones and asked if we should take any photos with them. Ummm, yes, please?! She was such a dream to work with and I know that wherever her career takes her she will touch so many people’s lives through her incredible gift of song. Wishing you all the best Jayme!
When Rachel asked me to take her senior portraits I was instantly so excited. She is such a caring, fun, bubbly, compassionate, truly selfless, outgoing young lady. I knew we’d have such a blast taking photos. Rachel lives up in Washington so when she flew down a month ago to visit friends and family we slipped away for a few hours to take some photos in the back wine country in Temecula. With the first snap of my camera I knew this would probably be one of my favorite (and easiest) photo shoots to date. She was completely down for traipsing through the wilderness, lying on old tree trunks, making our way through eucalyptus plants, this girl didn’t hesitate at anything I asked her to do, all while wearing some killer outfits (hello maxi skirt and flower headband!). But her beauty definitely didn’t depend on her outward appearance, this girl’s light shines super bright from her servant minded attitude in everything she does.
A huge part of why I photograph people is to give back, to show them what their love looks like through my lens, to give them a way to remember the important things in life that pass on too quickly.