June 28, 2013 Have you heard?

Have you heard the news? Its so exciting, Babiekins Print Issue 2 is out and is popping up on store shelves all over the country. You can find it at Barnes and Noble, Target and Books a Million. Let me know where you find it too!

Gracyn WEb Have you heard?

June 26, 2013 Cousins

Last weekend we took out my dad’s ’59 Volkswagon Bus to do a shoot with him for Father’s Day. He’s a born and raised So Cal boy, back when there were orange groves everywhere. He tells us stories about playing hide and seek in them with his brother and hit oranges with his baseball bat. There are still a few groves around and we found a perfect spot. Still working on them, but here are some of the cousins.

Bus 001 1 Cousins

Bus 004 2 Cousins

Bus 005 3 Cousins

Bus 002 4 Cousins

Bus 006 5 Cousins

Bus 011 6 Cousins

Bus 003 7 Cousins

Bus 010 8 Cousins

Bus 007 9 Cousins

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Bus 013 11 Cousins

Bus 008 12 Cousins

Bus 014 13 Cousins

I love this session.  I feel like this was the easiest session ever- out of the car comes the most beautiful family ever. That dress, amazing. At a beautiful beach in Laguna with even more beautiful light. And it was so easy because this family just had this connection, and it shows in every shot.

V Collage WEB Sneak Peek of a Gorgeous Family at a Gorgeous beach

This was from last year, it was a spur of the moment thing to bring my camera with us. Looking at these pictures now I am so glad I did. Like every other mom I take a gazillion pictures of my kids and very few pictures of myself and even fewer pictures of their dad. It’s going to have to be a new tradition, pictures of them for Father’s Day. And even though I can just pictures my daughter’s face at the thought of “more pictures?”, ha ha, she’ll appreciate it later.

Happy Father’s Day to all the awesome father’s out there!

FD Collage Happy Fathers Day!

 

My kiddo graduated from Kindergarten yesterday. So crazy, because in kinder they are still little, but first grade seems like big kid territory. She wore this same dress on her first day of school and when I compared her to herself 9 months before I couldn’t believe it. Official big girl first grader. I was planning on just taking a couple of pictures so I took her to this little mustard patch down the street from her school. But her being her, she starting running wild and I had to chase her. So it ended up being a full on photo shoot. The location and light were just too perfect. And this dead tree she just had to climb is awesome.

Z KF WEB 1 Last day of Kinder and a Mustard Field

Z KF WEB 2 Last day of Kinder and a Mustard Field

Z KF WEB 3 Last day of Kinder and a Mustard Field

Z KF WEB 4 Last day of Kinder and a Mustard Field

Z KF WEB 5 Last day of Kinder and a Mustard Field

Z KF WEB 6 Last day of Kinder and a Mustard Field

Z KF WEB 7 Last day of Kinder and a Mustard Field

I drove by this meadow the other day and it had been completely mowed down. The wildflowers across the street didn’t make it through the last heat wave either. I’m glad I got to shoot here a couple of times but it also means spring is almost over and summer is near.

Kayla 020 WEB Kayla  Temecula Childrens Photographer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love her! And I love working in the studio. I love me some natural light but I’m now split. No matter what the weather is like outside, no matter what time of day, you can shoot and the possibilities are endless.

Jace 1 WEB Jace  Temecula Childrens Photographer

Jace 2 WEB Jace  Temecula Childrens Photographer

This is from my recent trip with the Babiekins team to New York. We shot the sweetest little girl, Ryleigh, who drove from Pennsylvania and we walked all around the city in the Flatiron/Chelsea area. This was seriously the highlight of the trip. Ryleigh was so fun, we were going up and down each street and she was telling jokes and singing and laughing. And I took her to a spot where the Empire State building was right behind her and it hit me, I’m taking pictures in NY. Insane. I love that city, I fell in love. It really is as amazing as everyone says. I think about going back every day and I miss it. And this shoot sums up the trip perfectly it up perfectly, the buildings, the energy, the people.       

For Matilda Jane and livie and luca ** styling by Heather Rome, creative direction by Priscila Barros **

MJ Strip 1 WEB Matilda Jane + Babiekins in New York

MJ Strip 2 WEB Matilda Jane + Babiekins in New York

MJ Strip 3 WEB Matilda Jane + Babiekins in New York

MJ Strip 4 WEB Matilda Jane + Babiekins in New York

MJ Strip 5 WEB Matilda Jane + Babiekins in New York

MJ Strip 6 WEB Matilda Jane + Babiekins in New York

MJ Strip 7 WEB Matilda Jane + Babiekins in New York

MJ Strip 8 WEB Matilda Jane + Babiekins in New York

 

I had the honor of shooting sweet little Cohen in the flowers for Babiekins Issue 12. Cohen won the contest to be on the cover and here she is-

styling by Heather Rome, creative direction by Priscila Barros

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The rest of the wild flowers for now. We had a mini heat wave last weekend and when I drove past this spot almost all of the purple flowers were gone. So sad, until next year I guess.

Kayla Collage3 WEB1 Flowers, Flowers and a Lady Bug  Temecula Childrens Photographer

Kayla Collage4 WEB1 Flowers, Flowers and a Lady Bug  Temecula Childrens Photographer

Kayla Collage5 WEB1 Flowers, Flowers and a Lady Bug  Temecula Childrens Photographer

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Kayla Collage9 WEB1 Flowers, Flowers and a Lady Bug  Temecula Childrens Photographer