Over the past couple of months I had a lot of family sessions and I’m starting to have time to post them. This one was one of my favorites. My dad let us use his restored ’59VW bus, his baby. He was so worried too. He actually told it before we left, yes it, “please come back in one piece” and it did and we got to hang out with one of my families ever. I adore this mom. I want to be her when I grow up and this family is so fun and it shows.
January 7, 2013 A Family and a VW Bus- Temecula Family Photographer
January 4, 2013 Brothers- Temecula Childrens Photographer
This is from a little while ago but I keep going back to it. My good friend’s sons, brothers. It was funny because earlier we were talking about their personalities and she was saying the older one is more serious and not too cuddly. And the younger one adores his big brother and always wants to hug him and give him affection and the older one will take it for only a little bit. When I saw this shot I thought it captured that perfectly. I also love the helmet. Poor mom had the idea to have them dressed up and looking nice and I go and suggest boots and then older brother puts on his army helmet. But they look so…. quintessential boy, no?
January 2, 2013 Madeline
Thirteen years ago when my sis and I moved to Hawaii my cousin took us in to his tiny one bedroom place in Waikiki. We slept on his fold out couch but we were in heaven. He took us kayaking and on hikes to waterfalls. Now he is married to an awesome lady and have sweet little Madeline. They are visiting for the holidays and I got to take pictures of Madeline where he dad grew up- Carlsbad. It was a freezing, windy winter day but Maddy was so good. She never complained once, she would just say, “I’m not that cold”, when she’s in this tutu dress and we’re in jackets and hats. But such an amazing day at the beach.
December 31, 2012 Happy New Year!
December 29, 2012 Bye Bye Curls- Temecula Photographer
Oh kids! A week or so ago, while I was doing dishes and my older kiddo said I’m going to play school with sister!, big sister used her little school safety scissors and cut off all her little sister’s hair. All seven and a half inches of beautiful blond curls. She said she was being a hair cutter girl. And yes, I cried. For days. We had to take to get it fixed and she was so good. She sat on my lap so still for her second haircut, first official one, ever. I’m still getting used to the new ‘do. She looks younger to me, my sister says it makes her look older.
December 27, 2012 Another- Temecula Children Photographer
December 25, 2012 Happy Everything!!!
December 24, 2012 Merry Christmas from Us
Here is the front of our Christmas card. It turned out to be the most, actually the second most chaotic shoot I have ever done ever. These girls were their usual wild selves but they also knocked down and unrolled the back drop, ripped it, one girl was crying, the other kept running away. Total chaos. But I was ok with it actually because that is us. It wouldn’t be a Matthew family photo shoot without a bunch of crazy. And I am truly blessed.
Awesome card template by Birdesign Shop
December 21, 2012 A Bow, Stripes, and some Yarn- Christmas Editorial for Babiekins
The rest of the Christmas Editorial for the Babiekins blog. We worked with a new set designer for the first time and she was awesome, she had her entire car filled with antlers, stockings, yarn, even hammers and drills. I love working with a team like this and what they came up with. It was in between storms and the sky was very gray and heavy and we never have clouds out here. Then the sun came out right at the perfect moment and lit up the yarn in the trees.
December 17, 2012 Twinkle- Children’s Photographer
This is part of a recent shoot I did for Babiekins Magazine, for a Christmas editorial. I loved doing this because it was the Babiekins team coming up with ideas, everyone bringing clothes and props. I love my job for sure and I just love this little 3 year old. She is such a doll. The pictures are up on the blog right now and there are many more to come.