I know, Christmas is over but I had to share these too. These are the last ones of gorgeous Paige I did for the Babiekins Christmas editorial. We rarely have cloudy days here unfortunately and on this day we shot right before a storm came in so the sky was dark and beautiful.

With styling by Priscila Barros, Hair by Sue Ann Tiger

PaigeTree 001 WEB Logo Last Ones  Temecula Photographer

PaigeTree 003 WEB Logo Last Ones  Temecula Photographer

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.

Noon 001 WEB A Family and a VW Bus  Temecula Family Photographer

Noon 019 WEB 3 A Family and a VW Bus  Temecula Family Photographer

Noon 021 WEB 4 A Family and a VW Bus  Temecula Family Photographer

Noon 015 WEB 4 A Family and a VW Bus  Temecula Family Photographer

Noon 022 WEB 5 A Family and a VW Bus  Temecula Family Photographer

Noon 026WEB 6 A Family and a VW Bus  Temecula Family Photographer

Noon 027 WEB 6 A Family and a VW Bus  Temecula Family Photographer

Noon 034 WEB 8 A Family and a VW Bus  Temecula Family Photographer

Noon 036 WEB9 A Family and a VW Bus  Temecula Family Photographer

Noon 007 WEB 10 A Family and a VW Bus  Temecula Family 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?

Boys WEB Brothers  Temecula Childrens Photographer

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.

Madeline 001 WEB Madeline

Madeline 003 WEB Madeline

Madeline 004 WEB Madeline

Madeline 005 WEB Madeline

Madeline 006 WEB Madeline

Madeline 007 WEB Madeline

Madeline 008 WEB Madeline

Madeline 009 WEB Madeline

Madeline 010 WEB Madeline

Madeline 011 WEB Madeline

December 31, 2012 Happy New Year!

2012 has been an amazing year! I have learned so much and got the opportunity to work with some amazing people. Can’t wait to see what’s ahead in the New Year! Here’s to a fabulous 2013!

Zoe WigNewYears Color WEB Happy New Year!

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.

Kaya Birch WEB Bye Bye Curls  Temecula Photographer

Another one of Paige. Her hair is so amazing, total natural curl. She’s only 3 and she’s totally stunning.

PaigeDark 1WEB 2 Another  Temecula Children Photographer

December 25, 2012 Happy Everything!!!

Merry Christmas! Thank you all for your love and support!

PaigeOrnaments 002 WEB withfont 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

XMas Front WEB Merry Christmas from Us

 

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.

Bow1 A Bow, Stripes, and some Yarn  Christmas Editorial for Babiekins

Bow2 A Bow, Stripes, and some Yarn  Christmas Editorial for Babiekins

Bow3 A Bow, Stripes, and some Yarn  Christmas Editorial for Babiekins

Bow4 A Bow, Stripes, and some Yarn  Christmas Editorial for Babiekins

Bow5 A Bow, Stripes, and some Yarn  Christmas Editorial for Babiekins

Zoe1 A Bow, Stripes, and some Yarn  Christmas Editorial for Babiekins

Zoe2 A Bow, Stripes, and some Yarn  Christmas Editorial for Babiekins

Zoe3 A Bow, Stripes, and some Yarn  Christmas Editorial for Babiekins

Zoe4 A Bow, Stripes, and some Yarn  Christmas Editorial for Babiekins

Zoe5 A Bow, Stripes, and some Yarn  Christmas Editorial for Babiekins