May 19th, 2013
This girl is fun. SO much fun! She is completely gorgeous and I had so much fun with her taking pictures and laughing through the fields of my neighborhood.
This is now the 3rd shoot that I have taken advantage of this field of flowers. I love it. I have thought it was mowed twice. (I keep seeing lawn mowers heading in its direction, but so far they’ve never made it.) I was so excited to see it still there, and it made for a great background as always.
This Senior did a great thing for me, she came supplied with “props” of her favorite things. Not all her props are in this preview but it was so much fun seeing her favorite things and learning about them and her.
These next props were my favorite. I really wanted to try them all on!
I know this gorgeous girl’s mom. And I can’t help but look at her through a mother’s eyes.
This next shot is just for her Mom, because she’ll always be her baby girl.
Congrats Megz! Can’t wait to watch you and your future!!!
May 14th, 2013
When I went from a mother of 1 to a mother of 2 my favorite thing was watching the relationship bloom between my daughters. The same was true when I became a mother of 3, I loved watching my children take on their roles as older sister, or younger brother. It has been fascinating to watch throughout the years.
The relationship of siblings can be complex. We don’t choose to be together, but we do have so many shared experiences in life and therefore have a bond unlike any other. There are most definitely disagreements, but there is also fun, laughter, memories and always – there is love.
I got to spend some time last night observing two siblings. Not my own siblings, or my own children but, I was equally fascinated at the dynamic between these two. Big sister leads the way, and little brother tries hard not to be so little. And sometimes, he lets her know he wants a turn to lead too. They were so much fun.
I hope their mom and dad enjoy the preview as much as enjoyed the shoot!
May 13th, 2013
If you were to look up the word “cute” in the dictionary, I swear this little girl’s picture would be there. Babies just don’t come any cuter, and I had so much fun playing at the beach with her.
In just 2 weeks she will celebrate her 1st birthday. So exciting! And, from my personal experience, a big accomplishment for Mom and Dad too!
Happy Birthday sweet girl! I hope your Mom and Dad enjoy this sneak peak!
May 10th, 2013
He has a good story to tell.
Its his own personal story of hope and of miracles.
It is a good one.
Although, right now, he’d rather talk about his snakes.
(They kind of scared me. Okay, not “kind of.”)
Soon, he will have another story to share.
And, it is a good one too.
Congratulations on graduating Adam, and best of luck on your mission.
May 8th, 2013
This evening I met up with some past clients. This is the third time I have had the privilege of capturing memories with them. Each time is so much fun, like getting together with old friends.
A few weeks after this mother and I began discussing tonight’s shoot I was driving home and noticed the yellow flowers (aka, weeds) that grow in my neighborhood and remembered how we had used those yellow flowers for her daughter’s new born session. I went right home sent an email asking if they would like to use those same flowers for her 2 year shoot – sort of a “take 2″. She agreed it would be a great idea but, I think she will agree even more after seeing the result.
But first, 2 years ago:
And then, now:
It was such a gorgeous evening! I love that these were taken just days before Mother’s Day and they tell such a great story of the love between a mother and daughter. I hope to see this pair for years to come.
Happy Mother’s Day!
March 26th, 2013
Spending a Friday afternoon with a lovely couple and their fun group of well wishers is my kind of afternoon.
The afternoon was so much fun following this bride and groom around, if I had to describe the day in two words it would be love and laughter. So when I got home I went looking for something to share that described what I saw between these two.
And I found this:
All you need in the world is love and laughter.
That is all anybody needs -
to have love in one hand and laughter in another.
This couple has just that. What a lucky pair.
As we were about to transition from one location to another
this little moment happened between the bride and the groom’s niece.
It was absolutely precious! They must save it and share it with her before she is married.
They couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful wedding day. The Orlando LDS Temple looked gorgeous against the blue skies.
Check out their ride.
Many happy wishes to you two for a life continual love and laughter.
March 24th, 2013
Sometimes I just need to stop and take pictures of my own kids!
Grandma and Nana will be so happy (and I am too)!
Bella (age 9)
Natalie (age 7)
Ethan (age 4)
So glad we took these. I love them, and I think the kids had fun too.
March 11th, 2013
What do you do with a 2 year old that doesn’t want to sit and smile for the camera?
You play follow the leader!
And really, this fits right into how I like to take pictures. I love to capture children, and adults for that matter, how they truly are.
Posed is nice, but my favorite shots are always the more real moments.
I have been taking pictures of this cute guy since before he was born. The first time I met his parents he was about a month from being born. I cannot believe he is now 2 and I am so fortunate to have been photographing him all along the way.
I always look forward to our spring sessions. This is such a great family.
After a morning of chasing, I mean following, this birthday boy around I went home and took a nap. He wore me out!
I hope, for Mom and Dad’s sake, that we wore him out too.
Happy 2nd Birthday!!!
See you next year!
February 21st, 2013
I spent Monday morning meeting up with this beautiful senior. I met her and her family 2 years ago when her older sister was a senior. It was so much fun talking with them again and hearing about her plans for after graduation. Seniors have so many decisions ahead of them, and I love talking with them and hearing where their dreams will take them.
Not to be cheesy, but graduation always brings back to mind the Dr. Seuss book, maybe because it was read at my graduation.
“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the (girl) who’ll decide where to go.”
December 18th, 2012
two for the show, three to get ready and here we go!
That little rhyme seems appropriate for this photo shoot. They were definitely all go. I love these three spunky kids. We had lots of fun chasing them around and trying to do what they wanted to do. The hardest part is that they all wanted to go in different directions! But, when they are this cute it doesn’t matter. I just laughed and followed along as best as I could!
Merry Christmas Torres family!