On a rainy day…
Enjoying the SoCal storm today? The clouds look spectacular. We are having a relaxed day at home. Organizing and doing a little spring cleaning.
As I was going though photos on my “to blog” list I came across these….
from a much warmer day than today and they warmed my heart!
I hope they warm yours too!
Last May I met the beautiful Kelly Lombardo in Paris. I was so excited to be there with other women in my field and even a few from my area! Last night I had the opportunity to do maternity photos for her. She is a very pregnant 36 weeks here and absolutely adorable!
We drove around the Hollywood Hills till we found this (semi) quaint spot. We got cozy, reminisced about our wild Paris adventure, had some laughs and took some beautiful shots! Be sure to check out her work and like her page on Facebook
The birth of Emerson
About 2 hours before Emerson was born his dad called and told me labor had begun. Just over an hour later he called back and told me to head over when I could but not to rush. I was so eager to get there I left right away. My bags had been packed for days and everything was ready at the door waiting. I pulled up to the house about 30 mins after the call to head over when I got a chance and saw the midwife pulling up as well.. I went inside, walked right up to the bedroom and with only about 30 seconds to spare captured this first set in my first 6 photos. Dad catching his baby in the bath! ♥♥♥
I was shocked! I was expecting to arrive to mid labor with the passive phone call I had received. This family was just so relaxed and easy going about the process. I bet the laid back attitude is what lead to a super quick birth! I am so happy I made it and was able to capture this even it was only 30 seconds before!
They did a little bonding in the tub….
Her sweet midwife working through those hard after birth contractions. So kind and understanding. Such love.
Followed by an evening of getting to know each other…..
Laughter and joy..
A little business.. 🙂
And a whole lotta love!
Thank you dear friend for sharing your birth with me! I loved all 30 seconds of it! 🙂
To celebrate the free maternity sessions with all booked births I thought I would start sharing some of the births I was honored to be at last year!
Starting with sweet the birth of sweet Stella!
It was a joy to watch this family welcome Stella. Since I was there to capture it, baby Stella and her mama had the full attention of the rest of their birth support team including dad, big sister, grandma and Doula Nikki from Blessed Be Birthing!
This spring like weather we have had this week in Los Angeles has me itching for spring like photo sessions like this one. This sweet West Hollywood family welcomed me to their beautiful home for a photoshoot in their lush garden. It was a lovely afternoon with lots of giggles. Now is the prefect time to start planning and booking your family photos for spring. With highs in the low 80’s its not to early for bare feet and spring dresses!
My daughter recently started taking ballet and tap at Sophie’s Dance in Los Angeles. Dance class day has become the highlight of our week. My husband and I walk her in her precious dance outfit to class. We stand at the parents window with the biggest smiles as our little ballerina dances her heart out. When class is over and she runs to us with proud open arms our hearts melt. Expect to see more of these because I can not get enough of my little blue ballerina.