Do you know who loves to have fun? Kids. Do you know who else loves to have fun? Me! I don’t know if there’s anything more beautiful than pure joy.
There must be something in the water because my schedule over the next few months includes a LOT of maternity sessions. In the case of Miranda and Danny’s shoot a couple weeks ago, they wanted the setting for their photos to be somewhere simple, casual and that would match their laid-back vibes. (A couple after my own heart!) With that in mind, we chose a spot downtown near the LA Arts District. I thought it would create an interesting backdrop without competing too much with my two gorgeous subjects. And, I think we succeeded in meeting their criteria. They were great at relaxing and getting comfy in front of the camera and we got some pretty sweet photos!
Last year, I got an email from Brittany, a fellow family photographer in the Pasadena area, who wanted to know the location of a maternity session I had blogged about. We struck a little email correspondence and then a few months ago, she shared the great news that she and her hubby Steve were expecting their first child. It seemed only right that we should do their pregnancy photos at the location that started it all… Arlington Garden. It is such a beautiful spot that’s kind of hidden in plain sight. The light is always gorgeous and, because it’s a garden, it’s always evolving so no matter how much I shoot there the photos always look unique. I love that!
I have also decided I love photographing other photographers. Brittany and Steve were great at trusting my vision and, as a result, we got fun, creative, relaxed photos that I could not wait to share. Oh, and I also love their dog, Marley. I think he’s going to make a good baby doggy. ;)