2017 was such a fun year for the family photography side of my business. I loved all the adventures I had exploring the outdoors with so many curious kiddos and their parents. I also loved, loved, loved getting to photograph so many families in their homes, including MANY yummy, cuddly newborn sessions. When it comes to getting candid, natural, creative, beautiful photos of families nothing compares to doing so in the comfort of home.
This collection of images from last year represent what I loved most in the work I did—creating images that not only capture the personalities of the kids and their connections with their parents but that also capture real, genuine moments unique to that family’s story. For me, there is nothing better!
Mid-February isn’t too late for a “Best of 2017” post, right? Valentine’s Day seemed like the perfect day to make it happen! I loved reliving all the fun of last year as I put this together. I had the honor of photographing some seriously awesome couples in some pretty spectacular places including Telluride, CO as well as up and down the west coast including Santa Cruz, Big Sur, Santa Barbara’s wine country and the Oregon Coast. Like I said, a fun year! Here are some of favorite images of some pretty cool memories we created along the way. I can’t wait to capture a whole new set of amazing moments with for this year’s equally awesome couples!
Stephanie and Toven were married in late September at a private residence in the heart of Santa Barbara County’s wine country. It was a perfect setting for their intimate, heart-felt celebration that was beautiful, elegant and just the right amount of rustic.
Their wedding day was a little extra special to me because I have known both of them for ages and I was so happy to see them tie the knot. I was so thrilled they asked me to photograph their day and think the images capture so many of the loving, funny and tender moments throughout the day.