Happy Galentine’s Day!  I didn’t totally know that was a thing until last week but I love it!  I jumped at the chance to photograph this seriously pretty lunch hosted by Katie Dean Jewelry and Glitter Guide at Hedley & Bennett‘s HQ for an inspiring group of creative ladies.  Taking a little time to show some love to the women in your life and to let them know how much they inspire you is a pretty cool thing!  I know I wouldn’t be able to function without my amazing mom, sister and seriously inspiring girlfriends! (You know who you are! :)

The party was so beautiful thanks to an amazing collection of awesome companies that helped out including my girls at Twink & Sis, stunning florals by Iris & Daughter, those amazing tiny cakes by Cake Monkey and refreshments from Owl’s Brew and La Colombe Coffee.  So much eye candy that made my job so much fun!  Check out all the details over at Glitter Guide here.

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The last couple of months have included a lot of sweet, yummy newborn sessions over here at One Eleven.  I had to share some favorites from this recent one with the Almeida family because how could I not?!  Just so much love and light in every shot!  Enjoy!

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These photos of Kelly and Jeff hold an extra special place in my heart. I met Kelly when both of our businesses were getting off the ground and since then we’ve both been on our own fun and adventurous journeys personally and in our businesses.  (Kelly has an amazing blog you may have heard of called Studio DIY! ;)

Shortly after we adopted James, Kelly and I reconnected and it turned out that we had gone through a lot of the same fertility issues.  She and Jeff were considering adopting and they wanted to know everything about our adoption experience.  I was happy to share because I think it’s an awesome thing!  Since then, they have hired our adoption dream team and gone through the intensive, crazy process to be approved to adopt, so now it’s just a waiting game until they match up with their baby bundle.   I am SOOO excited for them!! They are going to be amazing parents!

When they asked if I would take photos of them to help announce their adoption plan to the world, I was SO incredibly honored, especially since Kelly is photographed on a regular basis and Jeff is a super talented photographer!  We met up on blustery, chilly day at the beginning of January for a shoot at the Santa Monica Pier.  I wanted to give them a collection of images that captured them and this amazing moment in their family’s story…  sweet, fun, creative and colorful!

Check out Kelly’s post about their road to adoption here.

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