Archive for 'Family Portraits'

A couple of weeks ago I had the honor of photographing Yahaira and her beautiful family.  This was a particularly special photo shoot for me because it’s filled with best friends, a loving couple and God Children.  Can’t get any better than that :)

I’ve known Yahaira since high school – she is my best friends, best friend and her son is my best friends God Son.  This pretty much means that I get to photograph her beautiful family for ever :)  And it also means that her son, Raymond, inherited the BEST God Brother ever – Aprils 9 year old, Malacai [my God Son and the little love of my life!]  So – as you can imagine – there are many, many wonderfully special pictures in this blog post! ~ enjoy. xoxo

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These spontaneous and fleeting moments of laughter & flirtation are of my favorite moments ever to capture.

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This beautiful family is the Watkins family.  Yahaira & Raymond were blessed with one of the most handsome [and mellow!] little babies ever.  They are coming up on an anniversary, and little Raymond has just turned 9 months – it was the perfect time to celebrate with a professional family portrait session!

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I just want to scoop him up!  If we could bottle that little smirk and soulful stair – it may just be the cure for heartbreak!Toluca Lake base child photography and family portrait studio

Raymond, he is SO happy in your arms!!  Look at the joy you bring each other :)  Ahhh, I love father / son pictures!
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And here is little Raymond with his God Mommy, April.  I believe it’s a face-off ;) Toluca Lake base child photography and family portrait studio

And those other big brown, beautiful eyes?  Well that little man is my God Son!  He is such a wonderful big God Brother to little Raymond – it’s so neat to watch him feed, and hold and play with him with such compassion.  Toluca Lake base child photography and family portrait studio Toluca Lake base child photography and family portrait studio

For anyone interested in family portraits – it is highly likely that at some point – if your children are 9 months and younger – they will be naked!!!  Never again will you be able to capture those little rolls and squish tush!  I. LOVE. IT. Can’tPassItUp and neither can God Mommy!

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Malacai, you are the most handsome 9 year old ever and you light my world with your sweet, silly personality and your compassionate soul.  Words can not express how excited I am for your future [just don't grow up too fast!] and how much I love you.Toluca Lake base child photography and family portrait studio Toluca Lake base child photography and family portrait studio Toluca Lake base child photography and family portrait studio Toluca Lake base child photography and family portrait studio Toluca Lake base child photography and family portrait studio Toluca Lake base child photography and family portrait studio

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It’s not often that I get in front of the camera.. but I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to take my turn with these handsome little guys.  Top left: Yahaira & April, top right: April & I, bottom left: little Raymond & I, bottom right, Malacai, little Raymond & I. Happy :) Los-Angeles-Family-Portrait-Photography-Studio-22

Yahaira & Raymond – I am so happy for you two.  May the Lord bless you and your family with a lifetime of love & happiness!