Steph and Dave: Couples Photography

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I’ve been on a family photography kick lately and wanted to venture out and do something different. So over Christmas I coerced friends Steph and Dave to let me take some couples/pseudo engagement photos of them. Luckily, they agreed. We met up on the beach just before sunset and caught the most amazing sunset I’ve seen in months! Sunsets in California this time of year can’t be missed. Allow me to introduce the lovebirds below. Enjoy!

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Wrapping up Christmas 2016

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Yes, I realize its late January already and Christmas has long gone. This year is probably the latest we’ve let Christmas go, usually by the first or second week of January we’ve wrapped things up. I managed to get sick about 2 weeks ago so while our initial plan was to take down Christmas the first week of January but it didn’t quite happen. I’m back to normal health now and just getting through our Christmas photos. Its been a season for the books!

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What I Wore: Marine Corps Birthday Ball

Wishing all the Marines in my life a Happy 241st Birthday!

We were so excited to attend our Birthday Ball last Friday with my parents and Ben’s parents there. It was truly a family affair. I had originally planned on wearing a vintage dress I begged and pleaded my husband to buy purchased this past summer but at the last minute decided I wanted to go a different route. Unfortunately, I was tight on budget and time and needed something that could be delivered quickly. Amazon.com to the rescue! I found this dress for $53 (now $48!) and we had free prime shipping. It fits like a dream! If you’re interested it also comes in gold, rose gold, black and red.

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Changing the Living Room Floor Plan (and updates!)

Remember back a while when I posted here about all the floor plans I was considering for the living room? We’ve decided on…… drumroll please…… NONE OF THEM. See, its true what they say. You never really know until you see it in person. On paper, sure the plans looked great, had flow, and created zones but it just wasn’t jiving in the actual room. It wasn’t until we spent a handful of weekends moving and shifting every piece of furniture to create the perfect layout. I’m including the final layout below because it just looks too awkward on paper! BUT, in real life, it works.

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Happy Halloween!

“In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines
Lived twelve little girls in two straight lines
In two straight lines they broke their bread
And brushed their teeth and went to bed.
They left the house at half past nine
In two straight lines in rain or shine-
The smallest one was Madeline.”

– Ludwig Bemelmans

Madeline Halloween Costume

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Mimi on the Move: Family Photography

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Following up to yesterday’s post these photos are of Margot’s big sis Mimi. Mimi is quite the bundle of joy herself. At just 1.5 years old this girl has got some major personality! But I mean that in the best way, she is so sweet and funny. Mimi won’t sit still for long, so that leaves me with split seconds to snap her photo before she’s moved on to the next thing. I loved watching her explore and play. From dumping sand all over herself in the sandbox, to squealing and flailing her arms in the arms in the air as Daddy chased her, to deciding she wanted to play photographer and make the camera go “click”: It’s never a dull moment when Mimi is on the move. My goal was to capture her personality and character through these photos. And friends, I think I have succeeded.

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A Little Something Different: Family Photography

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You know when one thing leads to another and suddenly you’ve landed yourself in a happy accident? This is exactly what happened to me a few weeks ago. I can’t quite recall who or how it was brought up but we were spending some time with our friends Molly and Nathan, anticipating the arrival of their second daughter. I threw out the idea of taking some newborn photos to the then 9 month pregnant Molly and she luckily agreed.

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