When Nichole told me they were driving out from Vegas just for this shoot I tried to talk her out of it. Surely there is a photographer in Las Vegas that would do a great job. I mean, these are some of my favorite clients, but it’s a lot of pressure! I’m so happy Nichole didn’t listen to me because I needed this shoot. I needed to shoot happiness and love and fun. I needed clients who let me do my thing and trust me completely. And I just loved getting to hang out with them. It’s a special connection you have to clients when you have shot their engagement session, wedding, newborn and now the maternity session for their next baby. Can’t wait to find out if Tucker is getting a baby brother or a baby sister!
I think everything happens for a reason and while it is a bummer our original shoot location didn’t work out I think our alternate location wasn’t all that bad. Rachel is a high school senior from Texas. She’s hoping to attend college in California next Fall. She has big dreams of working for the Walt Disney Company after she graduates. Perhaps making films. I think it’s very appropriate that when I was editing these images my daughter kept calling Rachel “Ariel”. Although the beach was not her first choice for a location for her session I do think it was the perfect location because she really does look like a real life Ariel.
Best of luck with graduation, Rachel! Enjoy every second of this special time!
I had so much fun with all of these fabulous girls at the Rainbow Mini Sessions a couple of weeks ago. The rainbow makes me happy. I hate to have to take it down from my studio! It’s so happy and cheerful that I wanted to do something to bring a little happiness to someone who needs it. I have several different friends that randomly brought up to me the story of Geneva Gomez over the course of just a few days. Geneva is a local Yorba Linda girl who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. Her prognosis is good, but on top of starting chemo and all the other horrible things that come with a cancer diagnosis she has had a rough couple of weeks in the PICU at CHOC. Each of my friends that told me of Geneva were brought to tears when they spoke of what an amazing family the Gomez family is. It just feels right to try to bring a little cheer their way. I’m hosting one more morning of rainbow minis this Sunday, April 3 from 10-1. Here’s what you get:
- 20 minute session, up to 2 kids (if you have more than 2 let’s talk). Fun for siblings, cousins, or best friends!
- 15 high res digital negatives.
Session takes place at the DrewB Photography studio in Yorba Linda.
100% of the session fees will be going to the Gomez family. The rainbow will be retired for a bit after this so it’s your LAST CHANCE! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book. And to read more about Geneva and her family you can go to their Caring Bridge site.
I started photographing this family as a family of 3. And then they added another girl. And finally their boy to become a family of 5. I have loved watching them grow. Loved seeing all of the kid’s different personalities form. Loved seeing how their relationships grew. I love getting to see them every year and getting big hugs from Jayden who I think looks forward to seeing me almost as much as I look forward to seeing her. I’m still working on Cameron and Landon But that is the coolest part of my job. Forming a bond with these kids and becoming invested in them. Becoming part of their family memories. Because as much as I want them to love their pictures I also want them to remember that they had fun while creating those photos.