Happy kiddos

It usually takes people a little bit of time to warm up to the camera. It’s no problem. It’s actually pretty common and I expect it.

However, the Borgomini kids showed me otherwise. I don’t know how Michelle prepared her children during the drive up to Mission Ranch to meet me, but they were ready for some pictures! And when I say ready, they were READY, like they couldn’t have been any more ready than they were! Love it.

I loved spending the afternoon with these kiddos. They were so full of life and just really in the moment. Their energy was contagious and I found myself so excited and happy right with them.

That was you in there

Let me start off by saying I wish I would have had some maternity photos taken. With each maternity session I do, I repeatedly kick myself for being so stubborn back then and not having any baby-belly photos taken. I think I may have a few images of my pregnant self somewhere, but none like the expectant mother/goddess photos that grace the pages of my website.

So when Seante mentioned that she wanted to have maternity photos taken, and that she had never done it before with the older children, I was so happy to do this for her. Years from now, she can pull these photos out, point to her baby-belly, and tell her little boy or girl, that was you in there.


The Fashionista

She arrived at her shoot looking absolutely adorable and just ready to shine in front of the camera. I gave her mom the thumbs up for putting together her outfits and she immediately corrected me…. “Cali put her outfits together herself...”. Great job Cali!

So much fun spending the afternoon with this sweet girl. Her personality just shined in front of the camera and I’m so happy I was able to capture her spirit. Love that little sunkissed face of hers!


Because every guy needs a tux, right?

She had a few different outfits picked out for Everett’s 3-month shoot. Then I saw the light bulb pop up above her head…. “Oh…My sister just got a tux for him!!”. She disappears for a moment and comes back in the room with Everett in his evening-wear… his own little baby tuxedo.

Every guy needs a tuxedo in his closet, right? You just never know when you might need one.

One of the great things about my job is that sometimes I’m lucky enough to see these tiny little babies as they grow, right before my eyes. I can’t believe Everett is already 3 months old.


Brandy & Jim

I ask, "So... how'd you guys meet...". They look at eachother, laugh, then Brandy says, “at Red Lobster, girl….”. Then Jim jumps in, anxious to tell me the story in his own words, “Let me tell you about the first time we met…” and with no detail overlooked, he tells me the story. It was the sweetest thing watching Jim’s mannerisms as he shared their story, with Brandy smiling beside him....

The story began years ago at Red Lobster. Jim was managing the restaurant at the time and Brandy was enjoying her dinner, until she tasted the shrimp. The amount of salt on that shrimp prompted her to ask for the manager and what started out as a complaint, eventually led to them connecting days later, falling in love and now they’re getting ready to walk down the aisle.


Never too busy

I had been a bit busy with life and other obligations so I decided to temporarily keep my schedule clear of photo sessions... until Hawanya contacted me and mentioned that she hadn't taken family portraits since the twins were infants. How could I say no to these little faces?!
And this little guy stole my heart that morning. His vibrant energy and his enthusiasm for having his photos taken were more than any photographer could ask for. If Hawanya hadn't told me, I would have never guessed he usually doesn't like being in front of the camera. That was a surprise to me!

Of course I had to get a few of just the two of them. Love this one of Hawanya and Kenny.