wishing everyone a beautiful, fun, safe and sparkly fourth of july!
if you’ve been following my work for awhile, you know that i love light. sessions filled with beautiful golden light with such brightness that pours into the moment. but sometimes it’s nice to break away from my norm and challenge myself. to see the dark, to focus on the absence of light.
i had the absolute pleasure and honor to photograph tenley clark‘s beautiful family for this awesome beatles inspired family session (oh nope, i was not nervous at all!). tenley is an amazing bay area photographer whose commercial, portrait and lifestyle work is just gorgeous. her work is vibrant and full of personality so having her in front of my camera? eek no pressure, right?!
one of my favorite things about family sessions is how to bring their personality, uniqueness and loves into their session. so knowing their family and how their little boy loves the beatles, we knew that this session would be so fitting if it had a bohemian and rustic vibe infused with the beatles touch. and what better way to bring that to life then by setting up a teepee with an endless supply of beatles records, custom made beatles cookies by tiffany, guitars, lots of dancing and love all at a stunning location with ah-mazing light.
seriously so much love for their beatles inspired family session. and thank you tenley for helping me bring this vision to life. i hope you enjoy their sneak peek too!
and some of the details of their awesome set up. i love the beautiful blend of bohemian and rusticness. plus the beatles cookies? were super delicious and a huge success for the little one plus us grown-ups
i hope you enjoyed this little sneak peek! i have way too many favorites from their session though maybe the ones of the photo bombing little one during their intimate moments are my favorite as they makes me smile. what are your favorites?
it’s been awhile since i’ve done a post with my girls so here’s the latest. emilia is done with her first year of preschool! she’s a bit sad that she won’t see her friends or teachers for the summer but she’s excited to see them again next year. one more year of preschool and then off to the big leagues (i’m sure i’ll be crying more then).
from her first day…
to her last day…silly girl. her favorite food? broccoli, i laugh. her favorite toy is a rainbow. and her show? i have no clue but i love it.
i’m so amazed at how much she has grown and learned from her first year. we were fortunate to have our local elementary offer preschool so we love having her start her schooling with many kids that will become her friends through the years. plus we get to walk together to school, holding hands and having conversations.
during the preschool celebration, she received an award of best friend to everyone. which is pretty accurate. she is beyond super friendly to all of her classmates and each morning before school, she greets each of them with cheerful good mornings. i love seeing the social butterfly already come to life with her. and she did receive her award while walking on her tippy toes, i think she’s telling us that she misses ballet.
on the sisterly front, these photos is a pretty accurate depiction of carina during her play time with emilia. she’s always highly unamused. emilia loves to pick her up but also to let go to see if she’ll stand (we’ve hit that stage where she’s standing for a few seconds), carina is never amused.
she also loves to play leaves are falling all over her sister’s head.
again, highly unamused. i find it incredibly amusing ha!
anyway, just a small update of life here with these girls. days spent trying to amuse carina and keeping up with a very active four year old. luckily most of our summer will be spent in los angeles, i can use a break, ha!
this is by far one of the most amazing nurseries ever! everything was custom made by the parents and was inspired by peter pan with some sprinkles of disney. even while i was working on their gallery, my daughter kept asking me if she could play in his room which i would totally want to do too! they even made a lightning cloud that storms! seriously, all amazing, just take a look!
little man, you have an awesome room and awesome parents!