Photos by Kim E – San Jose family photographer » San Jose Family photographer

oh look at this face! isn’t he the cutest?! this sweet chocolate lab puppy joined us during this family session at vasona park and he was awesome. when we were planning our session, mom asked me if it was okay if they brought their new puppy along which is definitely a big yes! we don’t have any pets (we’re still balancing the two pets of children ha) but i know that pets are such a big part of families that to not have them come along to the family session just doesn’t feel right. i’m so glad that he joined in especially since it was pretty cute watching him try to bite the water and bubbles!

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isn’t this family the cutest?! thank you again for heading down this way and for being so wonderful and fun to photograph! and this last photo is probably my favorite photo! which one is your’s?

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with the help of her magic wand and magic hat, sporting her “cinderella” pajamas this morning, my assistant helped draw the winning name for the mother’s day family photo shoot on the hill. i absolutely loved reading everyone’s entry and all the specialness and sweetness that you all did with your families!

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yay, congratulations kendy! looking forward to meeting you and your family! please contact me at: kim@photosbykime.com so we can go over details and figure out a date:)

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after my assistant was done with her duties, i had to play a bit with all the poppies and the fresh rain. i love the softness and glow when it comes to freelensing plus i spy a heart:) san jose photographer - photos by kim e - freelensing - macro - poppy flower - pink - waterdrop

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something rare happened today in san jose. it rained! which meant that emilia could suit up (seriously love what she chose to wear) for puddle stomping on our evening walk. luckily the house in front of our home collects an epic puddle for her so we don’t have to go far. hopefully this winter there will be a bit more rain in our future so carina can join in with the fun.

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my sweet baby girl is almost seven months and is way too active for our liking. she started crawling just before 6 months and now she’s trying to cruise and walk (not cool ha).sanjoselifestylephotographer-002sanjoselifestylephotographer-001sanjoselifestylephotographer-007

for the past month, she has been rocking one tooth. it’s been ridiculously cute and capturing teeth is actually kind of tricky as most of the time, they are still too small to really capture. i’ve recently noticed that the second tooth is about to break through so i knew that i had to capture these photos for her baby book and well, it’s just super cute. but since she’s on the move, these photos were ridiculously tricky to take. i would lay her down and she would instantly flip over and crawl away. sanjoselifestylephotographer-004sanjoselifestylephotographer-008

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i was using every trick in my book and finally, came up with a new game that seemed to work (i would share it but muahaha it was an epic trick so definitely not sharing it ha). sanjoselifestylephotographer-003sanjoselifestylephotographer-005sanjoselifestylephotographer-006

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we kept our day pretty simple. an impromptu morning craft with my daughter that led to an endless amount of glitter in our backyard. originally i wanted to glue each piece then glitter them. then i realized that my daughter would perhaps do one letter followed by her insisting that i am doing each letter incorrectly (four-nager ha). so instead i sprinkled the glitter on top of the wooden letters and used tweezers to carefully pick them up. once i finished photographing them, my daughter spent about ten minutes running her fingers through the glitter. apparently it’s the super simple, messy crafts that can yield the most fun. san jose photographer, mothersan jose photographer, mothersan jose photographer, mother

during lunch time (and carina’s nap time), i took emilia to see monkey kingdom while the husband worked on the honey-to-do list. it was the first time that we walked out of a movie.

the movie was absolutely adorable and cute and i loved it. but there were two sections that was too hard for emilia to deal with. the first being the alpha women who literally beat down a mom monkey and stole her baby to teach her a lesson while the other one was a monkey being eaten by a giant lizard. ooops! how was i to know?! i thought that it would be a cute movie about monkeys and it never crossed my mind that the real life scenarios would scare the shit out of her. should have taken her to see avengers instead!

we also had an impromptu picnic date at the park to enjoy some coffee and cookies. there was bubble play, somersaults, chases and laughs. a simple family date which was perfect before dinner.

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it was a simple, fun and a perfectly loving day filled with spending time with my loves. and an extra perk was my husband getting me a massage this evening at burke williams so i can sneak away and relax, something that is long overdue and very much needed:)

p.s. did you know that i’m giving away a family session at my favorite location – the hill?! check out my facebook page and comment with your favorite mother’s day memory (must like my page too). winner will be announced on friday morning:D

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