Can you believe Christmas is right around the corner?! I feel like 2018 just flew by. Have you taken any family photos this year? If not, Fall is the perfect time of year to get photos taken! I like to pick a certain time of the year to get our family photos taken. That way I’ll remember every year to get them done. Fall is a great time because it’s nice to slow down as a family and do something that doesn’t have much pressure. The colors are beautiful, since it’s getting dark earlier the light is perfect before bedtime, and you’ll have something to put in your Christmas cards! (or just post on your Facebook).
I love when my clients pick locations that are important or have significant meaning to them. This is actually one of my top tips for clients that are trying to decide on what location to choose for their photoshoot. So when this family contacted me about doing a session in their backyard, I knew it would be perfect!
I love Downtown Glendora. I have grown up here all my life and remember fondly Downtown Glendora as a child and those iconic gumdrop trees. Even now as an adult, I love going for walks in downtown and being able to stroll through the village and past all the many shops. Downtown holds a sort of nostalgia for me, and I believe it does for many other Glendora families too. That’s why I was so excited for this session! I think Downtown Glendora is the perfect place for a family session.
After shooting Rocki and Joe’s engagement session, I was so excited to shoot their wedding. Even though I’ve known Rocki for a long time, when she first contacted me about shooting her wedding. I originally passed. I was over the top excited about the idea of shooting her wedding, but nervous because I don’t normally shoot weddings. After a lot of thought and consideration, I decided it was probably time for me to start shooting weddings. I’ve been putting it off for a long time and have turned down many of the years. I wanted to be sure to pick one that was something I wanted to shoot and was comfortable shooting. Rocki and Joe’s wedding seemed like the perfect opportunity for me. A small, intimate, outdoor, Glendora backyard wedding. And I’m so glad I changed my mind and they booked me. They’re wedding was so much fun and was exactly the type of wedding I want to shoot. They are perfect for one another. They are laid back and so in love and their day really showed it.
During Oak Tree Festival last year, my sister and I decided we should do a fun photo session. I’ve always wanted to do a session at a carnival-like event and so my sister volunteered. I also put out a call on social media and did one other session at the festival. We did this session right before sunset though and on Friday night so there were much fewer people there.
Spring has definitely arrived in Southern California. I have been enjoying the longer days, warm weather, and those beautiful California sunsets! I am so excited to announce these special Mommy and Me Mini Sessions just in time for Spring! These are specially priced sessions that will take place during the month of May in La Verne, CA and include two flower crowns provided by Glendora Florist. The sessions will be 20 minutes, which is the perfect amount of time to document your special relationship with your little one. They are perfect for any age and are timed perfectly for Mother’s Day gift giving. Below is all the information you will need to book your Mommy and Me 2018 Mini Session.
Guys! This Upland engagement session was so amazing! This is probably one of my favorite sessions to date. Katie and her fiance were absolutely adorable together. And they brought their sweet pup with them. Their pup definitely wanted to be in on all the photos and had a field day smelling all around.
Jamie contacted me through Facebook about doing a maternity session. She knew me through my sister and so contacted me about shooting her first pregnancy. They are pregnant with a little baby boy. Most people don’t know when the best time to take maternity photos is. There is information on my gallery pages, but maternity sessions are best shot between week 32 and week 37. I usually recommend closer to 32 weeks, because your bump has popped, but you’re not extraordinarily uncomfortable yet and you can still move around. We shot this Rancho Cucamonga maternity session when she was 32 weeks pregnant.
For the last few years, I have taken the Lopez family Christmas photos and I look forward to doing it every year. They are such a fun family and mutual friends of my husband and me. This year we chose to do the Glendora family photos at Centennial Heritage Park in Glendora. This area is such a hidden gem. It’s not open all the time, but it’s a really beautiful area and they do the Glendora Pumpkin Festival here every year! The park still had some of the props left over from the Pumpkin Festival so we were able to use those areas for photos too!
I’ve known Rocki for a very long time. Her parents were actually my 3rd and 5th-grade teachers! I’ve known her whole family and they are just such good people. I was so excited to shoot their engagement session and their wedding. Rocki and Joe are such a fun couple. They are truly in love and are silly and sweet together. We decided on a place in Glendora engagement session. Glendora has a special meaning to them. They both grew up here and went to Azusa Pacific University for college. That’s where they met.