natural child photography

We joined Lauren + Brett and their adorable almost-one-year-old Zach at the Morikami Japanese Gardens for their family portraits earlier this month. What a perfectly beautiful day for outdoor portraits! The sun was shining almost as brightly as Zach’s winning smile. We wandered the gardens slowly, taking our time throughout the afternoon to capture casual family interactions as well as some classic portraits. (And we seriously can’t get over Zach’s face in the lead photo;…

Remember Jessica + David’s first baby, Sterling? (See their first family session from 2012 here.) Sterling is now a big brother, and Em was thrilled that her trip to the northeast coincided with Laurence’s birth (the family is calling him Laure). Em and Jessica went to the same elementary school, though several years apart, and connected later while Em was still in high school when Jessica started directing small outdoor productions of Shakespeare. (Believe it…

Reyne + Mark joined us with their daughter Aubrey for some casual family portraits in the park this fall. We love family portrait sessions like this; we can just imagine Aubrey growing older and looking back on these images, amazed at how small she looks in her daddy’s arms, at her glowing natural curls and hesitant smile, at the love radiating from the three of them. Family portraits do more than show what people look like…

It feels like time is set to “fast forward”, especially when we start seeing the babies we were photographing [what seems like] yesterday growing up, talking, running, playing. Kylar Rose and her family are very special to us, and it’s such a treat to see her growing into a young lady. We’re calling this Kylar’s 3 year session, though she’s almost 3 1/2… scheduling can sure get complicated when we travel so much! (Check out…