Tomorrow I’ll be 38 weeks pregnant. That means the baby can be here any day now. I can’t believe that 9 months has gone by so fast, yet the last month is going by so slow! Every year I make goals for myself, especially for my business and every year I say to myself I want to get more personal on my blog. This is one resolution that I for some reason can never keep. I feel connectivity is an important factor when you are picking a photographer and I wish I was better at sharing, but lets just say that sometimes my thoughts are not so kosher so I try to keep them to myself. I’m like the Jeff Lewis of photography, I suppose. For instance, I think I’ve been sort of an nontraditional mom-to-be. I am not goo-goo-ga-ga baby crazy. In actuality the first thing I wanted to do when finding out I was pregnant was go on vacation. He (our baby) didn’t even really get a registry until about 2 months ago…and even that I suck at because I honestly can’t believe the pile of crap that they try to sell you now for babies. I don’t mean crap like poorly constructed items, I mean crap, like stuff that will clutter your house for no real reason at all except for the fact that you suddenly popped out a pooing machine. I registered at one place and there is like 20 things on the registry….and to add on to this thought I’m not sure why you need to register at like 500 different places for the same blanket? You see, this rant is already becoming inappropriate. Anyway, what I am trying to tell you that I have a lot amazing changes happening in 2014. I’m very grateful for them and I hope to share this new journey with you more. If you can put up with me, I hope we can become better friends.
In January, my amazing friend and photographer Sandy of Sandy Le Photography shot our maternity pictures. I thought I would share my favorites before it was too late and the baby was already here. In addition to the fact that Sandy puts up with my borderline offensiveness, She is truly a talented family photographer, if you are in the Norcal area and looking for a family session I highly recommend her!
I’m seriously in love with this studio in Anaheim that my friend referred me to. I love all the chic furniture and cool backgrounds. A couple of weeks, I spent a day just testing out the studio and I got to shoot a very leggy beauty named C. Siren. Siren means a woman who is very attractive but also dangerous. Judging by my fave images from the set, I can’t deny that this is could be true. One of the outfits C brought was a gold corset. To be honest, corsets to me are my least favorite items to shoot. They are not always flattering on women and I was quite skeptical when I asked her to put it on, but it was the perfect color against her skin and dark hair and it just absolutely popped against the purple damask background. Sooo beautiful! Can’t wait for an awesome 2014 shooting at this studio. We already have slots open for May and June! Check out the photos below and then contact us for your sexy orange county session.
Before taking a couple of months off from shooting I decided to spend a whole day shooting some boudoir in Orange County. I was so excited to test out a local studio location in Anaheim and I was quite pleased with it. It had the most chic furniture and tons of fun sets. I met Krissy there. She is super sweet and outgoing. I’m lucky to be able to meet such awesome women in my boudoir adventures. I always tell women that they don’t have to wear lingerie to a shoot. Although I am quite partial to any kind of body suit, which Krissy rocked, but my favorite images from a shoot are usually very fun cozy images like the ones below with Krissy in just a sweater. I mean, sweaters are dang sexy! It’s true because I hashtagged it. See some of my favorite images from the shoot below.
I kid you not that I have been day dreaming about a lace robe for quite a while. When P walked into the studio with one I squealed inside…and oh my goodness does it look good on her! P got married last year so I can’t really consider there bridal boudoir, but she did have the cutest “just married” underwear so I’m just going to call this set Newlywed inspired. She is a blonde hottie and a her set is perfect Valentine’s Day fun. Happy Day of Love. Hope yours is as sexy as ours.
Anthony is one of 10 children, he is easy going and grew up in Fairfield, CA. Julie grew up in on the east coast, she misses snow and has two other siblings. Together they love to go hiking and biking with their two rat terriers. These two lovebirds met in Med school in New York. They both openly admit that their strong personalities made them dislike each other at first, but there was something about his confidence that has always attracted Julie. Three years ago, Julie left the east coast to come to CA where Anthony grew up and today they are engaged. They hope to have a rustic intimate wedding surrounded by all their east coast and west coast families united. The weekend of their engagement session it rained for two days straight. The day the rain finally broke we all happily woke up before sunrise determined to make their photos happen and I’m so happy we did. Anthony went to school in Davis and walked through the aboretum everyday on his way to class. It wasn’t a sunny day, but their session was lively nonetheless and I am grateful to have been able to spend a few hours getting to know them and their puppies. Congrats, you two and I can’t wait to see you say, “I do.”