“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” - Maya Angelou
Stacey has definitely gone through some changes. Here in about another week, she will be giving birth to Romey – a little girl who will soon meet two older brothers, Brodey and Gradey, at home. She’ll definitely be a beautiful child. Just look at her mother. Absolutely glowing. Stunning. Beautiful. I was honored when Stacey asked me to take a few photos of her before Romey gets here. She showed up with one of her husbands shirts that she loves to wear and a cute robe. It was perfect….Hopefully by the time I post this, Romey hasn’t been born yet. And I can’t wait for Romey to get here…because I want to take her picture too….
Here a just a few from the session.
Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.” - Albert Einstein.
But you wouldn’t know it with Michelle and Berto. Gravity has nothing on the force that draws these two together.
I met these two on a gorgeous day last month to shoot their engagement in Los Angeles. And Michelle is definitely my kind of girl: black nail polish, Christian Louboutin peep-toe pumps (I have a major shoe fetish) and a man who adores her. A girl really doesn’t need much else….The day was beautiful. They were beautiful. Michelle sort of has this Zooey Dechanel look to her and I couldn’t help staring at these two even when I wasn’t looking at them through the viewfinder of my camera… And it was a beautiful thing to watch these two cuddle, laugh, and have fun. And love each other. And it’s going to be a beautiful thing to shoot their wedding in September. I am looking forward to being a part of the day and being a part of the ‘history of Michelle and Berto’.
Thank you, Michelle and Berto for being so great and easy to photograph….here are a few from the day.
“Spread love everywhere you go: first of all in your own house. Give love to your children, to your wife or husband, to a next door neighbor… Let no one ever come to you without leaving better and happier.” – Mother Teresa
I have to say, after spending an afternoon with this beautiful family, I left better and happier.
It was a beautiful afternoon when I met up the Reitsma Family for a short but sweet session in the wildflowers….Rylee and Russell were happy. Mom and Dad were happy. I was happy. It’s obvious this family shares lots and lots of love at home because you couldn’t help but feel it once we started to shoot….and look! I have pictures to prove it!! :)
Here are a few from the day….
“No human relation gives one possession in another—every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.” - Kahlil Gibran
Melissa and Cole have been friends for a very very long time. And they still are. Probably best friends if you ask me . And after spending time with them, I realized that they epitomize what people hope for in their life when it comes to their relationship – friendship and love. I was in awe watching these two interact. Different but connected by their love for one another…Cole is a sweet soul who you can tell treasures Melissa. And it’s obvious that there’s no other human being on earth that Melissa probably loves more. They laughed, kissed and cuddled (JUST the stuff I love to shoot). I watched them thinking to myself, ‘this is exactly what it’s supposed to be like.” I am really looking forward to shooting their wedding this fall…and being there for the beginning of their life together. Here’s a few from the day…