2011 was a great year! My husband and I have been praying for all sorts of things for years, and ALL our prayers were answered this year. We searched for a home for over two years and God exceeded our prayers beyond measure when we moved into our gorgeous little house. My husband got an awesome job at Biola. We hoped for close friendships with people who lived in our community and now we have the most wonderful group of friends who live within miles of our home. We looked for a church for over 2 years and now we are super involved at Rock Harbor Fullerton. And there are so many other wonderful things that we are working on that I will be announcing later in the year.
But one of the the things I am most thankful for, is to see my photography business blossom. I have the most wonderful clients, who I have loved getting to know. I love what I do, in that I get to make young teens feel beautiful and create lasting memories for families. I love having my clients over to the house and baking cookies for them and just loving on them. And I love seeing how they light up in front of my camera or how excited they get when I show them how awesome they look as their slideshow is revealed. Priceless!
I sorted the photos out in a few categories, starting off with my favorite subject matter, Stylish Seniors.
The above photo was included in the Inspire Me Baby Best of 2011 – inspiremebaby.com.
And these following shots are models or friends of mine who are posing for the camera. Another one of my favorite things to photograph is Big Happy Families. Kids grow up so fast and I think it’s vital to capture them at all their life stages.
And even after the kids have grown up, it’s also important to celebrate marriage. These are a couple favorites from my Sweet Love sessions.
I love to focus on seniors and families, but I just adored these couples and couldn’t say no. Being able to capture someone Tying the Knot, is such a privilege.
If you have been following my blog for awhile now, you know my husband and I love to travel. We have been to over 40 countries and this summer we took a bunch of high schoolers on a trip to China. It was pretty EPIC. And mixed into the year, was three trips to Paso Robles as well.
If you want to see more of my work, check out the portfolio tabs to the upper left or peruse the blog. Thanks for coming by on my photographic journey of 2011!