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The Twins Turn One

In the Fox household we have a favorite saying…the days are long and the years are short. Can I get an Amen? It is so true. Sometimes I can say to myself that this year has flown by and I can’t believe that my boys are already a year old, but I can remember back to those bleary eyed days where I was barely surviving off the three hours of sleep I was getting everyday.

Amber Fox Photographer I Twin First Birthday

A special award should be given to all the parents of multiples when their little ones reach the age of one. It means that we SURVIVED! And it means that for a lot of those days, we counted our blessing every single day, because we are SO THANKFUL to have twins. John and I feel so blessed that God thought we could handle the craziness, because the first year was SO MUCH FUN! And there is so much ahead to look forward to. 

Amber Fox Photographer I Twin First Birthday
With that, here are some pictures from their first birthday party and their fun cake smash. Oh how I love my boys…all of them. In these following shots, you can really see what a great dad John is. I love you babe!
Amber Fox Photographer I Twin Birthday Party I Cake Smash
Amber Fox Photographer I Twin Birthday Party I Cake Smash
Amber Fox Photographer I Twin Birthday Party I Cake Smash
Amber Fox Photographer I Twin Birthday Party I Cake Smash
Amber Fox Photographer I Twin Birthday Party I Cake Smash
Amber Fox Photographer I Twin Birthday Party I Cake Smash
Amber Fox Photographer I Twin Birthday Party I Cake Smash
Amber Fox Photographer I Twin Birthday Party I Cake Smash
Amber Fox Photographer I Twin Birthday Party I Cake Smash
Amber Fox Photographer I Twin Birthday Party I Cake Smash
And a special thanks to all our friends and family who have supported us this year. Both John and I feel so loved and taken care of by so many great people in our life. We couldn’t have survived this first year if it wasn’t for our amazing families, kind neighbors, and generous friends. It really does take a village to raise a child, so I guess it takes a city to raise twins! Ha! 
Amber Fox Photographer I Twin Birthday Party I Cake Smash

 

   
  • Gail - August 24, 2013 - 6:03 am

    Ohhhhhh Amber! This post seriously made me tear up! I just get a little emotional because a) we’ve been on this first year ride together b) I am SO proud of and happy for you and John and all you’ve been through to get to this point together as a family and c) because I MISS YOU and seeing that shot of your back patio reminds me of what a wonderful hostess you are and the fun I had visiting you and GAHHHH WHY DO 3,000 MILES HAVE TO KEEP US APART?!!!

    Love you girl!

  • Sharisse @ sharissespieces - August 24, 2013 - 6:43 am

    Thanks so much for sharing. Your post brought me me to tears. I gave birth to twins on August 1st. They both spent time in the NICU. One came home this week and I am having those 3-hr nights of sleep already. On top of pumping only (haven’t gotten the hang of BF’ing yet), I get so anxious for when my other one comes home. My husband is amazing: he keeps me positive and sane. So why do I still feel so nervous to juggle two? I worry about the moments I’m alone with them. I cant wait for my other one to come home, but i am truly scared!

    So thank u for ur post. The days feel so long, but i want to look past the sleepless nights, cries, and every other hardship bc I know one day I’ll be celebrating their 1st bday, looking back just like yourself!

  • Deb Negrete - September 14, 2013 - 9:37 am

    Looooove the pictures of the twin’s first birthday! They are adorable! Congratulations and passing the year mark . . . the best is yet to come!

    Deb :o)

Sunny Hills Senior Portraits: The Adorable Erin

Beautiful red hair, sparkling blue eyes and a fun personality all equal to an amazing senior portrait! This gorgeous young woman is a 2014 Senior from Sunny Hills High School and she is also one of my super fun Foxy Senior Models. We had a blast taking pictures all over Fullerton and got some AH-mazing pictures!

Fullerton Senior Portraits, Erin Sunny Hills High School, Amber Fox Photographer
Oh my goodness, you are so adorable!
Fullerton Senior Portraits, Erin Sunny Hills High School, Amber Fox Photographer
Those eyes! And the hair! Erin, you’re breathtaking!
Fullerton Senior Portraits, Erin Sunny Hills High School, Amber Fox Photographer
Fullerton Senior Portraits, Erin Sunny Hills High School, Amber Fox Photographer
Ok, seriously, you’re hair is on fire! Beautiful!
Fullerton Senior Portraits, Erin Sunny Hills High School, Amber Fox Photographer
Work it gig! 
Fullerton Senior Portraits, Erin Sunny Hills High School, Amber Fox Photographer
I love when you find great props that just happen to match your outfit! Love that!
Fullerton Senior Portraits, Erin Sunny Hills High School, Amber Fox Photographer
We then headed up to the trails to get some pretty light before the sun set. Yeah, it was amazing. 
Fullerton Senior Portraits, Erin Sunny Hills High School, Amber Fox Photographer
Fullerton Senior Portraits, Erin Sunny Hills High School, Amber Fox Photographer
Wow is all I have to say, just WOW! 
Fullerton Senior Portraits, Erin Sunny Hills High School, Amber Fox Photographer
Erin, you are a delight! I had so much fun taking pictures of you and I think I laughed the entire time. You are delight to work with! Not only are you super beautiful, but you are smart and fun. I know your senior year is going to ROCK! I hope you really enjoy every second of it!!!
   

Sonora High School Senior Portraits: The Gorgeous Lauren

I am so excited to introduce you to Lauren, a Sonora High School 2014 Senior! I have known Lauren for years and I am so honored to have been given the honor of photographing Lauren’s senior portraits. Not only is she GORGEOUS, but she is also a Foxy Senior Model, so I have had a blast photographing her twice now! Woot!

Sonora High School Senior Portraits, Lauren Class of 2014, Amber Fox Photographer, Orange County, CA
Lauren is a natural beauty. She is a natural in front of the camera and just has a grace about her. I don’t even think she realizes how truly beautiful she is. 
Sonora High School Senior Portraits, Lauren Class of 2014, Amber Fox Photographer, Orange County, CA
The light is so soft and pretty here…so gorgeous!
Sonora High School Senior Portraits, Lauren Class of 2014, Amber Fox Photographer, Orange County, CA
Outfit change! Isn’t this the cutest dress???!!! And Lauren, you look fabulous!
Sonora High School Senior Portraits, Lauren Class of 2014, Amber Fox Photographer, Orange County, CA
We then headed to the nature trails to get some pretty light and oh boy did we get it!
Sonora High School Senior Portraits, Lauren Class of 2014, Amber Fox Photographer, Orange County, CA
Sonora High School Senior Portraits, Lauren Class of 2014, Amber Fox Photographer, Orange County, CA
Sonora High School Senior Portraits, Lauren Class of 2014, Amber Fox Photographer, Orange County, CA
This little guy is Lauren’s doggie. His name is Skippy. I seriously had a dog named Skippy when I was a kid, so I loved this cutie even more!
Sonora High School Senior Portraits, Lauren Class of 2014, Amber Fox Photographer, Orange County, CA
Lauren, I loved capturing your senior portraits. Congrats on all that you have accomplished so far and I am so excited for your senior year! You are going to dominate on the Volleyball court and every college you apply to is going to be begging for you to go there! It has a been a joy!
   

Testimonial Goodness

I love photographing Seniors, but I also love documenting the lives of families. As a mommy myself, I know that my boys are only going to be as small as they are for only a fraction of time and I want a photograph of every stage. Check out this great testimonial of recent session with the Knaak family.

“The pictures and slideshow are amazing!!! Thank you so much for creating those beautiful memories for us. What a gift. You are sooooo talented. If I could have one other talent, it would be to take pictures like you! Not only are your pictures amazing, but you are so great and easy to work with. Your kindness, professionalism, and direction make the experience so enjoyable. Thank you again.” –Laura Knaak

Laura! Thanks for the super kind words. You are so sweet and it was such a joy to photograph your darling family. You are so blessed.

 

Family Portrait Testimonial, Amber Fox Photographer
   

Big Happy Family: The Knaak Family

Family portraits are so vitally important. As a mommy myself, I know I don’t get nearly enough pictures of my darling boys, let alone ones with me in the shot. A couple times a year, it’s necessary to hire a professional to document our changing and ever-growing families. 20 years from now, I want to look back and remember how cute my boys are and how little they once were. Don’t you want that for your family as well?

I love this family! I have worked alongside Sam for the past 12 years as a fellow art teacher and during that time, I have watched his family grow and then recently grow some more. I also love his wife Laura! I think if we both had more time and our lives were not so crazy we would be best friends. She is that cool!

This family is also super talented. Not only is Laura is super mom, but she also leads worship at Whitter Area Christian Church. Her voice is AH-mazing! Her kiddos are so blessed that they have her voice to listen to as she sings sweet lullabies. And then their daddy, also plays guitar and a handful of other instruments in addition to being incredibly talented in all things art. Those kids are destined to be someone super artistic!

Amber Fox Photographer, Knaak Family Portraits in Fullerton, CA, 2013
Laura just had the darling Greta. She is only 3 months old and I nearly fell over when Laura told me she was already sleeping through the night. Girl, you are blessed!
Amber Fox Photographer, Knaak Family Portraits in Fullerton, CA, 2013
I thought it would be fun to have a musically inspired shoot, since everyone in the family is so musically talented. Sam even owns a recording studio, so maybe the music we all made could be considered to make a record. Ha!
Amber Fox Photographer, Knaak Family Portraits in Fullerton, CA, 2013
Keller you are so handsome, especially playing your daddy’s ukulele. 
Amber Fox Photographer, Knaak Family Portraits in Fullerton, CA, 2013
And I can just imagine all the trouble these boys get into. Isn’t Reed’s face just darling and mischievous all at the same time? 
Amber Fox Photographer, Knaak Family Portraits in Fullerton, CA, 2013
Amber Fox Photographer, Knaak Family Portraits in Fullerton, CA, 2013
The picture perfect family. How beautiful are these folks? 
Amber Fox Photographer, Fullerton Family Portraits of the Knaak Family, 2013
Reed, you are so dang cute!
Amber Fox Photographer, Knaak Family Portraits in Fullerton, CA, 2013
And seriously Keller, those eyes! 
Amber Fox Photographer, Knaak Family Portraits in Fullerton, CA, 2013
Sweet little girl Greta is, absolutely beautiful! 
Amber Fox Photographer, Knaak Family Portraits in Fullerton, CA, 2013
Amber Fox Photographer, Fullerton Family Portraits of the Knaak Family, 2013

Watching how much fun Keller and Reed are, makes me so excited about how much fun my boys are going to be! 

Amber Fox Photographer, Knaak Family Portraits in Fullerton, CA, 2013
I told the boys to pose like mommy and they totally hammed it up! 
Amber Fox Photographer, Knaak Family Portraits in Fullerton, CA, 2013
We had to get some shots of just the fabulous musicians. And celebrate how AH-mazing Laura looks 3 months postpartum. Maybe these pics can be used as some cover art for Laura’s next cd? Check out some of her (Laura Scott) current records. Her In Your Light cd is incredible!  
Amber Fox Photographer, Knaak Family Portraits in Fullerton, CA, 2013
Can you imagine how awesome this family must sound around a campfire?! Sam you look great!
Amber Fox Photographer, Knaak Family Portraits in Fullerton, CA, 2013
Thanks for giving me the honor of capturing your sweet family. You guys are so blessed and I can just imagine how filled with love your home must be. So fun this shoot was! 
Amber Fox Photographer, Knaak Family Portraits in Fullerton, CA, 2013
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  • Testimonial Goodness - August 3, 2013 - 1:32 pm

    [...] I love photographing Seniors, but I also love documenting the lives of families. As a mommy myself, I know that my boys are only going to be as small as they are for only a fraction of time and I want a photograph of every stage. Check out this great testimonial of recent session with the Knaak family. [...]

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