Thursday, February 26, 2015

Cherniss girls, and a boy.

Hilary and I were pregnant with baby girls at the same time so I always felt this little connection with her, but really, we can hardly be considered in the same club- she was already a serious pro at this motherhood thing since it was her fourth baby, and I was still treading amateur territory! But still, I felt that connection simply because of the synchronized pregnancies and because I wanted to be like her- with a house full of littles.

That baby girl is 15 months now (here) and they wanted to do a photo shoot for her. Hilary thought this experience would cure me of my desire to add more, but nope, I loved it! All that energy, all that wrestling, all that laughter, all that hitting, all those moments around the kitchen island together, all that chaos, all those snuggles- I eat this stuff up! Photographing a house of six did nothing to lessen the fantasy. (This in no way means that we are having more children in any way, shape, or form- simply that I still want to!)

Anyway, I love this session. The day before we did it Hilary informed me that half the people in the house had facial wounds as a result of that bad little baby; I offered to reschedule but they said, nah! So here they are- bite marks, scratches, goose-egg forehead bumps, and all, hanging out at home on a Saturday afternoon.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Newborn Cora

And the follow-up to this photoshoot, is Cora! She was a full-blown, air-breathing human this time, plus all kinds of adorable!

With the growing numbers in this family, they are moving to a bigger house this week, which is why they really wanted to simply hang out at home for this photo session. This lil' beach house has been good to them; it's welcomed both their girls into the world and kept them safe and warm. It's exciting to move on to the next thing but I imagine it's also an emotional thing to leave your family's first home (even if the bedroom is only three inches bigger than the bed :)).

But, big house or little house, it's clear that wherever little Miss Cora lives, she will be well-loved!

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Terasa and her Min Pin, Mr. Handsome

His real name is Hansel, but you can see why he goes by Mr. Handsome! (If I was that good-looking, I would insist on going by the same).

Years ago, I photographed Terasa with her old dog Shaq, and obviously bonded with her since my dog growing up was Magic (both Lakers fans). So now that Hansel is the new boss in town, she had to get some photos of him as well.

These two love to be together! On the couch watching a game, in the car running errands, or at the park going for a walk- whatever the activity is, they do it together. I loved photographing these guys because they just reminded me how much joy can come from such a bond.