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Charlotte is a person I liked before I had even met her. Kind, enthusiastic, thoughtful, and polite … and I could tell all of that just from her e-mails! The afternoon we spent together taking photos was comfortable and so much fun! Charlotte is from the East Coast and I am so honored that she chose me to capture her photos on her short visit to California. I, a native Southern Californian, was a frozen popsicle even in my jeans and sweater while she was willingly frolicking in the ocean. She was such trooper!

Charlottle, thank you so much for such a fun afternoon. I am glad that we finally met in person so I can officially call you a friend! I hope you love your photos as much as I do!

     

I think that becoming a parent brings a new reality to the idea that life is short. Once you begin measuring life in weeks, months, and milestones … well, it just begins to fly by. Stephanie and Trevor are quickly coming to the same conclusion as their little Lucy nears her first birthday. Even though it seems like she was born last week, Lucy is just days away from turning one! While she is no longer an itty bitty baby, Lucy is perhaps more adorable than ever. She is one of the most joyful children I’ve ever met. We took these photos on a freezing day in November and Lucy just kept smiling even through freezing diaper and clothing changes! I honestly just wanted to take her home with me because she is so happy and sweet!

Stephanie, Trevor, and Lucy – thank you for once again allowing me to capture your beautiful family. Lucy is pure joy and I just adore you all. I have loved watching Lucy grow this last year and I can’t wait to watch her become the wonderful little girl I know she will be!

Since Lucy is turning one, her mom brought her this adorable birthday outfit to wear!

And now more of Lucy being adorable …

     

One of my favorite things about my job is that I get to watch kids as they grow. You might remember Brooke from her earlier photos on this blog, back when she was only 5 months old. She was just learning to sit up and the remnants of her newborn self were visible if we looked hard enough. Even though it feels like we took those photos last week, Brooke is now a walking, energetic 1 year old who is looking more and more like a toddler every day! Thankfully, she still has tons of sweet baby goodness in her and I know her parents are just soaking her up.

Hartman family, it was truly a joy to take these photos. We laughed, we joked, we sang, and thankfully, only one of us cried.:)I can’t wait to watch Brooke as she grows and continues to develop into the adorable and wonderful little girl I know she is becoming!

Look at those sweet curls!

Grandma Alice and Grandpa Ron came along to help make Brooke laugh and smile, so we took a few pictures of them with Brooke as well. Alice and I bonded while singing Brooke a rousing chorus of “This Little Light of Mine” so we’re pretty much BFFs now.:)

     

These women are awesome. Three sisters, their mother, and their grandmother all together, having fun and loving one another. One sister gently brushes the hair out of another’s face. One asks for an opinion on the roll of her pantleg. They tease, they laugh, they encourage, and, above all, they love.

Jane, Claire, Jessica, Jaime, and Callie, it was a pleasure to spend the afternoon with you guys and watch your love for one another. Thanks for making me an honorary member of the family for the day and I hope you enjoy your photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!