2019 Round Up

Well it’s been a long time coming and wow am I bad at keeping up with this thing. My last post was almost a year ago! Things have been really busy in the photography world for me lately and I love it! Here’s just some random trips and photo sessions that I’ve had this year. Can’t wait to share more of the recent sessions after the holidays.

Guatemala!

Me and my wife did a whirlwind weekend trip to Guatemala for a friends wedding. No sleep, crazy driving in the city and wonderful friends. It was a great and exhausting trip. 

Yosemite!

Well we mostly stayed in Bishop and did a ton of driving to and from the foothills of Yosemite. But it was a great and busy trip and family reunion.

Random photo sessions!

Here are a few randoms from some family sessions. And also a couple maternity photos of Alex. Baby boy #3 on the way!

San Clemente Pier family session

Finally late enough in the year where I can start sharing photos from the Christmas sessions!  I’ll share a separate post with a roundup, but sharing this session for now.
This one was  a fun shoot down at San Clemente Pier with a coworker of mine, her husband and little Aveline. Aveline was so good for the first 15 minutes then hit the inevitable “I’m over this” wall. Which I secretly love just because those photos of parents pleading with their kids to smile and stay put for just one more photo show the reality of parenting.  Also had the boys and Alex with me down there: of course Josh had to  proceed to fall over in the waves and make mom run in with her shoes on to get him (hence the photo of a pantsless Josh). KIDS!  But it was a great evening at the beach and a reminder of why I can never leave Southern California: photos at the beach in December!

 

My number two turns two!

 

My youngest is two years old today! Took a quick ride down to Laguna Beach after work for some photos and, like his big brother, he’s getting really good at posing for dad. I guess that comes with having a camera pointed at you your whole life.
The past two years have been some of the most challenging and the most rewarding.  Josh is the complete opposite in every way to his big brother. Eats anything and everything. Can’t sit still for longer than ten seconds. I mean seriously, this kid NEVER stops moving. He wakes up and starts going and doesn’t stop till he can’t keep his eyes open any longer. Stubborn,ornery, loud, smasher of toys, thrower of food, and destroyer of sleep. I couldn’t love him more.  Happy birthday J bear!

Competitive baby tossing and cuteness overload.

A late post but one of my absolute favorites from the busy Christmas season. If you know me or have been following my photography, then you already know my connection with this wonderful family. And now they have a seriously adorable little Cameron May who is just as photogenic and smiley as mom and dad (even when she’s flying through the air) Which brings me to Competitive Baby Tossing. I have had multiple dads toss their little ones during photo shoots. Some just barely leave dads hands and some go soaring into the sky while mom looks on with terrified eyes. But none have done it with close to as much style as baby Cameron. I mean seriously, it looks like I photoshopped her into the photo. I love it. Looking forward to watching this family grow through the coming years and love that I’ve been a part of it for so long already!

Laguna Sunsets

 

The main reason I can no longer do mini shoots. How am I supposed to stop taking photos when I have such a great location and subjects!? It’s always a gamble with beach photos and sunsets. A lot of times it can be overcast and cold. Well Southern California cold. But there are times when the lighting and everything just seems to come together. I absolutely love those moments when I’m shooting and I am immediately excited to see the final product when I get home. Got to shoot a wonderful family with two little boys who were awesomely adventurous and smiley (thanks to ice cream bribes). It’s evenings like these that make me realize why it costs so damn much to live where we live.

 

LAST MINUTE LOCATION CHANGE AND IT COULDN’T HAVE BEEN BETTER

With the sun setting fast and our initial location being too dark to shoot in, we all jumped in the car and took a quick ride down the road.  Thankfully our last minute change led to a great little path and hillside to snap a few shots.  I’m also thankful that it doesn’t take much to make this wonderful little family look good, especially when Megan is such a great stylist for her beautiful family!