I told you I was behind in blogging, right? haha. This was actually my second to last session of 2015 on a cold, grey day in Los Altos. However, that didn't stop us from capturing warm, sweet photos that were to be a Christmas gift to grandma! Tei and her sister both have children under the age of 1 so it was a great idea to get together for a family photo session as a gift to their mom. We laughed and had a great time, although the little 12 month old girl wasn't super fond of the camera. And by that I mean that she HATED it! The poor love cried almost any time she noticed me taking a photo. Thankfully we were all on the same page about capturing that part of her personality, something that she will likely grow out of and her parents will look back on fondly.
Maybe it's my generation, or maybe it's the fact that I own a small business working from home, but I meet most of my friends online these days :) Corinne McCombs is no different. Corinne is a newborn and family photographer here in the Bay Area, but we actually met while I was still living in Seattle. She is good friends with a few of my good friends and the rest is history! We actually met in person for the first time at an Ikea in West Sacramento where we ate meatballs, french fries, and took super nerdy photos all around the showroom (to much acclaim, I must add). From that point forwards we chatted often and I would meet her for a quick lunch while I was in town shooting weddings here in the Bay Area. Now we live just 30 minutes apart so it was only natural that we would photographer each others families. Corinne has three kids - a middle schooler, a 7 year old, and sweet cherub baby Reese. I'll be real and say that all three of them put on their best "Photographer's Child Syndrome" act on the day of our session, but thankfully Corinne likes to keep it real and enjoyed their funny faces and goofy personalities. All three of them are amazing kids so we had a good laugh about it. I even made a collage of her 7 year old's "outtake faces" for good measure.
I am so thankful to have met this family and to call Corinne one of my bestie photographer friends.
Many years ago when I was living in Southern California Heather hired me to photograph her maternity session while I was in town for a wedding. Well, now that I live in Silicon Valley Heather asked me to photograph their family again! They've grown just a little bit - her oldest from a giggly 2 year old into a still giggly 6 years old and that baby in her belly is now a rambunctious, joyful 3 year old! Heather is a friend of mine and often second shoots weddings with me here in the Bay Area so it was an honor to take their photos.