Being a photographer, I feel like I get to live life with these incredibly beautiful, vibrant, expansive lenses. I get to be a part of, witness, document and then share some of the most intimate, monumental, sincere, authentic moments of souls' lives. For this, I give thanks each and every day.
For this, I feel this immense purpose.
For this, I feel like I belong.
For this, I feel honored to be trusted, to be welcomed, to be engulfed in the euphoria that life can bring.
This amazing family here, has truly been such an inspiration. We met a few years back as they were recommended as models for a styled shoot I had organized. Immediately, they melted my heart.
Their love, their compassion, their thoughtfulness, their connection. The styled shoot was truly incredible and of course, we stayed in touch from there.
One day, I received an email from the amazing mama you see here, asking to do their maternity portraits and my, was my heart so happy. To get to follow souls journeys and document monumental moment, after monumental moment is so gratifying. Their sunset maternity session was scheduled right around covid, the week we went into lockdown as a matter of fact. We all made the decision to very safely, cautiously bring it to life as everything else around celebrating their little love - had to be cancelled. Before I knew it, their little love joined the world. I reached out to send my love and congratulations as the first weeks, few months were truly some of the hardest my little family had experienced and I always want to be of service to those who are now experiencing this immense transition. In reaching out, they asked if I could do newborn photos at their beautiful oasis of a house in Oceanside. And these, these my friends are just a few of my favorites. The glow. The love. The sincerity. The bliss. The understanding. The love. Oh, did I mention the love?
What a blessing. Ah, what a blessing.