Why … hello there, friends!
What’s that, you say? It’s been a while since I’d blogged and you were wondering what the heck happened?
Yes, well… there’s a lot to catch up on. Mainly, I focused on making ME a better person this year. I’m about 17lbs down after fighting a thyroid condition that created a trickle-down effect into the rest of my life, most of which I won’t go into now. I’m now super-fit (lots of gym time logged!), and I’ve further re-vamped my vegetarian (or, rather, PESCATARIAN) lifestyle. I’m now an avid juicer, I try to eat virtually all non-processed foods & I’ve started experimenting with raw foods too. In another post I’ll have to share my newfound philosophies on health and fitness.
But TONIGHT! Tonight, I want to share two things with you, because it’s November and although generally I reject all things Christmas/holiday until the day AFTER Thanksgiving (the way it should be, in my opinion), it’s HOLIDAY PORTRAIT season! And so, after this post where I’ll sharing my annual holiday photos for Paula and her family… I’ll be sharing the details of my holiday portrait mini-sessions this year, and the THREE different options/tiers I’ll be offering!
This is my fourth year photographing Paula and her family. With John, her husband, and daughters Maxine and Lila, this year we ventured to Victoria Beach, just south of Laguna Beach & the Montage resort. I love watching these girls grow and thrive and become more adorable every year! And this year we got some sun on our portrait day as well! And of course, I had to get some pictures of the girls in their Halloween costumes too. Here’s their shoot from 2009, and among my “greatest hits” of 2010.
Here are some fun group shots, and just of the girls. Lila adores her big sister!
Mom and her daughters. Gorgeous family!! This may be one of my favorites. But then again, there are so many others too…
Victoria Beach had some great, colorful homes in the background, along with fun wooden steps leading to them.
Maxine (as a soccer player) & her dad look for shells in the tidepools during a gorgeous sunset, and the light behind Lila highlights her darling princess costume.
Maxine dresses up as Hermoine from Harry Potter (isn’t she perfect??), while Lila is a princess. I love these expressions — it really shows their personalities!
One last shot of Paula with her daughter. Lovely!
Thanks for coming back!! I’m hoping to be better about blogging, but I’ve said that before, haven’t I?? I need to reel in the perfectionist in me, and just get the pictures UP! I’ve had a busy year … I still have yet to share it all with you!
And … What do you all think of this new, vertical layout? Or, do you prefer the click-through single-picture slideshow style? Would love to hear your input!
Coming up in the next post: Holiday Portrait details!!
Happy (early) holidays to you all, and hope to see you at your portrait sessions! Cheers!!