family

Taryn + Jason *Maternity edition* | December 2013

Back in junior high, I was part of a ridiculously large group of friends who decided it would be a good idea to all go to Knott's Scary Farm one October. "It'll be fun!" they said. Yeah, right. Somewhere in between running away from freakishly scary monsters + screaming our way through the mazes, I was introduced to a new friend who was equally as scared of whatever was terrorizing us + her name was Taryn. Fast forward to now (however many years later), Taryn + I have had our share of crazy memories from having lived together for about 5 years in our early adulthood + have walked through many seasons of life together. When Taryn shared the news that she + Jason were expecting, Dale + I were over the moon happy for them! As Peyton's due date drew nearer, I wanted to preserve the joy she + Jason experienced in preparing for their first child. Their excitement was so contagious that you couldn't help but feel  the same. I've heard about 'pregnancy glow' but up until then, I never really saw it but Taryn was absolutely radiant. We had so much fun shooting around Terrenea. Dale + I were so honored to be part of their journey to 1st time parenthood! 

just because she's going to be a mom, doesn't mean she can't bust a move!

Bhagat Family | December 2013

Bhagat Family | December 2013

Dale + I were overjoyed to have the chance to shoot the Bhagat family for their 1st ever holiday card as a family of three. I've known Jennifer since high school and met Mitesh in college. Che + I both served as bridesmaids in each others' wedding although Jen gets the gold star for traveling to my Hawaiian wedding while 7.5 - 8 months pregnant!! As soon as Mila was born,  I couldn't wait to take some photos of her! Mila was about 1.5 months old at the time and was such a trooper! Our normal 75 degree holiday weather decided to be absent the weekend we scheduled to do their family session so we decided to create a makeshift studio in their kitchen....we were losing the sun so got creative with some leftover Christmas lights. Even Mila's little protector, Casey, got in on the fun! Can't wait for more moments to snap with this beautiful family!!