This lady never ceases to amaze me. She was nominated for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Man Woman of the Year fundraising campaign. And she stepped up to the plate without hesitation. She also wanted to do it in honor of a colleague’s daughter, Little Miss Hazel, a sweet 2-yr-old, who was diagnosed with Leukemia at just 9 months of age. Nicole is a San Diego powerhouse. She is the founder of The Henley Company, a professor, an author, a speaker, and all-around inspirational lady. I think Nicole’s motto should be “go big or go home” because she only thinks big. She announced that she would be raising $50,000 for LLS! At her announcement mixer, she asked us to help out, and be a Hero for Hazel. And I was happy to jump in and offer my support! And Rachel (in red, on the left) volunteered to be campaign manager – as if being executive director of Vista Hill was not enough. So, I’ve launched a spring special, and I’m hoping to raise $2000 …
These two. Oh my goodness. I’ve had the distinct honor of photographing them since they were mama’s “bumps”. They are so very smart, and kind, and yes, silly! ❤ There were a lot of “outtakes” but sometimes it all comes together. 😉 And when you get to photograph some of your favorite people, in one of your favorite places – well, you find yourself smiling as much behind the camera as they do in front of it! What’s the saying? It all started because two people fell in love. . . . And then there’s this time when little brother thought he was going to photobomb, but he ended up just looking completely adorable, and they create one of their favorite photos to hang on the wall. 🙂 Save Save
I’m pretty sure the angels sang and the light shone down from the sky when I discovered this amazing field of flowers. The only thin to make it more beautiful was this lovely mother-daughter duo strolling through the flowers! How adorable are they? Besides, you just can’t go wrong with a fabulous floppy hat! And then a little flower crown to mix it up. Can you imagine this little one showing her daughter or grand-daughter this photo some day? Memories for a lifetime – and then some! And back to our stroll! Adorbs! 😉 Save
Grassy green just screams spring and fresh – like this fresh-faced kid actor and kid model. She’s a natural beauty! Whoah – those eyes! So I’m pretty sure she doesn’t know who Renee Russo is, but doesn’t she look like a tween version of Renee? So pretty. 🙂 Miss C is more a t-shirt and jeans kind of girl, so the dress was a little stretch. We were talking about her preferred style, and mom mentioned that Miss C likes rock and roll – like REAL rock and roll – Guns and Roses, Scorpions, et al! And not just because she’s heard a couple songs on Guitar Hero – she listens with mom on the radio. Miss C just got even cooler – I think we’ll get along just fine! 🙂 The finale shot. When the setting sun bounces off the building across the street adding a little glam spotlight, you just go with it! Good job, Miss C!
Little Miss A is getting so grown up. She was in momma’s tummy for her first photoshoot – and then she was a perfect newborn model. She’s been in different tutus over the years, and I’m honored to watch her grow up through my lens. Miss A was a model for this photoshoot, styled by Behind the Gate Vintage Rentals, and she’s absolutely still a princess! Gotta love those little toes in the background. And the set was ah-mazing! She looks positively royal in this one – ready to rule her kingdom of teddy bears and dolls. ❤ This is a look mom knows. It must be hard to say no to this sweet face. Thanks, Miss A, for coming out to play with me and my camera! Save
O.M.G! How precious is she? I don’t think it gets any better than this. Little Miss E “posed” like a pro with her little princess crown. 🙂 She’s a sweet little bundle – and was already having a good hair day! 😉 The photo above and below are Little Miss E in her strong daddy’s arms. She’s so dainty in the top photo, holding her hands like that. And is there anything better than cute, squishy, baby wrinkles? I think not! One parting princess photo. Sleep little baby – welcome to your loving family. ❤
With the El Nino rains, the hills are green, the wildflowers are blooming around San Diego, and this photographer has a fierce case of spring fever! It’s been fun playing in the parks around town, capturing beautiful families, pretty princesses, and cute little ones! But I can’t shake the fever! SPRING SPECIALS! Styled Sessions Now Available! Want to be a princess in the park? Need a mommy and me portrait for grandma? High school senior portrait? Space is Limited! Only $79!! BONUS! – Book by 4.4.16, and receive $50 credit towards your order of $300 or more. Session fee/retainer due at time of booking. $79 for 1 person, or 1 mother w/child.. $99 for family up to 5 people. Valid in San Diego Co. Must book by 4.10.16. Session must be completed by 5.22.16; after that, the session fee/retainer will be applied to regular session/product pricing. Book early for best availability. Limit one spring special per household. No cash value. TO BOOK YOUR SESSION: email@example.com or visit http://www.trueblueportrait.com
TRUE BLUE Portrait is taking just 2-3 complimentary mother-daughter model sessions between 3/15/16 and 3/28/16. Daughters should be within 3-10 years of age. To be considered, submit your selfie to: firstname.lastname@example.org Looking for models who aren’t afraid to be a little “girlie” and have fun! 🙂 Selected models will also receive a free 5×7 and a facebook cover photo!