Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Beautiful Baby ~ Kate

One of our fabulous clients volunteers for the National Charity League, Juniors of Ventura County. Back in March they held their annual Art of Giving event where they raised over $90,000 to support the new Children's Cancer and Blood Diseases Program at Ventura County Medical Center. We really wanted to participate in such a wonderful cause, so we donated one of our Beautiful Collection portrait packages for the silent auction.

John and Kristin were the lucky winners of a Beautiful Baby portrait session...at least we think they're lucky! John is a physician with one of VCMC's Ambulatory Care Clinics. He and Kristin are two incredibly devoted parents...they have to be with FIVE beautiful daughters! We had the pleasure of being invited into their lovely home to photograph all of them - John, Kristin, Sarah Rose, Emma, Julia, Mia and Baby Kate. Whew! Baby Kate is just two months old but she's already an old pro handling a busy household. She didn't cry once while we were there and watched everything we did with such intensity and listened to every word we said. It was amazing! In fact, all the girls were amazing! We had so much fun with this beautiful family!

Thank you John, Kristin, Sarah Rose, Emma, Julia, Mia and Kate! We can't wait to see you again! And John, good luck on your adventurous hike...

* If you are interested in donating to the National Charity League, Juniors of Ventura County, or seeing more of what they do, please visit www.ncljuniorsventura.org *

Monday, August 15, 2011

Beautiful Baby ~ Kierstyn

Baby Kierstyn made her debut on July 30th in a beautiful and peaceful home birth surrounded by her loving family. Well, big sister Brynn did sleep through most of it! But she is so proud of her little sister and has been quite a big helper!

This adorable little beanie was made by Kellie's midwife (Mary Jackson Midwifery). Who also helped make Scott and Kellie's home birth an awesome experience!

Congratulations Scott, Kellie and Brynn! Kierstyn is absolutely perfect and so very loved! Thank you for letting us share in this special time with all of you!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Julie & Peter ~ Engaged

We spent a beautiful morning in Santa Barbara with Julie and Peter, a wonderful couple that we could have spent the whole day with. They are getting married in September...on 9-10-11 at 12 to be exact!

We started out at a park across the street from Peter's home, which has a gorgeous view of the ocean. If this was our view, I don't think we would ever leave home!

Peter has the coolest little red dune buggy!

From the park, we headed to La Casa de Maria in Montecito. We've lived in this area for nine years and traveled to Santa Barbara many, many times, and had no idea this little gem of a location existed! It's a non-profit organization, whose mission is to provide a sanctuary for people of all faiths to gather and serve their community. It's tranquil and so beautiful. We didn't want to leave! And this is where Julie and Peter met...the rest, as they say, is history.

Rule #62...don't take yourself so seriously.

On their wedding invitation, it reads "This is where Julie and Peter met. We sat on a small wall and looked down this road, talking for hours. This place, this spot, what we saw, the road we were going to be on, is so significant that we've made it the background for our wedding invitation."

Julie and Peter, we are so honored to be a part of your lives and your journey together. Thank you so much for inviting us to this very special place.