Maria Luisa works with my husband and her family were the first ones I shot when I moved back home to Fresno last year. Since then she’s been the kindest supporter of my little business and a sweet friend. Damien makes me work hard for his smiles, but when they come, they light up everyone’s face with his happy eyes! We traveled out of Fresno to Reedley to take pictures at Hillcrest Pumpkin Patch. We had so much fun wandering around the pumpkins, corn path, Christmas trees, and ending with a train ride. I had so much fun with them, like I always do!
Documenting that first year when you’re baby is constantly changing is so fun to look back on. Here are some tips and tricks to get all 12 of those photos in that first year!Read More
Sometimes when I'm waiting to start a family photo session, or when I'm just location scouting around Fresno, I like to take pictures just for picture taking sake. If I'm location scouting, there's probably a bunch of images of my children exploring the area because I'm sure they're with me too. If I'm waiting for a client, it's probably me messing around with my settings, trying out different lights, getting close, getting far way. I tend to like the details best. Taking the detail shots forces me to slow down a bit and helps me calm down. I have to breathe deep and hold it to reduce camera shake. I can take my time finding the light and angle I like best, figuring out what I want my focal point to rest on, adjusting settings, creating an image just for me.
While the Central Valley Blossoms were going strong, I was able to do a small business shoot for Ashley Nef. She designs and hand makes beautiful dresses. My daughter loved spinning around in her twirly dress. I love the luxe feeling fabric, that the straps are adjustable (read: it will fit for a long time!), and that she can wear it plain in the summer or with a shirt underneath when it's cooler. Go check Ashley out!