coastal jollies…

This sweet tribe paraded around the beach with me. We mostly ran from the waves while trying to contain their smallest. This makes me appreciate the time I have with these families. It shows the reality of life with children. I face that reality everyday, so to see others with the same reality… priceless. Only the bravest have children.


hiking to locations…

This is common. I assure you, I warn my client’s before hand if we will be harassing nature. Therefor, they dress accordingly. This tribe led me into the abyss…. and love them more now however my rainbows aren’t as happy with them. I couldn’t be more happy with the outcome.


A duo.

There are little words to describe the strength of a Mother. I find several yet none that actually describe what a Mother is. This Mother in particular was someone who has left a sweet little imprint. This adorable boy was born premature. Though tough and strong, he has endured more than most adults. Including myself. I can honestly say I am thankful for women like this. Women who put their child’s needs first. Thank you for not only serving our country but being an overly amazing mom to that sweet boy of yours.


for the love of pie

Meeting a stranger in a small mountain town to take family photos…..

This sweet trio came into that scenario with such charm and optimism.

As we walked the streets of Julian we all fell in love with the smell of fresh baked pie. Not only does this family serve our awesome country but they are also small town souls. This makes my heart and camera pretty happy.