Krista + Tim = Gwendolyn

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m currently taking a “Photographer in Training” course through a local studio called The Right Light Studios (you can check them out here:  My instructor wanted me to get a certain number of shoots in by the end of April, but not just any shoot.  Since I would really love to focus my photography on maternity, birth and newborn sessions, that’s what he wanted me to shoot.  Now, I don’t know about you, but I don’t know a lot of pregnant people off the top of my head to call up and ask if I can take photos of their bellies.  The conversation with my instructor went a little like this: “I: Do you know anyone that is pregnant or just had a baby?  Me: No.  There are a lot of moms at Gracie’s school that are pregnant, though.  I: Have you approached them and asked if they would like some maternity pictures done?  Me: No.  I: Why not?  Me: It’s a little out of my comfort zone, I guess!  I: Make it be in your comfort zone.  You need the pictures.”  Ok, so I guess I need to be putting myself out there a little more!  Lol.

That being said, I took his advice one day and approached a teacher at Gracie’s school who was obviously expecting and asked if she had had maternity pictures done or if she wanted some done.  She was super excited because she hadn’t had any done yet, but wanted them done, and just didn’t know how to go about finding someone.  Wahoo!  I guess putting yourself out there isn’t so bad after all!;-)  I was so excited to have some new clients and Krista was so excited to have their pictures done.

We met up at beautiful Lake Poway in Poway, CA for their shoot.  I took one of my classmates along to help me out that day, and we had a great time.  Krista and Tim are so cute, and I can’t wait to meet their little bundle of love, Gwendolyn.




















Just Us|April

I have been neglecting the blog as of lately.  A lot of things going on around here, keeping us extremely busy!  I did manage to get our “Just Us” pictures done (on the last day…again!) for April and wanted to share them.  My 5 year old Gracie girl actually took the ones of me with Samuel, and she did an excellent job!  My husband took some quick shots of me with Gracie at bedtime and I completely love them;-)  I so hope they cherish these pictures when they get older as much as I do!



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