I have been waiting to post these for a long time, finally, they are up on the blog. I was in LOVE with how they turned out. Gorgeous Arti and excited daddy-to-be Vikram had some fun during their maternity session. Vikram is a big Lakers fan. They could not NOT have a Lakers bib for their little one. Arti was glowing, as you can see. I can’t wait to see their newborn in coming weeks. Enjoy these images for now.
A Warm Welcome!
A couple months ago I met with Sandra, Brandon and Kaitlin at their house for Sandra’s maternity pictures. Sandra was on her seventh month, but she knew that her baby was going to arrive weeks before the original due date. The Lynch family was prepared for the arrival for Baby Autumn Faith. The love in the family was undescribable. Brandon is a firefighter for the City of Sacramento. On his day off, he loves spending time with his daighter Kaitlin. I could see how excited he was for the new baby.
Kaitlin, the super cutre big sister, was a darling. She was showing me her toys and her princess bed. Sandra was glowing that day, she looked beautiful in the pictures. I was so happy to capture the time as the Lynch family waited for the newest addition to the family.
Oh sweet summer! It’s the time of the year to hold outdoor parties! Recently I had a chance to shoot a baby/wedding combo celebration party hosted by a very special man, Bob Whitson. It was s party for Bob’s son Drew and beautiful Jackie. Bob is pretty much the root of the reason I’m here in California. Let me just say that he co-founded a high-tech start-up in Roseville and I happened to get a job there, which resulted in me moving to Nor Cal, and that made Jason to leave his job in KS, move here as well with a job in the same company, then we got marrried on the same day when Bob celebrates his wedding anniversary. See the connection here? It’s that simple.
I was thrilled and surprised when Bob contacted me to photograph Jackie and Drew’s event. I almost couldn’t believe it! It was such an honor! Thank you, Bob, for trusting me my technical and artistic abilities
The party was held at the Whitson’s enormous backyard! I loved all the colorful details Sandy picked out to create a great summer theme. The gumball machines as favors, delicious grilled cheese sandwiches, sliders, korean beef, love blossom seeds, the Salsa band, umbrellas, popcorn, snow-cones and what not! It was a beautiful celebration for Jackie and Drew. Jackie is super sweet, she is funny and loves to laugh. I’m so glad that I got to know her a bit that day. She was fun to talk with and she played along so well the whole time with her 8-month baby-belly! This is an exciting time for the Whitson family and I wish Drew and Jackie the very best.
The details and decores of the day -
The family -
Talk about a mom-to-be who glows on her 35 week pregnancy!!! Ummmm….that would be Michelle. Look at her pictures, isn’t she gorgeous? The baby bump suits her really well I love the spirit she has, even on her difficult days she didn’t forget to put up a smile on her face and invite us in. I’m glad that I have the honor to have Trevor and Michelle as my friend and neighbor. Seriously, I don’t think that my neighborhood experience could get any better.
I had the opportunity to photograph M&T’s beautiful wedding at Tahoe not too long ago. And now with baby Liam on the way, I had the opportunity to photograph her maternity session. It was a super cold day. One of those Sac winter days when we can’t expect much but rain and wind. Luckily, we started a bit early, so were able to get back home before the rain started. We went down to my favorite neighborhood park. The park looks wild right now, so lush and green. It was brave of Michelle to climb up and down the slope to get to the nicer parts of the park. I don’t know how she did it, but the pictures came out great for sure
Trevor and Michelle – I’m so happy for you guys! I’m thrilled that I have this opportunity of capturing your moments and sharing this incredible ride with you. Thank you so much for having me there. I hope to share many more years of journey with you.
Sunday was the super bowl day. But I’m not much into watching games, I had waaaayyyyy more fun shooting Allyson’s maternity session at her parents’ house in south Sacramento. Previously I was a bit worried about the possibility of rain and cold weather that weekend. But it turned out that we literally picked the best day for her shoot. It was bright and sunny and the temperature was at the 60′s here in Sac. It couldn’t be any better in February.