I love my local clients, especially when I get to take them out to the beach for the first time! These sweet girls had a great time at the Del! Here are just a few of mom’s favorites:
I just think this is the perfect session for a Thanksgiving-week blog!
First of all, the Albert family represents God’s faithfulness to ME in so many ways. Once upon a time, I was an eighth grade English teacher, and Weston and Ashley were in my class (and dating THEN)! Next, I began a 15-year-long stint as a worship pastor’s wife. During that time, we met Weston’s family at their church where we were serving, and especially Weston’s brother Ryan and sister-in-law Sarah. Sarah became a lifelong friend, introduced me to photography(!), and is currently the executive director of Sitterwise, our family’s childcare agency. More recently, Weston and Ashley showed up at the precious school where my kids have done/are doing elementary school, and where Weston and Ashley’s preschooler also attends. Now, we are converging at Shadow Mountain, where we are all worshipping. It’s humbling to see how God weaves His blessings in and out through our lives and how they are intertwined with others all along the way.
Secondly, the Alberts brought a big sign that looks really Thanksgiving-ish. So, HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all!
I’m playing catch up with blogging right now because it’s portrait season, but I can’t wait any longer to put this beautiful session online. I just loved how this gorgeous mama styled everyone. Perfection!!
When Kimber contacted me for a session, I knew her name sounded familiar! I searched my old emails, and there it was . . . her family had used our family’s babysitting agency, Sitterwise, several years ago! It was great to get to meet Kimber and her family in person after working with them years before, and I wondered if she had found me through Sitterwise. Nope! She just did an old-fashioned Google search for beach photography. It was fun to share the connection with her as we ran around beautiful Coronado beach and made some sweet memories for her family. It’s a small world!
If you follow my Instagram, you already know how I loved getting to photograph this little girl! She was sweet, rambunctious, and adorable, and although her crazy antics kept me completely ON MY TOES the entire session, her bright smiles lit up the beach that night! From careening around the shiny shore to jumping on top of a used-to-be-sandcastle, with two hands full of mud, she was filled with joy and curiosity – just like a toddler should be.