OH I’m so giddy excitement with the sun finally out! I’m sure you’re with me when I say that I’m FED UP with rain. But of course, lots of rain means lots and lots of wildflowers! I think April has to be my favorite month of the year (yes, another post about my favorite things; I sound like Oprah!). Not only is it the most BEAUTIFUL month on the central coast, I was also married 13 years ago. April makes me HAPPY.
I’ve picked a spot for the mini sessions. It’s my favorite (that word again, sheesh) hiking trail and it’s only a couple miles from my house. I go there to unwind and clear my head. It’s like an oasis to me. I took the kids there yesterday to check out what flowers are finally popping out and found some white and yellow ones. Definitely more to come! The next few weeks is going to be absolute AMAZING. Next weekend we’re going camping in Carrizo Plain and I’m hoping to get a repeat of 2 years ago. On our way, I hope to stop by Shell Creek Rd. also since it’s known for some amazing wildflowers. We’re camping with some botanists and biologists so it’ll be a fun learning experience as well.
I’ve gotten this question so many times: what’s my favorite baby age to shoot? Sometimes I get inquiries from parents when their baby is 2 months old, but I always tell them to wait a few more months until they start sitting up. Why? Because at 2-4 months of age, I call it the “awkward” stage, when babies still aren’t comfortable in their surroundings and are no longer newborns. They have yet to hold their heads up and only smile usually when they’ve gotten rid of a gas bubble. Fast forward to 6 months old and they’re more playful, smile at everything and anybody (usually) and most importantly, can sit up and usually don’t start crawling yet. Up until 9 months old, it’s the “golden stage” for babies IMO. If they haven’t started crawling by that age, you can just plop them down anywhere and capture the most adorable faces without worrying about them running away.
Here’s some examples from a little cutie I photographed recently. Gotta love those baby cheeks!
It’s really quite sad how behind I am with blogging. Apologies again!
I had fun trying to chase the light in the fog with this family. The weather sure is unpredictable these days!
These step-sisters booked their seniors sessions back-to-back on Saturday and I found some great new spots for future shoots. It’s amazing what you will find in this county if you just look.
I don’t do but maybe one wedding a year, so this one is it!