Photo of the day--I was proofing one of my last child and family sessions of the season, and wanted to share this photo. :) Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey
Family fun! I don't do as many as I use to but when I do photograph families, I am just well...reminded how much I LOVE them! And I loved photographing this beautiful family. Lots of laughter and love! In celebration of Little "M"'s first birthday, Mom baked a cake (a yummy lemon cake with lavender frosting, I digress) for cake smashing fun--cake smashing turned into a cake fight once Mom and Dad got involved. (see last photo.) Enjoy! xoxo, Stacey
Bless these 2 cuties! I gave been taking photos of these cuties since the little guy was a newborn. Love them to pieces! The little guy didn't want to let go of his yummy apple and sis was posing left and right for me. There are some others I would LOVE to share but mom is using them for her Xmas card. :) Enjoy! xo, Stacey
Fun family session with an "old" friend of mine and his beautiful family!!! James and I were in the same class at a small, private Catholic elementary school for 8 years where our class size was a mere 30 kids. And so when he and his super sweet wife contacted me to photograph their family, I was a delighted!!!...And to photograph these two sweet little girls...ohhhh...so darling!!! Big sis would help her little sis in the session (see photos below) by singing, hugging, dancing and telling secrets. Adorable!!! Enjoy their sneak peak! xo, Stacey
My dear friend Diane had me take some updated photos of her kids and her family. Enjoy your sneak peak! xo, Stacey
It feels like yesterday when I did baby "M"'s newborn photos. :) I love how she is biting the side of her lip. :)
I hope you all enjoyed your 4th of July weekend!!! :)
Meet this one-year-old cutie who had me running, squatting, crawling, moving everywhere. :) What a fun age! Don't you just want to take a bite out of her apple thighs?! At one point, she had a minor melt-down, and I just had to grab a photo of her--head down, brow furrowed, kneeling on her knees. How many times do these moments get caught on "tape"? :) Enjoy!!! xo, Stacey
I have been one busy lady...shooting children and families, a 1-year-old, newborns, an engagement, commercial shoots, and more boudoirs. And I can't wait to post a recent wedding in Pebble Beach. :) In the meantime, here is a session of sisters that was a surprise for their daddy. :) I hope you are all enjoying your summer. :) xo, Stacey
Here is a quick sneak peak of some recent pix of 3 siblings and their baby cousin!!! xo, Stacey
About 2 weeks ago, I received a call from the hubby of one of my clients. And let me say I NEVER get calls from the husbands to do a photo session. :) He wanted to surprise his wife for Mother's Day with updated photos of their 3 kids as well as a couple with daddy and the kids. :) WHAT A FANTASTIC AND SUPER THOUGHTFUL GIFT!!! We secretly met at their home on an early Friday morning after mommy left to work and before daddy dropped the kiddos off at school and went to work himself. The kids were dressed and ready and we captured some awesome shots. Now the challenge was having the 3 kids (all under the age of 5) to keep daddy's secret. :) Well...the kids kept mum and mommy was VERY surprised and LOVED her gift. The funny part of the story is that on my way home from the daddy photo session, she scheduled a full session for the following Tuesday for the kids. Good thing she wanted individual pix of them. :) You will see that post within the next week too! :) Here are a couple of the photos daddy selected for mommy! HAPPY MOTHER"S DAY!!!! xo, Stacey
"How many licks does it take to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop?" The youngest of these three munchkins found my secret stash of treats and all he wanted was lollies. It's any wonder that I got a pic of him without a lolly in his mouth! An hour and a half later and an empty bag of Tootsie Pops, he tells me "hi" and offers to share his lolly with me. His older bro and sis...(okay, me too)...also partook in the Tootsie Pop indulgence. How can anyone resist a Tootsie Pop? xo, Stacey
Hi all! My "Tax" season is officially over. Phew! I can now catch up on sleep! :) And as you can see, my boys are happy. They would ask me every day, "Are you done with your pics yet?"
Anyways...I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone--clients, friends, family, mentors--for supporting me this year. I couldn't have done it without all of your encouragement. :) As you all know, I LOVE what I do! And I can't wait to find out what 2011 has in store! Now I'm off to hibernate for the next month or so...May your holidays be happy, bright and full of joy and laughter! :) xo, Stacey
A couple of pics from my dear friend's kids Christmas card photo session...
One of my last sessions that I photographed for the holiday season...or so I thought. :) Before I put this blog to sleep for a couple of weeks, I have 2 newborn shoots, an engagement party and a couple other holiday shoots to complete and post.
In the meantime, a sneak peak of this stunning family. The theme was Caillou. To "help" this cutie, patootie look towards the camera, I played episodes of Caillou on my i-phone. The problem, not only did he want to look towards Caillou he wanted to hold and watch Caillou. See the 9th pic below. :) xo, Stacey p.s. yes it is 3:00 am. I must be nuts. :)
Rocks, running, boys and brothers--just about sums its up! These 2 little cuties gave my own boys a run for their money. I spent most of the session running after them taking their photo. Don't you just want to pinch their cheeks and buns! Thanks Kim for a hilarious, crazy, story ridden session with your adorable family! xo, Stacey
In a word--COLOR..okay maybe 2--CUTENESS! I chuckle when I think of my chats with Valerie in prep for their session. :) She was worried that there wouldn't be enough vivid color in the pictures. Not only did I find closets full of color but their bedrooms were LOADED and I mean LOADED in color. :) LOOOVVVEEE IT!!! And of course I had to take pics of each of the girls in their rooms. Aren't they adorable! Their eldest daughter was begging--and I mean begging--her mom to take a pic in the tree. I have to say, kids often have the best ideas for photos. And this was no exception. :) It was one of my faves from the sessions! Thanks "K" family for a session full of color and girlie giggles!
This pic is a tradition. Valerie takes a photo of the girls on this bench every year for their Christmas card. I LOVE tradition!
I love my neighborhood! One of the main reasons I love my neighborhood of Silver Hills are my WONDERFUL neighbors. :) And Lyndee and her adorable family are no exception! We had an adventure on their session--hiking the hills and trails backing up to our neighborhood. And I couldn't believe it, we made it to the top overlooking Diablo Valley. It was a beautiful day. :) We saw cows grazing on the hill and even a paraglider on the top of the ridge. The kids--and yes, you too Tim--were such troopers. Actually, the kids were the ones who wanted to go to the very top where the light was incredible! Thanks "H" family for another fun and fabulous session!
I am in the heart of doing family photo sessions for Christmas cards. Oftentimes family photo sessions are challenging--coordinating the family and getting them to casually pose yet be themselves all at the same time. Well...this family session was a breeze. It was very refreshing. John (aka Dad) even had some sweet music playing. :) To further the fun, Julie (aka Mom) wanted to do a family pic with them running and jumping (see last pic below). Kudos to Julie for this great suggestion! Oh and did I mention how much we laughed throughout this session. Our jaws hurt from all the smiling we did. Thanks "C" family for not only an easy session but a session full of laughs and silliness. :)
I just love Tiff and her family. Tiff was my first "real" client so our sessions are very sentimental to me. When Tiff answered the door, she was still dressed in work-out sweats and having one of those "crazy" days. When she went upstairs to get ready, she came down dressed head to toe in color--every colorful piece of clothing in her wardrobe including an apron. Creative points for her pulling the formal living room couch out to the yard for pics! When we were done with the session, she let me snap some pics of her on the couch--check out those legs!!! Thanks again Tiff for your continued support. :)
Peak-a-boo, I see you...
Sara and Matt's 2 boys were such cutie patooties! I loved how much little bro "B" looked up to his big bro "L." We started by taking some pics in their flat where we got some adorable pics of little bro "B." He was totally hamming it up for the camera. I will post some of those pics soon. We headed out to explore their adorable neighborhood. I just loved the reaction people on the street had for the boys. In the fifth pic where the boys are siting in front of a mural, I looked up from my camera to find a small crowd had gathered and they were all googling over the boys. I wish I got a pic of the crowd. What another fun day! Thanks "E" family. :)
Star Wars was the theme of this family of 5 photo session. The boys loved looking into the lens to see if they could see Jedi Knights peaking back at them. :) We even pretended to slosh through the swamp like Luke did in Star Wars Epioside V: The Empire Strikes Back. Thanks "G" family for another fun day. :)