This little man was soooooo amazing during his newborn session!  He slept practically the entire time without any fuss, it was so dreamy!  I adore his family, who jumped in for a few family pictures as well.  I just received their prints and get to deliver them to the family where they’ll be able to enjoy looking at them up on their walls and remember all the intricate details of their newest son for many years to come!  I am always humbled and honored when families choose me to take the first pictures of their newest family members.   I hope you enjoy his pictures as much as I do!

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I’ve had a lot of AMAZING Party Booths recently and it’s been so much fun to laugh alongside so many new friends this summer!  Every time I am at an event I am constantly thinking about how to make the experience better for everyone, from props to posing ideas, backdrops or faster image delivery.  My open air photobooth is as unique as it gets, but it doesn’t play into people’s desire to receive prints on site like many other traditional photobooths offer.  So why don’t I offer on-site printing?  Well, for one thing it’s pretty wasteful (printing bad pictures to be thrown away) and doesn’t necessarily represent the quality product I want to offer you (“home-office printer” vs. professional print lab).  Most images are pretty perfect straight out of the camera, but sometimes when everyone is in their ‘party zone’, it’s not appropriate for me to stop them and re-align them into the boundaries of the booth backdrop.  If I printed on-site, everyone would miss out on a potential AMAZING picture that can be framed for the wall just to have a less-than amazing snap-shot to MAYBE hang on the fridge.  The images you receive from my Party Booth are full resolution – giving you the freedom to have it printed on a large print or canvas if you want, and not just settle for a tiny 2″x2″ strip of pictures you can hardly see.  My goal as a photographer is to provide you with quality images that you want to enjoy for years to come, so taking a little extra time to give your Party Booth pictures some TLC is worth the wait!  Here are a few examples of my retouching process that helped to ‘save’ these great shots…party booth before-afterbefore-after2-webbefore-after3webbefore-after4web

Oh how I’ve waited for this session!  This family and I have been trying to coordinate schedules for a few years now… last time I got to see them was about 2 1/2 years ago HERE!  Since they live down south and only come up to this part of California once or twice a year, this  is super special that we finally got to see each other again and update their family photos.  I love this family so much and wish they lived closer so we could hang out more, they’re super fun, very sweet and laid back.   Here’s a few favorites…

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Garrett and Anna’s Party Booth was pretty epic!  They were married over at Patrick Ranch in Durham, CA and brought with them some pretty awesome family and friends!  I was laughing all night capturing everyone’s antics!  Somebody even bought a unicorn mask as a bonus prop for the night.   So below are some of my favorite shots from the night.  If you’d like to check out the full gallery, click HERE!

 

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This past weekend was jammed packed with awesome-ness!  I started it off with Norcal Strength & Conditioning on Saturday snapping pictures of another in-house team competition.  This group has always been so much fun to photograph, they are like a huge family and very welcoming.  They don’t take themselves too seriously and laugh a lot!  There seems to always been something going on between the coaches and athletes.  I was able to see Matthew Brown getting schooled on how to do a moonwalk in between heats.  🙂

Sunday was great, starting it off with our church at the Upper Park cross for the 20th annual sunrise service.   There’s something so special about Easter morning sunrise service.  I don’t know if it’s because it’s outside of the walls of the church, but being out there at sunrise has always felt like I get a more direct connection with His spirit and peace.  We finished the day out at my sister’s house for egg hunting and dinner.  They have a baby squirrel that has befriended Ryan, and it was so cute how close he came to us and hung out.  Poor thing kept falling out of the tree…I guess there’s a pretty steep learning curve when it comes to being proficient in tree acrobatics!

Did you have a good weekend?  Would love to hear any fun or interesting stories you have!  I hope you have a great day today, thanks for stopping by!

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