Look Who Turned One!!

I met Baby Girl L a year ago for her newborn pictures and I was so delighted when her parents contacted me to take her one year pictures.  She has changed SO much in a year.  I know, duh, right?  But really, her skin, hair, and eyes all lightened up.  She was a beautiful newborn and such a gorgeous (almost) toddler!  Her eyes are hypnotizing, and that little grin…melt my heart.

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Ryann, my sweet, sensitive daughter {Windsor | Santa Rosa | Child Photographer}

This is my daughter Ryann.  I have two daughters and it’s amazing how two girls who have been raised the same, can be so different.  My older daughter, Bailey, is so energetic, high-spirited, a little difficult, and argumentative.  She really tries our patience, but we love her to death.  On the other spectrum, we have Ryann, she is so incredibly sweet, pretty quiet, always willing to please, and has her feelings hurt very easily.  She is a complete Daddy’s girl, my husband can stand to see her cry.  He will hold her and cry with her until she calms down.  On top of all of that, she has these incredible green eyes and long thick hair, she is such a beauty.  She doesn’t let me take her picture very often because she doesn’t like to be the center of attention, she let’s her sister have the spotlight.  So when she agrees to a photo shoot, I’m over the moon with excitement!

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We got a puppy!! {Windsor | Santa Rosa | Child Photographer}

Yes, you read that right, we got a puppy.  After many years of contemplating and begging (on our kid’s part) we decided it was time.  When my husband and I were dating he had a rottweiler named Woody, after we were married, Woody became OUR dog.  He was the sweetest and most protective dog I’ve ever known.  We had to put Woody to sleep when I was pregnant with our first child.  We’ve never owned another dog since.  Now that the two oldest kids are 10 and 8, they have convinced us that they are responsible enough to take care of a dog.  So we caved discussed it thoroughly and decided summer would be the perfect time to get a puppy since my husband is off (he’s is a teacher) and he could supervise the puppy training.  So far it’s been pretty smooth.  Of course, we have gone through a bottle of Resolve carpet cleaner because of all of the potty accidents, and my husband isn’t very happy with the fact that the puppy has eaten all of his plastic lily pads that used to decorate our fountain.  Today we left the puppy outside while we took our kids to a San Francisco Giants game and we came home to find the puppy ate a big chunk of one of my rose bushes (I guess the thorns weren’t much of a deterrent).  But he is soooo cute!  How could we possibly be made at him?

 

Meet Boston! IMG_1071webIMG_1073webIMG_1074web2IMG_1077web2IMG_1083webIMG_1087webIMG_1091web2IMG_1111webIMG_1118webAnd a few random ones from around the house

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Bailey, my beautiful, vivacious daughter {Windsor | Santa Rosa | Child Photographer}

I absolutely ADORE photographing my daughter, Bailey.  She is a natural model, she loves the camera, and the camera loves her.

A few months ago I took my two daughters, Bailey and Ryann, shopping.  They found a rack of extremely marked down prom dresses and the BEGGED me to buy them each one to play dress up.  Well, when I saw the price tag of $6 I couldn’t resist.  My only condition was they had to promise they would let me take their pictures in their new fancy dresses.  I knew Bailey would jump at the chance to dress up for pictures, Ryann, on the other hand, took a little more prodding.

A couple of weeks after the dress purchase, Bailey had her braces removed.  After two long years of having a shiny metal smile, she couldn’t wait to have me take her picture sans braces.  So we thought it was the perfect time to put on a little lip gloss and dress up in her prom dress.  Oh, and in case you were wondering, no, they don’t make prom dresses for 10 year-old girls, I bought size XS and then used my backdrop clamps to hold the extra fabric tight around her chest.

Thanks for looking!!

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Baby Grace H. { Windsor | Santa Rosa, Ca | Newborn and Baby | Photographer }

This was such a great session!  Grace’s mom and I are both nurses at Kaiser and didn’t even realize it until we met for pictures.  She is very lucky to have such neat parents, and her big brother is super duper adorable!!  Check out the pictures of big brother Cole and his dog, Ruby.

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