I had such a blast photographing these two! They are so cute and so in love. These pictures say it all! I didn’t even want to pull my camera away from me, because they just kept LOVING on each other. They have a language of their own and I was lucky enough to have been given the chance to document it. Nereyda and Robert met in high school, then they lost touch. Years later they found themselves together at a wedding and the rest is history! What is meant to be will always come back, right?! I cannot wait till their big day!
One of my favorites
How fun are they!?!
It is amazing how life has transformed in the last 9 months… I am about to let go of the life I knew and enter a whole new one. “The Unknown”, you are one scary beast, but in a good way! Any day now baby H comes into this world. We are trying to prepare, but I know it is not totally possible. We have read books, bought a home, decorated the nursery and showered this little one, and yet we still don’t feel 100% ready. BUT we are super excited to be blessed with her in our lives. I have been busy trying to get things done before baby that it has taken me a month to get these pictures together to post. FINALLY!!
Ivan has been amazing, he worked on her nursery all by himself and I loooooove the turn out. The nursery is done, but here is a few pictures of the process. Soon I will post pictures of the end result. Thank you, Ivan for what you are already doing for this little one. It is just the beginning! I know once she is here there is nothing you would not do for daddy’s girl.
The Baby Shower! I can’t thank the women in my life enough for this day. I’m so lucky! I have a mom and sisters, who I love and respect. We would do anything for each other. I have girlfriends that I have created amazing friendships with. I feel so blessed to have all these women in my life. My soon-to-be daughter will have such amazing role models, she will be who she is because of the strong women we surround myself with. I’m so thankful.
The Babymoon. It was important for us to take a couple of days away (without Roxy, HA!). Getaways have always been what we love to do most in all the years we have been together. This one to me was particularly important. I think one of the scariest things for me that is about to change is our marriage as we become parents. I am going to be completely honest, because I wonder if other pregnant woman feel like I do. Ivan and I have been married over 3 years and our marriage has been great. We get along well. I am so thankful that God sent him to me. Although, we are not perfect, we fight, we are on the same page and because of that life together has been awesome. I don’t want things to change since they already work great! I am crazy, I know. Will a baby change us? Of course, but can we stay like we were? LOL! Can we still leave for a romantic dinner anytime we want, can we make time for us anytime we want? I know the answer! I know we just need a new normal… and because of our past I’m confident we will find it, yet I still think about it.
Here is a few Instagram pictures for our trip!
On our way home, we stopped at an awesome breakfast place in San Diego. I want to give this place a shout out! It was so good! Snooze is awesome! TRY IT!
By this time Ivan was done with the picture taking…HA!
Last, OF COURSE, we took pictures to remember this special time. I would have it no other way, right! Thank you Ala Cortez for your awesome work!
Sometimes I get opportunities to photograph one person. It is rare, but it is so much fun! This session with Allyana was even more fun, because I just love her ;). I wish I had pictures like this at 15 to remember life at a much simpler time. Where the biggest thing you worried about was what concert you were going to or if your parents would allow you to attend a friend’s birthday.
Allyana is smart, beautiful and brave. I admire her courage. When I read this quote below it reminded me of her. She is who she is and is not apologizing for it!
Why fit in when you were born to STANDOUT! – Dr. Seuss
Alma and Johnny met 10 years ago at a coffee shop. That day as Johnny showed up with friends, Alma never expected it to go anywhere, but it did. After spending time with them I could see why they belong together. She is friendly, outgoing and affectionate. He is a gentleman, reserved and completely in love with her. She brings a soft and loving side out in him. Spending the day with them made me appreciate the couples that I photograph and the love they share even more. These two are good souls and I have enjoyed getting to know them as they plan their wedding. When I was driving away from our session, I looked in my rear view mirror and I saw Johnny taking off Alma’s shoes. Sweetheart, I tell you! She was in a fancy dress, we had just spent a long time on hiking trails and he will just do anything for her.
I look forward to their wedding when I get to document the day they become husband and wife!
I had the pleasure to spend an afternoon with the most adorable family and I loved every minute of it! Nancy arrived ready for an afternoon of capturing pictures and happiness. I knew when I got her e-mail about Mason jars, bow ties and cupcakes this was going to be a fun photo session. The truth is she could have brought anything and I still would have had the best time with her, her children and their lovable dog, Oso. Savannah just knew how to work the camera. Photographing her was easy. Isaiah was such a cool little guy and very sweet. Watching them interact with their mom was charming and their love was evident!