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Laughing in the Snow…

 Okay, so maybe it wasn’t snowing outside.


In fact, it was a perfect SoCal day, with highs in the mid 70’s and a slight ocean breeze to match. But this was a holiday shoot, and I’m pretty certain it was snowing SOMEPLACE in the world…don’t you think?


Anyway, we had so much fun with this dynamic couple back in September, and were just thrilled beyond words that they thought of us when it came time to shoot their blossoming family. This time, Kevin and Stephanie brought along Stephanie’s little brother Mike, and Patty, his lovely bride-to-be.


As it turns out, little brother got a double-dose of the ‘just wanna have fun’ genes. He made us laugh so hard, we cried!


Of course, neither Stephanie or Patty are the type of women to be out done by a little ‘over acting’. They can definitely hold thier own in this family. Just take a look below, to see what I mean.


[caption id="attachment_203" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="What A Lovely Family!"]What A Lovely Family![/caption]


[caption id="attachment_201" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Dynamic Duo!"]Dynamic Duo![/caption]


[caption id="attachment_202" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robots!"]Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em Robots![/caption]


 Thanks for a wonderful time, guys! - Peg and Steve

Hey There, Girl!

What could be more perfect than spending the day enjoying Malibu’s surf and sand? Spending it with this gorgeous teen, modeling for us at sunset!

You don’t have to look too hard to quickly realize we were practically in a windstorm on this blustery September afternoon. As the evening came on, the temperature dropped dramatically, and although Taylor was shivering and shaking, and wearing Goosebumps almost the size of marbles, she was determined to work it to the very end. And work it she did! Talk about being a natural.

Talent agents, get in line! Potential beaus too. Something tells me this beauty has plenty of options.

[caption id="attachment_180" align="alignnone" width="358" caption="Sitting Pretty"]Sitting Pretty[/caption] [caption id="attachment_185" align="alignnone" width="385" caption="Taylor at Sunset"]Taylor at Sunset[/caption] [caption id="attachment_184" align="alignnone" width="353" caption="Strike a Pose!"]Strike a Pose![/caption] [caption id="attachment_183" align="alignnone" width="355" caption="Work it!"]Work it![/caption] [caption id="attachment_182" align="alignnone" width="370" caption="The Girl is FIERCE"]The Girl is FIERCE[/caption] [caption id="attachment_181" align="alignnone" width="483" caption="The Camera Loves Her!"]The Camera Loves Her![/caption]

Just Horsing Around

I don’t know about you, but as a little girl back in South Georgia, I spent all my time dreaming of owning a horse. I read all the horse books I could get my hands on, collected the Breyer models, and even turned my day dreams of them into short stories stitched together by my mother on her Singer sewing machine. Well, when we were invited out to take some photos of Lacey and her children, I unwittingly found another horsey-soulmate! Only this lucky lady is living the dream! Not only does she own three beautiful horses, corralled right outside her back porch, there for her to touch or ride any time she likes, but she also has a beautiful family to share them with.


I’m so jealous! Something tells me that after you take a look at a few of the images below, you’ll be jealous too! - Peg

[caption id="attachment_159" align="alignnone" width="525" caption="What a Nice Family!"]What a Nice Family![/caption]


[caption id="attachment_158" align="alignnone" width="518" caption="Kiss, kiss..."]Kiss, kiss...[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_157" align="alignnone" width="444" caption="Smile!"]Smile![/caption]


[caption id="attachment_156" align="alignnone" width="420" caption="One of Our New Sandstone Cover Girls! "]Our New Sandstone Photo Cover Girl! [/caption]


[caption id="attachment_155" align="alignnone" width="505" caption="Lucky Girl!"]Lucky Girl![/caption]

Fun with Baby & Props

Earlier this week, Joanne had the chance to photograph this beautiful 6 month old baby, using some of our favorite props, and others borrowed from friends and family. The results were priceless! Check out below to see for yourself. 

These images were taken Tuesday afternoon, in a public park in Ventura, California. Talk about keeping it all in the family; this beautiful baby’s aunt and cousin hung around to help. In fact, her young cousin even held the light reflector for Joanne! Now, that’s teamwork. Obviously, everyone’s efforts really paid off. I’m sure you’ll agree: These photos are fantastic!

[caption id="attachment_148" align="alignnone" width="433" caption="Umm ummm good!"]Umm ummm good!

[/caption] [caption id="attachment_145" align="alignnone" width="654" caption="Perfect Little Angel!"]Perfect Little Angel!


[caption id="attachment_146" align="alignnone" width="468" caption="So Pretty"]So Pretty[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_147" align="alignnone" width="508" caption="My Little Tea Cup"]My Little Tea Cup[/caption]

Isn’t She Sweet? (Dahlia’s Toddler Session)

Awwwee! Isn’t she sweet?

Sugar and spice, and everything nice… This little girl absolutely stole our hearts away.

All of us had a wonderful time with Dahlia, laughing, playing, and making funny faces together. She was a complete doll, making our job easy by giving us lots of faces with tons of expression. And believe it or not, the natural talent in front of the camera runs in the family!

Speaking of which - we owe her big sis Marissa (not shown) a big THANK YOU for all her assistance on this shoot. Marissa was absolutely terrific, helping out in just about every way. (In fact, she almost made me feel guilty about not having been a better big sister when I was her age.)

I’m betting that if you look closely, you can pick out the shots where Marissa was making funny faces and exaggerated sneezing sounds behind Steven’s back!

We are SO looking forward to doing this beautiful family’s holiday portraits! - Peg, Steven and Joanne

[caption id="attachment_91" align="alignnone" width="700" caption="My Pretty Tea Set"]My Pretty Tea Set[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_90" align="alignnone" width="507" caption="Tea Anyone?"]Tea Anyone?[/caption]
[caption id="attachment_89" align="alignnone" width="800" caption="Pretty in Green!!"]Pretty in Green!![/caption]


[caption id="attachment_88" align="alignnone" width="800" caption=""Silly Bear...""]"Silly Bear..."[/caption]


[caption id="attachment_87" align="alignnone" width="476" caption="Momma's Girl"]Momma's Girl[/caption]