It's always exciting meeting a new family for the first time, especially this time of year which is usually booked solid with all my long time clients! When Magaly first contacted me and told me she had been admiring my work for years, I was really touched by her comments and super thrilled to be able to give to her the gift of her own images to cherish! We met on a gorgeous, warm sunny California in "winter" day... which means nearly 70 degrees and bright sunshine with nary a cloud in the sky! Gotta love where we live! :)
Kids can sometimes take a while to warm up the first time they meet a new person but Ricky and Laila were playing and engaging with me within minutes. Full of life and spunk, I couldn't get enough of Laila's scrunchy nosed, close eyed, dimplefest "blow-your-mind-she's-so-cute" smile. Ricky is the (initially) quieter of the two but his incredible charm is unending and their tight bond, only a year apart, is abundantly clear.
Mom and Dad were an absolute delight to be around and it was quite obvious how much this shoot meant to them and I am so glad they picked me to capture their family! Magaly & Rafael, thank you for spending the afternoon with me and being so sweet and fun to hang out with! I hope you LOVE your sneak peek! Plenty more for you to choose from, can't wait for you to see them all!