the second baby. so much of it seems easier this go around. in the same way that your body settled into pregnancy sooner, you are more prepared mentally and physically for the demands of caring for a human life. the rhythm of childhood already runs through your household. the feeling of loving another so deeply and so vulnerably has been a reality every day for a couple of years now. of giving your body and your mind and your spirit over entirely day after every single day. you are familiar with milestones and joys ahead and so the harder moments seem no less difficult but perhaps more fleeting because this time is short and will pass in the blink of an eye and though there may be no sleep and there may be more tantrums this go around there is an ever present knowledge that this season of life is short and so very sweet.
this sweet, sweet family. so much love among them and it was an honor having the opportunity to document it. in the midst of their big family gathering and travel schedules, these big kids surprised their parents with an extended family photo session and showed up at manhattan beach pier on time, looking fabulous and 100% less frazzled than you would imagine 9 people preparing for their photo shoot to be. the kiddos played in the sand while the adults snuggled and the sun set slowly behind the horizon. the most laid back and enjoyable extended family session to date. thanks for sharing your beautiful family and precious time with me, pakenhams. xo
while my internal calendar is stuck back in may sometime... i've come to accept that mini-session season is upon us! and so i've blocked off saturday, october 14th, offering a few in-home sessions in the morning and a handful of beach sessions that evening. details below - they're already half full so grab 'em while the gettin's hot.
WHEN : Saturday, October 14th
WHAT YOU GET : 30 minute lifestyle session. you get a personal online image gallery and a code to download the hi-res digital negatives. a half hour of laughs and a lifetime of memories.
Option One : yo' house. within the walls where you love, chase, laugh, cry, teach, fight and makeup - images like this. There will be 4 of these available 8-11am. travel fee outside of los angeles
Option Two : Late afternoon at Pointe Dume Beach in Malibu. images like this. There will be 4 of these available 4-6pm.
WHY : because your babies are only this little once. because one day they'll ask "what was I like when I was four?" because you've made enough excuses. because you have three children now but have only documented the first one. because you look great and need to be in the photos for once. let me know if you need more reasons.
HOW MUCH : $350 cool ones
HOW TO BOOK : reply with your choice of session (home or beach) and ideal time.