Tuesday, January 28, 2014

California Vacation Photos

Hello! It's been a little while since I've blogged anything, and I realized I never shared any California photos with you guys! I am holed up in my room right now because it's like -20 degrees outside right now, so I'm looking through these photos trying to pretend I'm still there and it's actually 70 degrees and sunny outside right now (big dreams).

I always have so much fun seeing my family (as much as they drive me crazy, I love them all). It's just a plus that that means I get to visit one of the best places in the world. I absolutely love California. It's a happy place. I'm so lucky to have such a great place to visit every year. I wish it was a little closer, but being far away makes me appreciate my time there that much more.

This past visit, I was there for 2 whole weeks and it was awesome. I didn't actually take a ton of photos because I was just enjoying my time there for the most part. BUT, I did get some hanging out with my siblings and enjoying nature and the sunshine.

So, if you're like me and you're stuck in the arctic tundra that is the midwest right now, let these photos transport you to a warmer place (mentally at least).


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Jessie + Mat | Couples Session

This session is unique because this couple is not engaged! This is a non engagement session with my little sister, Jessie, and her boyfriend, Mat. While I was in California for the holidays, I knew I wanted to do a photo session with the awesome light out there (not to mention warm weather). I mentioned to Jessie that I wanted to take some pictures, and she was all about it. I told her if she could convince Mat, then we could do some photos of the two of them! Luckily, Mat was a very good sport, and we had a lot of fun. AND I got to get some real shooting in along with all of my tourist photos (which I will blog about next, don't you worry)! So take a look at this beautiful California couples session and try not to get too upset at the fact they didn't have to wear coats in January. ;)

Sunday, January 12, 2014

MY Family Photo Session!

I was out in California for the past few weeks visiting my family for the holidays, so of course we had to do a family photo. This year it ended up turning into a real photo session instead of just a snapshot at Christmas! We all went to a nearby park, and I spent the next 15 minutes running back and forth setting up shots and trying to make it into the photos before the timer was up. Once we got a few good shots of all of us, I took the camera off the tripod and did some smaller group shots. Guest photographers include my dad (Andrew), and my little brother (Emerson) for the other photos that I am actually in! This was probably the hardest family session I've done haha, but I suppose I should have expected that. It turned out pretty cute once everyone cooperated!