Yearly Archives: 2012

Fawn and John’s real unreal wedding (by Scott & Breanna)

Wow. Just wow is what I said when I heard about all the different aspects that were going to be a part of Fawn and John’s wedding at Condor’s Nest Ranch in Pala, California.

Let me get this straight, your venue has an old barn…

…a very retro trailer…

…old trucks…

…farm animals…

…a green house…

…rickety old store fronts…

…an incredible view…

…a vintage pool area..

 

…and a house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright?

 

Um, I don’t believe you.

That’s just too perfect. Even as I’m looking through the photos again now, I have to pinch myself so I know I’m not dreaming.

Luckily I decided to believe that Fawn and John weren’t pathological liars and were in fact telling the truth, because as you can see I would’ve been eating my words had I argued that such a perfectly vintage and adorable wedding location couldn’t possibly be in existence.

Condor Nest Ranch is definitely a real place, even though you feel like you’re in a dream world when you’re there. Everything moves in slow motion (so you know exactly how significant the moment is), the light is just a bit more glowy to make it feel like a dream from a 90′s TV show, and the people there laugh just a little bit hard and for a little bit longer than in reality (but not in a creepy way).

(Like our Facebook page to tag yourself in some of these photos).

But of course that’s how it felt, it was Fawn and John’s wedding after all! At such an incredibly amazing event, there’s no room for reality!

Not only was the location a product of fairy dust, but the details themselves looked like they were designed with a little help from a fairy godmother… or at least someone with a few spells for mixing perfection and burlap up their sleeve!

As you can see, it was incredible!

Despite the perfection of this wedding, Fawn wasn’t putting in unnecessary stress to make it that way. She was cool as a cucumber as she wandered through the real version of that dreamy world she’d pulled out of her head.

John and Fawn never panicked, freaked out, or any of those scary terms that are often associated with wedding days.

They just hugged, laughed, and danced through it all. It was so wonderful to watch them as they truly enjoyed every single second on their wedding day.

Fawn and John, we can’t tell you how excited we are to see a couple as obviously perfect for each other as you guys are, get married on such an incredible day.

Your wedding was beautiful, your joy was contagious, and the amount of love that your family and friends have for you was evident everywhere. Bottom line, both you and your wedding rocked. Rock on love birds.

Click to see the rest of the photos from Fawn and John’s real unreal wedding day. (photobooth pictures are there too!).

Paige and Josh celebrate the wonderful Robotron (By Scott and Breanna)

I have to admit, when Paige and Josh called us to do a photo session with them and their dog Robotron, I wasn’t too happy about it.

I know, that’s weird right!? Usually I (Breanna) start off a post by saying something like “When Paige and Josh called us to do a photo session with them, I was so excited that I actually squealed out loud and had to run to the bathroom because I was going to pee my pants!”.

Well you have to understand, this session was not a normal session. The reason Paige and Josh wanted to have the session is because they’ve recently received some bad news about Robotron’s health so they wanted to capture these last moments with their family all together while they could.

Now you know why I wasn’t super excited to get this call from them. It was different than the normal celebratory photo sessions we typically do to commemorate important times in people’s lives.

Actually, maybe this session wasn’t different at all! We were in fact commemorating their lives and time together, which is a very celebratory thing!

Robotron was still feeling great so we were able to get some great shots of him and Paige playing together as they’ve been doing since he was a puppy…

… as well as some photos and of the whole family cuddling as they’ve so often done together since Josh entered into their duo and made them a fully unstoppable team.

So really, we’re celebrating…. we’re celebrating all the time these 3 have gotten to spend together.

And we’re celebrating Robotron’s awesomeness. Because not only is his name freaking cool, but he is as well.

He was definitely one of the easiest dogs we’ve ever shot. He gave us some cute and playful moments to work with, as well as some posed times where he patiently sat still while we found just the perfect angle after we’d placed him in just the right lighting.

Believe it or not, most dogs don’t really value the significance of what we’re trying to do or respect the fact that we’re working really hard to make them look their best! But Robotron seemed to sense our desperation to get the money shots, so he kindly obliged and bowed to our whims. Thanks dude.

We truly felt honored to get to be involved in such a special moment in Paige, Josh, and Robotron’s lives. This is a beautiful family and we’re so happy we were able to capture them just as they are now. Thanks Robotron, I hope you know that you’re loved and you’ll be missed. You’re one of the great ones. Good boy.

Click to see the rest of Paige, Josh, and Robotron’s great day together, here.

The Newborn Session of The Next Houdini… Better Known As Landon (by Josh & Kelley)

Imagine that you are a parent to an absolutely adorable silly little girl.

Now, envision adding an darling newborn baby boy to this perfect imaginary life.

Seems too good to be true huh?

Well, for the Smith family, this wonderful scenario is real life.

It’s true!  Jen and Chris have enjoyed being Lexi’s parents for the past four years.

Now, they also have the pleasure of calling themselves this little guy’s mom and dad.

Landon was born in late August, and it’s clear that the entire family is absolutely thrilled with his arrival.

There’s no denying it, this little man is cute!

Apart from being cute, little Landon is also a pretty skilled escape artist. Jen, a swaddling master, would spend a few minutes wrapping him up like a tight little burrito, and he would wiggle his little fingers and arms out within seconds!

Then he would just look up at her and make silly faces as he stuck his little fingers in his mouth.

I’ll say it again:  He. Is. CUTE!  And he’s the perfect addition to this sweet little family!

Jen, Chris, and Lexi, enjoy the newest member of your family, he’s pretty amazing!

Oh, and Landon, we’ll be looking out for you and your future act as, “the next Harry Houdini”!

Click to see the rest of the photos from Landon’s Newborn Session.

Macaley's Sleepy Newborn Session (by Josh & Kelley)

You guys remember Kim and Jose from the library-centered maternity session Josh and I (Kelley) did with them right?  Well, just as I suspected, they had an absolutely adorable child.

Dear world, meet Macaley.

Isn’t she just the sweetest?

Josh and I sure think so.  And I’m pretty sure her parents are quite fond of her as well.

Seriously, every time they looked down at her during this session, they would both get huge grins on their faces.  It was the cutest thing!

Not only is Macaley adorable, she’s also an overall awesome newborn.

In fact, when Josh and I showed up for the shoot, Kim and Jose told us that Macaley slept for at least five hours the night before!  Now I don’t have any children, but I’m pretty sure that’s amazing for a newborn!

Even after five hours of sleep, Macaley still snoozed during most of the photoshoot.

Once she fell asleep, Kim said that she’d likely stay that way for a while, as she’s a pretty heavy sleeper.  Boy was she right!  Don’t believe me?  Here’s some proof:

We set her in a basket, and Macaley slept…

We dressed her up in a tutu, and Macaley slept…

We squeezed a little headband onto her head, and Macaley slept…

We took a walk over to the nursery, and Macaley slept.

For reals guys, this girl is a sleeping machine!

It wasn’t until the very end of our photo session that she decided she better wake up and let us know she was done being our model.

Kim and Jose, congratulations!  We’re so excited for both of you as you get to know, and get to love your new daughter more and more in the coming days.  Thank you so much for giving us the honor of capturing some of your first and most precious moments with her.

Click to see more of Macaley’s Sleepy Newborn Session here.

Multiple babies, mutliple moms, and multiple photos: Mom’s Group photos (by Scott & Breanna)

One day Scottie and I were strolling through the park and we just found all these babies sitting together. They were all the same age and they were just chilling on a blanket together, so we took a picture.

Did that really happen? No, of course not.

What did happen is that our friend Allison (you may remember her and little Vincent from the baby story video we made when they were expecting him!) gave us a call to come and meet up with her moms group for a little photo shoot!

So we all got together and the kids were perfect, smiled, did exactly what we told them to, and were happy the whole time!

Did that really happen? No, of course not.

These are tiny little children we’re talking about people!

Photo day isn’t as easy for them as you might think! You’d have your moments too if everyone around you was poking, prodding, taunting you by holding up toys you can’t have, setting you on the ground before quickly running away, and acting like crazy people for reasons you can’t possibly comprehend!

So taking all the typical photo insanity into consideration, these little ones did incredibly well holding up to it all! Things went very smoothly and everyone involved had a lot of fun!

Did that really happen? Why yes, yes it did.

Click to see more of the moms group photo session here.