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Bryce is ready for his Close up!

Oh a newborn baby! Is there anything sweeter?!hodes_family0001hodes_family0012hodes_family0031I’m going to bet that Bryce’s parents would say no.hodes_family0025Since they know for a fact that their new baby boy is the absolute sweetest thing in the whole world!hodes_family0014While we could’ve shot this little cutie for days on end, we had to pause to capture a few other important parts of this moment in their lives, like the nursery and the family dog!hodes_family0041hodes_family0035hodes_family0004But of course soon after that, our attention was automatically drawn in to the adorable baby boy in front of us!hodes_family0074Along with his parents, who were willing to let Bryce steal the show from them in their photos…hodes_family0018hodes_family0049  … as he will from now on I’m guessing!hodes_family0073Such an awesome new little family!hodes_family0046Congrats to all three of you as begin on this new adventure with a new family! We’re so excited for you and can’t wait to see if it’s actually possible for this little cutie to get even cuter as he grows!hodes_family0063Click to see the rest of the photos from Bryce’s newborn session here!hodes_family0039hodes_family0076

Joy and Joseph’s Vineyard Engagement Session

So what is it that makes Joy and Joseph so happy all the time?


It’s the wine.


No I’m just kidding, it’s love really…


… with a little wine on top of that.


If you know them, you probably know what I’m talking about! Because the only thing they love more than a good glass of wine, is each other.


So as you may have guessed by now, this whole wedding process will include both of those two loves combined into the perfect blend.



Which is why they decided to do their engagement session at one of their favorite vineyards, Orfila Vineyards and Winery.



Of course, the actual proposal that started all of these wedding festivities, happened in none other than Temecula wine country. And I guarantee you that wine will play some role in their wedding coming up (though no spoilers here)!


I can tell already after just spending the day with them, that the wedding is going to be outstanding! I hope all of you are looking forward to it as much as we are!


Joy and Joseph, thanks for taking the time to plan an engagement session that so perfectly reflected the two of you, and thanks for being so much fun to work with!joy_joseph_es0032


We can’t wait to see you on your wedding day, celebrating your love with the wine flowing and a good old fashioned “cheers” to seal the deal! See you there soon!


Click to see the rest of the photos from Joy and Joseph’s Vineyard Engagement Session here!


Brent and Megan’s Memorable Maternity Session

It is such a special feeling to be awaiting the arrival of a new little one!00540088  That’s why we absolutely LOVE getting to be a part of capturing that moment for people to remember forever when we photograph maternity sessions!0114There’s just something about the anticipation and eagerness that pops right out of the photos and takes people back to that time in their lives.015200130057So of course, it’s always a major honor for us to get to be a part of this time for people. But when we get to capture this moment in the lives of our friends, it’s even more memorable for us!0157011601050136As it was when we got to work with Megan and Brent to get them the maternity pictures they were so excited for!00040032007101900129There’s just nothing like seeing your friends preparing to have their entire lives changed for a child they will care for and love, for the rest of their lives. And we are so thankful we got to be a part of it!002400660042Thank you, Megan and Brent, for letting us be a part of storing this memory in a way that you can one day share it with your son! We are so excited to be with you on this journey and to have played such a special role in it!01950207Congratulations! We can’t wait to meet him!017400890078Click to see the rest of Megan and Brent’s Memorable Maternity Photos.0092023302370180

Aharoni Fun Family Photo Day!

Have you ever heard that the family who plays together stays together?005300010064If that’s true then the Aharoni family is in it for the long haul!00710085This is a family who knows there are some things in life that you need to be serious about…0091…like having fun!006700060163It’s so awesome to see a family who’s fun can’t even be contained! It’s often busting at the seams with crawling, bouncing, running, and rolling around!0022002500470110The fun never stops for them! Ah, to be a kid again!0115Oh wait, apparently it’s possible for grown ups to be kids again too! And the Aharoni family, generation to generation, has managed to figure out how to do just that!0129015501500165Thanks for sharing the joy with us, Aharoni’s! A photo session with you never disappoints!01090113Click to see the rest of the photos from the Aharoni Fun Family Photo Day!014500510098

Kelsey and Steven’s Happily Ever After Wedding

Have you ever been to a wedding where you just can’t help but think, “wow, those two are just SO happy together!”?00430019Hopefully you can say that about all of the weddings you’ve been to!0056But still, there are some where the couple’s joy just stands out far above and beyond any of the other wonderfully beautiful aspects of the day.00610037Beyond the gorgeous dresses and decor…00150064… beyond the fun their bridal party is having…001400130016… beyond the beautiful relationships you see thriving all over the place…00650066… and beyond the stunning setting it’s all happening in.00440038That’s how Kelsey and Steven’s wedding was…0057… the wedding where their joy trumped it all!0040It was apparent that they couldn’t wait for this day to come and when it finally did, they soaked it all in and didn’t miss a second of the emotions that accompanied it.00340033003500110049001000230068Kelsey and Steven, your relationship together and the wedding you had to celebrate it all, was the kind of stuff that little girls dream about! It was a fairytale wedding if there ever was one and I know that you two will live happily ever after!003000310036Congratulations!00580045Click to see the rest of the photos from Kelsey and Steven’s Happily Ever After Wedding!0060