Jessica and Anthony are two fun lovebirds who wanted something rustic and natural for their engagement session. They had the idea to head up to Julian for a shoot. Which was totally brilliant because it means that the shoot ended with apple pie!!!
What an incredible adventure to travel with your love by your side for 50 years. Through ups and downs, job changes, different addresses, children and grandchildren, this special couple has a lifetime of love to look back on! Though their wedding day was 50 years ago, it's obvious that they continue celebrating to this day!
We had the honor of photographing their 50th anniversary celebration just before Christmas. It was a special event that brought together grown children and grandchildren from across the US, and even up from Brazil to enjoy each other and reflect on the journey they have shared.
You guys, I get to become an auntie any day now! I am so excited I really don't know what to do with myself. The boys are stoked to have a cousin on the way. I got to celebrate with the mommies to be in style for baby Stella's gorgeous baby shower. It was SERIOUSLY Pinterest paradise over there. Let your eyes feast on the crafty perfection!
Vanessa and Rachel's last name is "Joy" so we have lots of Joy puns in the fam :)
Sweet, brand new Lincoln let me take his pictures a few days ago. This guy is the sweetest! He was such a content little model- posing just perfectly as the golden afternoon sunlight streamed through the windows. I love love love this beautiful family, and am so honored to get to witness these precious boys as they grow!
Today we pause and reflect.
Or we look up and project.
We plan, we long, we dream, we regret.
So take all of those- those dreams you have, those painful memories and lessons learned, and let them sink into your being.
Embrace them as your history.
Then, keep moving forward- a little wiser, a little bolder, a little sweeter.
Happy New Year, friends.