J Family : Pasadena Family Session

J Family : Pasadena Family Session

Ask Oliver how old he is and he’ll show you three fingers. He’ll even count them up for you if you ask. It’s incredible to me that I’ve been documenting this sweet little boy for almost three years now. And in the tradition we started when Oliver turned one, we made a quick stop at a nearby church where we snapped Oliver at the three marker.

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Y Family : Irvine Family Session

Y Family : Irvine Family Session

It was a habit I picked up in New York. I would obsessively check weather.com to see how to properly prepare for the day, even needing an hourly update. But when I moved back to Southern California over four years ago, I quickly realized that my most frequently visited site wasn’t quite so useful to me in Los Angeles. Every morning before work I would check the weather and every morning it was the same (clear skies and sunny, in case you’re wondering). So I stopped checking.

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H Family : Los Angeles Family Session

H Family : Los Angeles Family Session

It seems to happen to all families. The kids grow up and they stop taking those annual family portraits at Sears or the local photo studio. And suddenly, one of the kids is getting married.

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W Family : Los Angeles Family Session

W Family : Los Angeles Family Session

The last time I saw this family, Spencer was still a baby at one and half years old. My how things have changed. Not only has he grown into a kid, he’s acquired a little brother as well. Between these two, I think I got a workout that lasted me all week! Thankfully they quickly paused for me to fire this off. Reintroducing Spencer and new little one, Ashton.

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L Family : Los Angeles Family Session

L Family : Los Angeles Family Session

With one son living in Hawaii and one in Baltimore, it’s not every day that their whole family is in one city. So when my Aunt Clara and Uncle James realized that they would all be in Los Angeles to attend a wedding, they figured it would be the perfect opportunity to update their family portraits.

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