As a Camp Pendleton Fresh 48 Photographer, one of my greatest joys is getting to photograph an In Hospital Newborn Session! I love these sessions because the world is still so new to the parents, and the baby. I also love when other siblings are involved because their lives are about to change so much, as unaware of the change as they may be.Read More
I love being a Camp Pendleton Fresh 48 Photographer. Being able to capture a new life within the first 48 hours is something so precious, I struggle to find the words to describe it. Babies are already one of my FAVORITE to capture, but when they're this new, this fresh, it's even better!
In hospital newborn sessions are great because, typically, the hospital rooms provide us with plenty of light. I just love that natural light shining through the windows, giving life to my images.
You may remember Alex & Tom's maternity session from a little while back. I was so excited when Alex let me know that little Miss M had made her arrival and that I was going to be able to meet her soon! So, two days after her arrival, I headed up to the Naval Hospital on Camp Pendleton to capture some beautiful family bonding moments. Daddy was so good with her. He kew just what she was wanting when she started to get fussy. Alex did such a great job choosing Miss M's wrap and outfits, including her own gorgeous dark blue robe. I'm seriously in love with how this session turned out and I'm so grateful I was able to be apart of this little girl's first 48 hours!
If you or someone you know is looking for a Camp Pendleton Fresh 48 Photographer or a Hospital Newborn Photographer, I would love for you to CONTACT ME today!
What's not to love about a military homecoming? As a Camp Pendleton Homecoming Photographer, I love how emotionally packed a homecoming is. I love getting to capture a couple, or a family reuniting after a long period apart.
As a military wife, myself, I know what this separation period feels like all too much. I often say there are different levels of missing someone. Being apart from your significant other, or a parent, for 6 months or more, is a level of missing that most, thankfully, don't have to experience. But pretty much every military member, service member or family member, will experience this at some point, a lot of them will experience it more than once.
Alex and Josh recently completed their first deployment together. After a long 6 months they were able to reunite. There isn't much sweeter in this world than that first moment of getting to hug your loved one after a long time of barely being able to talk to them, let alone touch or hug them. These two, however, made it seem "easy". Their reunion was sweet and quick. They couldn't wait to get out of there and get back to being "them", together.
I'm so happy these two are together again. Welcome home, Marine!
As a Camp Pendleton Maternity Photographer, I always get really excited when I'm booked to photograph a maternity session. I love me some baby bumps and I love seeing a glowing mommy-to-be.
Alexandra did not disappoint! She looked so beautiful in her teal dress. It went so well with the bright ocean light we were getting that day. Tom looked nice and classic in his black t-shirt and jeans, ready to do as I asked to get the shot.
We went to Del Mar Beach on Camp Pendleton, one of my FAVORITE beaches to photograph sessions. The flat sand gives beautiful reflections and the jetty adds a little extra touch to the images.
Alex also happened to bring a black skirt with her so that we could show off her bare baby bump. Thankfully, and smartly, she wore a bathing suit underneath everything, so when I asked her if she was down to sit in the water, she had no problems at all. We both walked away from the session pretty wet, but it was so worth it.
As a Camp Pendleton Maternity Photographer, having my clients trust me and my vision is important. I wouldn't be able to execute the images that I do without that trust.
I was so honored to capture these images for Tom and Alex. I also can't wait to share their Fresh 48 photos with you in the coming weeks!
If you've ever spent a longer period of time away from someone you love, then you understand how wonderful it can be to reunite with that person. As a Camp Pendleton Military Homecoming Photographer, I love getting to capture a reunion like military homecomings.
Corina & Eric experienced, and kicked butt during, their first deployment together. It can be really hard as a newly wed couple to go through a separation that is not only a long one, but also a potentially dangerous one. However, if there's one thing I've learned in my almost 10 years of being married to my own Marine, it's that we're built a little differently. You kind of have to be in order to be a military spouse. We are resilient, and we're strong.
Corina had contacted me last minute because her original photographer was unable to make her homecoming as the date had changed to a time she was no longer available. But that's just how homecomings go, always changing, and we're always needing a backup plan. Luckily, I just so happened to have an opening so it all worked out. I'm thankful that it did. I'm always so happy to capture military homecomings because I know just how important they are!
Eric & Corina had a beautiful reunion. The look on Corina's face when she's staring at Eric really does say it all. I'm so happy they're together again.
Welcome home, Marine!
As a Camp Pendleton Homecoming Photographer it is my pleasure to be able to capture families welcoming their own personal heroes home from a deployment. Being away from someone you love is hard enough. Being away from them for 6 months or more, and we're talking nearly unbearable.
Military families are strong and resilient. We are a community that stands by one another and supports each other. We all get it. We all know what it's like. We all have that one thing in common. Things get tough, but we just keep on going... because we have to.
I met Ravan the day Mike was returning from his 6 month military deployment. We drove down to where the homecoming was supposed to be, only to find out that it was being delayed a few hours. This is totally normal in the military life. Things never really go as planned, that's why we have plans B, C all the way through Z already in place. Instead of driving back home at the risk of needing to turn right back around, we decided to grab some frozen yogurt and sit and chat. I loved this opportunity because I got to know Ravan and Mason a bit more. I loved how excited Mason was that Mike was coming home. They already had so much planned out that they were going to do together.
We waited quite a while, which you might be able to imagine was pure torture for Mason. But the reaction I caught when Mike finally arrived was priceless.
I am so thankful that I am able to capture these moments. And I am so thankful for our men and women who serve our country. Thank you!
If you or someone you know is looking for a Camp Pendleton Homecoming Photographer, I would love to hear from you. Just shoot me a message:
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