Avery is 2! - Gilbert Children's Photographer

two year olds are notorious!  they are either incredibly fun to photograph, 1) hamming it up for the camera; or 2) incredibly difficult the classic terrible twos.  the tricky part as a parent scheduling a session is deciding the best time for child number 1 to make an appearance.  it's no different when photographer and mom are one in the same.  usually, i take my children out one at a time and daddy helps out at home.  but since this little girl's birthday was 1 week after dad broke his leg, i ventured out with all my little helpers.  i wasn't expecting much, but i was happy with the results.  in a quick mini birthday session i was able to capture - the many faces  of Avery:
toddler portraits
i'm in love with this storyboard, it completely captures the fun quirky personality of Avery right at this moment.  and that's exactly why i do birthday sessions in the first place.  we proudly hang this right up in her big girl room!

Holly + Austin: married - Newport Beach Wedding Photographer

i consider myself a very lucky gal.  first i got to photograph this lovely wedding with the ever talented Erin T!!!  and furthermore, the groom is my brother, and the bride is his high school sweetheart and now my sister-in-law!  it just keeps getting better and better! 

here is the beautiful bride looking out of the bridal suite:
and practicing walking down the grand staircase in her shoes:
oh yeah, and she has fabulous taste.  every detail from her dress to the bouquet was perfect:

this location, The Turnip Rose Grand Newport Plaza, is so beautiful!

 i love the way their sign in book turned out, more of their engagement here
the bridesmaids' bouquets:

 the handsome groom (yes, i'm biased, he's my brother.):
 the happy, and may i say gorgeous couple!!!

the rockin' venue:
the downstairs reception hall is styled like a cool nightclub.  fun was had by all!!!
congratulations Holly and Austin!!!