In home family session

To get to see this family adding a second baby into their lives tugged at my heart strings. Cora is so easy going, has the cutest little baby snorts and has highly contagious giggles. Older brother Grant loves to tickle his little sister and is easily amused. We had a lovely afternoon of bed snuggles, feet tickling and some outdoor park time. Capturing images that are real in the moment with little guidance, this family nailed it.

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Family Session

If you scroll back, this is the same family that did my Worth the Wait series this past Spring (https://www.amandaahphoto.com/stories/). I was so excited to see baby Zashta, as he’s now 7.5 months of age! He’s crawling and smiling almost the whole time! He’s adored by everyone who is near him, and the adults in his space can’t help but glow in his presence.

Family Session - Luther Burbank Park

We had a lovely afternoon, without many crowds which was a very pleasant surprise. This family has contagious smiles. I played “red light, green light” with their youngest, which brought out a lot of running, jumping and genuine laughter. Whispers among the family members can bring out the biggest smiles and audible laughter, which always makes for a great weekend session. Plus, how adorable is that red tie!

In home family session

I’m amazed each time I see this family. Their love keeps on growing, as well as their eight year old daughter! I first met this sweet family eight years ago, when they were brand new parents to the sweetest little newborn. They were overjoyed welcoming their daughter into this world, and it’s incredibly sweet to see how much affection this family has for one another. An added bonus, they now have a furry family member!

Engagement Session

I was so stoked to photograph this engagement session. Jill takes great care of my dog and that’s how we met. I knew she was someone special when I saw her attentiveness post care after our dog underwent a major surgery. We quickly hit it off, and our dogs became friends as well. The first time I listened to Jill speak of her fiance, Jim, my heart knew they were an amazing couple. She went on and on about how after seven years, they’re still best friends, how supportive he is and was there for her in all the stress life can bring. He’s also an amazing dog Dad, so I knew we’d hit it off.

We had a blast during our session. I felt like we had our own private island, with ever changing fog and light. It was still, quiet and peaceful. I let these two lovebirds bask in their affection, friendship and enjoy the company of one another. They’re playful, engaged and incredibly in tune with each other. I can’t wait until their wedding later this year!

A growing family - Lake Sawyer

It was so easy to feel the happiness radiating from these expecting parents. It was such a pleasant day to enjoy nature and watch these two (plus the adorable furry family member) soak in the love for one another, and their upcoming baby boy. I’m beyond excited for this family, and I know their little one is going to be showered with love, and grateful feelings that they have him in their arms. I personally can’t wait to see if he’s going to red hair, just like his Mama!

Fall Family Session - Luther Burbank

This family melts my heart, and watching these siblings interact bring out such sweet moments. They play together, hold hands and genuinely enjoy one another. Jennifer and Chris are playful and engaged with their children, and their furry family member is always near.

We were so lucky to have such a beautiful day for their photo session!

A new addition!

Welcome to the world little man, and that makes a family of four! I've been photographing this family since big sister was just a few months of age. Her world is changing so fast, but she's already showing such love towards her little brother. A perfect morning for family cuddles and having an indoor newborn session!

Fall Family Session - Golden Gardens

It's worth it to get to the beach before it's crowded, which I'll admit isn't that hard when it's November. This family is a gem, and these kids are so much fun! One is enrolled in an outdoor preschool, so she never minded the elements. The older brother has grown so much since I last saw him, and it's hard to believe he's already in kindergarten!

Fall Family Session - Discovery Park

I first met this family a few years ago, when this boy was two. I see them each year before the holiday season, and so far it has always been a day that's really cold and dry. I wish I could have warmed this day up, as it wasn't even 40 degrees. This kid is a trooper and has such warm and loving parents. He's currently on the countdown until Christmas!