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Naira & Jesus' Little Miracle | Prospect Park, Redlands, ca

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Naira & Jesus' Little Miracle | Prospect Park, Redlands, ca

Miracles & dreams often time happen when you least expect them to. And they certainly came true for Naira and her husband Jesus. They met about 15 years ago and couldn’t be more perfect for each other as their personalities balance each other. She’s more outgoing, laughs out loud and wears a beautiful smile all day long. Naira, on the other hand, would say her that her husband is the serious one and keeps her grounded. Once he’s more relaxed, they love spending time with their family and friends. They have fun together exploring nature and just enjoying life. Behind those wonderful smiles, no one would know that they’ve also experienced their fair share of heart ache; their soon to be little girl has a little brother or sister who will watch over her in spirit. Although Naira & Jesus never had the chance to hold their little baby, it was loved from the moment they knew they were pregnant. This new little miracle that is growing inside now gets to share that same love.  Though it has been a long time coming - for about 12 years now - they never lost faith that their day would come.   It’s just a matter of weeks now before they get to hold their baby girl ever so tightly in their warm and caring arms. Jesus, I hope you’ve got that crib ready for her now! 

It is because of loving couples like Naira & Jesus that I continue to pursue my passion for photography. I was beyond honored to have been given the gift of capturing this amazing time in their lives. Baby Vazquez doesn’t quite know yet just how deeply loved she is and how much her mommy and daddy have been waiting patiently to hold her in their arms.

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The Chiquitos Await Their Little Princess |                                   Crystal Cove, Newport, Ca

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The Chiquitos Await Their Little Princess | Crystal Cove, Newport, Ca

The Chiquitos Await Their Little Princess

Oh, where to start with Blanca and Andres… the first thing that comes to mind is how adorably sweet and kind they are to each other. We’ve known them for about 10 years now and the only thing that changed about them is their cute, expanding little family. They are both responsible for creating foundations for others where he does flooring and she is a teacher.  You can tell how much they love their family simply by how they talk about them.  They are always there for others for whatever they may need.  Having gone to some of their get-togethers, you can feel that sense of family.   They have always been the kindest of people and such great friends. And when they asked me to begin documenting their latest pregnancy (I had the honor of doing so with their little guy a few years ago) we were more than excited to do so! It’s an amazing feeling to be asked to take part in people’s intimate moments such as maternity and newborn sessions.  For me, being given the opportunity to see behind the scenes is such a wonderful gift.  Thank you again, Blanca and Andres, for the pleasure of creating these wonderful memories for you.  Can’t wait to meet Baby Chiquita next month!

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A Gorgeous Mommy in Unexpected Wild Flowers

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A Gorgeous Mommy in Unexpected Wild Flowers

I've had this idea in my head for months that I wanted to set up a photo session with a beautiful & lovely mommy-to-be standing gracefully in the wild flowers hills in an unexpected location. There's a city in the Inland Empire that isn't necessarily a happening place, nor is it  a popular destination. If you've ever driven on the 60 freeway going East towards Palm Springs, then you've passed through Moreno Valley, possibly without much regard. However, this city has still has some mom and pop shops serving yummy & authentic Mexican dishes, some great people, and pretty pockets of wild flower covered hills. You see, I wanted to challenge myself and find an unexpected location with pretty sites for my latest photo session. This city is surrounded by some really pretty chaparral areas if one takes some extra time to stop and look around. It's funny how I came across this particular area. I was driving around looking for the site of one of my many weekly meetings, when I stumbled across this park tucked away in a residential area. Long story short, I never found the meeting place (perfectly named Hidden Springs) which was odd since I'm a great navigator, and ended up scouting out this park instead. Ha! Luckily, it was more of an informational meeting or I would've been in deep waters. You can't say I didn't try to find it. I even went back again to find that meeting place without any luck. So, if anyone who's familiar with that location, I'll buy you a Starbucks if you can take me there : )

I hope you enjoy the images of my gorgeous and radiant mommy friend who was ever so gracious and kind enough to model for me. She was the perfect person for this session.  I don't want to over share about this lovely family yet in this blog as you may catch them again in another session later this summer!

 

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