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Handsome Mr. Blake is turning ONE! His mama is throwing him a Disney’s Cars themed first birthday bash and wanted a custom cake smash session to document the occasion. I absolutely loved his adorable little outfit (that bow tie!) and his awesome cake from Sweet N Saucy Bake Shop in Newport Beach. Working with Blake’s mama was such a dream! She is part of the genius behind ME Weddings & Events and is incredible at pulling together all the little details to make a photo shoot (or a wedding!) both thoughtful and gorgeous! After his cake smash, we plopped Mr. Blake in the bathtub for a few bonus photos. Aren’t they adorable?! Happy Birthday Blake! I hope you have a blast at your party.:)

P.S. If your little one is turning ONE, contact the studio to book his or her very own custom cake smash session today!

XOXO,
Erika

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I hear from lots of families that they have avoided getting portraits like the plague… and for good reason. I understand more than anyone how stressful portraits can be (especially with kids involved!), but what I also understand is that it doesn’t have to be this way. Combine a whole lot of patience, full bellies, some smart pre-planning and an adventurous attitude and you can have a beautiful and fun portrait session of your children. If you have been putting off having professional photos taken of your kids, now is the time to make it happen. I promise your shoot will be quick, painless, and gorgeous just like these images of these beautiful sisters.:)

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Newborn sessions have my whole heart. One reason is that I get to spend a solid two hours getting to know some pretty amazing people. Lacey and Ephraim are two of those people. I absolutely loved hearing about how their sweet little boy had completely smitten them and how they were loving the world of parenthood (we laughed about how it can be pretty crazy too!). We talked about labor and what it’s like to be a mama and how little boys just adore their daddies and how for some reason babies like to have blowouts right when you’re about to put them in the car. This whole season of life is just the sweetest and it’s so fun to get to meet people as they enter into it with me. Ahhh, parenthood.;)

 

 

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So honored to be featured on Work.Play.Soul’s incredible blog today! I was interviewed about “Why I Love My Job” and I can honestly say that one of my top reasons (out of like 762!) is my incredible clients. If you have a minute, and are interested in how I balance running my photography business and being a stay at home mom, check it out! While you’re there feel free to peruse the rest of the blog for incredible info like: recipes, career tips, and more!

Click the link here to read the interview!

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My Own Little Love & The Reason I Love My Job!

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My absolutely handsome little nephew turned one in March (yes, I’m a bit behind!) and we did this quick and simple photo session to create photos for his birthday party invitations and to be used to decorate at his adorable “little man” themed party. I often hear from mamas that they are worried that their toddler will not sit still or be patient for very long and that there is no way that we will be able to capture cute images of their child. This is such a sad misconception. Toddlers are busy little creatures, and I understand that their attention span is VERY short (I have my own one year old!), but portrait sessions do not have to be long and painful at all! That is what mini sessions are all about, and they are perfect for your busy little bee! These pictures of Maddox were taken in less than ten minutes – no tantrums or tears at all!:)

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