family

Our Growing Family

Fall (almost winter) Family Love. 
 We went out with some dear  friends to Irvine Park recently and had a blast taking family pictures  and watching the kids attack the massive pile of leaves that they raked  up.  It was beautiful and I love being outside this time of year in  California.  It’s chilly enough to jog your memory of wearing layers of  clothes, but the sun still reminds you of it’s warmth on your face.   It’s just right for me and I look forward to many more outside  adventures with Evangeline soon.   My heart smiles seeing her run around  with a hoodie on for some reason.  Love it. 
 Also, for the first time since we have married, Nick and I will be near family and not traveling during the Christmas season.  That means we can finally begin to have traditions of our own!  We were so excited about this that we literally sat down on Thanksgiving night after we were full of delicious turkey, my mom’s incredible sweet potatoes, and homemade cannolis, and listed out each of our family traditions from our childhood and then combined and created a new list of traditions of our own that we want to do with our little girls.  It was amazing and gave me so many ideas of how we can incorporate each of our senses into getting us excited for the Christmas season.  We are so stoked and hope to make many lasting memories in our growing little family in the years to come.

Fall (almost winter) Family Love.

We went out with some dear friends to Irvine Park recently and had a blast taking family pictures and watching the kids attack the massive pile of leaves that they raked up.  It was beautiful and I love being outside this time of year in California.  It’s chilly enough to jog your memory of wearing layers of clothes, but the sun still reminds you of it’s warmth on your face.  It’s just right for me and I look forward to many more outside adventures with Evangeline soon.   My heart smiles seeing her run around with a hoodie on for some reason.  Love it.

Also, for the first time since we have married, Nick and I will be near family and not traveling during the Christmas season.  That means we can finally begin to have traditions of our own!  We were so excited about this that we literally sat down on Thanksgiving night after we were full of delicious turkey, my mom’s incredible sweet potatoes, and homemade cannolis, and listed out each of our family traditions from our childhood and then combined and created a new list of traditions of our own that we want to do with our little girls.  It was amazing and gave me so many ideas of how we can incorporate each of our senses into getting us excited for the Christmas season.  We are so stoked and hope to make many lasting memories in our growing little family in the years to come.

Pak Family

I cannot stop starring at these pictures.  I seriously had a spectacular time with this adorable family and cannot quite contain the joy that fills my heart when the colors of spring collide with photogenic faces.  It’s almost more than I can bear.  I am so thankful for the P family for letting me tag along on a cupcake-filled, umbrella-dazzled, park- frolicking day with them.  T’was a glorious day, indeed.

Pak Family Sneak Peek

I know I mentioned this shoot a few times already, and even asked for recommendations of locations.  Well I had an incredible time scoping out places with my dear friend, Sally, of la happy, but amongst the chaos of traveling I had forgotten to post a preview of the awesomeness that is this family.  Here are a few photos from my day documenting the P family in Bellevue. 

Back to editing.  More to come.

Baby Argentine.

Argentine Rose. 

This little lady is absolutely stunning.  I mean she is half French, half American.  That alone gives her a bit of an edge.  :) 

Her parents are dear friends of ours so this shoot was very personal and moving.  We had been praying for Argentine’s arrival and it is radical to see what happens when God answers prayer.  Her parents, J & M, are and continue to be some of the most encouraging, hilarious, honest, loving and generous friends we have.  They currently own and operate an incredible non-profit that you can read more about here

I absolutely adore their little family and look forward to another reunion soon.  I often dream of Argentine and Evangeline, who are only a couple of months apart in age, running around in sundresses together, playing tea party or chasing puppies, Argentine teaching Evangeline French- while Evangeline teaches Argentine some sort of crazy talk that she heard her mother say, all while giggling so hard that they wheeze, causing their tiny hair bows to bounce up and down.  I know, I know.  It sounds like a scene from Little House on the Prairie, but Mongolia isn’t too far off from that lifestyle.  :)

However, since our baby girls can barely bring their hands to their mouths, let alone chase puppies at this age, I snapped back to reality and did my best to make Argentine smile with my ridiculous questions.   Aside from being in the beautiful countryside of Oregon, I had a blast catching up with old friends while taking snapshots of important toys and outfits that marked the arrival of their little girl.  Congrats J&M!  We love you three dearly.