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Freeman Family: Santa Claita Famiy Photos

I had such a great time photographing this beautiful family! Look at them! I met Stephenie back in July at her sister-in-law, Lindsey’s engagement party. Stephenie helped pull off a huge surprise for Lindsey and did amazing with everything. She mentioned to me at the party that she wanted to get some family photos done this year and we later got their session on the calendar.

I met the Freeman’s for their session at 9am on location. I’m so used to photographing in the afternoon so it was nice to have the crisp morning air for a change. With the time change just happening this month we were able to get some warm morning light shining through the trees. So pretty! The weather was pretty perfect on the day of their session. No wind to mess up the hair or anything, not too cold or hot and we only had a few annoying bugs buzzing around. 🙂

For my longer family sessions I like to break everyone up and get individual shots of everyone and several different arrangements with the kids and parents. It gives some variety and there’s always different uses where different photos are needed.

The boys were goof balls. Of course, what boys aren’t? I love that boys are the silly ones though, gives some comedic relive and they always make for a fun shoot. The boys are always the ones with a smart remark up their sleeve that slips out at just the right time to make Mom laugh when she’s in the spotlight with Dad getting her picture taken. These boys are also such handsome young men! Watch out boys, the girls are going to be chasing you around soon if they aren’t already!

Thank you for allowing me to photograph your beautiful and kind family! I’ve so enjoyed getting to know you all a little better and give you memories to keep forever! -Megan

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Odom Family: Santa Clarita Mini Session

A mini session with the Odom Family in Santa Clarita! Photographing Rob & Sara all started with their engagement session back in 2013, then their amazing destination wedding in Punta Cana, DR, their maternity session, Parker’s newborn session and now their little family of 3! My favorite part of being a photographer is seeing the same people year after year and watching beautiful families grow. This is what makes me LOVE what I do. I get to document love. The love of a husband for his wife, a mom for her baby, a child’s love for mommy and daddy…. that is SO COOL! I am so blessed and love my clients!

Parker is now 1 year old! She is also teething so getting a quick shot before she got that hand back in her mouth was fun. She is such a cutie and walking all over the place like a pro already.

We started their session with Parker and her balloons. She even had a cute #1 balloon. The wind made it hard to get a shot with the #1 balloon upright but we managed to get a few. We moved from one distraction to the next pretty quick so we could keep Parker’s attention and get some good smiles. It’s always a workout doing sessions with little ones. They are all over the place and quick to move on to the next thing.

During their session Daddy threw her up in the air and she had a smile from ear to ear for that! She was pretty happy any time she was moving fast whether that be flying through the air or running as Mommy chased her. So cute!

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I photographed Parker as a newborn! Happy Birthday Parker! You are one cute little girl and I can’t wait to watch you grow!

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Santa Clarita Family Photos: Winning Family

Today I get to share a family session of a sweet family from right here in Santa Clarita! The Winnings are such nice people and their kids were so much fun.

When Kyle contacted me a while back to set up a session we had to go back and forth for a while with cancelations due to his daughter’s health but we finally schedule a day where the details all worked and everyone was healthy. Their daughter Jasmine was born with Heterotaxy which basically means she only has half of a heart. This of course means lots of extra care, especially when the cold bug is going around. Oftentimes she has to go on oxygen and stay home until they can get her stabilized and back to being healthy. I of course was more than happy to postpone their session as many times as we needed to to make sure everyone was happy and healthy. So with that being said I’m so excited get to share their session today!

The Winning’s live over in Bridgeport here in Santa Clarita which is a pretty little community with a lake in the center. So many great places to take photos around that area and also very convenient just to walk out your front door for your family session rather than having to travel somewhere.

We walked around some of the fountains and over by the lake as the boys led the way most of the time. Dylan brought along his soccer ball and Mom even jumped in to tried to steal it from him in a quick game on the grassy area near the lake. Nathan couldn’t get enough of the ducks and had a ton of fun chasing them out of the way for us. 🙂 You’ll definitely see a few photos of him chasing the ducks.

Thank you Winning Family for your kindness and having me photograph your beautiful family! -Megan

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Tess Elle Part 1: Organization, Gifts, Design

This family was such a pleasure to photograph! Tess contacted me about doing a lifestyle photo shoot so that she could have photos for her new website and 2015 Planner launch. She wanted the photos to have that cozy feeling of home and family and showed her family in their favorite place to be. I love how the session came out and also love Tess’s new 2015 Planner and Task List! See Part 2 from this session to see more of Tess’s gorgeous new planner and task list. Check out Tess’ website for info on how to purchse: tess-elle.com

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Larry, Ashley & Leighton at the Christmas Tree Farm

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There is just something so magical about Christmas Tree Farms during the Christmas season. All the pretty lights hung above the trees, hot cider, rows of Christmas Trees and the chilly weather it’s a perfect Christmas tradition. Ahhhh, I love it all!  Nancy’s Ranch here in Valencia has a “cut your own” section so we decided to head over there for the Chappell’s family session.

Larry & Ashley are good friends of my husband and I so of course I was excited to photograph them with their little girl Leighton. Leighton just turned a year old this month and I can hardly believe it. It seems like I was just photographing her newborn session (which you can see here). I can’t get over her cuteness! All three of them make for a beautiful family and I love how their session turned out and I love this family!

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