La Mirada Child Photographer

A week of firsts | La Mirada Child Photographer

After having 2 boys it was inevitable that when I did have my daughter I would be putting her in ballet.  I have been waiting for this day and she was too.  We went out and got the leotard, ballet skirt, tights and ballet shoes (I drew the line at a tiara).  When today arrived she was so excited.  She pretty much chattered through the entire thing, ran all around and hung on the ballet bar but she had the best time.  She is usually all around boys and ends up playing whatever they want so it was fun to watch her giggling and being a princess with the other girls.  Earlier this week she started a little pre-school program so this has been a big week for her.  And an even bigger one for me.

My own with a new lens | La Mirada Child Photographer

I have a few weddings coming up in the next couple of weeks so I rented a new lens to play with.  Since my boys are at an age where they are fairly uncooperative I took my daughter out to practice.  She is starting to dread my camera coming out but she isn't quite there yet so I can usually get her to sit for a few minutes.  She will be starting preschool this week and when I look at these pictures I just can't believe how quickly she has grown. I had to throw in a cool macro shot of a dragonfly that landed on my porch.  My middle son found it and was fascinated by how big it was.  Through my picture he was able to see it up close and magnified and that provided hours of questions about insects and a fun learning opportunity.

Fashion Friday | La Mirada Family Photographer

The heat has hit us and it's finally feeling like summer.  Family sessions are still in full swing and soon it will be time to think about those holiday cards.  Where has this year gone! Remember that when you are planning what to wear it's best not to necessarily match but for colors and clothing to compliment each other.  Make sure that you feel comfortable in what you wearing and have fun!

Kitty is 9 months! | La Mirada Child Photographer

I first photographed Miss Kitty as a newborn and my how she has grown.  Now she is 9 months old and getting ready for her baptism.  She was all smiles and giggles and just the sweetest little thing.