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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.

Happy Birthday to my little daredevil | La Mirada Child Photographer

My youngest is 3 today.  It's gone by so fast and knowing that she is my last I have tried to slow down and enjoy every minute.  Sometimes I have been succesful but most days she has me running and I can't keep up.  She is by far the most adventurous of my 3 kids and I know she will go far.  I just hope I can keep up.

Baby J | Orange County Child Photographer

I don't think I have ever met a more good natured and smiley baby.  This little guy was so easy going and ready to give up the smiles.  We took some pictures of his cousins for Grandma and I think she will love them as much as I do.

Irvine Regional Park | Orange County Child Photographer

So many girls!  These 6 cousins are cute as can be and all so well behaved.  This session was so easy for me but maybe not for the parents who really had to work to have everyone looking and smiling while I was clicking away.  But I think we captured some beautiful memories that will make all the hard work worth it.  I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

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.