We’ve been photographing the Bickford’s for quite some time now. (1)(2)(3)(4)(5). The first time was all the way back in 2008 when we took their engagement photos! 9 years we’ve crossed paths from time to time to capture the evolution of their family. They’re wonderful people with insanely big hearts & I’m glad I get to call them friends now.
I’ve been documenting the Beahm family for a few years now & as I was leaving our most recent session, I was asked to be their second dad by their daughter. That’s how much fun we have taking pictures. Seeing the joy on everyone’s face is why I do what I do. Enjoy!
My final session I shot at the California Citrus State Park. Just love all the smiles & joy found in these moments. I hope you’re finding joy in your life these days.
It’s great to watch your friends grow into loving fathers & husbands. Makes my heart happy.
California Citrus State Park makes for a great setting for some family fun. Palm trees! Oranges! Awesome Cali light. Add in some great folks & it’s all good.
I’ve know Jeff since I was 10 years old. I remember playing basketball with him in 6th grade. We were the scrawniest kids on an amazing team. So coach would just let Jeff + I sit back at our own end of the court and let the other team play 5 on 3. Inevitably, our dudes would steal the ball and throw it to Jeff or I to brick a layup (sometimes we made them). Either way, we go way back. Jenny + I shot their super awesome wedding a few years ago. And I was super thrilled to get a message a few months ago from Jess letting me know they were expecting. I always love to see madly in love people having babies. Because just like on their wedding day, the joy is contagious and can be felt right away…
Jenny + I have known these lovely folks back before we were even married. They’ve stuck with us through hard times & have been here for us since I can remember. They’re the friends you go get espinacha at Jose Peppers with when you need someone to sit & listen to you. They’re the ones who show up unannounced just because they know you could use a friend & they even bring chocolate. Having friends like this in your life is what makes life worth living…
These two and their amazing kids. Both of them are such wonderful teachers in the area and I’m so thrilled our kids have had the pleasure of learning from such trailblazing people. Max was learning about mindfulness in 2nd grade years before it was cool to teach 2nd graders mindfulness. Now it’s my pleasure to be able to capture some fun images of the love they share with each other…
I really don’t know where to start with these pictures. I’ve known Matt for years. He’s become one of my closest friends. The way he lives his life. The values he’s instilling in his kids. The continuous growth he’s shown as a human being fighting for a world filled with love. The way his family fully embraces the wild things lifestyle & finds solace in nature together as a family.
It’s amazing to me how friendships are formed. Because I’m so thankful that Megan contacted me about shooting her family photos a few years ago. As time has passed I’ve watch Megan grow into her own in photography, and even building a place where amazing things happen in the Firebrand Collective. It brings me such joy to be able to not only capture time for fellow photographers, but to also build friendships that lead to supportive/encouraging/love-filled interactions. Megan, thank you for reaching out to me years ago. My life is forever better with you & your wonderful family in it.