This beautiful girl is Siena. Siena was diagnosed with Leukemia on April 6, 2009. After going through chemotherapy, she finished up her final treatment on June 6, 2013. As a result of her treatment, Siena suffers from asthma & ADHD, but, as she enters 1st grade this year, her side effects are all in check!
Siena’s motto throughout treatment was Vini, Vidi, Vici – I came, I saw, I conquered!
This is Siena’s mom, Laura. Laura is such a fun person to be around. She is happy, cheerful, and bubbly. Each year, Laura shaves her head in honor of her daughter’s journey through Leukemia.
In addition to Siena’s diagnosis and treatment, her older brother, Dylan was diagnosed with high-fiunctioning Autism, and her younger brother has gone through 5 surgeries for various ear, nose & throat issues. To say that this Mom is amazing is an understatement. Her dedication to her family is inspiring.
I am so honored to, again, be the one to photograph another St. Baldrick’s family. I am inspired, touched and in awe of what these families go through, how they walk through this fight and how strong they truly are. Thank you, Hernandez family, for letting me photograph your wonderful family. And thank you for another chance to learn more about this amazing community.
On a whim, I sent a Facebook book message to my friend Ashley. I asked her if she thought San Diego travel sessions would be a good idea. She was one of my biggest cheerleaders! YES! Come to California! I will book you right now! So, she did & I did.
Ashley & I went to the same school for 10 years, knew each other, but didn’t hang out in the same circles. Like most of my Facebook friends, we grew up, got married, had kids, got Facebook, and started stalking each other. She’s a wonderful mom, a doting wife, drop-dead gorgeous, and she has one of the sweetest families. Her husband, Dustin, was more than happy to be at our session, played with kids, and had a good ol’ time. And those kids? I have never met such well-behaved, well-mannered, kind, BEAUTIFUL children. They were an absolute joy to photograph! This session wound up being one of my favorites, and I so glad to have been able to be the one to photograph them. Enjoy!
Meet Sam, Julie & Bukka. When Julie asked if she could dress their dog up in a bow tie and Doggles for their engagement shoot, I believe I squealed. These two are so sweet, so in love and so much fun. When asked if they would be up for getting into the water at the end of the session, Julie’s response was, “Hell, yeah!” I was so excited! We had such a great time in such a beautiful setting, frolicking through grassy meadows and standing in cold mountain water. Thank you both for allowing me to be the one to capture your engagement. xo.