Last year I collaborated with the ladies from The Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition on a photo shoot for their current website. The pictures were to represent breastfeeding and motherhood. It was such a fun project to work on and I was so happy they asked me again this year. They are working on a new website and this year we included the entire family. Breastfeeding has been a huge part of my life and it feels so good to be able to document mothers and families in this beautiful setting. The Breastfeeding Coalition is an amazing organization that brings the community together in supporting moms. Be sure to check out their page for information and available resources.
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This session was a favorite. I photographed it last spring and have been waiting to have a little room in my schedule to blog it. I have a few more lifestyle sessions this weekend so I thought it was a good time. This family was celebrating their grandfathers birthday and were having family in town to help celebrate. It was the perfect time to do a lifestyle/extended family photo session. I asked them to come up with some fun things to do and I was so pleased with the results. This post just speaks family and home to me. I love all the details of the home that make it unique to their lives. As soon as I walked in I reached for my camera and went to work as the son was playing on the piano. The family was preparing a meal together while others played toys and games. We even were able to capture the ladies having a tea party next door at grandma’s, an activity that happens often between grandmother and granddaughter. We took some time for some formal pictures and the session then ended while the family sat down to enjoy the meal that they prepared together. I love capturing these everyday moments for families to remember upon. Especially in ones home where so many memories are made. I hope you enjoy this session as much as I do. amablog1am-14am-15ablog2ablog3am-25am-27ablog5am-33am-35am-37am-40am-43ablog6am-49ablog7am-61am-65am-72ablog8ablog10ablog11am-90ablog12am-97ablog13am-106am-104ablog14am-137am-139am-143ablog15am-190am-154am-156am-164ablog16am-176am-180am-199am-203ablog17am-214am-217ablog18am-248am-262am-274am-278am-290am-294am-312am-316am-326am-332am-346am-351am-354ablog20ablog21am-384ablog22am-409am-415am-417am-421am-424am-428am-431am-433ablog24am-437ablog25am-455am-457ablog26am-465am-468am-470am-473

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This is my fourth session with this family. It is always fun to catch up at our sessions. One of my favorite things about them is they are always willing to have some fun, with a mix of a few silly and fun pictures to go along with the the traditional portraits. This year was extra special as we did the session in Morro Bay, their home town. We had some wind that night but the lighting was so beautiful and the flowing hair worked with the setting. As locals they also had some fun spots to explore that I will be sure to revisit at future sessions in Morro Bay. Enjoy the preview! brum-17bblog4bblog2bblog3bblog5bblog6brum-85brum-91bblog7brum-104bblog8brum-120bblog9brum-128brum-133bblog11brum-190bblog12bblog13brum-155brum-171brum-175brum-177brum-181

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This family is seriously one of the sweetest. After a pop up session, maternity session, birth and newborn session I really got to know them and they are awesome. When they received their pictures this mom had no idea which ones to print because there were so many options. I told her I would put my favorites on the blog but I don’t know if I helped at all because I had so many favorites too. I am looking forward to watching these boys grow and capturing more memories of this sweet family. blog-4d1blog-9blog-15blog-21blog-25blog-30blog-36blog-37blog-39blog-44d2blog-51blog-57blog-60dblogblog-68blog-76blog-78b4blog-91blog-94blog-93blog-114blog-119blog-129blog-138blog-142b2blog-164b3blog-172blog-182

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I am excited to share yet another fun mini session with so much variety. I was able to photograph this little girl during my Spring Pop Up Sessions and this time the entire family. Our location offered so much variety in backdrops and textures and it was just the look they were looking for. I love all the expressions captured by this sweet girl. Two and half is such a fun age full of personality. Her mom made her shirt and has an Etsy Shop full of equally adorable items. Be sure to check out her shop. Thanks again to this family for a great session. Enjoy the preview!senor-11senor-15senor-21senor-23senor-29sblog1senor-43sblog2sblog3senor-79sblog4senor-94sblog5senor-139senor-141senor-165senor-168senor-169sblog6senor-191senor-195senor-201senor-211senor-213

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I have been photographing these three since the youngest was a newborn. Now baby number three is about to arrive and I had the honor of documenting some pictures for this beautiful mama to remember her pregnancy. It was all a little last minute but it all worked out and it was so fun catching up. The gender of the baby is a surprise and I can not wait to hear the news. Either way it will be perfect. At the end of the session I snapped a few pictures of the girls playing in the park. They were having a blast. They are going to be the best big sisters. Enjoy the preview! arciero-10arciero-15arciero-27arciero-29arciero-23ablogarciero-35arciero-37arciero-39arciero-42ablog2arciero-61arciero-65ablog3arciero-74arciero-84arciero-86arciero-88arciero-91arciero-95arciero-101arciero-107ablog4

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This is my third year photographing this sweet family and it was the perfect session to kick off my fall mini sessions. The session was relaxed and the boys are a blast to photograph. Also, the lighting was perfect! I have quite a few sessions scheduled in Morro Bay this fall and I am excited to see what we capture. The weather is always different but the lighting is always beautiful. If you have a mini session scheduled for the fall this session is a great example of the variety of pictures you will see (and this is just a portion of them). My goal is to capture the family interacting, having fun, a few posed shots and of course a lot of love. Enjoy the preview! stephens-3sblogstephens-23sblog2sblog3stephens-59stephens-63stephens-70stephens-76sblog4stephens-85stephens-89sblog5sblog7stephens-106stephens-103stephens-109stephens-111stephens-114stephens-123stephens-126stephens-132stephens-136sblog8stephens-155sblog9stephens-183

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I have been volunteering at one of the local breastfeeding groups for just about a year now. I work with the ladies that help organize The Central Coast Breastfeeding Coalition. This is a great resource that has all the information to help families receive the support they need while breastfeeding. More photos were needed for the site so we decided to do a photo session of some moms breastfeeding and bonding with their babies. Thank you to our moms and babies who modeled and helped to embrace breastfeeding here on the central coast. Here are a few previews from the session. bfphotosbfphotos-2bfblog1bfphotos-3bfphotos-6bfphotos-5bfphotos-7bfphotos-8bfphotos-9bfphotos-10bfphotos-11

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I promised some more details on the Pop Up Sessions that I announced last week. I have gotten a lot of response from this and it looks like it will be busy. I have added an additional day on April 3rd at 5:30pm. If you have not seen the original post please read it here. I have finished all the sessions from last week and in the ten minutes I spent with each client I was able to get well over 5-10 images. Some sessions may go much quicker.
The session will be at Dove Creek in Atascadero. As I mentioned before this location is right where I live making it easy and accessible for me. Taking the Santa Barbara exit off the 101 and make a left if you are coming from the NB freeway and a right if you are coming from the SB freeway. You will turn onto Santa Barbara Rd. Not too far from the exit you will see on your left Dove Creek. Make a left onto Bliss Street and go around the roundabout. Turn right on Vereda Verde. You will want to park on the right side and you will find me at the end of the trail before it turns left. Parking will be an issue. If you want to walk over from the parks that may be a good idea too. I don’t want to have it be too crowded so anything to decrease too many cars would be appreciated. It is not a big neighborhood. For this reason I also encourage those who can come Thursday to do so.

There will be a stack of contracts and release forms on the bench along with a sign in sheet. Please sign in first. Sign a contract and release form and wait for your turn.

Lastly, this is the first time I have ever done this so I just ask that everyone take that into consideration. In order for me to do these again I just need things to not get too crazy. If I don’t get to everyone leave your email on the sign in sheet and you will be the first one to know when I do it again. I imagine about 10 people will be all I will be able to get through on one day.
Thank you so much! I am very excited!

*edit I wanted to leave my cell phone number 805-709-9004. I am on call for a birth so if by chance the birth happens at the exact times I will cancel and do it again next week. Please feel free to text me or I will post on Facebook if I have to reschedule. Thanks for understanding.

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I have been doing stroller workouts with a fun group of moms in my neighborhood and fell in love with a patch of green along the trails that we walk. I thought it would be a great place to do June’s pictures as she is turning 18 months on Friday. I had some fun ideas as to what to include for the set up. My mother in law recently gifted us a beautiful vintage quilt and I really wanted to include that. I also brought along some fun toys, books and a few vintage pieces. I wanted to encourage her to play in nature. I posted that I would be out there the day before I did her pictures and asked if some of the moms in our neighborhood group would like to participate in a pop up session. I ended up doing it an additional day to accommodate a few working moms and Juniper was able to have an outfit change. The idea of a pop up session is you just show up, wait in line and get a few portraits of your children for a small fee. It was a great group and so much fun. Since it was such a good time I decided to do it again for my friends and clients. I am no longer doing mini sessions for the spring so this will also be a fun opportunity to get some Spring/Easter pictures at an affordable price.

April 6th Pop Up Sessions
$25 per child
10 minutes
5-10 high resolution files available through digital download

I will be at the location at 5:30pm and shoot until I lose light. It will be first come first served. You will get the contract and pay when you arrive. There will be a sign in sheet available. I will have similar props as you see below with the addition of a teepee. There are lots of sticks and trees around and I always encourage everyone to play with nature. As most of you know my style has a photo-journalistic approach and not every picture will be of the child saying cheese into the camera. I want to capture them playing, exploring and having fun.
I wanted to remind everyone that this is not for everyone. Some children need more time to warm up and get to know me before I start taking their pictures. You know your child best. If they take some time to warm up to strangers (I know June does) this may not be the best session for your child. You can come a bit early and get comfortable to the environment but this also may be a bit scary to them as there will be other kids and people waiting around. I also wanted to mention that this is not a mini session or a lifestyle session where I give a generous amount of pictures. I will only be giving the amount mentioned above and no extras. You will get a color or black and white image not one of each. The goal of the session is individual portraits not family pictures but if time allows I will capture a few sibling pictures. I am also ok with parents popping in for a few especially if it helps the child get comfortable. However, I will be following the ten minute time frame. Lastly all sales are final.
The sessions will take place in Atascadero near my home. I will have an additional post with directions and answer any questions that may come up. Please feel free to leave a comment with any questions.
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