recently our golden state was made a little bit more beautiful when the Ahn family paid us a visit from the empire state. they flew out here in their private jet (false) just to see us (false). we headed out to some rolling hills in vista ca (true) to do a little family portrait session with them (true). it was a sweet spot for a super sweet family (true).
from left to right they are warren, zachary, johanna, nichole, felice, sunday, sang, sophia, and grandma!?! donna. wait, that can’t be right. there’s no such thing as a woman over 30. i thought these beautiful ladies were all sisters. maybe that’s why i got fired as the guess-your-age guy at the carnival. :) can you believe donna is a grandma? i can’t.
warren, you and donna started one beautiful family. nichole, felice, and sang just kept your labor of love going. :) you all look amazing.
doesn’t johanna have the cutest face on the planet?
zachary busted out his gq look. ouch! his eyes just pierced me. :)
sophia, well… sophia was not havin it. :)
i know a lot of people would probably throw this kind of photo out, but we think they’re keepers because it shows the child’s personality, how they really were on that day, not just how they said cheese.
this photo is on our blog to show that we are not some kind of magical beings. we work with real kids, not mannequins. one of the things we love about doing family sessions is that we never know what we are going to get. sometimes the kids just aren’t having a stellar day. we’re ok with that. the kids definitely run the show. we have all the patience in the world. besides, we love the challenge of catching the little moments in between the sad faces, or in this case, capturing a sad face or two. they make for some good laughs down the road. :)
delicious ritz crackers make everything better.
baby Sunday was all smiles. isn’t she precious?
april caught johanna sharing a quiet moment with grandpa warren.
here’s one of those quick in-between moments of sophia. she’s so beautiful.
some of our favorite photos are of moms with their children. for the next few we got Felice in to have a little mother – daughter fun in the field.
babies love to fly air mom :)
sophia of the ninja sisterhood.
her secret identity has been revealed :)
there’s sophia’s smile. yes! no child can beat me! :) or kim in this case.
baby Sunday wanted to hop on pop so we got Sang in the frame along with Felice and Sophia. now that is one beautiful ohana. felice and sang, thank you for sharing a day with us. we absolutely love your family! hopefully we can meet up again soon to do a family portrait session in new york city.
there’s no better place than in the arms of someone who loves you. sleep tight Sunday.