Favorites from California’s Holiday Sessions 2016 – Jessica Michelle Photo

Just 2 weeks ago I made the trip back to California for a handful of my very favorite clients!

Just 2 weeks ago I made the trip back to California for a handful of my very favorite clients! I was so happy over the summer (yes, SUMMER) when a few of my fav families reached out asking if I was ever going to come back at any chance to do photos. They were sad that I wasn’t there any longer after moving to Long Island to do their yearly holiday photos. After calling a few more clients to see if they too they would be interested in booking in advance if I were to come back – the trip was in the works!

It took me about a month to pick the perfect location, because all of these clients had shot at all my other go to favorites and only had 2 days to do sessions I had to come up with ONE new stand out location. IT was – you might recognize it because I have used it once before for my own little guys first birthday session. The infamous “Cypress Tree Tunnel” in Point Reyes! It was as gorgeous as I remember it being and upon almost everyones arrival they too gasped with joy and amazement!

Here are a few from each family that were my very favorite! Enjoy!

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This is what you get when you ask a 3rd grader how many girlfriends he has!

 

And lastly – My absolute favorite from all the sessions!

I don’t know what it is about this photo but I keep getting chills every time I see it – I LOVE IT. Odessa is a friend and fellow photographer, so she gets when sessions kinda go off the tracks and I really felt like this one was headed there – miss Addie was just not having any part of being in photos with or with out her sister Lulu (who was a total ham).
I am working hard on capturing a little bit more of the lifestyle aspect of each session as well at the posed shots. And this shot just really yells that to me, the “pose”, the light the moody-ness of it all.

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To see more of what I offer please check out my website. Can’t wait to work with you!

 

Edward is 1! | Jessica Michelle Photo | Marin County, Ca

Well Edward is now ONE! I really can’t believe it and how quick and blurry it all went by.

WOW – I have just not been keeping up with this blog thing. I make plans to write a post and then life just happens… 2015 ended really busy – thankfully – really really busy. And 2016 started off with me turing 30 ( insert friends clip of joey here ). I’m still not sure of how I feel about that.

Well Edward is now ONE! I really can’t believe it and how quick and blurry it all went by.

We all ventured out to Point Reyes in West Marin to find this fabled cypress tree tunnel and after a little hunting we found it. It was something we had past many times unknowingly when we had driven around out there before. I had dreamed about this setup for months after another photo friend posted a picture of it and that it was in Point Reyes – I just knew it would be the perfect place for Edward’s first birthday pictures. And boy was it.

All of us joined in on the photo taking and of course Edward is just as much of a ham as his big sister… thank goodness! We got some good toothy smiles out of him and some silly photos of Emily too. Heck its such a popular photo destination there was another professional portrait photographer there and offered to get one of all of us. Thank you to who ever you were you saved me the pain of setting up my darn tripod.

Enjoy some goofy kids and celebrate Edward – hurrah!

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Edward’s first birthday session in Point Reyes, CA

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Dapper Dude

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Adventurous Emily – Always with a mission in mind.

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See – Ya – Later

We also had a little cake smash session with him and his BFF Pressley (more on that in another post – let’s just say it’s Alice and Wonderland themed). The boy just loves cake and probably would have been just like the little boy in Matilda who eats a WHOLE cake in one sitting.

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And of course some cake smash images from a few days prior.

 

And who doesn’t love some outtakes – thanks to my great assistant… I mean husband… for really doing his best to wrangle these to wild purple minions during the session. Did I mention Edward has been walking for nearly 3 months now… yeah. Life.

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Edward | 6 month session | Marin County Photographer | Jessica Michelle Photo

Edward is 6 months already! Gosh I cannot believe it and how fast its going the second time around. AND its less than 1 month until emily turns 3 – time is speeding by. Were getting ready for the holiday season and family session mode. I will be rolling out my IPS ( in person sales ) format and pricing too for this years sessions. This will make it quicker and easier to choose your images and order products for your home and family- even Holiday Cards! I will have samples on hand so you get to see first hand what your getting. Cannot wait for this years sessions. six_month_milestone_photo_session_marin_county_california_siblings six_month_milestone_photo_session_marin_county_california

Addison’s First Year | Marin County Newborn Photographer | Jessica Michelle Photo

I have been long awaiting to post this beautiful girl. I photographed her whole first year from newborn to 3, 6, 9 months and one year with a cake smash! She was the best little poser one could ask for. So sad to see that they were moving to Houston the day after her first birthday session. She will be missed!

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First year sessions can be booked before baby even arrives! Pricing and info can be found on my website here.

Radio Silence – Jessica Michelle Photo – Marin County Child Photography

Radio Silence –
Life with two is tricky.

Man how easily I had forgotten how hectic newborn life was … let alone life with a 2 year old too. Combine the two and you see where I stand. Slowly but surely things are picking up here and I’m finding my work flow. I want to make myself post here at least once a week with some beautiful shots from the work week. Stay tuned to see if I can keep up with that. He is past the newborn stage and already four (4!!) months so hopefully I can do it.

To keep you entertained for now here is some shots of Emily – my darling two and a half year old. Playing outside while said little brother naps. She has had this dress since she was 11 months old and wore it in her first birthday photos. At this rate she could wear it until she’s six as a shirt. She petite and lanky but boy does she make up for it with personality!!

Playing outside and doing her ballerina moves.
Playing outside and doing her ballerina moves.

Until next time – Jessica