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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Sera’s Newborn Baby Sister | Jessica Michelle Photo | Marin County, Ca

I had the pleasure of photographing this sweet girls new baby sister. She slept nearly the whole time and was a dream to work with and Big Sister was a treat too!  lifestyle-newborn-sibling-photo-session-marin-countyI can’t believe how this girl is a big sister now – seems just like yesterday she was born and my little lady and her were playing together. lifestyle-newborn-sibling-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-sibling-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-sibling-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-sibling-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-sibling-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-sibling-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-girl-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-girl-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-girl-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-girl-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-girl-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-girl-photo-session-marin-county lifestyle-newborn-sibling-photo-session-marin-county

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

A new start | Marin County Child and Newborn Photography | Jessica Michelle Photo

I’ve been wanting to get a blog going for a good time now and I have finally found the free moment to do so. Having two littles now is a handful… to say the least!

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I will be posting different sessions and life happenings here as the days tick on. I can’t wait to share the back log of sessions past that are some of my favorites.