Monday, October 6, 2014

Eden's First Boho Birthday Bash

Just four weeks prior to her birthday, we decided we were going to celebrate Eden's birthday with an intimate party. Some personal circumstances dictated that, but I'm so happy we were able to. She brings so much joy to our little family on a daily basis, this past year with her has been memorable it was only appropriate to celebrate her.


You are loving, smart and your gentle soul is one of a kind. You came into our family and instantly our hearts grew a thousand times bigger. We could no longer be without you baby girl. God knew exactly what he was doing when he blessed us with you. As a family, first we had each other, then we had you, now we have everything! My heart will forever be walking outside my body in the form you and your sister. 

Love you forever x infinity,

I'm so glad I went through and completed taking Eden's monthly photo in the same 
spot each month. My, how fast my baby grew. So fun to look back at 

I searched everywhere for a special guest book, but had no luck...
When all else fails, DIY! ;)

"with grace in her heart & flowers in her hair" was the main theme

ONE, I still cannot believe it

Can't go wrong with gold-dipped feathers

 Invites from the fab Kelli Murray

I made a variety of dreamcatchers... 

the DIY teepee I had made for the Mother's Day mini sessions I offered earlier this year
entertained some kiddos during the party! Aren't tepees just so fun!? :) 

 had temporary tattoos for the kiddos AND adults ;)
this was one of my favorite!
[photo from my Insta]

Sketched out some coloring sheets for the children to paint with water colors

birthday girl with sister + friends

Just before we all sang HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

the cutest custom moccasin boots from TheLittleDesignCo
Check out her shop, everything she makes is divine!

Then I "tried" getting some photos of just the birthday girl

Made these bracelets for the girls gift bags

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Carlos + Marie // Los Angeles Maternity Portraits

I love EVERYTHING about the following session... The sweetest expecting couple, the location, the light we found... but most importantly for me - the connection between Carlos and Marie. Their love for each other and now the new life they've created. It is a love that is palpable and I know you can see that through these photos. Although they had warned me that they were both very nervous because it was their first time taking photos like this, they needed very little direction and were both naturals! It is always a compliment when clients tell me they were comfortable in front of my camera.

Here are some of my favorites from this day...


Seriously you two...STUNNING!

Marie, thirty weeks pregnant never looked soo effortless and beautiful!

>>> Guys, this will be the location of my Fall Mini's this year! <<<
 I'm so excited, what do you all think? :)
November 15 and spots are limited.
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 Marie, your gorgeous!

I loved that the session ended with them sipping on some lemonade :) I know, aren't these two just so cute!

Carlos + Marie,
It was my pleasure meeting you guys. And in the short time we spent together, I know you two will be amazing parents. Your precious Mason is blessed to call you guys dad and mom. Enjoy every minute, because time goes by too fast!

- Belinda
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