Last week I visited my sister and brand new baby niece in Los Angeles. Being the relentless photographer that I am, I naturally have hundreds of images of that sweet baby face. Those will take some time to weed thru and edit.
But it just so happens that my oldest friend in the world, Hannah, lives not 20 minutes from my sister. She is quite actually my oldest friend. In the whole wide world. Since we were nothing but blips in our own mothers' wombs. We've fallen in and out of touch over the years, but that kind of history and friendship, thru the most formative years, is a solid rock. And so I knew we had to catch up while I was in town. As soon as I let her know I was coming, she asked for a maternity session. I couldn't have been more psyched to capture this special time for her little family. Unfortunately, plans fell thru...when that perfect California weather I keep hearing about turned into a weekend of monsoons, and her hubby got tied up at work on the sunnier days. A total bummer, but we made the best of it and found some time to trek up her favorite trail in the San Gabriel mountains (in the snow and rapidly falling light) for a few shots and lots of great conversation.
Such a gorgeous lady and incredible scenery really made up for the rain that dampened half of my trip. If you look closely in the last image, you can see the lights of the city. If it weren't for the horrendous traffic and ridiculous cost of living, I'd probably be moving here tomorrow.
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Natalie is a lifestyle family photographer serving Pensacola, FL and surrounding areas. With a passion for capturing candid family moments, she specializes in birth and newborn lifestyle photography. Natalie lives in Pensacola with her husband and two (very difficult to photograph) children. Besides photography, she has a passion for modern sewing projects and graphic design.
Photo credit: Indie Pearl Photography