Life is like a box of chocolates | Valencia Family Photographer

You never know what you’re gonna get! Now that Christmas cards are all sent out I’ll share some of my own family’s Christmas shoot. Every year I set out to photograph my family, 4 rambunctious kids from pissy teenagers to tirading toddlers, 2 french bulldogs, and a partridge in a pear tree. I do this photo shoot with a remote determined to be in the pictures myself. This is at best a stupid proposition but somehow it all works out. This year we dragged a couch out to a loading dock for an “urban” shoot… as urban as Santa Clarita gets. My stroke of genius was to bring my mother in law along to jump around behind the camera, kids can’t scowl at their Nana, right? Little did we know when we made these plans that it would be 51 degrees out with heavy freezing wind. We nearly made a Popsicle of our Nana. We can’t thank her enough. I am a fan of outtakes. My kids know this. If you do something stupid during a photo shoot it will likely end up on the card or on the wall, this year was no different. Enjoy my family, all of their noise and craziness makes my heart sing. This is us. From my family to yours a very Merry Christmas!


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  1. Melissa Anderson says:

    Laurie.. you are too cute.. and your family too! What fun pictures..and your little guy, he cracks me up!

  2. Angela says:

    I love them! Fabulous family…so fun! And so funny!

  3. Kristy Lynn says:

    priceless I tell you. priceless.

  4. Tina Ramirez says:

    Adorable! I might just take little V home with me!

  5. Anya says:

    I LOVE the one with your husband on the phone, your daughter’s hair flying about, everyone’s kind of doing something different and you look so ‘collected’ lol. Beautiful family!

  6. Julia Wade says:

    fabulous, seriously fabulous.

  7. Kris says:

    Lol! Those are great. Laurie, you are gorgeous and so is you family!!

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