As a mama of teens myself I know how hard it can be to coordinate everyone’s schedule and get teens to cooperate, but those years before they leave the nest are really the ideal time for a family photoshoot. Most of us moms have plenty of pictures of our families when the kids are babies, but what about as they get older? I can’t tell you how many moms have told me “we haven’t had pictures taken in years!” 5 years? 10 years??? So here’s a call to action mamas, book a shoot for your family before they start heading off to college, you won’t regret it. Enjoy~
Every year for the last 8 years, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing the National Champion Valencia High School Varsity Dance Team, what a gorgeous group of talented dancers! This year was especially fun for me as my baby Julia was on the team, following in the footsteps of 3 of her cousins! So here they are, the 2014-2015 VHS Dance Team! They’re a little older than my typical clients, but I love them all the same :)
It’s been a weird, exciting, emotional, sad, happy, hopeful, proud, crazy week around the Sachs household. Our oldest son Eric graduated from Valencia high school. Let me tell you something mamas, when people say your kids’ childhood goes in the blink of an eye THEY ARE NOT KIDDING. We are so proud of the young man he has grown into and so excited to see what his future holds, but I want to hold on to the little boy he was, I don’t think I’m ready for this. It feels like the end of an era, when our kids were all children. How are we old enough to be the parents of an adult??? My husband and I were 17 when we started dating, to see our oldest son going through the same milestones we shared is is bit surreal. So here is our Eric, from the first day of kindergarten to graduation day went in the blink of an eye. We love you son and we have been honored to be your parents.
I have so many shoots from Christmas I have yet to share (not to mention around 50 other shoots from last year), I figured I’d start with blogging my own family! Hands down, my kids are always my most challenging shoot of the year! This year I really wanted a great family picture as we are in a stage of transition with my oldest set to graduate from high school in May, sniffle, sniffle… where has the time gone??? I don’t feel old enough to be the mother of an adult, and yet that day is quickly approaching. So here we are- the Sachs family 2014, the kids are 17, 15, 10, and 7. These were shot in basically a ditch on the side of the road by my house in about 15 minutes, because that’s how it rolls when it’s your own family!
As we’re gearing up for holiday mini sessions I thought it might be a good idea to share some mini’s from last year, I’m so far behind on blogging! This is one of my very favorite families and their mini session from last Christmas-