We finally made a family trip down to California to meet the newest member of our family... Cousin Wyatt! My little nephew is full of smiles and on the move. At six months old he army crawls everywhere and constantly pulls himself to standing. We know he'll be walking, or rather running, in no time! He also inherited the Luis family big, beautiful, blue eyes. We had planned an earlier trip in January right after he was born and canceled due to sickness. I was more than disappointed to miss out on taking some of my favorite newborn portraits. However, who says you can't pose a sleepy 6 month old! We are so happy to have Wyatt in our lives and you can bet I will continue to photograph this smiley beautiful little fellow as he grows.
I drive myself a little crazy every year planning Lucy's birthday party. However, I truly love putting it all together and this year was no exception. We hosted this year's party at the Peachy Pig Farm where the kids were able to decorate a pail and pick berries, view and pet some farm animals and just run around and be kids. I had fun making many of the cow themed decorations and her adorable pillowcase birthday dress. What would I do with out Pinterest!?! A huge thank you goes to my mom who always pitches in to help things run smoothly and to my husband Grant, who took a few of the photos featured below. (He's getting pretty good!)
I don't know how to adequately express my love for this little girl. With each year, month, day and breath she fills my life and heart with so much joy and love that I simply melt into a puddle of tears. I know I can not slow the eternally ticking clock, but I can savor these precious moments and try my best to capture them in a way in which I can look back and remember.
This magical evening started with tears as I dragged my poor, overly photographed child out past 8 pm to capture the sun setting. We drove out Scholls Ferry Road hoping to capture a barn in the background and thirty minutes later finally pulled into a church parking lot overlooking a beautiful wheat field and the perfect barn. After the tears dried, we danced, sang and played in those magical fields together. She is part silly, part serious and filled to the brim with the ability to create an imaginative world where I could set up camp and stay forever. She is my Lucy.
What happens when Hawaiian twin brothers become father's of adorable babies born less than two weeks apart? They host the most amazing 1st birthday Luau for their babes complete with kalua pork, hula dancing, music, laughter and the joining of families from near and far. I hold a special affinity for happa babies, being one myself, and it was so much fun to follow this group of seven gorgeous cousins. It was a true honor to capture these precious memories and portraits for the grandparents present with all of their grandchildren. Hau'oli La Hanau Ellen & Koamalu!
Welcome to my blog! I am Leah, a wife to Grant and a mother to our Little Lucy and Baby Gabe - my inspiration, my joys and my loves. I prefer to utilize natural light to capture the joy and love in the lives of others as well. Here you will find my most recent work. Please leave a comment and follow along!