Afternoon Tea with Morning Lavender: Tustin, California

Last month me and my sisters treated ourselves to an afternoon filled with all things “Pretty”. Tustin, California, is the home to the cutest little cafe and boutique, Morning Lavender , who serves the most beautiful tea. I wish I could put into words how luxurious it was to leave the kids home with dad, sip on “Heavenly Cream” black tea and dine on tasty treats. These photos will have to convey the joys of the day.

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Not only do they have tea, but they have these fantastic Frose’ s that are the perfect topper to any girl-date!

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I love how they anticipated their Ideal clients and made Tea more than just Tea; its an experience. All of the pretty florals and nice clean white makes it extra girly, while providing beautiful floral walls for the perfect “photo op”. As a photographer, I can appreciate how visually pleasing everything is. This place is ideal for birthday parties, baby/bridal showers, work events, or just an afternoon alone with a good book!

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As if all that wasn’t enough, they also have a gorgeous boutique full of all things fancy! This is one of the vendors that I recommend to all my clients for purchasing the perfect light and airy outfits for their family photos with me. My photography sessions come with styling assistance, and Morning Lavender is one of my favorites. Check out their online shop here.

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This was a fun find, and I just had to share the goodness with all of you. Need someone to go with? Hit me up, Im always down for a good cup of tea!

Warm Southern California Spring-Family Session

Oh Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun, please shine down on me..... 

It's March, and everything is neon green here in sunny SoCal. Between the bouts of rain (which were desperately needed), we had a handful of cool sunshine-filled days. The Fisk family seemed to have brought their own blend of sunshine to their session, as every photo was just bursting with light and a brightness that encompassed their family vibes.  I worked along side Cherie to help her plan and coordinate her families wardrobe to make sure her family photos turned out exactly how she had it in her mind. Her two sweet kids were laughing and playing and reminded me why I adore taking photos.  I not only got to play outside, but I got to connect with some amazing new people and serve them in a way that they will always remember. 

This blue floppy hat was that extra accessory that brought some added dimension to their photos and Cherie's outfit. It also added a little coy somethin-somethin as her and her hubby got close. I am so giggly over how sweet these two are. Looking sharp in that suit too Sir; thumbs up. 

Bow-tie and suspenders are always a go-to for small boys. Pair it with this cuties red hair and you have instant perfection! I know this isn't my kid, but would it be creepy if I hung this photo up in my house? haha. He looks like one of the model's that come in the picture frames you buy from the store..... Too. Cute. For. Words. 

The Fisk's were open to any ideas I had, and were troopers when I had them all lay down in this tall grass. I'm loving this San Dimas location because it really does give me so many options for the different photos I want to take. 

This face say's it all..... Big sister is all love and little brother is clearly "thrilled" with it all. haha. 

Thank you guys for trusting me, I'm loving the way this session turned out. Lots of variety, but most importantly, it exudes YOU. Who you are as a family is evident in all the love I see here. What a blessing. 

 

Like what you see? Want to book a session? Contact me HERE and lets get you set up for a Spring session of your very own! 

Much Love, Beth

Sean & Kristen: Romantic San Dimas Pre-Baby Session

What can I say about these two? They are clearly crazy about each other; they were heating up this gloomy and rainy day with all their fierceness.  This session was completely dreamy; with lots of light peeping through the clouds and trees, casting just a touch of magic on this young love.  

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And this dress...what can I say about this dress? It was elegant and simple and brought so much movement to their photos. It catches your eye and is simply stunning on miss Kristen. Great job girl. You can never go wrong with a long maxi dress; It flatters every figure. This one was from Ross, so clearly you know you don't have to spend tons of money to get this look. 

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Sean and Kristen are expecting their first baby this year. Kristen called me wanting photos of her and her husband as a farewell to being just the two of them, as they looked forward to their next adventure as a family of three. I think its so important, whether you have kids in the house or not, to get photos done of you and your love. Most couples get the obligatory engagement and wedding photos done.....but wheres the love? Where are the "heck-yes-we-survived-7-years-of-marriage" photos? I think your journey should be captured at every stage and every once in awhile you should plan sessions without the kids. It gives you a chance to look back and remember how it all started. 

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Want a session of just you and your love? No occasion necessary. Email me and we will get something on the books that is perfect for you and highlights you and your person. 

Blessings, 

Beth