Quinceañera

I’m Chilean so I know nothing about Quinceañeras except that those things are like weddings. If you don’t know what a quinceañera is, a simple google search ought to do it. When Maria José told me she didn’t want a quince but just some pictures on her birthday and memories with friends, I thought, what a great way to celebrate your birthday without the chaos. I want to wish her a happy birthday and share some of the images that she can look back on for years to come. Oh, to be 15 again….

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Promposal

I’m old enough to not remember what the heck a “promposal” is. If you haven’t heard, they’re a thing. A major thing. It’s like a proposal, but for prom. So.Much.Pressure.

I was at the beach today doing a completely different shoot, when out of the corner of my eye, I noticed this sweet, young man hiding behind one of the pier pillars holding some sunflowers. I love sunflowers, I think that’s what caught my attention. Then I noticed he had some friends holding some letters, so I had to ask. “What the heck is going on here?!!” I think that’s along the lines of what I said and he proceeded to tell me that it was a promposal. A PROMPOSAL?!! I asked myself in my head but didn’t want to seem uncool so I smiled and nodded like I understood.

I finally pieced it together and asked him if I could get pictures of it. Green light. So we waited. And waited some more. Then she finally arrived, but went in a different direction from what we were expecting so I had to do some mild aerobic exercise in the sand and walk very fast to catch up. I caught my breath and it was show time! I’ve never witnessed a promposal before so it was exciting. AND SHE SAID YES!!! Then I went back to my photo shoot.

Eduardo was kind enough to let me share these pics with you guys. Have fun at prom!

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New Baby Smell

I’ve been called crazy and weird before because I LOVE that new baby smell. Love it. LOVE.IT. And the farther away my own children get from the time they were tiny babies, the more I seem to long for that new baby smell. So whenever the opportunity arises to be around a precious baby, any baby, I jump at the chance. Don’t judge me.

Olivia arrived to a home with two little brothers and all of a sudden the house was filled with pink ribbons, flowery dresses and smiley faces. I treasured every second of this shoot. Precious.❤️

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