So these two. These two deserve their own post because look at the tutu and the donut scene and the “Yes, I’ll kiss sprinkles off your face.”
Mixed print goals. The mama of this family has an insanely amazing ability to put together varying patterns and prints so that they work in a way that goes way beyond anything I could ever dream up. I mean for real, she has a knack for this stuff and she isn’t afraid of color. Oh, and um, I must not forget to mention she also has a baby with the sweetest cheeks.
Ever have a moment where you feel like you are transported to a favorite little spot in Europe and you are surrounded by sweet little European kids and you think to yourself “Man, how do I institute a little of this style and design into my own life back in the states?!?” And then you wake up and realize you are in Berkeley but the scene hasn’t changed? Yeah, that family did that to me. They are seriously uber cool.
Oh my gosh, it is such a treat to reconnect with old friends. We used to meet up with these guys nearly every day at the local tot park and share snacks and draw with chalk. And in sharing snacks what I really mean is that the tots would drop food all over the ground and then they’d scavenge like pigeons for the fallen food. Good for their immunity, right? So far they’ve survived.
Babyyyyyyyyyy! The sweet and gentle natural colors of this shoot made me happy. Even happier was seeing the new parents totally embracing life with their amazing little gem.
Fast forward 20 years. I see this guy meeting his buddies on the court for a game of pick up ball then returning home to finish his work in progress oil painting on an oversized canvas.
Watch out world. This one is a stunner AND she has BRAINS AND she has killer bow and arrow skills. And those eyes, the curls, the smile. LOVE HER!
Lordy lordy lordy. The minute I set foot in this family’s newly renovated home I started plotting how I could “accidentally” lock myself in their bathroom or garage or something. Everything about their home is 100%, hands down, no question about it EXACTLY what my dream home would look like. All the way down to the wide plank flooring, dark exterior paint, open concept kitchen, even the dog. I mean everything. And when you have super cute, smart and talented kids to photograph in a space like this…like really? Yeah. Heaven.
Funny, when we were plotting where to do this shoot the mom said “I dunno if my kids will be entertained long enough by being out in nature.” Well, they were awesome. (granted we had to get some donut sugar flowing into our systems first). We blew bubbles, played hide and seek and pretty much just ran around in the trees. Yup, they did mighty fine in that great thing called mother nature.
You know you’ve got a great kid on your hands when she’ll go to a beach in December, in the cold, and will wade into the water without reservation or prompting. And, when she gets back to the car and dumps out gallons of water from her boots = awesome sauce kid.