The Finstons- Fun & the power of Facebook- Huntington Beach Photographer

People definitely have their opinions about facebook.  I guess I do too.  Sometimes I’m addicted to it and spend way too  much time on there.  Other times I’m sick of it and wonder why we seem to to think that everyone wants to know about everything we do.  Sometimes it’s super helpful, using my community as a resource in finding hairdressers, doctors, wedding venues, etc.  Whatever your (or even my) opinion may be today, it’s no question that facebook helps connect people.

Take Erin, for instance.  We went to high school together.  She was a year younger than me and we were on the cheer squad together.  We hadn’t seen each other since I left good ol’ Covina High, but somewhere in the past couple of years we became friends on facebook.  So when it came time to get some family photos done, I got the privilege of reconnecting with Erin and meeting her sweet family!

Look at this handsome boy!

And this little nugget of yumminess!  He kept pointing at trash cans.  It was pretty funny.

Good lookin’ family!

Erin was just about ready to pop with her third…. a girl!  I’ll post photos of her really soon.

Awww… a cute brotherly moment.  I won’t tell you that what’s really happening her is that they got candy as a bribe (I fully support this practice) and they we very distracted and there was no way I was going to get their attention at this point.  Oh whoops…. my secrets out!

The other member of the family.  So sweet.

One more belly shot with some beautiful light.  Pregnant bellies are so fascinating!

Erin, thank you for allowing me to photograph your beautiful family!

Rain or Shine- Red Horse Barn Wedding Photography

Michelle & Brian’s wedding was an emotional one.  Throughout the course of their relationship they had seen their share of hardship.  Michelle had gone through some major health problems, while Brian’s mom was fighting cancer.  These struggles only brought the two of them closer together.  While planning the wedding both of them just kept hoping that Brian’s mom would be able to make it.

Sadly, two weeks before the wedding, Brian’s mom lost her battle with cancer.

So there were tears shed at this wedding, sad that a very important family member was absent from this celebration.  But there was lots of joy, knowing that she is free from suffering and with Jesus.  So when I saw this little bird they had, it struck me, knowing that these two really meant it.  They had already lived it.

That’s beautiful.  That’s something to celebrate!

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Michelle’s bouquet was gorgeous!

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Look at those eyes!

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OK… their kids are going to have THE MOST BEAUTIFUL eyes!

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Their first look was so touching.

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Such cute details.
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I loved how Michelle used some things from her grandparents weddings.
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So sweet.
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Brian did his mother/son dance with his two sisters.  It was emotional.
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