Seal Beach - Family Photography

I had a blast with these two adorable princesses! They are such hams! If I had daughters or nieces or anything like that, you can bet I would dress them up like this and make them dance around in a forest. Um, I mean, if their parents said it was okay...[Edit: My husband just informed me that I do, in fact, have a niece. (I forgot we just got married!) Also, I realized that if I had daughters, their parents would say it was okay because their parents would be me....]

It's amazing and wonderful how little kids can be just as entertained outside in good old fashioned nature as they can at say, Chuck-E-Cheese. These two cuties' mother asked me to find a woodsy area close to their home and this little plot of goodness just so happens to be within a stone's throw away. Who knew there were forests in Seal Beach, anyway? That is the beauty of hiring a photographer who will help you find those "hidden gem" locations! *Wink wink.*

This photo session was in part to celebrate little Zoey's first birthday (but she was clearly more interested in eating the "one" prop. ;) Her big sister, Stevie, loved running and playing hide & seek with the camera. She cracked me up! And those hair pieces and dresses were a great find by their mama-- Etsy artists and designers for the win! [Stevie wore a full length pink & gold princess tutu dress by KissHugDesign. Her pink and gold vintage inspired headband was made by andJane. Zoey's light pink and gold tutu dress with matching headband is designed by AverysCoutureLook.]

While we're on the topic of sisters, I'd like to take this time to give a shout out to my one and only sister, Alexis Renee, whom I cannot imagine growing up without. Feel free to peep her hilarious blog


What are sisters for if not to point out the things the rest of the world is too polite to mention?  ―Claire Cook