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Beautifully Handsome at only nine days old! Newborn Photographer Inland Empire Photos on location in Las Vegas, NV
Don’t you just want to pinch these cute little cheeks? This little guy Dustin was born 9 days before this shoot and made the trip out to Las Vegas, NV for his newbon session. In this first portrait he is swaddled by his gorgeous mommy with her blankie from when she was a baby. How sweet is that?!
He looks so peaceful sleeping in that lion hat his mommy & daddy got him!
Christina and Travis are super awesome first time parents! Very brave and went up to my suite at THEhotel @Mandalay Bay (super love, could have lived there haha for the rest of my life lol) where I set up all the lighting and backdrops for their shoot. It was really fun and I certainly don’t mind a super cute excuse to head to Vegas! (more on that later)
Inland Empire Photos, Team Featured Photographer: Darren!……….Southern California Wedding Photographers experienced and talented
This is long awaited and defiantly deserved! Darren has been along for the crazy wedding photographer life with me for a few years and I am proud and thankful he is part of the team here at Inland Empire Photos. I met him as we were both hired to shoot the same wedding a few years back. I requested to meet him at a Starbucks and he obliged. I had this happen once before where I had shot a wedding where the couple had a photographer that was hired from the venue, they had to pay for him anyway but hired me as they said they didn’t feel comfortable with him. (not my words, theirs). I understood what they meant after being pushed out of the way by said photog on the dance floor in which caused me to wind up with a stiletto meeting the top of my foot. There were other little things I won’t get into, but I didn’t want the same experience and as much as possible wanted to prevent that from happening again. I like working as a team rather than against each other. Anyhow, I was convinced in my head this other photographer was a nazi-ninja-photographer and did not want to deal with that again. In walks Darren and he is totally cool, laid back easy going guy. We talk about our love for all things Disney & Tim Burton. We share the same views when it comes to shooting weddings in a way that tell a story and capturing the little moments that may sometimes be missed but would be cherished forever. I will warn you though, every time we have shot weddings together it has rained- but we both have a view of maximizing on what others might consider a damper on the day but both times it has opening up an amazing beautiful sky when the rain stops and reflections on nearly everything that is wet from rain.
I have to say I am so lucky to have met an amazing fellow photographer who is a great person and a good friend. He’s got a good sense of humor and that really helps when I get on the wrong Freeway trying to get home from Newport or his unofficially diagnosing me with OCD after my long winded wedding briefings & prep before weddings. I got to do a little promotional portrait session during our team picture shoot for Inland Empire Photos. I seriously just cannot delete real laughing pictures of people cracking up during our sessions, I featured his bottom left above, I wish I could remember what we were laughing about because I’m betting it was pretty funny. Sorry Ladies, he’s taken and has a beautiful girlfriend and I have never seen him so happy! Anyway I could take up a book with hilarious wedding stories or things from shoots but all in all I plan on featuring a post for each of my team members with some of the portraits from their shoot. Since he was first on board the crazy train that is my business, I thought it would be good to give him a big shout out and a HUGE THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING MAN!
With one of my shoots being postponed on Saturday and Sunday’s Plans to shoot the band’s Album cover- my husband surprised me & the kids with a day trip to Mt.Baldy. We rode the ski lifts up and had lunch on the mountain top. It was nice cooler weather from the 100 plus degree weather we are having in So Cal right now. Had a nice BLT too. The only thing my husband told me to bring was my camera. Hey babe my hiking shoes would have been a great heads up… just sayin. But I can’t complain. It was nice to get away and I was pretty much forced to since I had no cell signal- so no way to answer emails, texts or calls. I was forced to take a few hours off from my business and regroup. Very nice to have some time with the family. Trevor really loved riding the ski lifts.
Well it’s not perfect, but it’s all of us in a shot.
The 4 year old wanting a picture
Some fun pictures from the mountain top
I thought it would be funny to give him a pickle and get a sour face from how much he would hate it. Who knew Joshua would love pickles? He said “mmmmm” and was happy as could be.
Good day to rest up for the beach album cover shoot the next day <3 The 4 year old said it was “the greatest adventure ever”.
As a professional wedding, event and portrait photographer in Southern California & Riverside, CA- I often hear the following comment: “Wow must be great for your kids and family that you are a photographer!” While it might have it’s upside and I am very much a person who likes to look at the glass as half full, when it comes to my personal photos, vacation photos and the like- hauling around my heavy camera & lenses when I’m not shooting an event or session makes me feel like I am working! When I am not shooting, editing or doing paperwork (the exciting part of running my own business). I want to relax, unwind & not feel like I am creating more work for myself to edit and convert from RAW, back up and file etc. I am just like the average Joe or maybe even worse when it comes to putting off unloading the memory card/pictures from the camera for another day(or week or month). For the most part my personal pictures get thrown on the back burner because I am either too busy editing client pictures or tired out from editing hundreds of photos haha! It’s been almost a month since my 4 year old’s pool party and I haven’t looked at half of the pictures yet! It also can take a toll on the family to constantly see you go into PHOTOGRAPHER MODE, they want to hang with YOU not, you with THE BIG BLACK THING in front of your face, or worse yet feel forced into a photoshoot they didn’t sign up for. I’ve learned to put away the camera when I am off work and though part of that is FREEING for both the family and I, I am missing out on documenting the important moments.
So tonight I decided to start my own series on my blog where I will reclaim taking pictures of my own family again and catching up on editing them as well in some of my spare time. I’ll have the camera available to catch a cool moment, but it won’t be to the extreme of being draped across my shoulder or left on the counter with a dead battery and no memory card. I love documenting lives and memories for other people and I want to start enjoying it again in my own life and doing a little bit each day to make that possible. This all occurred to me an hour ago when my youngest (8 months) sat up in his crib and was looking at my husband and I walking by, very proud of himself and giggling. I knew this was a moment I needed to capture as this moment will also mark the end of him having that fishy mobile (since it will now present a strangulation hazard- boo). It’s also unfair for me to have photographed and video taped nearly every first moment for my first born, but to have nothing for my second, and I’ve been more than horrible about the baby book (I plan on making both children albums similar to my wedding albums as baby books because I’m just a more digital person than a paper and pen person and a lot of my handwriting makes me believe I may have pursued the wrong profession and could have taken quite a swing at Medical School and becoming a Doctor. (/END SARCASM). So welcome along the ride at my attempt as a photographer to reclaim capturing our family moments and firsts and silliness and get back in the grove of being a photo crazy MOM-ographer!
If any of you Mom’s or photographer’s out there would like to do this with me PLEASE comment with your blog link! I’m interested to hear from other Mom’s and Photographer’s their thoughts on this and how other photographer Mom’s and Dad’s deal with this and any fun ideas for documenting your life or what has made creating your families memories easier!
-Heather is the Owner and Head Professional Photographer of Inland Empire Photos, serving the Inland Empire and all of Southern California as well as Destination weddings & events. She is 28 years old. Happily Married for 5 years with two boys ages 4 years & 8 months. She enjoys photographing Seniors, Newborns, Families, Weddings, Events, Bands and products. She runs her business full-time as a work at home Mom.
I really enjoyed this amazing photography senior session with Aubrey in Ranch Cucamonga, CA! I thought it would be a great time to announce our Summer Senior Spectacular 2012! We are currently offering 40% off our Senior Package prices until 9/30/2012! Valid on our M-F afternoon/evening sessions. We offer everything from gorgeous metallic prints, to canvases to Graduation announcements and beautiful albums with layflat pages to cherish for years to come. Commemorate this special moment in your teens life with our amazing photography & retouching services.
Photographing Seniors has become one of my favorite past times and love the variety of outfit changes, adding sports or music into the mix. Shoot me an email or a message on Facebook and let’s start talking about your very own custom session. How about bringing along your best friend or your skateboard? We have lots of fun outdoor locations and a studio with various wonderful backdrops to suit your style!
My favorite thing about being a senior photographer in Southern California is we have so many awesome places available to us and amazing light with our beautiful weather from Redlands, CA down to Laguna Beach- Newport beach CA. I enjoy bringing out your teens personality and really letting them enjoy their time in front of the camera while creating beautiful imagery your family and friends will cherish.
Sneak Peak: Christine & Shane’s Wedding at Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Anaheim, CA :: Inland Empire Wedding Photographer
Spring and I had such a great time photographing Christine & Shane’s Wedding at Grand Californian Hotel Disneyland Anaheim, CA it’s one of those days that truly makes us remember why we love being wedding photographers!
The brides shoes were stunning and matched her lipstick perfectly!
I adored this tastefully cute Mickey accent on the Bride’s Bouquet!
Silver Mickey’s covered fondant on the deliciously rich Red Velvet cake.
The cake topper will surely be a treasure kept for the Bride and Groom for years to come.
Christine looked stunning and I loved Shane’s expression when he saw her for the first time.
First dance in the middle of the forest atmosphere of the Grand Californian Courtyard.
You know it’s a great wedding when The Bride and The Ringbearer start a flash mob during the reception!
Thank you Christine & Shane for choosing Inland Empire Photos to capture your special day! We loved photographing you at the happiest place on earth!
Stay tuned for more when I post part II!
Sneak Peak: Katie & Beau’s Wedding at Citrus State Historic Park Riverside :: Inland Empire Wedding Photographer
What a crazy summer! I love wedding season for sure- but I’m often so busy I forget to blog~! So I resolve to fix this and keep this blog updated It will be on my to-do list. Since Madmen recently had it’s season finale, this should be an attainable goal for me.
I couldn’t wait to share some of these shots of Katie and Beau’s wedding- We’ll call this part one since there are just so many awesome details they put together that I’d love to share! Everything at this wedding from Spring & I’s point of view went so smooth, the weather was fantastic and not too hot which is always a plus!
From the moment I met Katie and her parents Linda & Jim, I knew this wedding was going to be beautiful- just hearing their vision of vintage with a splash of romance- I was in. They were all so down-to-earth and easy to talk to. I adored their love story since they met at Disneyland on the Jungle Cruise! Most of you who know me know I am a sucker for a unique love story and anything Disney. I deffinetly knew I’d get along with Beau if he liked Disney! Beau also proposed to Katie on the Jungle Cruise which is super sweet!
I really enjoyed photographing their wedding & reception at Citrus State Historic Park in Riverside, CA.
The bouquet was embellished featuring the bride’s Grandmother’s broach.
Stay tuned for more shots and details from this wedding so much to share!