May 30, 2014


yesterday, i shared part one of the Meador family's session, and today i'm so excited to show you the rest!

in just a few short weeks, this family is transferring back to the east coast, so maria wanted to capture their life in california, and what better place than laguna beach? and so we documented what these four do best together - play, laugh, and love - with the beautiful pacific ocean as our backdrop. 

i think i take for granted how close we live to the ocean, that we can just drive down PCH, pull over wherever our hearts desire, and take it all in - the massive, awe-inspiring wonder of it all. people dream of dipping their toes in the pacific. and here we are, just a quick drive away from one of california's many, many natural splendors. and to highlight the beauty of it all, the clouds rolled in and illuminated this session perfectly. i could have chased and photographed this family for hours, our toes in the sand, the sound of squeals and giggles as they ran from the waves, and the ocean breeze playing with our hair. it was a quintessential afternoon. 

chata, maria, and your two little guys - thank you for asking me to document this exciting and unknown transition in your life. who knows, maybe the Lord will call you back to the west coast one day! your family is beautiful, and my time with you was a gift. praying for blessings to cover your life as your follow God's lead! 


May 29, 2014


when this adorable family pulled up for their photoshoot and pulled out a red wagon and fedora hats for their boys, i about died - seriously. but it isn't just the beautiful scenery, the outfits, or the props that made this shoot all that it was. it was the pure delight and love expressed in the Meador family. they love to play together, laugh together, and love each other. 

this session could also not have been timed more perfectly. as a military family, they reminded me what we truly honor and celebrate over memorial day weekend. it's the sacrifice of families like this - sacrificing their comfort, security, and for some, even their lives - that ensures our freedom. and with that freedom comes a huge responsibility for us to DO something good, to fight for the freedom of others, for justice everywhere. whether in the service or not, we all have opportunities to encourage change, whether it be in our families, in our neighborhoods, our schools, or in another country. 

to the meador family, and the thousands of others like them who serve our nation with their whole life, words cannot describe how grateful i am. 

stay tuned for part two tomorrow!