Jessi and I have been busy working away, but we finally took a day to kick off a long list of well groomed photo shoot plans we made just after the new year. We've had so much success with our adventurous and spontaneous outings, we though creative brainstorming, visions and sketches could only make it better. Yesterday proved us wrong (we're not giving up!) in every way. Our winter-themed plan complete with cotton ball snow strings and cozy attire, was already off to a bad start given the 77 degree weather. After a 3 mile hike on a hunt for trees that tangled our snow beyond recognition, we ended up just snapping some sunnier photos than planned, and conceded defeat. We will have a rain check. There will be cotton snow. Sometimes we just have an off day and have to make the best of it. At least her hair looked great and red is her color :)
I've been friends with Cambria since we were 12 years old, so when her mom and I hatched a plan to surprise Cam and her little brother with a photo shoot on Christmas Eve I couldn't have been happier. I had so much fun running around the hills in Laguna on the sunniest December 24th you could imagine. It was such a joy photographing them just being themselves, telling old stories, and playing. They made me feel like part of the family and it was a great holiday memory :)
Jessi and I headed up for a quick and silly shoot at Badlands Park on top of the hills above South Laguna. It's a prehistoric beach with a view of the entire coastline, and offers a pretty unique landscape with its brushy bushes and white beach sand. It's one of my favorite spots in OC. We had a lot of fun with the cottony SoCal snow in the bushes and climbing trees, but we were both in strange moods and ended up heading back early to prepare for a night of Christmas Hospitality in Laguna.
Check out her blog for fashion details as usual :)