Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Class of 2011.. Simeon High (Chicago Ill) Tilah Parker

Meet Tilah Parker, Simeon High Class of 2011.. I've known this girl for most of her life, and really got to know her a few years ago, she has a sweet spirit and always willing to help anyone and to be kind to anyone. She loves animals. But is a big fan of her family, she believes in them and loves them. Tilah thanks for everything and letting me capture how beautiful you are.. Cant wait to see what the future holds for you..

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Introducing Baby Paul Soliai Jr

Sometimes when we put things in the Lords hands and follow him, he blesses families with a gift that is worth far more then anything we could of hoped for..

Meet Baby Paul Soliai Jr truly a "Gift from God".

I like to watch people when I go on shoots and especially baby shoots, Mom was so nervous she and her sisters (oh the sisters require a whole different post just for them .. lol) went shopping for clothes, props and even googled different poses and different ways to take baby photos and had a million and one different ideas of what to do. I love when my clients are ready and know what they want. Dad on the other hand is still in the "Am I gonna drop him stage, because he is so little." but when dad held him you could see his whole heart was wrapped up in that little blanket, he could do NO wrong. After all that preparation what do we get a SLEEPY, DON'T TOUCH ME, DON'T MOVE ME, FEED ME, NO I WONT OPEN MY EYES mood.. What else really are we to expect. This baby has it all, 3 mamma's 1 grandma (oh and dont mess with the grandma, every time baby Paul cried she threatened all of us, and yes including me.. lol). When it was all said and done and all the threats and laughs (Thanks Bev for being a good sport.. lol) were done we could only get the poses that Baby Paul would let us.. After all HE IS THE BOSS OF US.. ha ha ha

Soliai family thanks for allowing me to capture your babies first photos, I'm so excited to watch you both grow in a different way that parenthood can only take you. You have both been blessed with him and he will change things up (trust me.). I can already see he holds you both in the palm of his hands. May the Lord guide your family as you learn to become great parents I see you both are already off to a great start..

UPDATE: A huge SHOUT OUT goes to Jr Patane for finally taking control of this baby (trust me this baby is spoiled beyond your belief.. lol) and having him give me the poses and the shots that will make a household name.. I'm saving those shots for the baby announcements.. ALL HAIL JR..

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Meet Fita and Alaimoana Toki-Motuapuaka

I had a great time with Fita, it's been so long since I've hung out with her.. She use to be one of the Young Women in my ward. There I go again dating myself.. It's nice to see them all grown up and having a family of their own.

Fita shares a special bond with her son, (I know every mother does lol), she shows patience and understanding, Moana is at the age of A LOT of questions, you know the "whats that?" and the"how come?" and I see Fita answering every single one of them. She loves him with all her heart I can see that in the way she treats, talks and spoils him..

Thank you Fita for allowing me to capture your HERE AND NOW moments with your son, trust me they pass to quickly so cherish EVERY SINGLE question he asks..

P.s.. Fita, you owe me, I didn't mention anything about you bringing your own CHEERING squad to tell you how cute you look after every change.. lol.. See I keep my word.. lol..

I LOOOOOOVE THIS PHOTO.. I know the sun is the wrong position and I should of turned them all more the left, but I didn't and I'm sorry.. But I LOOOOOOVE THIS PHOTO..

Friday, June 3, 2011

A family with one heart.... (or should I say 2)

Have you ever met a family for the first time and for some reason felt like you have known them your whole life, that's how I felt with this family.

The jokes were rolling on both sides and the laughs, lets just say I think everyone at the park thought we were ALL crazy. (yes I said ALL not just ME.. lol)

There is a connection between them that I sensed the moment we started shooting like they all had some inside joke or some special moment that only they share, I could see it in their eyes when they were all laughing at and with each other, they all looked around at each other just to make sure everyone was laughing together.. (lets not forget I'm waaaay funny.. lol..)
The reason for the TITLE.. I have never seen 2 more loved children by a WHOLE family, not just the parents but the WHOLE family .. ( I wont mention the kitty kat song.. however WOW is what I will say about it.. ) The whole family wanted to hold them, sing to them play with them but more importantly LOVE them.. I think I just figured out the secret.. LOVE... Thanks for letting me hang out with you guys today, you all rocked the camera.. ( I seen the "ROCK the camera" statement somewhere and thought I would try it.. lol. ) ENJOY..