Sunday, November 25, 2018

Pato Family | Family Moments | Wendy Childress Photography

"A mother's love for her children is like nothing else in the world." ~Agatha Christie
This sweet mama loves her kiddos with all her heart and it was such a blessing to capture it on film.  I watched as they laughed and chatted and really connected.  I'm so glad she decided to take the time to document her family just as they are, before her oldest daughter heads to college this next fall.  These moments are fleeting, and it's so important to capture them before they are gone. Enjoy some favs from their family session at the park.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Family Minis | Myrtle Creek Nursery | Wendy Childress Photography

Each year I look forward to seeing the familiar faces of some of my most loyal families.  They come back to me year after year to document their families as they grow and mature.  I've had the honor of welcoming new babies as well as reconnecting with those kiddos who have grown up and headed off to college.  It's always a good time and I always wish I had more time to catch up.  This year I offered a couple dates and this one was at the always breathtaking Myrtle Creek Gardens and Nursery in Fallbrook.  My clients are always wowed by this location and seem to find their way back at another date to enjoy all that it has to offer.  I got to work with four families in that golden hour light and we created beautiful images.  Enjoy some of the favs!

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Kayla {Class of 2019} | Senior Portraits | Wendy Childress Photography

This girl! She's a bit of sunshine!  I had a great time capturing Kayla's senior portraits.  I've known this girl and her family since she and my daughter were in 1st grade.  I've had the opportunity to photograph their family multiple times and was happy to photograph her for her senior year.  She's a fun girl and can laugh at her self, as shown in the first image.  We had some good belly laughs as she twirled in that field.  She's about to embrace a new chapter in her life, and I know she's gonna kick butt. Congrats Kayla! Here are a few of our favs!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Rasmussen Family | Family Moments | Wendy Childress Photography

I had a blast with the RAZZ family! They were like most of my new clients, referred by a close friend of theirs.  When we met up we realized we had more in common than we thought.  We are both fire families which made this extra special for me.  I had so much fun with little man, Knox, his personality was the cutest.  He was my little buddy that day.  He's at south a fun age! They were all so easy going and just had fun together, I loved it.  I'm glad they decided to document this time in their young family's life.  The kids grow and change so quickly, they will have these images to cherish for years to come. Here are some of my favs!

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Takin it Back to the Ol' Skool | ROLEmodel19 Styled Shoot | Senior Photographer

I'm super excited to share this fun styled shoot with all of you!  Each year my senior models get to participate in a couple styled shoots.  I love to have their input and see what look they they are excited about creating. Getting them involved is key to the success of the shoot, I love their creativity!  They wanted a 90's themed shoot and can I just say I was more than excited to take a trip down memory lane to the years when I was their age!  I had visions of a ghetto blaster (at least that's what I called it in 1995), 90's style clothes like Doc Martens and Tommy Hilfiger,  and of course overalls, chokers and scrunchies.  We decided on an urban for that funky street vibe and lots of fun colors. We met up and hit the streets.  You can imagine the looks we got with 16 gorgeous girls all styled up blasting their ghetto blaster to their favorite mixtape while walking down the busy sidewalk busting a move. The fun had began!

We walked a few blocks taking photos, finding a fun record shop to shoot in, having a dance party on the rooftop deck of a parking garage and then finally ended our fun night buy hitting the roller skating rink for some nostalgic fun together.

Every year I'm so blessed to have such fun, beautiful, kind girls represent my brand.  This year I have 18 girls from 8 different north county high schools! It's quite the group! I love getting to know them and to make memories with them.  I love how they form new friendships and make plans to have fun experiences together.

Without further ado... here are some of my favs from our throwback 90's styled ROLEmodel19 shoot!

and just a couple iPhone pics in the skating rink!