He’s here!

Two of my husband’s and my oldest and dearest friends welcomed their baby boy into the world this week.  I snapped this shot when I went to the hospital to meet him.

Welcome, little Will, I can’t wait to love you forever, just like I love your Mommy and Daddy :)

  • August 27, 2011 - 16:01

    JennyO - Awe, he’s so precious, what a very special moment you captured there.

What.  A.  Beautiful.  Family.

I met Amy, Damon and their adorable twins Cameron and Camille on a gorgeous afternoon at a park here in the Valley.  We chose a lovely spot under a tree and I got to watch the love this family has for each other unfold in front of me.  The babies are bright eyed and curious with the sweetest smiles.

Thanks to all of you!  I had such a wonderful time!

  • August 23, 2011 - 15:53

    Carolyn - Great family portraits! Those babies are so cute!

  • August 23, 2011 - 18:50

    amy - oh my goodness– they are just about the cutest things EVER! such a happy family– great job!

  • August 23, 2011 - 21:05

    Amanda - How cute are those babies?!?!?! Great work!

  • August 24, 2011 - 04:18

    candace Wilson - What a beautiful family and sweet sweet babies!! Great job on these!

  • August 24, 2011 - 08:32

    Stacey S - Such a beautiful family and love the expressions of those two little cuties!

  • August 24, 2011 - 11:41

    Kellie - What a great looking family! I love how sweet they are with each other :)

  • August 24, 2011 - 11:49

    Katie W - I bet they are thrilled with their family photos! I can’t get over how cute those babies are. Great work as always Miranda!

  • August 24, 2011 - 13:44

    Melissa M. - Such a fun family! Last image is my fave.

  • August 24, 2011 - 17:45

    Betsy - Great job, Miranda!!! Love how natural all the shots are!

  • August 24, 2011 - 19:46

    Lesley - I have to say…I can feel the love this family has way over here in AZ. They must be thrilled w/ the session. You absolutely captured true emotion here.

  • August 24, 2011 - 20:37

    Jennifer - Oh my, these are all adorable. What cuties!

  • August 24, 2011 - 22:06

    Deanna - Awww how cute are they! love them!

  • August 25, 2011 - 05:30

    Lena (Live Love Laugh Photos) - LOVE the images! I am sure the parents are THRILLED with them!

  • August 25, 2011 - 06:09

    Christy F - These brought a smile to my face – wonderful family portraits!!!!!

  • August 25, 2011 - 18:01

    Mel - awwwww.. I love these.. what a beautiful family

  • August 25, 2011 - 19:05

    robin - Precious twins, these are beautiful family images!

  • August 26, 2011 - 20:59

    Jenne Dunham - What a gorgeous family! You did an awesome job on these! Beautiful babies!

  • August 26, 2011 - 21:08

    Krista Campbell Photography - What a beautiful family and gorgeous images!

  • August 26, 2011 - 22:31

    Jenn Hoffmann - Cute, cute, cute! Love the second to last one- it has such a great feel!

  • August 26, 2011 - 23:54

    Trudie - These are fantastic. Great job!!!!!!!

  • August 27, 2011 - 05:18

    Kerri - Beautiful family and the babies are adorable. Great work!

Every year for the past eight or nine years my parents have rented a beach house in Malibu for a week in August.  It is a great time to be able to hang out as a family in a beautiful setting.

My daughter has just started to develop a love for the beach and the ocean, and man does she love her Grammie and P-Pa.  The other night we went for a walk on the beach after dinner and I snapped this photo of them together.  It just melts my heart :)

  • August 19, 2011 - 10:52

    Linda Molyneux - Miranda, these are beautiful shots! What time of day did you take them? The lighting in both on FB is just perfect. Looks like you had such a wonderful time all together. Love to you all.

  • August 19, 2011 - 11:11

    miranda - Aww, thanks! It was just after dinner, so around 6-6:30 or so I think. xoxo

I was SO EXCITED to do this session.  Little Keegan here is the brand new baby brother of Addison, one of my daughter’s good friends, and I count their mama Nikki as one of my best mom friends.  Nikki and her husband Troy are the coolest, and great parents.  Addy and Keegan are very lucky to have them!

Keegan is just the mellowest little dude, with the awesomest eight day old mohawk you’ve ever seen :)  He was working his “Brown Steel” look with those gorgeous eyes, and was just perfectly content to lay there while I snapped away.  Then after a snack he took a little snooze, and we got to pull out the surfboard :)  Keegan has a surf-themed room, and Troy was eager to see if we could get some shots of him on the surfboard.  Luckily Keegan was feeling nice and full and sleepy, so he didn’t even notice!  I love these shots, they are some of my very favorites to date.

Congratulations, Nikki, Troy and Addy!  Keegan is a wonderful addition to your family, and Áine and I can’t wait to get to know him as he grows up!

  • August 16, 2011 - 11:08

    Mary Beth - Sooo sweet! What a beautiful little baby. I love the ones where he is awake and alert, and the second to last one made me go “awwww” out loud.

  • August 16, 2011 - 11:37

    Sandrah - Love that hair and the surfboard. What a super sweet newborn you were able to photograph. I know mom and dad love these!

  • August 16, 2011 - 12:32

    Jennifer - So adorable, that hair is awesome! Love the b&w surfboard image!

  • August 16, 2011 - 12:49

    Kellie - Love that hair! Beautiful job on these!

  • August 16, 2011 - 20:35

    Katie W - Love the spiked hair! He is precious and you did a great job Miranda- I’m sure the parents are thrilled.

  • August 16, 2011 - 21:07

    hope - these are precious.

  • August 17, 2011 - 08:55

    Kelly - So sweet and original! Love that you used a surfboard!

  • August 17, 2011 - 09:40

    Ashley - These are great! Love his spiked hair!! :)

  • August 17, 2011 - 09:46

    Tanzyn Ambrose - Awwh just adorable, what a handsome little man!!! LOVE the surf board shots!

  • August 17, 2011 - 15:38

    maureenwilson - love that last black and white!! so gorgeous.

  • August 17, 2011 - 17:53

    amanda - Love all of them….such a cutie!

  • August 18, 2011 - 14:16

    amy - ahh– i LOVE his little faux-hawk!!! these are just beautiful– especially love the b/w on the surf board.

  • August 18, 2011 - 15:10

    robin - So precious, I love the surf board and his hair style. These are great shots!

  • August 18, 2011 - 15:17

    Suzanne - LOVE the hair & surfboard. Too cute!

  • August 22, 2011 - 00:44

    Michelle R - Love those close-up shots! And the one on the surfboard!

This week’s theme on “I Heart Faces” is ‘beautiful eyes’.  Well, I know I am super biased, but I think my daughter’s eyes are the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen.  And her eye lashes go on for DAYS.  I have many photos of her big gorgeous baby blues but wanted to submit something a bit different for the photo challenge – a picture that highlights those amazing lashes.  Enjoy!

  • August 15, 2011 - 12:14

    Reena - oh my goodness, look at those eyelashes!! GORGEOUS

  • August 16, 2011 - 07:05

    Jessica Deane - I also took the eyelash approach :) Cute shot!

  • August 16, 2011 - 10:44

    Jessala White - LOVE this! Beautiful!

  • August 18, 2011 - 13:59

    Nisha T. - Look at those lashes! I’m jealous, lol. Love it.