After changing our shoot date multiple times due to the weather and a softball tournament that my husband just had to play in, we landed on the perfect fall day to take family photos. The air was crisp but not too cold, the sun was shining, and the leaves were the most beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red. Our friend/photographer, the lovely Crystal Arellano, picked the perfect spot at a local park hidden in the south part of town that we had never been to before. The combination of the mature trees and aged buildings created the perfect backdrop for the beautiful images that Crystal was able to capture.
You'd never know it by looking at these photos, but this shoot lasted less than half an hour and the tot had a meltdown about 15 minutes in. Fruit snacks and Frozen tunes provided a temporary cure but overall our girl just wasn't having it, her typical feeling about every photo shoot thus far in her lifetime.
I love that we were able to snap a few belly pics to showcase the newest member of our family, even if he is still in development. I can't believe I'll be holding a 6 month old in our family photos this time next year!
And these photos of Taylor giving Jake and I smooches will forever melt my heart. She really is the sweetest little girl, until she isn't. ;c )
As always, I'm extremely happy with how these images turned out. They capture the very essence of our family, silly and playful yet full of love. I highly recommend Crystal for all of your photography needs. She is wonderful to work with and has the patience of a saint. You can check out Crystal's portfolio here.