Antonio Family – Oxnard, CA

I’ve been friends with Gwen since college, so we’ve known each other for about 15-16 years (UCI! zot! zot!). She is one of the nicest and kindest people I know (with a hidden mischievous side that peeks out now and then, of course) and there’s not a person who meets her that doesn’t think the same. I got to spend an afternoon with her and her family at Via Marina Park up in Oxnard the weekend after Thanksgiving, and after a few hours with her parents, I could see why Gwennie is as awesome as she is.

Tito Larry and Tita Yoli (mom and dad Antonio) are soft-spoken, yet friendly. Gwen’s younger brother, Jason, his wife Trishia, and their two boys, Julian and Xander are goofballs. Dale, Gwen’s soon-to-be-hubby, is quiet, but get him laughing and soon you’re cracking up with him.

Thanks for such a great time, Antonio Family! Can’t wait to spend the whole day with all of you at the wedding!

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Gonzalez Family – Arcadia, CA

Sometimes the most beautiful places are right under your nose and you never see it until someone brings you there. All thanks to the Gonzalez Family for choosing the L.A. Arboretum for their family session. It’s located in Arcadia, literally just 15-20 minutes from where I live and I’ve never been there. It’s such a beautiful spot just to walk around, and that’s what I had the pleasure of doing with these lovely people.

Thanks so much, Lyle, Rea and Gavin, for being the funloving family you are!

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Ambitious: The Day of Four Sessions

I can do this, I thought to myself. I can do four family shoots in one day if we’re all at the same location, right? It should be fine, right? =)┬áIt was totally fine, mostly because I loved everyone who stepped in front of my camera.

Having this Disney Annual Pass is awesome! And what’s even more awesome is that I have fun people to go with. That first Sunday in November was such a great day! Four family sessions at Cali Adventure, and then the rest of the day to eat, ride rides and spend some time with some of my favorite kids.

~ Ballon Family ~

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~ Evangelista Family ~

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~ Lapaz Family ~

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~ Mindanao Family ~

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