Thursday, December 11, 2014

A Maternity Photo Session in the Gardens

This past summer, I had the opportunity to photograph the gorgeous mama, Lucy Han and her lovely family at the Huntington Library & Gardens in San Marino, California. She recently gave birth to another beautiful baby boy and keeps busy with her own business, Beauty by Lucy Han. Her make-up, hair and eyelash extension skills are amazing, and I can attest to that! She has a great, big heart and somehow manages to also work full-time as a social worker. How does she do it? I'd like to ask her the same question. Lucy and her family made it easy for me to photograph them, and her darling little boy is going be a heartbreaker one day...!

Recently, I've been getting back into doing photo sessions and rediscovering why I enjoy it so much. After having my own family, the chance to photograph other families through capturing special moments and expressions has come with new meaning. I am thankful for the people who have entrusted me with that opportunity and have encouraged me to continue with my photography, especially during the times I second guess myself. We usually are our own worst critiques when we allow fear and self-doubt to cloud our judgement-- and that is the beauty of having optimistic people in our lives that can see beyond our own near-sightedness. Nevertheless, there is always room for growth and opportunities to learn throughout.