Happy Birthday | Bay Area Photographer

It’s hard to believe these two are turning 1 already!  It seems like I was just at their home for their newborn session.  I met them at the studio for a quick mini session because, you know, quick is about as long as twin one year-olds will humor you for a photo session.  Aren’t they adorable?

 

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Never Give Up

Parenting is hard.

There’s no way around it.  You think once they grow up and become independent, your worries diminish.

Not so.

The older my kids get, the trickier it gets to parent them.  You want to do it right.  You want your kids to be happy.

This past year has been the hardest so far.  Some days I want to throw my hands up in the air because I have no idea what to do.  Some days I want to trade challenges with someone else.  “I’ll give you one of my big challenges for two of your little ones.”  But, of course, that’s just not possible and it isn’t right.  I believe I am given challenges to teach me something that I need to learn in this life.  I also believe that I can find a way to conquer (or at least endure) those challenges through prayer and study and seeking answers.

And unconditional love for those I’m parenting.

So, whenever you feel like throwing your hands up in the air and calling foul on your challenges (parenting or otherwise), look again.  You’ll find what you need to keep going.

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Andrea | Small Business Head Shots

This is Andrea.  She’s the owner of two successful small businesses here in the East Bay.  She contacted me needing to update her Flutter Interiors website with new headshots.  After talking with her, we decided to shoot at her beautiful home and we’d also do a few shots in her new Pilates Studio in Moraga, Star Pilates & Fitness.  Plans are in the works to do something very cool at the coast in 2015 as well.

If you’re looking for an incredible interior designer or a beautiful studio for Pilates, Andrea’s your girl!

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