Old Town Folsom with The Hamlin's

Before the weather turned to freezing the Hamlin family and myself spent the afternoon in old Folsom playing around in parking garages, teasing little brother and just being goofballs. I have known Adam (dad) for several years as a friend to my fiancĂ© and Karate master to my son, now I can say I know Adam as a parent and husband. They are quite the adventurous family. I can tell that Adam and Anna are great parents, teachers and confidants to their children.  



 This big bro made my afternoon easy. Such a calming sole and a great big brother. 

 Aww Mr Marcus the goober!! I think he might be a comedian one day or an actor. He had so many great faces! 

 Little Logan- the Boss!! He took a while to warm up but once he did, well just look at that sweet smile. 

 You can really tell they all look out for each other and genuinely have fun together! 


 Of course it is always a competition who is taller and bigger and smarter!! 

I really enjoyed getting to know this family a little better. These three boys are such little comrades and they let me into their little world for a just a while to capture what it is like to be them!! Adam and Anna sure have their hands full with this rambunctious group but I have a feeling they can be just as rambunctious as their children!!  


Celebrating This Family of Three Before They Become Four!

Vanessa contacted me back in the summer to photograph her sweet little family. They had recently moved back from North Carolina and was looking for a photographer similar to who they had used where they previously had lived and she found that my work met those needs. Before I even asked her who she had used in North Carolina I was secretly hoping It was Tamara Lackey Studios (My photography idol!) and when those words came out of her mouth I was dumbfounded and so honored to be mentioned in the same sentence as her! I was so excited and quite nervous hoping my work was comparable!! Fast forward a few months and I get to meet her lovely family! Now I know I am a good photographer but boy did their little spitfire two year old make my job easy! 

 I just couldn’t get over the way she waddled down the walkway it was the cutest thing and when you caleld her name and she looked back she always had a smile on her face. 

 I mean how often do you get this shot on the first try. Usually baby is pulling away and definately not looking at the camera smiling! 

 I loved capturing every little detail that was Selma. From her cute little red shoes and chubby legs to the sweet way she explored every last bit of the park. 

 She sure enjoys her mommy and daddy! 

I mean really how many sweet poses can we get with this family!  

 Does anybody else get lost in those gorgeous eyes!

 Peek-a-boo I see you!

 I can tell she is always making her parents laugh and they are always making her giggle! 



 As the afternoon started to come to an end little miss was getting tired which meant for lots of sweet moments cuddling up with mommy and daddy. 


 But of course there is always enough energy to fly high in the air with daddy. 


I can tell that these three have such a crazy time together and never take life too seriously! Getting to hang with them for the afternoon helped me to remember to appreciate the sweet, silly and meltdown moments because all those moments make up the memory of who your child was at that time. 


This little Pumpkin is One!

Miss Ariana turned One last month and boy was she excited. We started this little missy’s birthday bash in old folsom.  This girl celebrates in style! Look at those gold balloons. Miss thang gave me so many smiles it was hard to narrow down these beautiful images.  







 I just love capturing little ones posing with such swagger. Look at that leg bend. she is a natural!! and those tiny hands and tiny feet!


 Of course we had to celebrate with mommy and daddy! They have so  many things to be grateful for on your birthday! You are their little miracle baby and celebrating you is the most important thing to them!

 I just adore when mommy and baby look into eachothers eyes. I’m sure it takes you back to those midnight feedings all over again. Looking in to those eyes while she drifts back off to sleep. 

 My daddy and I have a speical bond, he makes me laugh laugh laugh!! 

 Of course this October baby had to get some shots at Zittels pumpkin patch! She look so big next to these pumpkins! 




 I had such a blast hanging out with Ariana and her mommy and daddy It was so great getting to know the little person she has become!!