Merrik turns 9 years old today. He has begun the path across the threshold of childhood and is truly a young man developing his own ideas about the world and personal independence. I am so proud of the choices he makes and after about a year of him questioning his own choices in life, he is on his way to being a very confident thinker. I have been photographing Merrik in the water since he was born. He started swimming at 7 months…
“May your joys be as deep as the ocean, your sorrows as light as its foam.”
I have been busy with many many sessions but this one just seems like the best one to post as we are deep into summer! It was a gorgeous evening at T-Street with warm water, perfect barrels and balmy air. When I closed my eyes I could have easily been back at Oahu rolling in and out of the surf with my camera.
“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” ~Sophia Loren
I had the pleasure and honor spending a day with this authentic, beautiful family who I have also photographed here and here.
Thank you for letting me witness and document your joy and love.
I so enjoyed photographing this beautiful family at San Clemente State Park. The weather was amazing and everyone was very relaxed. Proud grampa didn’t want to be in the shots but he was so naturally comfortable with baby Dominick that I couldn’t resist capturing many images of them together. His two beautiful daughters grew up right here in San Clemente and went to the same school Merrik is going to now. I love meeting families who have lived here…
I finally had the chance to photograph the newest addition to the Priesler family-in the rain at the beach last night! Isn’t she a doll. Her big sis and bro are completely smitten too.
I was so honored to capture a couple hours of a very special little boy with his family recently. AJ was such a charmer and so “on” for the camera for his entire session that I didn’t want to leave. He is a little miracle: mom and dad waited 10 years for his arrival. Good things always come to those who wait.