Indie + Nova :: Birthday Portraits | California Photographer

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I had the greatest intentions to send out holiday cards this year, really i did! (this seems to be a bad trend i am setting up for our family) We were set for a family session with the lovely Star thrower photography down here in Southern Cali when my husbands work schedule changed and to top it off the girls we getting more sick as the days went buy. When the sickness passed i knew i had to get my butt in gear and at least capture the girls birthday portraits. If some gf you don't know, i didn't plan there birthday months to well and they are 4 days a part ... both in December. (crazy, crazy month/s)  i am so glad we got out for these, i truly have been slacking with family pictures and how can i even begin to preach about the importance of documentation when i can't even do it for myself! REALLY!

Let me tell you a little bit about these wonderful girls. Indie has had a fantastic year as we traveled back and forth to northern cali for weddings, seeing her gramma, uncles, aunts and cousins. She has grown so much in the last year and it still surprises me  how well her understanding of things are. Indie is really soft hearted, sensitive and becoming more like a clown as the days go by. She is also getting more and more feisty ..... but i hear this is standard practice for girls.  Our favorite line this year .... and its hard to top last years "i can't see my eyes!" is " two five minutes"  as she tries to lengthen time. It has been a year of new friends ..... purple and Cinderella. Thank you Indie for bringing so much light into our lives.

Nova, moves so fast we cannot keep up. This little monkey was pulling herself up before she could sit up and took her first steps at 9 months and was practically running at 10 months. She will climb on anything and is fearless. Nova will kiss anything she understands or does not understand. Unfortunately she is also a hair puller and pincher but lets you know that it is going to hurt by yelling OOooooooowwwwwwwwww as she pinches or pulls. Novas first word and sign was "bite" (as in for food) She says NO like a champ (aargh) and our favorite thing she says is "LETS GO!!"  The kisses, did i mention the kisses! this is the sweetest thing. Nova, thank you for bringing so much joy into our lives.

I hope everyone is enjoying their last minute shopping. Mine is complete! Now for mounds of wrapping paper and tape. If i don't post before xmas, Happy holidays to everyone!

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