Lacey and I Insta-met (totally a word, right?) a couple years ago and we've been following each other on Insta-land (okay I'm done) ever since. I've adore her photography; the way she uses movement and color is inspiring and truly beautiful. It was such a pleasure finally meeting her in real life when her family came up to Salt Lake City for the holidays, and spending an hour with her silly kids filled my cup to the brim. There may or may not have been an accident involving a potty and a three-year-old boy but if you're color blind you won't even notice the change of color of his jeans. ;) (But really, props to Lacey for having a change of jeans for him?!? I mean come on, who even is that prepared.)
While on vacation in Southern California last May (yes, I know. I'm severely behind on blogging. Just like the rest of my life, hah), I photographed this sweet family of three at Thousand Steps Beach. Jessie is actually my crazy-gorgeous cousin and it was my first time meeting baby Lila, who is now just barely a year old. We nearly had the beach to ourselves and that light - goodness, the whole package left me a happy woman indeed.
Steph is a dear friend from high school who has the sweetest spirit and most infectious smile. I don't see nearly enough of her nowadays (because, life) but I was so happy when I got to take pictures of her adorable family. I mean, just look at her sweet girl's toothy grin.