Tuesday, June 28, 2011

{UP Inspired Styled Session}

Hello and Happy Tuesday!!! I hope you had a great weekend! I know I sure did...I am still recovering from all the amazing food I consumed, Georges at the cove, Studio Diner, and lots of dessert! I think I will need to run a marathon to burn off all these calories, but who cares I had a fantastic birthday!!! 
And to start off the week I am elated to share a recent Styled Session...
can you tell it is an "UP" themed shoot? :)
Meet Shane! He is such a cutie pie with those bright eyes and sweet smile, plus those cute cheeks...who can resist!? He was all smiles and fun when he saw all the goodies we had put together for him! I mean what kid doesn't like a fort? Um well, I have a confession...I love them too!! When I was little we would make fort's all around our house...epic for sure! 

Paradise Falls or bust...
instead of a house, we thought a wicker basket would take Shane on his trip safely:) 
And an Adventure book was a must...he could catalog all his stories:)
grape soda and chocolate were there to bring a smile to his friends...
and lots of balloons!
 Globes and maps help him on his journey to find Paradise Falls...

I want to thank Julianne for being so wonderful with Shane...she is an amazing mom and I had to capture one photo with the two of them together...adorable right!?

Shane loooooved all the fun goodies!! I am truly smitten with this theme and would love to create a photo shoot that you envision. Email me at Hello@nataliebray.com for more info :) 
Have a great day!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

{Heritage Park Family Session} Preview

Happy Saturday!! Ok, so I'm in a bit of denial. I am turning 30 in a few days!! 30!!!!!! What!? How is it that time has gone by sooo quickly...is it normal not to feel your age? I remember playing in the mud with my twin sister until only our eyes were visible, wearing roller skates that velcro over your shoes ( soooo cool...seriously!), playing non-stop until dusk (capture the flag anyone?), and my first day of high school (oh gosh! Can we say wanna be hippie!?), meeting amazing friends, meeting my husband!!! How thankful can one person be? Yes, I may be in denial, but am superdeeduper excited for the next 30! I want to do a better at cataloging each decade...what? That sounds weird huh, but keeping a photo journal has always been a goal of mine, so this is the year to start. Anyway enough of my ramblings..hehe... So this weekend is full of celebration and birthday cake!! I hope lots and lots of birthday cake! 
Saturday postings are not normal for me, but I am smitten with this family and had to post a few preview pics of their delightful Family Session!!

I am taking Monday off, so have a great weekend and I'll see you Tuesday with an "UP" inspired session!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

{The Kass Family} San Diego Portrait Photography

Sometimes you meet a family and you know! This is going to be fun! I met the Kass Family at Pacific Beach and they truly inspired me with their ease in front of the camera, their generosity, and their love for their daughter Sydney...who stole the show :). 
 Here are a few of my favorites...

This is Sydney when she was born...so we thought it would be nostalgic to have her newborn pic with her photo shoot! 

Happy Wednesday!!!