I took my own three kids out this weekend to take their annual Valentine’s Photos.  I always love having these photos and like to make the kids little personalized Valentine’s with them to hand out to their friends.  I love the beautiful green grass this time of year and the majestic live oak trees.  They contrast so nicely with the Valentine colors:)  Many other places are barren this time of year, but this area is always so beautiful.  I just love Southern California so much, it has beautiful places to take photos all year long!

My oldest son is 8, my daughter is 6, and my baby is 1 1/2.  I love these three so very much!

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  • Marlene Hekman - February 2, 2016 - 12:21 am

    I love them too, beautiful! You are all such a blessing to me!

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I met up with Tyler and Eric who are expecting their first child, a baby girl in a few weeks.  They came from Redlands to meet up with me underneath the majestic live oak trees in Yucaipa.  The day started off cloudy but we were fortunate to have the clouds clear out and even got some sunlight during their session.  Since Southern California has finally gotten some rain, there is green grass sprouting up all over.

The time of anticipation and expectation as you await to meet your child is so very exciting.  I feel honored when I get to capture that special time for a couple.  While pregnancy is not often the most comfortable time for a woman, it sure is amazing! Tyler was glowing and looks so fantastic.

Redlands Maternity Photographer_0001Redlands Maternity Photographer_0002Redlands Maternity Photographer_0003It was fitting that we do their session outdoors in such beautiful location, as they both really enjoy being outdoors.  They like to paddle board, backpack and fish and Eric even has a pink fishing pole for his little girl:)Redlands Maternity Photographer_0004Redlands Maternity Photographer_0006Redlands Maternity Photographer_0007Redlands Maternity Photographer_0005Redlands Maternity Photographer_0008Tyler and Eric are so sweet and are clearly over the moon for one another.  I loved seeing how Eric clearly adores his wife and soon to be mother of their child. These two have so much love for each other that they will very soon share with their baby.  I think their engagement story is neat.  Tyler was in Europe playing softball on a German softball team.  Eric came out to visit her and took advantage of the romantic location, and proposed atop the Eiffel Tower. Redlands Maternity Photographer_0009Redlands Maternity Photographer_0010Redlands Maternity Photographer_0011Redlands Maternity Photographer_0012Redlands Maternity Photographer_0013Redlands Maternity Photographer_0014Redlands Maternity Photographer_0015Redlands Maternity Photographer_0016Redlands Maternity Photographer_0017Congratulations Tyler and Eric, you guys will be amazing parents!  Blessings as you welcome your new daughter into this world very soon, she is blessed to have you two as parents!

  • Grandpa Tom - January 21, 2016 - 10:26 pm

    Wow! what beautiful photos! Ty is gorgeous and Eric looks so happy and proud! Nicely done you guys and thank you!

  • Claudine Cook Bovich - January 22, 2016 - 3:27 am

    Awesome picture! Cannot wait to meet our precious little Grand Daughter Reese

  • Terry Alvarez - January 22, 2016 - 5:07 pm

    Really beautiful pictures!! Congratulations Tyler and Eric … Your daughter will change your world and when she’s born you’ll realize you didn’t know you could love someone that much. Blessings to all of you!

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The Reynolds family got to be all together over the holidays, which does not happen often due to some of them living out of state.  They had a great time visiting one another and I got to photograph them.  Heather, who is m is my sister in law (we are married to brothers) is the youngest sister of the three sisters, and the only one that lives in this area.  This family most definitely enjoys being together, and I’m glad I got to photograph them doing just that:)

We had a tiny bit of sun at the beginning of our session, and I just love this photo of the whole family under a gorgeous Live Oak tree.  You never know what type of weather you will get in the winter, so I am always happy when the weather cooperates for a session that cannot be rescheduled, such as one like this:)

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  • Heather - January 8, 2016 - 6:19 pm

    Thanks, Jess, for these pictures.

  • Shelle Reynolds Love - January 9, 2016 - 2:34 am

    Thanks, Jessica. They are great!!

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Christopher and Chloe were married underneath the trees in the backyard at his family home. It was such a lovely wedding with the sweetest DIY touches; from homemade burlap banners and bouquets, bird houses, a  popcorn bar, twinkling lights strung through the trees, and contra dancing (which is similar to square dancing). Friends and family helped put together all of the details of this wedding and you could see their sweet touches on everything.

The focus of this day was most definitely  the love this couple has for one another. Christopher and Chloe are quite smitten with one another and so very excited to start their life together and they were surrounded by friends and family who shared in their joy. Congratulations you two, it was an honor to capture your special day!

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Christopher is one of eleven siblings, and the picture on the right is him and his brothers.  I can only imagine the fun this group has together!Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0018Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0021Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0020Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0022Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0023Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0024Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0025Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0026Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0027Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0028Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0029Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0030Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0031Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0032Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0033Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0034Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0038Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0035Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0036Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0037Oak Glen Wedding Photographer_0039Congratulations Christopher and Chloe!  May you two share a lifetime of love that only grows deeper with each passing year!

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