On the way to Charlotte : Jen and John Maternity Santa Paula California

I adore Jen and John.  I first met them at Karis and Blake's wedding years ago.  I have such a girl crush on Jen, her smile lights up every room.  I was ecstatic when I heard they were going to have  a baby.  It's so crazy wonderful to get to share these major life changing moments with people.  I loved capturing their vows in Rhode Island just a couple of years ago and I loved being at her Grandmother's house capturing the last couple of days of pregnancy.  Little Charlotte was just born safe and sound and I can't wait to get her in front of my lens soon.  One day Mike and I will have our own kids.  I feel like moments like this bring us just a little closer to our dream.  Wahoo yay Launs thanks for sharing your dreams with us.

Jenna

“Before you were born I carried you under my heart. From the moment you arrived in this world until the moment I leave it, I will always carry you in my heart.” -Mandy Harrison

Hello Wanderers,

I have to be honest. Doing a photo session with an expectant mother for the first time is always a challenge. There is a discovery period of how comfortable she is in physical movement and in posing.

It may take a while to find that comfort level, but once it is reached, there is a whole new level of beauty that can be captured. This beauty lies within a mother who chooses to do something that only the female body can do: bring a new life into this world.

There is a moment of awe when I am able to capture photos that show the beauty in this progression to entering motherhood.

xoxo
Mike and the Wanderers

Film : Hanna

“She's kind of a walking poem, she's this perfect beauty...but at the same time very deep, very smart.”  - Johnny DeppWillie Nelson said it best "The life I love is making music with my friends"  Well the life I love is making art with my friends.  Every so often a few of my friends and I will get together and create.  This was one of those days.

No time frame, no family or friends waiting for the bride and groom to come back from cocktail hour.  Just a regular day and some freedom.  I'm so thankful to Courtney from the White Flower Boutique for loaning us this gorgeous dress for our beautiful model Hanna.  The stunning bouquet with the lovely striped ribbon was crafted by my friend Sharon from Organic Elements.  I love people in this industry who are willing to play and make art for arts sake.  And the lovely Audra Renee who is always so fun to have on set.  I could write poems about her work, her timeliness and her sweet heart.  I've got so much love for this spectacular bunch.

xoxo,

Suzanne

Dress: The White Flower Boutique 

Florist: Organic Elements

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Merry Christmas from the Ofedlts!

I hope your holidays and have been Merry and Bright.  Mike and I wanted to share a little of ourselves with you.  We have a tradition every year where we pick out a new ornament for our Christmas Tree.  When we were at Pigment we also found shot glasses with a Mark Twain quote and Owl's brew.  Mike has a soft spot for shot glasses so you'll be able to see a tribute to his new glasses as well.  Our sweet friend Kaleb Scott came by and grabbed a few snaps of us celebrating by the pool.  The flowers were a gift by the amazing Annette Gomez and I even had my hair and make up done by my pal Ray Thomas.  It's nice to have so many spectacular friends full of talent.We didn't manage any Christmas cards this year only this is a heartfelt I love you from Mike and I.  Merry Christmas.

Have a beautiful night.

xoxo Suzanne

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David and Maggie: A Sunny Palisades Beach Engagement: Malibu

"I'm not sane. I'm madly in love with you." - Edward Newgate (Stonehearst Asylum)I can feel the love David and Maggie have for each other through these photos alone. It has truly warmed my heart to see two people so deeply in love.

xoxo,

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Meg, Ty and Harper : A sweet family portrait

"Family: Where life begins and love never ends."  -UnknownIt is always special when I have the opportunity to photograph past bride and grooms children.  Meg and Ty have become dear friends since their wedding years ago at Estancia and watching their family grow is wonderful.  I especially love following Ty on Instagram where he tags pictures of Harper with #harperhasmyheart , the Easley family certainly has mine.

xoxo,

Suzanne

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