Bring it On Home To Me: Annelise & Sean’s Engagement Session

April 12th, 2015

Home. Four letters that add up to much more. You can tell so much about a person from their home. What’s important to them, what they love, who they are. When a couple creates a home together, it’s a labor of love–intermingling their prized possessions, carving out spaces for their everyday adventures, and most of all, finding that sense of home within each other.

When I met Annelise & Sean, we talked a lot about their home, their rescue dogs Honey Pie and Little Dude, and their mutual love for travel. (Side note, these topics of conversation are part A of why I love this couple so much; part B came after I photographed their engagement session and realize what warm and genuine people they are.) I was beyond excited when they invited me into their home for their session. Their home has all the markers of two lives firmly entwined in all the best ways. Everything they surround themselves with is so them. It was like walking into a picture book come to life, which made it easy to tell the story of their life together. I’m really very enamored with the story these photos have to tell, and I hope you will be too.

Annelise & Sean, I am excitedly waiting to tell the next chapter of your story, on your wedding day.

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Just One Look: Vanessa & Jake Say I Absolutely Do Do Do

April 12th, 2015

A wedding with probably the cutest vows and the most hilarious toasts, I can’t wait to tell you all about Vanessa & Jake’s I do’s at the Women’s Club of Orange!

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Dancing in the Streets: Jake & Vanessa in Old Town San Diego

March 17th, 2015

A session that starts with tequila shots is my kind of session. Vanessa & Jake were a little nervous for their engagement session but being the smarties they are, they knew it would help them feel more comfortable in front of the camera on their wedding day, so they imbibed just a tiny bit of liquid courage. The tequila may have loosened them up a bit but their chemistry was the real star of the show. As we adventured our way around Old Town San Diego, Vanessa & Jake danced, laughed, and melted into each other. Their sense of humor and spirit were contagious and the festive colors of Old Town shone a bit brighter thanks to their radiance. Vanessa & Jake, I can’t wait for the wedding!

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Celebrate Mother’s Day!

March 16th, 2015

I’m really excited to be offering a new type of mini session in time for Mother’s Day this year! Mamma and Me mini sessions are sessions meant to commemorate the special bond between mother and child. Whether your children are yet to be born, babies, kids, teens, or adults, Mamma and Me sessions are the perfect gift for yourself, your mom, or your wife. Email me at sarah@sarahlaynephotography to book a session!

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Mighty Love: Brooke’s Maternity Session

March 2nd, 2015

The experience of becoming a mother can be described, but never accurately. There is a love that is created that is beyond words, an expansion that seems uncontainable at times, a heart that feels as if it might burst. It is a love that is boundless, forever growing, without comparison. When a mother welcomes a second child into her body, it can be difficult to imagine how her heart can possibly grown large enough to contain such a love for two. Will she love her second child as much as her first? Will her first child be loved less to make room? And then she feels the first flutter of her baby, she sees the first image of her on the ultrasound screen, she gives her a name, and then she remembers. Love is not finite. It is limitless. A mother’s love is not only contained in her heart. It is in her blood, her cells, every fiber of her being, and beyond. Her love does not have to be shared because it knows no bounds.

I had the honor of photographing my friend Brooke and her family during this beautiful and brief moment of their lives. This family of three will soon welcome a new baby named Reece into their embrace, a sister for Quinn, another daughter for Brooke and Toon. Part joyful celebration and part tender connection, this session captures the limitless love that already surrounds Reece. Your family cannot wait to meet you, baby girl.

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