This family is seriously amazing! Christy and Charlie have a very full life – full of cuddles, joy and tons of love! And it’s totally contagious. Every time I’ve gone to their home and spent time with their family, I leave feeling refreshed and ready for anything. It may be surprising to be energized after wrangling quadruplets, but I thrive in chaos, which may be one reason why I love photographing this family of seven.
One day before their 10th anniversary, Christie decided that a celebration was needed. 24 hours later, they held this beautiful vow renewal to celebrate. I’m so impressed with how quickly she got everything together and I’m so happy I could be there to document this special event for their family. I know the kiddos are maybe too young to remember it fully. I hope they can look back at these photos and see how amazing their parents are! Even with a move to Oregon and tons of chaos in their lives, they still find ways to celebrate their love. And maybe more importantly, they still love each other fully like when they first met.
Christy and Charlie,
I’m so happy that you held this event even in the midst of a quarantine. It is so important, maybe more than ever before, to do things like this. You’ve reminded me of how special each anniversary is. I hope you continue to show your kids how much the two of you love each other. May this year be filled with more joy than the 10 before!
As part of the vow renewal they wanted to sit as a family in a circle to tell each other how much they love each other. It was such a sweet moment!
This week was our pack blue and gold banquet. I always feel honored to be asked to take a few photos at events. Of course I was happy to be there for the kids. It’s a big night for those Cub Scouts moving up to be Boy Scouts and for those that received the Arrow Of Light. I don’t even know all the kids but I still feel so proud of what they’ve achieved. Caleb has only been part of the pack for 2 years and has done so much. I can’t imagine how it feels to be the parents of the kid who has completed the tasks to get to where these kids are. I hope the kids are as proud of themselves as I bet their parents are.
The night went so well and actually finished pretty much on time – a huge accomplishment for those who planned it! There were funny skits, amazing awards and most importantly to the boys, cake and ice cream to celebrate.
Here’s my mom in action! We are fully a Cub Scout family now that my. mom works for the organiztion.
My helpful little Caleb passing out nut order forms.
Oh, the skits! All the kids that did skits were great! I knew what was coming with a few of them and they still managed to make me laugh. So much fun! And if you’ve ever tried to build a pyramid with boys, you know that this was a big win!
Special awards were handed out all night long. I even got a badge (although I’m not sure what it was for – I’m still new around Cub Scouts).
Check out the detail on the Arrow of Light award. One of the dads, Patrick, blessed these kids with these hand made beautifully detailed awards. He couldn’t make it to the event to see them accept them so I tried to take a bunch of photos for him. They really are amazing and he even went out of his way to make sure they had the right colors on them for each of the achievements that boys did (again, I’m not sure I’ve got the technical words down, so forgive me. Hopefully you get what I’m saying and can see the awesome effort Patrick put into these).
These Cub Scouts walked over the bridge to become Boy Scouts. They signed their names to the bridge after to officially be Boy Scouts!
Congrats again to all the scouts who got awards and moved up!
Device Pharm, an advertising agency in Irvine, California held the SenoRX Awards at the Hilton Waterfront Beach Resort and had me photograph it! The group had a lot of fun honoring special people all night!
Prince Events opened their new location in Newport Beach, CA this week! I love working with this crew so I was happy to photograph their grand opening event for them. So much glam!! Can you imagine what future events they will create? I canʼt wait to be part of them!