portrait | aoi + ben

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There’s a quote that says “the busier you are, the more intentional you must be.” And we know plenty of talented artists who have been quite busy living life with passion and intent. One of these individuals is Japanese calligrapher and friend, Aoi Yamaguchi. We had a chance to catch up with her and her husband before the holidays and she’s always a happy shining gem of inspiration and positivity!

With the new year upon us very soon, here’s us wishing all those that we love and support all the intentional hope for joy and prosperity in the new year!

portrait | huang

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Beautiful roads often lead to beautiful destinations.
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portrait | marco + luca

Marco and Luca have been in front of our cameras for five years now and it’s hard to think that they’ll now be moving abroad with their family. It’s almost like parting with family after seeing these boys grow into such calm and intelligent souls. Attachment is hard to avoid when there is passion.
This isn’t goodbye… we’re so excited for the next chapter in these boys’ lives 🙂

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portrait | rex + hunter

Well, it’s holiday portrait time again and we’ve been busy with so many returning and new families. We’ve noticed the baby fashion game has really peaked.
It’s already been four years since we’ve been shooting portraits for the Bui family now… And how extremely fast (and handsome) these boys grow!

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portrait | this is her not being you

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Your flawless little face
Fingers than tangle with mine
Brings a feel of purity
Which is just so divine
Your unfathomable sounds
Your heart-melting smile
Everything that you do
Makes life worthwhile
Happy 2nd birthday, little one!

portraits | rossan + mark

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There are twenty years to go
And twenty ways to know
Enjoy the ride
The faithful and the low
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That’s the hide – and that’s the heart of it
That’s the long – and that’s the short of it
That’s the best – and that’s the test in it
That’s the doubt – doubt, not trust in it
That’s the sight – and that’s the sound of it
That’s the gift – and that’s the trick in it
That’s the whole – and that’s the part of it

Happy 20th anniversary to my dear friends, Mark and Rossan!
So much love and an infinite twenty years to go ❤

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wedding | johanna + randy

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Museum of Ice Cream

Everyone screams for ice cream… at the Museum of Ice Cream. It boasts “a place where flavors are mysteries, toppings are toys and sprinkles make the world a better place.”

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portrait | an animal family affair

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When we first met the Canios, there was only two… mama and papa.
Fast forward to now and six years later, and we’ve got two little pretty little gems in the mix.

 

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“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”
― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
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wardrobe: ASOS
model: Angela

portrait | elise

Another precious button in the world. Our swaddling skills are really exceptional by now 😉
Welcome to the world, baby Elise!

 

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portrait | denim on denim

It’s always a joy seeing these two boys for their annual portraits. Big brother, Aidan, is a natural model. Check out some of the poses he’s been throwing down each year!