Amanda, Jon and their sweet little Jacob are family friends. I met Amanda when we were attending BYU-Idaho (almost 10 years ago!). I went to work at Arctic Circle-a fast food joint, and she was one of the managers. We bonded over our love of hip hop dancing and dry humor. Eventually I went on to graduate and she went on a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
After her mission she finished up school and met her sweetheart. Jon and Amanda got married, bounced around the map a bit and then wound up in Southern California- they came for Jon’s work- and ended up about 40 minutes away from me!
I did their maternity pictures, and so I was thrilled when she contacted me to do their baby Jacob’s first birthday pictures! We had a lot of fun. Jacob had fallen asleep in the car on the way over (happens all the time!) and so he was a little slow to warm up, but once he did, he was into it. By ‘it’ I mean all the rocks and cool areas he was allowed to roam. Can’t stop an adventurer!
I always love when families bring something personal to their session, it really brings personality. Amanda and Jon brought a rocking horse that Jon’s dad had made! It was so neat, and something that Jacob can really grow into!
It’s so fun having old friends close by. We have met up a couple times for game nights and family dinners. I love getting to be a part of special moments in their life! Hopefully I’ll get to take some more maternity pictures for them before life takes them on other grand adventures 😉
September 25, 2019