Thursday, February 14, 2013

a perfect spring day in santa ynez

i didn't have a chance to post about our wonderful family shoot with jose villa and joel serrato (who shot 8mm video) before francesca arrived last year and thought valentine's day would be a perfect occasion to share. we drove up to santa ynez and los olivos on a beautiful spring day. jose and joel live nearby and have a special relationship with the environment. the light in this part of california is pure magic and i feel an indescribable joy every time we visit. since elodie was being a normal three year old and not totally into taking pictures, we told her we were in the hundred acre wood. she found some purple thistles and kept on the look out for pooh bear and eeyore the entire time. i remember everything about this day - the beautiful drive, the famous tri-tip sandwiches from the local market, and the first movements of baby number two. we feel so incredibly honored to have this family day captured. thank you jose and joel! you are such talented, gracious men and the love you spread through your work is infectious.

click here to see joel's video.



































20 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous!!! So jealous- dying to get our family pics by Jose....I'm saving up for it :)

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  2. These photos are pure magic! Jose captured your family beautifully : )

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  3. the one of Elodie running to Michael is just amazing!

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  4. These pictures are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing a little bit of spring with me. I still have a few months of cold and snow but I am about ready for the weather in your magical photos.

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  5. gosh, these are just beautiful!!

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  6. Oh-so-precious! These are all just beautiful. He's pretty magic, that Jose Villa!

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  7. so, so gorgeous! miss you like crazy! xx

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  8. I love the dress with the long sleeves! Whereis it from.

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  9. These are stunning... love the natural landscape and outfits:)

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  10. Such beautiful, beautiful, beautiful photos. Oh my goodness!!!!!

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  11. wow. Beautiful photos. I love Jose Villa. such an inspiration. my hero!

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  12. Thank you for the sweet comments everyone. The short sleeve dress is vintage and the long sleeve dress is by Jane Mayle!

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  13. so lovely! can you tell me who makes elodie's sweet sandals?

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