Monday, April 23, 2012

Just Your Neighborhood Headstone Collection

A couple weeks ago, Jeff and I pulled up to this BEAUTIFUL home and property for a lovely Reunion Shoot.  As we walked around, looking for inspiration, we came across some beautiful grasslands, old fencing, tractors, and HEADSTONES scattered around...  But, we'll get to that later..

Meet the [W] Family

I just loved the open pastures, old fencing and the green all around!  Although, I could have done without the wind.. but, alas, such is life I guess!

Ok, so after snapping a few family shots, I had to ask... WHAT is with the assortment of scattered gravestones?!?  Well, it turns out that the previous owner was a gravestone maker, and when he messed up, he just tossed it aside!  The family also went on to tell me that their daughter-in-law is an actress and her latest role was in a ZOMBIE MOVIE. WHAT?  Next stop: Zombie/headstone shot!!

 (I know, I have WAY too much fun on my shoots.. but, can you blame me?  Who could resist!)

 Back to the present- non-zombie pictures of this lovely family:

What boy doesn't love a good tractor pose!  I tried to get the girls in on it, too- but they were more the flower-power type!  Girls after my own heart! :)

In fact, this little beauty below even began picking flowers for me, and was having so much fun on our little adventure that she forgot we were taking pictures and just climbed up into my lap!  Cutest.Thing.Ever!

I just LOVED all of the colors and textures around!

Of course, if you know me, the serious-ness was interrupted again by some fun:

A little Kung-Fu Time out is always good!

All-in-all a fun shoot with a fun family!  It was so great to meet you and capture your lovely smiles!  I hope you enjoyed your tour through this lovely property in San Luis Obispo.  Feel free to leave a comment of love! :)  

Stay tuned- I have a lot of posts to catch up on!!

Thanks for taking a time out to go Looky Loo!!


Thursday, April 5, 2012

New MessyDirtyHair post

Hey Looky Loo Lovers!
So, I am now officially a guest blogger over at MessyDirtyHair!  YAY!  I LOVE Kelly and all of her funny insights and fashion advice!  Anyway, so my weekly blog went up and is a fun behind-the-scenes look at what I do!  GO CHECK IT OUT!!

MessyDirtyHair-Go Pro

**And, while you're there be sure and give some love to Kelly and tell her Looky Loo sent you!!


Grandma Looky Loo

My Grandma decided to spend the winter in the beautiful California weather- escaping the cold of Idaho.  So, while she was here basking in the sun, my Mom asked me to do a shoot with her.  She picked a lovely location with beach views, huge trees, and rock-islands.  My Grandma was a trooper- check it out:
 She even brought her pup, Penny for some pics!  (Can you tell she's my Grandma now---
it's the skinnier, darker version of Lola!)

For the tree pose, I told my Grandma to give me a little Sass- not bad!  :)

 I just LOVED these bare trees next to that beautiful view!

 Some more sass.. 

 We then headed to another beach for some rocky landscape... On a random side note,
WHY is it called Shell Beach if there are NO shells (my son was really

Another SUPER TROOPER moment from Grandma: she had to RUN to 
this rock while the water was out and jump on before the waves came crashing
down and surrounded her with water!  No, not your average Grandma! ;)

Well, I hope you enjoyed your travel through my Grandma's beach adventure! 
It's nice to spend time with those who came before you and get an appreciation
for your heritage while it is still here!  Stay tuned, I have another beach shoot coming up 
this weekend and a beachy maternity session to post later on today!  Oh, for the love of 


Monday, April 2, 2012

Little Man, Big Headshots

So, a few weeks ago, a sweet mom contacted me wanting headshots of her sweet little boy for his agent.  I assumed he was a cute kid, but it wasn't until I checked out her Facebook and saw for myself that he is, indeed, BEAUTIFUL!  I was immediately excited for this upcoming shoot!  She said that she also wanted to throw in some of her little girl, as well.  So, of course, with one beauty in the family, I thought to myself, poor little girl, she has to live in the shadow of her amazing little brother.  But, once again, I looked at the pictures online and was amazed.  The girl was also BEAUTIFUL!  We then picked a quiet, Los Osos setting and I began planning out my shoot with these two beautiful children.
Here are the headshots of Little Mr. Beautiful:  (sorry, I know that beautiful is not usually a masculine term, but I think you'll agree that it is so fitting for that skin, eyes, and of course hair)

Little Mr. Beautiful was shy, so it took a quick game of peek-a-boo to warm him up! (quite possibly followed by some of my delicious cookies-but you'll just have to book your own session to see more about that!)

 I just fell in love with every little side-glance, smirk, and crooked-smile he gave!
 Then, there was his beautiful older sister!  (who, by the way, needed no gimmicks to
warm up- she's just a happy-go-lucky & outgoing kind of girl!)

Starting off with some tree climbing and a red parasol didn't hurt!  

Little Ms Beautiful was full of spunk and enjoyed finding her own spots and own poses- which I think turned out SO cute!  I love a girl who knows what she wants! ;)

All-in-all it was a fabulous way to spend an afternoon!  Good luck to Little Mr Beautiful in all of his endeavors- who wouldn't love that face?!

I hope you enjoyed this trip through my Los Osos photoshoot!  Let me know what you think!  Thanks a ton!  And, as my three-year-old would say, "Say Cheese!"
xoxo LooWho