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Hanson Family | Family Maternity Session in Glendora, CA

I love capturing love. And I also love capturing the innocence of children. Probably mostly because I still feel like a kid at heart.  Last year I had the opportunity of shooting the Hansons’ family portraits right before Christmas. This year I had the honors of shooting these exciting four again plus one! Their two girls are a total trip with the kindest sweetest hearts (not to mention the best flower pickers ever). The instant I saw them, they both came running up to me with squeals of “Marifa!” Caleb and Hannah are expecting in November and I was so overjoyed to get to capture this momentous time of their lives, family style.  I love that they decided to make it a family occasion. Because I knew how important it was to them both to get photos of just the two of them also, I made sure that happened. Enjoy the love!

 

Hanson Family | Azusa Family Portrait Photography

I’ve always been into art and DIY for as long as I can remember…by the time I was 8 I was already into paintings, murals, oil pastels, weavings, plaster reliefs, drawings, water color, DIY cards and jewelry, and even home made presents for my sister (one year I was probably 7 years old and exchanged painted rocks, possibly one of the dumbest gifts ever but at the time it was really cool I promise!) and for friends (one year I made handmade journals). It kind of just all started the day my mom enrolled us in art class with our art teacher, Joan, who ran an art “shack” right down the street from the Del Mar Fair. Joan made art fun. She was eclectic, quirky and nice all in one. But I never did discover which was my best medium there. In fact, I wasn’t good at any medium that really mattered to me (I had failed at drawing and painting), so I finally ended up an utterly frustrated artist until I finally discovered photography, at which point that love for “creating” really began to explode. In college, my walls were a sea of a constantly evolving collection of  photographs. I was pretty much the unofficial “official” photographer.

This holiday season, I feel especially satisfied because I’ve been given the opportunity to revisit the art of creating for others via holiday card family portraits for families dear to my heart. Caleb, Hannah, Ashlinn and Carys are one of those special families. When I’m not spending time with the girls, I get to constantly hear cute stories from Hannah about these two girls and I’ve finally gotten to capture these two of the cutest rascals you will ever meet on film. Thank you so much for allowing me to do this shoot – your lives enrich and touch the lives of so many others. I so appreciate you in my life!

Los Angeles Family Portrait Photography by Maritha Mae Photography

Stunner family!

Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography
Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography

Hanson Family Azusa Portrait Photography

She has a mind of her own. Priceless…

Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography

Ashlinn has some of the most beautiful hazel eyes I’ve ever seen.

Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography
Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography
Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography
Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography
Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography
Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography
Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography
Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography
Hanson Azusa Family Portrait Photography

Happy 2012 everyone!! I am excited for what this year has in store. Stay tuned!