I've totally abandoned this blog :( but for good reason... we are having a baby!!! Woo hoo!
And not just any baby, its a GIRL!!! We are overjoyed (to say the least) to be bringing a little lady into our "little" -soon to be BIG family! It honestly seems too good to be true! Even though we have already painted her nursery pink, threw a super girly baby shower, and all 3 ultrasounds have confirmed that she is in fact a SHE, I still won't fully believe it until I hold her in my arms!
I was soooo sure that I was going to be an ALL boy mom and that Maxx was going to be my last baby -but God had other plans, I still trip out when I see my big ol belly in the mirror! My husband and I are finally on the same page that this little babe is FOR SURE going to be our last, we definitely got our hands and hearts full! I'm so thankful that my sweet friend Lucy Munoz Photography captured our very last maternity/family of 4 photoshoot! Its all bittersweet (or maybe thats just the hormones making it bitter lol). We are super thankful that we've been able to create children of our own and so excited to close this 9 year long child bearing chapter and begin a new chapter as parentals of 3, party of 5, and a whole new world of bows and baby dolls!
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.