Nothing ever plays out how I envision in my mind! Im starting to think that i must live in this La-La-Land and I have too high of hopes. I had a vision of getting our family photos taken by one of my favorite photographers Alisha and mail them out to everyone by the new year! I wanted to also get some shot of Jack and I for our 10 year anniversary so that I could post some on that date too! But it didn't turn out like that... of course :) life happens and we had to reschedule. Just when i think it might actually work out my poor baby got sick the day before the photoshoot and he was not in the mood at all! It was too late to cancel so the show had to go on and we were crossing our fingers that he would cooperate. Of all the beautfitul days this winter the clouds just so happened to roll on in and blow some wind our way which agitated Maxx's stuffy nose :( Anyhow we parked up at our old High School. It was where our love story began so it was special for me to bring our children up there to take our first sets of family photos. Thankfully Alisha was amazing and so doggone patient with my crazy gang! We were able to pull some smiles out of Maxx in between all the fits and she was quick enough to catch them! It takes a whole lot of patience to take family photos and I have a deeper appreciation for family photographers! I didn't expect to get many photos from our session with all of us looking decent but I was pleasantly surprised! There were so many great moments captured! Im super thankful for my crazy goofy family... this is us!
Photography | Alisha Marie
Makeup & Hair | Claudia <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Location | Diamond Ranch High School, Pomona, Ca.
My Stud muffins!!!
Poor little sicky poo!!!
Maxx had just turned ONE!!!
I cant believe Jack is already 5!!!! Makes me sad!!
If you read our anniversary post HERE than you'll recognize this paragraph about my first truck and why it is so important to me...
"We shared our first convo, our first kisses, our "I love you's", our first car accidents (yes Jack
crashed into the back of my truck one day in our school parking lot -luckily there wasn't much damage, but it was an awkward conversation to have with my parents.) This little pickup truck became our family wagon, so it only made sense to include it in our 10 year anniversary photoshoot that we did last week...!"
Who knows when we'll decide to sell it so I wanted to make sure to get some photos with it! Its cute because when Jack was 4 yrs old he used to tell me that when he grew up he wanted to keep this little truck! We shall see my dear... we shall see :)
He looks up to his dad sooo much!!! I couldn't have picked a better father for my children!!!
They are total Daddy's boys!!!
This is the parking lot where it all started!!!
He's sooooo handsome!! I love him sooooo much!!!
Thank you sooo much Alisha for capturing the true essence of my family and our love for eachother! Your awesome at what you do boo!!!
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.