Jacob: Class of 2018

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Another year has past and onward to the new year. This year is an exciting one for Jacob who is graduating this year. He’s a student at Northridge High School. He wanted to incorporate his car in his senior portraits. He’d bought the car himself by putting his mind to it with hard work at his job. That’s impressive for a fine young man.
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That bright yellow against the winters snow, let me just say it was bright out. You won’t be able to miss Jacob in his flashy car.
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12 year’s of education have come and are almost over…think of all the accomplishments.
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Jacob plans on going to college to study for becoming a radiation therapist.
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He enjoys reading in his spare time and has been on the bowling team at school for the last three year’s.
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In an ode’ to his brother’s senior photos I did a few year’s ago, I found this random door lying against the wall. One of those photos that mom’s will cherish. Jacob is going to have so many new experiences ahead of him and what an exciting time in his life. Best of luck to you in the future.

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2017 End of Year

2017 is coming to a close. Looking back over the last year’s photos put’s a smile on my face. All the wonderful things I’ve been able to take part of. When I look back on my life and love of photography, I never envisioned all those year’s ago as a child with a camera in my hand that I’d be doing this for a living. I never pursued it, it came for me. I never set out to do this, but somehow doors kept opening and I found myself doing what I loved. 2017-1 This year, I started working with a group called Connect 4 Humanity. A group of like creatives who get together for a great cause to provide beautiful works. I have met some great people an formed some great friendships within the group. 2017-22017-3 In March we returned to Australia for a couple of weeks to visit with my long time pen pal of nearly 33 year’s. Recently I was asked out of my career thus far, what some of my favorite shoots have been.  At the top of my list will always be photographing her family. It was such a honor that I will cherish. They are family to me. Though miles separate us and we only get to see each other several year’s at a time, I was so happy to be able to do this. I will love looking back on that time for sure. 2017-42017-52017-62017-72017-82017-92017-102017-112017-122017-13 This year brought me my last wedding. While I won’t say I’m officially retired of weddings, I no longer search for them. My heart just isn’t in it anymore like it used to be. They took so much time away from my family and other things that I enjoy doing.  As well, my body hasn’t been as forgiving. Year’s of carrying heavy gear has left my back pretty messed up. I have had to resort to taking better care of it. I just gradually started to pull away from weddings. I’m at a place with my career where I am happy with the choices. No regrets there.2017-142017-15 This fall proved to be nothing short of disappointment. It seemed like the color took forever to show up. It wasn’t as vibrant as year’s past. We had an abundance of rain and bad weather. It seemed every time I had planned shoots, the weather was against us. Needless to say, I look forward to autumn 2018 with the hope for lots of color and good weather. 2017-16 This year’s Vintage Truck Mini Sessions were a huge success. The original date got rained out (go figure) but that day turned out to be beautiful Our property was dry from the rains that had plagued us most of November. So things finally fell into place. Several people weren’t able to get in on this day, so I will likely be  holding another mini session next November with the truck. I absolutely love the holiday time, it’s always like a reunion of familiar faces and some new. 2017-172017-18 While I have been photographing Boudoir Sessions for year’s, I never post them on social media as I feel that should be private. But to further that side of my business, as many weren’t aware I photograph that, I created a private, women’s only page on Facebook. You can become a member of it at Candid Kama Boudoir Photography where you can keep updated on offers, styled shoots, give-a-ways and see images.  But sorry fella’s, it’s only for the ladies to view.

This year brought a lot of different experiences. I got to play with mermaids, I got to watch two become one with marriage vows. I witnessed couples becoming first time parents. Adoption stories. I got to photograph to beautiful girls on a deserted beach we had all to ourselves in Australia. Unreal. Working with excited seniors as they get ready to embark on their futures. I worked with different animals. I got to photograph several corporate events. I was able to offer my services to different charities close to my heart. I photographed a loved one’s final hours. I challenged myself to take a photo a day for the entire year.

I took a break from blogging this summer. I just needed a break from it. I’d been blogging since 2012. But with the new year I will get back to blogging again.

In closing, I’d like to thank the families and people who welcomed me into their homes, their weddings, their events. Trusted me with the more intimate moments. Those that allowed me to take visions in my mind and capture it in a photo.  I look forward to 2018. Thank you all for the smiles!

 

-Kama

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Brown Eyed Girl’s

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Oh these two brighten my day. Isabella and her sister Abigail have so much cuteness between them. Lil beauties like their mom.
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While Isabella was all set for her photos, Abigail was a bit more curious and unsure about things, but she warmed up to it.
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Don’t you just wanna gobble her up.
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Oh little girl, how you are growing.
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Love that crinkle nose.
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Isabella is such a natural in front of the camera. In all the times I’ve had the pleasure of photographing her, she’s ready to go without me having to guide her along.
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At the end of the session, I think she was ready for bed, but she had a seat on the log and just took in nature around her. We had some fun, got a bit dirty and took some photos. Makes for a nice evening.

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Pink And A Bit Of Blue

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A few weeks back I met Nick and Brooke and their two daughters, Braylyn and Blaire at Bryn Du Mansion for their portraits.
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Nick and Brooke are raising two fine young ladies.
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The curious an spunky Braylyn, she was full of charm and wacky smirks. She kept me laughing through the whole session.
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And sweet baby Blaire who just celebrated her first birthday, she certainly has a mind of her own.
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We walked around the grounds of the mansion and stopped to smell the flowers. Nick and Brooke just had fun playing with the girls.
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The poser…she loved getting her photo taken.
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Not to be outdone, Braylyn was a good lil model herself. She wanted to stand up high by the flowers for her photos. With that smirk and some sass, she turned it on.
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It was lovely meeting you all on such a beautiful evening. Great making new friends!

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All Things Pink

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One of the great joy’s of my job over the year’s is growing with families.  I had the pleasure of photographing Jake and Erin’s wedding year’s ago, and have photographed their expanding family with their first born, Jaxon an now their baby girl. Erin was having some mild contractions during our shoot. We previously scheduled it for this day cause the next afternoon she was scheduled for delivery.  Jaxon is looking forward to being a big brother and loved giving his Mama belly kisses.
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How cute is Jaxon!
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Sweet cuddles from big brother.
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A few weeks ago, Erin an I met up for a prior shoot. She really wanted to do a tub shoot maternity session, so who was I to argue? Erin an I have had a lot of fun over the year’s and it’s nice to working with people who understand creative outlets and inspirations.
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So excited to welcome a girl into their family…so many new things to experience.
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We had a lot fun and a lot of laugh’s on this shoot. Erin was in the lap of luxury, heated floors, a warm claw foot tub. What more could a Mama-to-be ask for?
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A beautiful baby girl was born this week, can’t wait to show you their new addition soon! Congrats Jake, Erin and Jaxon!

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