In May Cielo Roth Photography donated a package to the annual carnival at a local elementary school. The winners turned out to be a wonderful family of four. All summer long we tried to connect but you know how summer can be. We finally had our session last week at Gum Grove Park in Seal Beach, CA. If you haven't been there, I highly recommend a walk. The light is beautiful, the colors calming and neutral. It's a great place (albeit a little dusty so don't walk in your favorite shoes). I always get lost going there but it's worth it - a little quiet natural getaway.
The sisters are stunning with the most beautiful skin and the dads - don't even get me started - so sweet and fun. They didn't like being in front of the camera much and I can completely relate.
I told them I swapped sessions with another photographer. It took me almost an entire year to edit and post the photo. I did not like the way I looked. I was unhappy with myself so I didn't share. Well I decided it was time to get over it and share it. My kids and my husband think I look beautiful. My friends love me. That's all that matters. This photo my kiddos will cherish when I'm old and gray, when I leave this earth.
They said, this will be the first year they will have a picture of the entire family to send for the holidays. I'm so happy to be part of that. Get in front of the camera. Go now! Your kids will appreciate it in years to come. Their kids will too.