krista lucas photography {blog}

June 29, 2010

Sadie’s First Birthday {Santa Barbara Birthday Party}

Filed under: baby, birthday party, party — kristalucasphotography @ 1:49 am

Sadie is our dear friends’ daughter, and her birthday party was Sunday! It was a beautiful day for smashing cake, opening presents, and lots of snuggles.

Oh, and balloons, of course!

Birthday girl!

Grandma snuggles.

The family! (Sadie really really wanted the cheese puffs on the table!)

Who doesn’t love a baby smashing cake in her face??


June 27, 2010

Abby & Eddie {Thousand Oaks Maternity}

Filed under: baby, couple, maternity — kristalucasphotography @ 11:47 pm

It is so much fun to photograph friends! These two are expecting their first child in August and I had so much fun with them on a lovely Saturday afternoon. (Except that it was a bit windy at times, but we worked through it!) 🙂 I love it when people trust my creativity but also feel free to suggest ideas they would like to try, which is exactly what Abby did. Here are some of my favorites from our session:

June 23, 2010

the morris family {santa ynez family vacation}

Filed under: family, family group, travel, vacation — kristalucasphotography @ 2:30 am

Meet Sarah.

We went to college together, and she’s marrying a fellow oxy alum this fall! Her family had planned a vacation in Santa Ynez and her dad was interested in having photos done for everyone there. It seemed like they were all having a great time when I got there on Sunday afternoon – the view was amazing, everyone looked fantastic, and they were all hilarious and fun to photograph! 🙂 I can only imagine what the sunset looks like from the house they’re renting!!  Here is a handful of my favorites from the afternoon – there are many more that I LOVE and I hope this is just what you were hoping for, Sarah! 🙂

A shot of everyone! (Sarah, her dad, her brother + his wife and their son, her parents, Sarah’s fiance Justin and his mom. I love that you all are vacationing together!!)

This is my favorite of the ones I shot of Sarah and Justin. Love love love you two.

This family is awesome and beautiful, inside and out…

Auntie and nephew:

Two words: So. Adorable.

A few of the house.

Outside fireplace in the front courtyard.

One of the back doors:

Front entrance:

June 20, 2010

abby {thousand oaks baby shower}

Filed under: baby, baby shower, party — kristalucasphotography @ 2:30 pm

I love baby showers: the goofy games, yummy food, and giving gifts to a new mommy are so much fun!  This one did not disappoint. Abby is a beautiful mom-to-be, and her daughter is due in august. I had fun eating ice cream and listening to words of encouragement from all her friends. I’m so excited to photograph Abby and Eddie this weekend and to meet their new baby girl in August! Best wishes for a smooth delivery, Abby! 🙂

Adorable diaper cake by kim:

This was such a great idea by the hostesses:

Now Abby has this lovely tree to look at and read when she’s feeling overwhelmed or just needing a little encouragement!

Food! Brownies, fruit, and ice cream sundaes!

Gifts – I always love the colors in gift wrapping. So cheery, especially the sweet baby colors!

i heart teens

Filed under: contest, i heart faces, senior, teens — kristalucasphotography @ 2:01 pm

This week on iheartfaces we get to celebrate teens! I took these photos for an amazing family last year when I went back to NC for a visit. I think it perfectly captures them and everything it means to be a teenager! 🙂 Click on the button above to see more or add your own!

June 16, 2010

day at the park

Filed under: children, details — kristalucasphotography @ 3:53 pm

I was apparently in a black and white kind of mood while I edited these photos of my kids at the park!

Here is a series of my not-quite-two-year-old who loves slides!

I love love love it when my big kid takes care of his little brother. Makes my heart melt!!

Look at that grin. 🙂

Snack break.

I love the rusty pieces, even though it seems that the playground needs some paint. And that fence! I have to use this park for family photos! There are so many places to use! 🙂

June 14, 2010

for the LOVE!

Filed under: business, contest — kristalucasphotography @ 4:56 pm

I have been reading about the For the Love workshop for months now.  There are SO MANY reasons I would love to attend this gathering of amazing Christian photographers.  I have been praying and searching for direction in my business for awhile now – I truly feel blessed that God has given me an eye for beauty in all things and believe that He has given me this opportunity to have my own business.  I am also thirsty to learn more about this craft and have the opportunity to learn from other photographers who love Jesus and want to follow Him – I think it truly gives us a unique vision of what our businesses can be.  I would love to meet new friends in the industry and worship together.  I would also love to think and talk about balancing my life – between owning a business, being a full-time mom and wife, I feel that it’s often difficult to do.

i heart babies!

Filed under: baby, i heart faces, newborn — kristalucasphotography @ 4:43 pm

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve participated in an iheartfaces challenge! I saw that this week was all about babies, and had to enter! Newborn photography is something I’ve been getting more into lately, and just love the teeny little toes and wrinkles and brand-newness! I took this photo a few months ago, and still love it.  This little man was about 7 weeks when I photographed him, and I’m looking forward to our next session this weekend! 🙂  Click on the button at the top to check out all the sweet babies or enter your own! 🙂

June 6, 2010

kari {thousand oaks maternity session}

Filed under: maternity — kristalucasphotography @ 4:31 am

Sorry for my long absence! I sprained my wrist a few weeks ago, which has made typing very tedious… 🙂

Here are a few belly shots I grabbed of my friend Kari before she left CA. She was only 22ish weeks at this point, so she has a cute tiny belly! I can’t wait to see photos of her baby girl this fall!

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