krista lucas photography {blog}

February 20, 2012

hugs & kisses {i heart faces}

Filed under: children, i heart faces — kristalucasphotography @ 9:03 am

This week’s theme at i heart faces is “hugs & kisses.” i took this photo at disneyland while we were in line for the haunted mansion and my sweet boys were being so loving! the thing i love is that they’re always like this – these little boys are truly best friends who love to play and laugh together! it makes this mama’s heart sing… check out more entries over at i heart faces!!

February 19, 2012

benjamin is six {agoura hills, ca birthday party}

Filed under: birthday party, children — kristalucasphotography @ 11:05 am

My oldest son turns six tomorrow, and we celebrated yesterday with a president party! My sweet boy has been into presidents for quite some time, and the day after he turned five he said “next year I should have a PRESIDENT party, mom!” I was sure he would change his mind, but he was still talking about it over the summer so after the 4th of July I picked up some clearance paper goods (plates, cups, star-shaped trays and a flag tablecloth) as well as some small flags. I had no idea what a president party would involve, but thankfully I’m related to a bunch of super creative people! The wonderful Abigail of paper & CAKE sent over her two 4th of July party collections, and I used some things from each of them. I picked up some streamers and play money at the party store and added balloons and some president photos I printed, and that was all I needed to decorate!

Food: We ate grilled cheese sandwiches, apple slices, carrots, pretzel sticks, and everyone’s favorite (and the only thing my son asked for): a popcorn bar. It’s messy, but a hit! And of course, there was cake!! I made chocolate cupcakes with vanilla frosting and red & blue sprinkles and a yellow cake with chocolate frosting.

Fun: My wonderful mother-in-law painted an Abraham Lincoln to use for photos and a ball-toss game. We also played “Pin the Cherry on the Tree” (I painted a tree on some cardboard, cut out a white circle for the “target” and cut red circles for each child). For a craft, I bought some $1 unfinished frames at Michael’s and some plastic coins, felt star stickers, and beads to decorate them.

Party favors: I found these cute star cello bags on clearance! For the big kids: President flash cards from the $1 section at target, and Washington, DC sticker sets and president pencils from Oriental Trading Company. For the littler kids: A patriotic rubber duck and star sunglasses, also from Oriental Trading Co. I added some ribbon and a paper & CAKE tag, and that was it!

The birthday boy in his super cute “B” shirt! Thank you to Chrissy at sewlux – he would like to wear his new shirt every day! 🙂

February 18, 2012

lars {winnetka, ca baby}

Filed under: baby — kristalucasphotography @ 10:20 am

Lars’ mama cuts my hair (at my house! and brought a cute baby!) so I took a few photos of him for her…Lars is a super happy baby boy with some seriously cute feet! 🙂 Thanks Gretchen!!

February 16, 2012

penelope {sherman oaks, ca newborn}

Filed under: baby, family, newborn — kristalucasphotography @ 10:20 am

I met this lovely family back in November when I photographed them for their holiday cards. Since then, baby Penelope has joined the family and I had the privilege of photographing her (and the family as well). I really feel like I’m finding my niche as a newborn photographer – all the sleepy poses are so sweet, but trying to get them had been stressing me out…So I refer to my style as more “lifestyle newborn” – catching all the moments and not forcing too much. It’s way more fun for me, and I still love the images I capture. Here are my favorites from Penelope’s first photo session, and I look forward to many more!

 

Big brother and baby sister:

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