Wildflowers in California – the Proutys!

Where to begin…

While in California I had the “joy” of finally meeting Joy from Wildflowers Photography! I had been in love with her work for a long time and was thrilled that we could finally meet in person! My first couple days here were spent in her loving home brimming with happiness, laughter, and baby giggles… AND the smell of freshly baked donuts (deserves a separate blog post)!

We exchanged photo sessions; her of my baby bump and me of her precious littles in some of the most amazing locations ever!

The night of the session; we were running late, Gracie’s dress tore, car was almost out of gas, the drive was longer then anticipated, a few emotional meltdowns, and the sun had set behind the mountain when we arrived. But I still gasped at the sheer beauty of this hidden rusty playground located in the beautiful orange orchard; branches hanging low from the weight of hundreds of ripe oranges & clementines that filled the air with a sweet citrus scent! This was a dream for me and I just went with the flow despite having missed that “golden hour”.

With the light quickly vanishing we  headed down to the orange grove!

I loved this family and shot till the light was gone… and then kept on shooting! ha.

A beautiful family inside and out. Thank you Joy, it was such an honour to capture the love in your family! I’m looking forward to more adventures with you in the future! (psst.. my family pictures next summer??!)

Check out her beautiful work here: Wildflowers Photography




  1. Vera April 7, 2012 at 11:44 am - Reply

    I don’t know that you could ever ‘miss’ that golden hour, Rosie….your work is always golden! 🙂 this is precious!

  2. joy harmon prouty April 7, 2012 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    oh rosie. your name is so fitting. we miss your rosie sweetness!!! you have given us a breath of fresh air, pushed us closer to our happy life, encouraged our spirits to fly a little more free and the gift of this image is just joy straight to my heart. how can i ever thank you??

  3. Fern April 8, 2012 at 10:47 pm - Reply

    Very cute!!! Can’t wait to see more!!

  4. elizabeth pellette April 10, 2012 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    wow.. just beautiful and I was checking out the photos she did of you.. pure art.. You both are beautiful souls.

  5. martha schuster April 11, 2012 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    i know these will be fabulous!!! glad you both had such an inspired and wonderful time. xo

  6. Maggie Fortson April 21, 2012 at 10:39 am - Reply

    These are just too precious!

  7. Jessica Deane April 21, 2012 at 10:40 am - Reply

    Beautiful! I dont think I could love this set anymore!

  8. elizabeth pellette April 21, 2012 at 10:57 am - Reply

    These are just wonderful Rosie.. I too love Joy’s work.. and I have to say.. you did a fantastic job capturing their family and I love that orchard..

  9. martha schuster April 21, 2012 at 11:56 am - Reply

    commenting again…..beautiful and dreamy. a perfect session.

  10. Sarah T April 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm - Reply

    Beautiful and sweet images. The session tells such a great story for this family!

  11. becky April 21, 2012 at 2:52 pm - Reply


  12. sara April 21, 2012 at 4:15 pm - Reply

    love every single one. so so so so great. xo

  13. Sandra Henri April 21, 2012 at 4:25 pm - Reply

    Loved every single image! Brimming with love and happiness!

  14. anne April 21, 2012 at 7:04 pm - Reply

    wow, so beautiful. What a great family shoot! I’m very jealous I can’t have you photograph my family.

  15. christine rowan April 24, 2012 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    Rosie..this are just lovely!! the color and joy and you can see beaming through the photos if magical!! when you visit the states again, i must plan a session with you : )

  16. Liz Lovi April 24, 2012 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    these are beautiful. love each and every one.

  17. Kim Spears April 30, 2012 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    I don’t think these images could get any more amazing. I love every.single.one !!!

  18. Becky May 1, 2012 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    This is such a gorgeous set Rosie! The last three images are my faves!!

  19. Val Spring May 2, 2012 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    Wow, I’m so in love with this whole set. It’s got so much heart and love and happy colors and a beautiful family. Omg I’m trying to pick a favorite but they are all. I wish one day I could have such wonderful photographs of me and my family! Wonderful job, rosie! Adore you work to the moon and back!

  20. Antony May 4, 2012 at 6:39 am - Reply

    Love the images, personally I would prefer a slightly more contrasty treatment but the actual imagery is magnificent.

  21. admin May 4, 2012 at 9:07 am - Reply

    Thank you Antony! To each his own style… I love the soft, hazy, dreamy style!

  22. Jessica August 16, 2012 at 11:30 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos!!! I live in CA where is this located????

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  24. Madeleine Jonsson December 31, 2017 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    Hi there. Im in Orange County, CA and Ive spent YEARS looking for this orange grove.. this is one of my favorite sessions Ive ever seen xo Absolutely gorgeous. Is there annnny way you could point me in the direction of where this is located..?? thanks so much xo

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