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
I don’t know that you could ever ‘miss’ that golden hour, Rosie….your work is always golden! 🙂 this is precious!
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??
Very cute!!! Can’t wait to see more!!
wow.. just beautiful and I was checking out the photos she did of you.. pure art.. You both are beautiful souls.
i know these will be fabulous!!! glad you both had such an inspired and wonderful time. xo
These are just too precious!
Beautiful! I dont think I could love this set anymore!
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..
commenting again…..beautiful and dreamy. a perfect session.
Beautiful and sweet images. The session tells such a great story for this family!
LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!
love every single one. so so so so great. xo
Loved every single image! Brimming with love and happiness!
wow, so beautiful. What a great family shoot! I’m very jealous I can’t have you photograph my family.
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 : )
these are beautiful. love each and every one.
I don’t think these images could get any more amazing. I love every.single.one !!!
This is such a gorgeous set Rosie! The last three images are my faves!!
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!
Love the images, personally I would prefer a slightly more contrasty treatment but the actual imagery is magnificent.
Thank you Antony! To each his own style… I love the soft, hazy, dreamy style!
Beautiful photos!!! I live in CA where is this located????
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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