hi there! i'm michelle, southern california based photographer and curator of the coco gallery.

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

mila | tustin portrait photographer . leoncio

sometimes the players don't always want to play.  such is the life of a family portrait photographer.  like the weather, kids can be unpredictable.  brando and rocco had just gotten up from a nap and were a little hesitant at first.  they were probably thinkin... who's the chick with the camera and the big belly?  and why does she keep telling me to look at her?

this is why i tell parents that we should shoot in a fun location... like a park!  nothing like a playground to bring the kid out in every kid!  before you know it they're running in different directions.  the hour goes by quickly and all the lollipop bribes we used to make them smile for the portraits are being used to lure them home.  yep!  i love a successful shoot!  i know we did real good when edit time comes and i can't stop grinning over the pictures.  sigh... life is awesome.


  1. what a cute family! they look like they are having a blast and are so comfortable with you! Great job!