Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and safe 4th of July on this beautiful Saturday afternoon. What a spectacular day to celebrate this cherished holiday with our loved ones... The sun is shining, the weather is warm and the beaches are calling my name! It's time to head outdoors and and enjoy this amazing place that we call home. Before I head out to enjoy the day myself, I thought I would quickly share this fun shoot taken out at the Bacara Resort in Goleta, CA. I just adore this red, white, and blue inspired photo session with this sweet little toddler.
This special family is expecting their latest addition any day now! The waiting game is so bittersweet...cherishing those last few days before the birth...the flood of emotions from excitement to nervous anticipation and exhaustion...not to mention enjoying the last moments as a family of three. In just a few days, life will take on a new shape and pace, and of course a mama’s heart just explodes with even more love!
You wouldn’t know it from looking at this glowing woman - she is the picture of relaxed happiness, even with one toddler running circles around everyone. Without an ounce of makeup and her hair still wet from the shower she took just minutes before I showed up, this mama exudes natural beauty. I love the golden colors and tones in their photos - you’d never guess it’s winter here in Santa Barbara. I can't wait for her to give birth so we can do the newborn shoot!
What to wear is one of the most frequently asked questions in portraiture. My answer is pretty simple: keep everyone coordinated, but not matching. I usually tell my clients to choose a color palette of 3 to 5 colors and have everyone dress in varying shades and tones of those colors. Most importantly, be comfortable and like what you’re wearing. Unless you’re going for a themed portrait, your clothes should look natural on you and reflect what you would wear during your day-to-day or when you get dressed up.
I have photographed this sweet family for two years now and as their brood grows, so does the level of cuteness. Talk about kids with style! Mom definitely knows what she’s doing.
I love the eclectic urban look on these five. With two rambunctious boys and a sweet little toddler, their outfits were totally appropriate to let them run around and not worry about messing up their clothes. If you need a little wardrobe inspiration, check out my Pinterest board for fun ideas and color schemes: https://www.pinterest.com/rebeccafarmer/clothing-inspiration-what-to-wear-for-your-family-/
This little girl’s cowboy boots are just too adorable! I think I may need to go out and buy myself a pair.
Nearly 10 years ago when I graduated from the Brooks Institute of Photography and started my journey as a freelance photographer, I never imagined that I would be blessed with such a strong and amazing clientele that would come back year after year. Fast forward to the 2014 holiday season when I was so busy I could barely catch my breath. How things have changed! I want to say a big warm thank you to all of my amazing clients... You allow me to do what I love in one of the most beautiful places on earth. I can’t say enough thanks for the gift of your support and belief in my work! Happy New Year!
This year with so many returning families, many asked for new ideas to enjoy their photos year round. So I’ve been busy making some very cool custom wall designs that allow them to showcase their images at home. The results are stunning and entirely personal!
This photo shoot was one of my Mini Sessions from November. This silly little girl really knows how to bring it! Bonus that her mom loves the creative process and always brings the best props. Her red scarf is such a simple touch, but adds so much to the images. Love these images!
Sometimes it’s easy to forget that we live in paradise here in Santa Barbara. So whenever I have the chance to work with a visiting family, I love getting the fresh new perspective of Santa Barbara’s amazing natural beauty that comes from seeing it through the eyes of someone enjoying it for the first time.
This shoot was for a sweet family vacationing in Carpinteria for the week with their extended family. It was literally the perfect summer beach day: the sun was shining, there was a soft, warm breeze keeping us cool...nothing short of an ideal afternoon. And these two sisters couldn’t have been any sweeter - their interaction was so fun to capture!
What’s better than enjoying this gorgeous place we love so much? Having something beautiful to remember it by!
I had the pleasure of welcoming this little nugget into the world a few weeks back! Baby J was welcomed by his mom, dad, and two older brothers... What a lucky guy! This sweetheart fell right asleep for his newborn photo shoot and pretty much stayed that way for the entire 2 hours photo session. Amongst the pleasant chaos of having two older brothers, Baby J slept peacefully, barely waking when I moved him into position. It was so sweet to see how perfectly this little guy fit into his new family... So much love for this sweet little soul.
I can't believe I am just now posting these beautiful images taken during a photo session way back in March! Where did the time go! It has been a very busy year so far for Rebecca Farmer Photography and I have many new projects in the works that I am very excited about! I am so grateful to all my wonderful clients for coming back year after year and trusting me to creatively document these special moments in time. The photographs I capture will stay with each family forever and that is why I love to do what I do! One of the best parts of being a photographer is to see the smiles and hear the reactions of my clients once they see their images. I love how excited they get once they view all the photographs from their sessions. It is so fun to make people's day by surpassing their expectations of what they thought the images were going to look like! Another reason that I love being a Newborn, Children and Family photographer is that I get to see each individual family grow and to meet their additions along the way... Love it! I have photographed these two red heads multiple times and they just keep getting cuter. How adorable are their blue eyes and bright red hair... So adorable!
I had a blast photographing this cute little surfer chick at Henrdy's Beach this past month! It was a chilly February morning here in Santa Barbara... Burrrr! On my drive to the photo shoot, I was hoping it wasn't going to pour down rain on us. Luckily, we got some beautiful overcast weather and spectacular light. As I was nice and warm with my jeans, sweater and Ugg boots, this girl was a trooper in her bikini. Although her toes were frozen from walking along the shoreline, she didn't seem to mind at all! Thanks for the fun shoot!!
I had the best time photographing this sweet couple's maternity session here in Santa Barbara. It was such a pleasure to capture this special time as they await the arrival of their baby boy this coming winter. Photographing couples expecting their first baby is always a touching and exciting experience for me... I reminisce about my first pregnancy and the quiet moments I would have with my husband. I have the fondest memories of us sitting quietly on the couch talking about the baby, the future, and of course the birth. It is those quiet still moments I remember the most...