So far 2014 has been hectic to say the least. We started off the year by moving, and while there are still more boxes in our garage than I’d like to admit, we are finally feeling at home. :) However, just as we started to settle in I got this nasty cold that is going around (I suspect a very cute little Kindergartener gave it to me). So, while I am behind, I cannot completely ignore my yearly ‘Best of’ Contest. So, it is finally time to vote for your favorite image of 2013!!!
This year, the winner of the Best of 2013 Contest will win a (drumroll, please)….
FREESPINGMINI-SESSION on March 29, 2014 in Orange County *INCLUDING 12 DIGITALIMAGES*!!!
Here is how to win:
1) Go to the Heidi Bolles Photography Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/HeidiBollesPhotography)
2) Click on the album ‘Best of 2013’ to vote for your favorite image of 2013.
3) For a vote to count, you must first be a fan of the Heidi Bolles Photography Facebook page and then leave a ‘Comment’ about the photo. Each comment will count as a vote (only one vote per person/per photo). ‘Liking’ a photo will NOT count as a vote.
4) Ask your friends and family to vote and help increase your chances of winning (they must complete both steps in #3 for their votes to count).
5) Voting will end on February 12th at midnight. The person/family in the winning photo will win the contest and the free photo session. The free photo session must be used during the 2014 Spring Mini Day (March 29th) to be valid and is good for their immediate family only.
Have you been keeping up your New Year’s resolutions? I have been…well trying…okay not really. BUT, if you are looking for someone to help you reach your fitness goals…call my friend Holly…she is AMAZING! She teaches private and semi-private Pilates classes in Laguna Niguel, and prides herself on really helping her clients stay fit and healthy (while having fun)! I was honored when she asked me to take some updated photos of her in action for her website. Yes, she is also in amazing shape herself, but don’t worry…I tortured her a little by making her hold each pose for about 10 minutes to make sure I ‘got it’. :)
It’s no secret that I have loved this family and their little girl Charlotte for years now (her personality reminds me a lot of my own little girl)! So when they told me they were having another baby girl I was ecstatic…especially when I saw Charlotte’s smile as she told me she was going to have a baby sister!!! Here she is…beautiful Penelope. :)
You know it’s been a while since you’ve blogged when you get an email from your blogsite asking if you’re okay! So, now that I’ve survived the crazy holiday season, I need to catch up! First up, one of my all-time favorite sessions. This fun family asked me to tag along for the afternoon during their end-of-summer vacation (what a great idea, right)?!?!? I loved the idea of documenting this time for them and had so much fun chasing after these kiddos! Thank you G family for such a fun day!
A few years ago we were celebrating the Fourth of July in Ladera when I ran into a sorority sister from my Long Beach days, and Ty ran into his best friend’s cousin. As I talked to my friend and Ty talked to his, we suddenly realized that they were there together…and they were married!!! Such a small world. Well, a couple of years and a couple of kids later, I found myself photographing their second beautiful little girl. Welcome to the world Quinn. You definitely won the parent lottery! :)
Since Quinn was born in October, we had to have a little pumkin fun. :)
This year my first day of fall minis took place in Laguna Niguel, and the backdrop was just beautiful! I was able to meet up with five amazing families that day, and we all had a great afternoon together! First up was this gorgeous fam…
*Fireplace Mantle from Folklore Vintage Finds and Retro Rentals
It’s such a privilege to help document a family’s special moments through the years, and I especially love when a new baby is added into the mix! Baby Kyle is just perfect. He is one lucky little guy to already have so much love surrounding him. In fact, he has just about the cutest big sister I’ve ever seen, and I’m sure she will keep him entertained as he grows up! Thank you so much to the entire family for having me over! I hope you enjoy your pics. :)
What could be better than having two super fun, loving parents? Adding a little sister to the family of course!!! It’s no secret that I love little Miss Charlotte (how could I not?), and I just can’t wait until I get to see her giving her little sister lots of hugs and kisses! Here are a few pictures from a fun afternoon catching up with this amazing family and capturing such a special time in their lives…
Newborn photos are always special, but taking Aiden’s was extra sweet. Let’s just say that he is nothing short of a miracle baby. On top of that, he is one of the cutest baby boys I have ever seen! I hope his family enjoys these photos for many years to come. Much love to the entire fam!!!
So, you know how on Top Chef if they are behind in creating their dishes, they say they are ‘in the weeds’. Well, when it comes to blogging my sessions I am definitely in the weeds! I have so many fun sessions to share, and first up is this beautiful family celebrating their baby boy’s first birthday. Well, I guess he is not technically a baby anymore (although if Mom reads that she may just cry)! A big thank you to this fam for a great evening in one of my favorites spots!!!