Many of my blog readers know that my family moved to a new area about 2 months ago. While I was very much looking forward to our new home and neighborhood, there's always an uneasiness about moving-- will we like our neighbors? will we find friends? will our children find friends? It's starting fresh, back at square one.

So off we went, to sit with our new congregation at church, the first Sunday we were in our new location. At one point, I was walking the halls with Maura, trying to get her to fall asleep. Up walked this beautiful, vivacious, friendly woman named Kristen. We chatted for a minute and realized we lived in the same neighborhood. She swooned over my baby, she asked if there was anything she could do to help us settle in, she asked for my phone number. With my hands full, and no pen in sight, I handed her a business card which has my number on it. She promised to get in touch. How excited I was about my new friend!!

She contacted me that very day- gave me her address, her cell and home numbers, and then asked if we could please do a session of her and her two kiddos for her husband for Father's Day. Absolutely we could!! So we arranged it.... she slipped out of the house with the kids one evening last week, we had a quick session, and what emerged from it was magic.
Her sweet children were comfortable in front of the camera, Kristen herself is gorgeous, and we had such a great time.

And now I share some of those images with you.... but if you see Mr. Carlos, MUM'S THE WORD! He has no idea about these, and I think he'll be thrilled, come Father's Day.


Oh!  And, if Kristen gets 25 comments here, she gets a little something extra from me...  ;)
blogVasquez02.jpgBlogVasquez2.jpg Mr. C got a little silly......... blogVasquez06.jpg Miss S. did some dancing....... blogVasquez3.jpgblogVasquez16.jpg My dear friend, you are a BOMBSHELL! blogVasquez35.jpgblogVasquez1.jpgblogVasquez27.jpgblogVasquez12.jpg Kristen, thank you for introducing yourself. Thank you for being my first friend in our new area. I think you're wonderful, I think you're children are gorgeous, and I'm grateful to know you!

Many of my blog readers know that my family moved to a new area about 2 months ago. While I was very much looking forward to our new home and neighborhood, there's always an uneasiness about moving-- will we like our neighbors? will we find friends? will our children find friends? It's starting fresh, back at square one.

So off we went, to sit with our new congregation at church, the first Sunday we were in our new location. At one point, I was walking the halls with Maura, trying to get her to fall asleep. Up walked this beautiful, vivacious, friendly woman named Kristen. We chatted for a minute and realized we lived in the same neighborhood. She swooned over my baby, she asked if there was anything she could do to help us settle in, she asked for my phone number. With my hands full, and no pen in sight, I handed her a business card which has my number on it. She promised to get in touch. How excited I was about my new friend!!

She contacted me that very day- gave me her address, her cell and home numbers, and then asked if we could please do a session of her and her two kiddos for her husband for Father's Day. Absolutely we could!! So we arranged it.... she slipped out of the house with the kids one evening last week, we had a quick session, and what emerged from it was magic.
Her sweet children were comfortable in front of the camera, Kristen herself is gorgeous, and we had such a great time.

And now I share some of those images with you.... but if you see Mr. Carlos, MUM'S THE WORD! He has no idea about these, and I think he'll be thrilled, come Father's Day.


Oh!  And, if Kristen gets 25 comments here, she gets a little something extra from me...  ;)
blogVasquez02.jpgBlogVasquez2.jpg Mr. C got a little silly......... blogVasquez06.jpg Miss S. did some dancing....... blogVasquez3.jpgblogVasquez16.jpg My dear friend, you are a BOMBSHELL! blogVasquez35.jpgblogVasquez1.jpgblogVasquez27.jpgblogVasquez12.jpg Kristen, thank you for introducing yourself. Thank you for being my first friend in our new area. I think you're wonderful, I think you're children are gorgeous, and I'm grateful to know you!



Comments
Leilani says:

WOW! What a gorgeous family! Stunning images as always! He will love them!

(06.08.10 @ 10:24 AM)
Nichole says:

Beautiful Rachel, the husband is going to love them!

(06.08.10 @ 01:45 PM)
Susan Keller says:

Yay for new friendships and fabulous photographs!!! These are gorgeous pictures :-)

(06.08.10 @ 02:36 PM)
Janel says:

These are great pictures! I love to take pictures, but these are awesome PHOTOS! Carlos will love them! You captured fabulous real life moments, they aren't just posed pictures! I totally understand the feelings that come with a move and I'm so glad that Kristen as been able to help you settle in.

(06.08.10 @ 02:51 PM)
Laurie K. says:

Gorgeous momma, gorgeous kids, and gorgeous images!!!

(06.08.10 @ 03:01 PM)
Brittany Davis says:

What a cute story and a cute family!

(06.08.10 @ 03:02 PM)
Kristi Larson says:

Beautiful images Rachel!

(06.08.10 @ 03:42 PM)
Gina says:

absolutely GORGEOUS images. what a great father's day present. these are just priceless...

(06.08.10 @ 03:46 PM)
laura says:

terrific images! beautiful woman and mother, adorable kids. she must be so happy with these. great work!

(06.08.10 @ 03:47 PM)
Adriana De La Torre says:

these are absolutely Gourgeous. i Love them, But then again its Mrs.Vasquez and her Babies :]

(06.08.10 @ 03:52 PM)
Dawn says:

What an awesome Father's Day surprise this will be! I LOVE the girl in her twirly dress....so fresh and fun! What a beautiful family!!

(06.08.10 @ 05:23 PM)
misty Jones says:

These are beautiful! I am sure her hubby will be thrilled!

(06.08.10 @ 07:28 PM)
Eleni says:

What a gorgeous mama! You can totally see where her kids got their looks from! These are photos to treasure forever.

(06.08.10 @ 08:00 PM)
jennifer sanchez says:

Beautiful pics! Kristen was sooooooo excited to do these. I may be next!

(06.08.10 @ 08:10 PM)
Crystal says:

Oh my gosh these pictures are beautiful! Cover magazine status:)

(06.08.10 @ 10:12 PM)
Emily says:

Oh my goodness! These are fantastic. Carlos is going to LOVE them! Kristen always looks gorgeous, and her kids are adorable. Love the pictures.

(06.08.10 @ 11:22 PM)
heather says:

The pictures are absolutely adorable!

(06.08.10 @ 11:43 PM)
Liz says:

I love them, Rach! The kids are adorable and I really love the one of Kristen laying on the grass- she is gorgeous! Amazing eyes.

(06.09.10 @ 05:23 AM)
julie says:

Wow! These are so gorgeous! I think their Dad is gonna love these!! Really beautiful images of a beautiful family!

(06.09.10 @ 06:21 AM)
Cherie Rainwater says:

These are absolutely beautiful. The color is perfect, the location is great.....the models are gorgeous! Amazingly photogenic kids picked up a thing or two from their mama ;)

(06.09.10 @ 06:26 AM)
Laura Schafernak says:

What a beautiful gift!!!!

(06.09.10 @ 07:07 AM)
Gail says:

Wow! What fun pictures. They are gorgeous. You and the kids look like you were having fun taking the pictures. Carlos is going to LOVE them!!

(06.09.10 @ 07:46 AM)
tara k says:

wow...what a stunning momma and adorable kiddos! i have no doubt you will have an army of friends before the summer's over, rach. you are a magnet for goodness. :)

(06.09.10 @ 09:46 AM)
Chaya Anderson says:

Your family is so cute!!!!! Carlos is going to love these!!!!

(06.09.10 @ 10:14 AM)
Charissa says:

Stunning!

(06.09.10 @ 10:44 AM)
Melinda Sundberg says:

I know Kristen is so gorgeous. And we are so glad you moved here. Great pictures, Carlos will love them

(06.09.10 @ 11:15 AM)
Erin says:

These are amazing pictures...love you guys!

(06.09.10 @ 11:34 AM)
Sahar Asadinik says:

These pictures are fantastic! I know Carlos will love them! I will definitely have Rachel do our family photos when the time comes. Thanks for sharing these, Kristen!

(06.09.10 @ 11:38 AM)
Laurel says:

I love them. They are all so cute!!!!

(06.09.10 @ 01:03 PM)
Lisa Withers says:

So beautiful! Kristen and the kids look amazing -- as always! I love how Kristen and Sydney's eyes just sparkle!

(06.09.10 @ 01:45 PM)
Jen says:

Simply perfect. Gorgeous color and great connections! What a wonderful gift for Dad!

(06.09.10 @ 01:56 PM)
wendy says:

Just gorgeous! Congrats on a wonderful new friend as well as a fantastic session.

(06.09.10 @ 02:24 PM)
Anna Farrugia says:

Kristin, they are simply fantastic ! You look like models out of magazine !:)) Carlos is surely going to adore them ! what a lovely idea :)

(06.09.10 @ 02:42 PM)
Dana says:

Looks like you owe her ;) Of course, she owes you for capturing these wonderful memories for her!!!

(06.09.10 @ 06:48 PM)
Ancira says:

The pictures are beautiful and really captured all of your personalities the way you truly are. Simply Beautiful. Carlos will be so thrilled to have these memories forever!

(06.09.10 @ 07:42 PM)
Tamara says:

What a perfect gift for Father's Day! THese are beautiful!!

(06.09.10 @ 08:20 PM)
Angela says:

Love them all...especially the one of your amazing son meditating!! :-)

(06.09.10 @ 11:45 PM)
Patrice says:

Perfection with a beautiful family Rachel!!!

(06.10.10 @ 04:49 AM)
Laurie Hardy says:

These are BEAUTIFUL!!!! He is going to LOVE them!

(06.13.10 @ 08:36 PM)
Marni says:

HAPPY FATHERS DAY CARLOS! you are so blessed. You continue to amaze me Rachel!

(06.15.10 @ 09:04 AM)
kathi Cook says:

What a fabulous session! Beautiful momma and her sweet/adorable children. Yay, for new friends!

(06.26.10 @ 12:06 PM)