Roots and Wings {family portrait shoot}

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I just love this quote:

There are two great things we can give to our children... one is roots and the other is wings.

I think that little Stella is blessed with both.

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little-girl-thrown-in-air-photography

She has the wings of independence, that's for sure!

Stella ran laps around us all throughout her sunrise family beach shoot.  And yes, occasionally, she took her mom and dad along for a run too!

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bonita-beach-family-photos

But in the end, she'd always come soaring back into their arms for hugs and kisses.

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father-daughter-beach-portrait

How cute is that?

Stella's mom and dad (Carrie and Doug) just adore their little girl.  Their family fusion video portrait tells the tale.  Take a peek if you want to be all smiles:

httpv://vimeo.com/75980519

I loved seeing this joy-filled family of three lose their cares and enjoy living in the moment.

You'll see playful Doug  skipping along with Stella during a game of ring-around-the-rosy (one of my fave video clips).  And the shoot would not have been nearly as fun without Carrie's amazing laugh and up-for-anything spirit.  Run down the beach again?  Sure!  Why not!

Plus, I've gotta give Carrie applause for all the thoughtful touches she put in pre-shoot.  Did you see how beautifully she coordinated the fam?  Leave it to a dedicated mom to ring the color palette for the day right down to the girls' matching, pretty, pink toenails and Stella's darling pink hair accessory.

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fun-family-day-beach-photographer

Doug, Carrie, and Stella, it was such a treat to see your wonderful family in action!  You guys really know how to let go and just live and love.  I can't wait to showcase these moments on your walls so you'll always remember the beauty of wings that let you soar and roots that hold you close.