I hold Kelly and Jon near and dear to my heart. I’ve known this family for a few years now – Jon and my husband work together as Newport Beach lifeguards. From the moment Kelly and I met, we knew we’d be friends for quite some time. This was all before Kelly and Jon had kiddos. And now, with two kids in tow, they are busy, busy parents! When Kelly and I first decided to do her family photos, we tossed around ideas for quite some time. Naturally, we had to photograph them in their natural habitat. We had to do the beach, of course – Corona del Mar (Jon’s beach) was the perfect place to do this. We went with a complete beach theme – from beach balls to shovels & beach buckets.
Kelly and Jon came totally prepared for anything to happen, armed with as many distracting toys and treats to keep the kids busy and interested. We went from outfit changes, mini temper tantrums, toy switch outs and snack time, all in a matter of minutes. We watched the kids play for a while, shot around them and managed to get some great images that truly reflected the type of family they are.
Kelly and Jon: you two make parenting look so easy and very much fun. I love that you are a part of our lives and look forward to beach play dates together. XO
Kelly is an OC Mom blogger, writing about her hilarious adventures of being an older mom, hence the name of her blog, Tardy to the Mommy Party. Read more about her and her amazing family here.