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Through all the years of being a photographer, I have never been asked to photograph a surprise proposal! So when Andrew (the groom-to-be) contacted me about the idea I was ecstatic! He wanted to pop the question to his lovely girlfriend Lia at the happiest place on earth, Disneyland!! He had it all set up for them to be walking by and a characterture artist would lure them into a drawing of them together. When all was done the artist would flip the photo around and show Lia what was being drawn and then Andrew would drop down on his knee for the actual proposal. I LOVED watching this from afar, I was nervous and excited just waiting for it all to happen. I'm SO glad that I was able to be part of such a momentous occasion, so-much-fun!
Let the photos tell the story....
Congrats to Lia & Andrew!!! I can't wait for the wedding next August!!!
Warning! Disclaimer: VERY long post ahead featuring a year in the life of our little Monroe! I really can't believe that she's already an entire year old! Time flies when you're having fun, and we've been having SO much fun with this little girl. She adds so much love to our home and we are so thankful that this sweetheart was born into our family!
So, without further ado I give you Monroe's first year of life!
Our first look at Monroe, just a few minutes old! September 14th, 2011.
One day old.
Monroe's blessing outfit, it was the very same dress I wore on my blessing day. So happy my daughter got to wear it too!
Three months old. December. I have to smile SUPER big whenever I see this photo of my wonderful husband with our first daughter! Thank you Joseph Llanes for this sweet sweet portrait!
A few weeks later Sloan came running in to where Monroe was crawling and accidentally fractured her right tibia bone, so she had to where a cast for SIX full weeks! Sloan felt super bad about it! Monroe didn't even care about the cast, she just kept going and going!
August. Eleven months old. I was ECSTATIC when I realized that her hair was long enough to put pigtails in! So much fun!
September! ONE year old!!! HOW in the world did that happen?! Seriously, what a FUN year it has been and what JOY this little girl has brought to our family! Every single day we get to spend with her is cherished!
I love her. I love her. I love her. Thanks Collette Bud for the cute hair clip, it paired perfectly with this fun sequin headband!
I bought these little booties when I was 6 months pregnant with Monroe, she FINALLY fit into them at one year old, had to take advantage for her official one year shoot! She's still so itty bitty.
This little blue dress was mine as a baby, it fit Monroe perfectly and it was so much fun seeing her in it!
The best. Monroe isn't quite walking yet, but she stands pretty well with the help of her big brothers.
I CANNOT wait to see what the next year of Monroe's life will be like! I love you my little Roe!