Spring Cake Smash - Josephine Turned One | Red Hills California Portraits

Spring Cake Smash - Josephine Turned One

Red Hills California Portraits

by Bessie Young Photography

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One of the greatest gifts is a daughter. Ace Frehley

I cannot believe that it has been a whole year since I took little Josephine's newborn portraits. She is such a cutie, with the biggest eyes, the cutest laugh, and she is always trying to make you smile. Her personality is contagious and I am so honored to be able to document her first year. I thought her 6 month portraits were to die for, but her one year portraits has topped it! Red Hills California was just starting to show signs of Spring and this made for the most perfect location. The yellow flowers made for a blanket of gold and the creek running in the background made for an optimal evening of pictures.

We started off with fun portraits to document her turning one. At first we played in the flowers and then started walking. The flowers tickled little Josephine's toes as we adventured down to the creek.

After the sun began to set, it was cake smash time. Josephine wasn't quite sure what to do with the cake, but after a little bit of time she began to dig in, mainly enjoying the delicious frosting.


The entire time she wanted to show off  her delicious cake and she continuously tried to make everyone laugh with her little giggles and fun noises.

This session was absolutely amazing. It was the perfect weather, at the perfect location, and with the perfect one year old.

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Wishing you all nothing but happiness and a beautiful Spring!





Sonora Family Portraits | The Jasmer's

Sonora Family Portraits | The Jasmer's

by Bessie Young Photography

Family is not an important thing. It's everything. Michael J. Fox

My absolute favorite time of year is the Fall. The weather starts to get cooler, the trees start to change color, and family pictures are in high demand. This year I was lucky enough to be able to take one of my sisters Sonora family portraits. These portraits are so incredibly special to me and I am so excited to share a few with you!

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. Desmond Tutu

Once September rolls around, I begin to get quite a few calls about family portraits and scheduling a session. Unfortunately, this year, I had to turn a few families away as I was booked during the time that they wanted the session. So I have a couple of tips to make sure that you get your family portraits scheduled:

  1. Plan ahead: Plan out with your family the best time and place to have your session. This way everyone can mark their calendar for the session and it is something that they can look forward to rather than feeling rushed.
  2. Book your family session prior to September 1st: Once the holidays get closer more and more people want to have Christmas cards to go out to family and friends. Quite a few photographers are already booked up. If you get your session scheduled prior to September 1st you will most likely get the exact date that you want whether that be for sometime in October, November, or sometime in December. As long as you schedule and book the date with your photographer, you have nothing to worry about.
  3. Don't be afraid to have your family session any time during the year: You don't necessarily need to have your family session during the last part of the year in order to have Christmas cards ready. You can always plan you family session during the Spring or Summer.

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Wishing you nothing but love and happiness!



Baby Portraits Pinecrest California | Josephine Happy 6 months!

Happy 6 months!

Baby Portraits Pinecrest California | Josephine

by Bessie Young


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Can you really get much cuter than this little one? I think not! Josephine was nothing but smiles during her 6 month session. It was so much fun being her photographer and it is absolutely amazing watching her grow. She is such a gorgeous girl! And those eyes! I mean really, talk about to die for!

It is crazy to think that she is already 6 months old and her Newborn session was back in March! Wow how time flies. Little Josephine was born on Saturday, March 12th, 2016 and weighed in at 7lbs 8ounces. She is now just barely over 6 months old.



Pinecrest Baby Portraits by Bessie Young Photography

I am so excited that I had the opportunity to take little Josephine's portraits. I cannot believe how much she has grown these past 6 months. Come check out her newborn session here. Her 6 month baby portraits were up in Pinecrest, California. I was absolutely ecstatic when her mommy wanted to have her session up there. The weather was just perfect, there was a slight breeze, and everyone was nothing but smiles. It was a beautiful scene, a gorgeous session, and amazing people. Thank you for the amazing session!

Words cannot express the unconditional love that exist between a mother and a daughter. - unknown

Wishing you nothing but the very best!



P.S. if you are looking for, or know someone needing, a portrait session send me an email at bessieyoungphotography@gmail.com or use the contact form on my site :) I can't wait to discuss my products and services with you!


Pinecrest, California

September 17th, 2016