The Brockman's finally welcomed home baby number two! Their 'mystery baby' now goes by the name of Molly, and she is an absolute delight. Their two-year old, Nora, couldn't have been any more excited about the arrival of her new baby sister. It was so much fun watching these two interact and I feel so incredibly lucky to have been able to watch this family grow and continue to do so!
Julie & Rich love to travel - they've visited over 30 countries together and got married on a beach in Jamaica. Their oldest son, Max, has accompanied them to Spain & Morocco. They also like to hike.. Julie & Rich have climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro! Since Max has gotten bigger they now strap him on their backs and take him with them. He has been hiking with his mom & dad in Big Sur and Phoenix. Their dogs, Albert & Emma, are crazy but they love them anyway - that's how they met! Emma was Julie's dog and Albert was Rich's and they met in a dog park behind their old apartment. Now Albert and Emma are best buds, Julie & Rich are happily married and just welcomed baby number 2! The nursery they've made For Molly is absolutely stunning and a great reflection of the family's values and interests. The gold foil map on the wall is such a simple but beautiful touch and will hopefully inspire little Quinn to travel the world just like her parents!
I wish we were never too big or too old to get picked up and swung around by our parents. Some of the best memories are from childhood summer days spent romping around with our family in the backyard.
“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more. You share hopes for the future, dreams that will never come true, goals that were never achieved and the many disappointments life has thrown at you. When something wonderful happens, you can’t wait to tell them about it, knowing they will share in your excitement. They are not embarrassed to cry with you when you are hurting or laugh with you when you make a fool of yourself. Never do they hurt your feelings or make you feel like you are not good enough, but rather they build you up and show you the things about yourself that make you special and even beautiful. There is never any pressure, jealousy or competition but only a quiet calmness when they are around. You can be yourself and not worry about what they will think of you because they love you for who you are. The things that seem insignificant to most people such as a note, song or walk become invaluable treasures kept safe in your heart to cherish forever. Memories of your childhood come back and are so clear and vivid it’s like being young again. Colors seem brighter and more brilliant. Laughter seems part of daily life where before it was infrequent or didn’t exist at all. A phone call or two during the day helps to get you through a long day’s work and always brings a smile to your face. In their presence, there’s no need for continuous conversation, but you find you’re quite content in just having them nearby. Things that never interested you before become fascinating because you know they are important to this person who is so special to you. You think of this person on every occasion and in everything you do. Simple things bring them to mind like a pale blue sky, gentle wind or even a storm cloud on the horizon. You open your heart knowing that there’s a chance it may be broken one day and in opening your heart, you experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible. You find that being vulnerable is the only way to allow your heart to feel true pleasure that’s so real it scares you. You find strength in knowing you have a true friend and possibly a soul mate who will remain loyal to the end. Life seems completely different, exciting and worthwhile. Your only hope and security is in knowing that they are a part of your life.”
― Bob Marley
The love just oozes from these two. Olivia & Aaron couldn't stop smiling and laughing during this entire session. How could you blame them?! This was a private property that these two love to visit every time they're in Santa Barbara. We were given exclusive access to take photos there! One of the couple's first trips together was to Santa Barbara so having their photos taken at one of their favorite places, Casa Del Herrero, was very special to them. The location was absolutely beautiful and the weather was perfect for us all day.