Matt + Jess {2011 fall mini-session}

Jessica is super-duper awesome! We originally met through the OC SMARTY group, where she quickly became one of the head-honchos. She also runs her own ah-MAZE-ing interior design company. In a nutshell, this girl is fabulous! So it was a total honor when she signed up for one of my mini-sessions. And I felt even more honored that I got to see this other (more personal) side of her.

At the mini-session, I had the chance to meet her husband Matt and fur-babies Chloe & Lola. And then we played. And I found myself smiling a LOT.

Jessica was a complete crack-up, while Matt (more than used to her crazy ways), would smile and shake his head a bit. It was endearing to watch the two of them interact... full of inside jokes and little gestures that were theirs alone.  Because that's what happens when you're together as long as they've been... and you're family. It's as if you have your own language. And I'm happy that they shared it with me for a little while.

Here are a few of my favorite images captured along the way:

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I love that Chloe & Lola were part of the shoot. Because anyone who has dogs knows that they're not mere pets... they're family.

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To see more from their session, click here.

And for anyone who might be interested in a mini-session of their own, I'm putting together another round of mini-sessions in November!!! To be the first to be notified of all the details and have the FIRST opportunity to reserve your spot, make sure to sign up to receive my e-newletter by signing up in the sidebar to the right (under "Newsletter").