There’s nothing you can sing that can’t be sung
Nothing that you can say but you can learn how to play the game
There’s nothing you can make that can’t be made
No one you can save that can’t be saved
Nothing you can do but you can learn how to beat in time
All You Need is Love
Who doesn’t love the Beatles? Especially Jeff & Rachel’s little girls, who I took pictures of this past Saturday (which happened to be February 13th… so we’ll call this edition of my post a “Very Special Valentine’s posting” — appropos, with the title of “All You Need is Love,” yes?). Jeff and Rachel play the Beatles for their girls, and as a result, they are the favorite band in the household. That’s classic!
Here’s what made this photo session extra special: Jeff and Rachel are friends of mine from college waaaay back in the day (not saying when… you can’t make me! Unless you tickle it out of me, which I kept threatening to do to the girls to get them to smile for me). 😉 Jeff and Rachel are one of those special couples (I don’t mean that in a euphemistic way!) that have been together forever and make you believe in more than just love, but in soul mates. They just fit. They met when they were 12, started dating at 16, and married at 24, I believe it was (and I was a guest at their wedding and caught the bouquet! They have it on film… but oddly enough, I did NOT marry my boyfriend at the time. Maybe it’s because they made him catch the garter?! Hehe, we’ll never know!).
Anyways, it had been a number of years since I’d seen Jeff and Rachel (Jeff was a member of the fraternity with my ex-boyfriend), and through the power of Facebook, we reconnected and I recently got the call for family photos. So excited to see and catch up with them, I couldn’t wait to meet up. These two are among the most genuine people I know.
Their daughters charmed me from Moment 1. Katie Rose is 6 and a natural for the camera, a confident, peaceful soul who is independent but quick to laugh. The twins, Meagan and Dana (age 4), although they look similar (they’re fraternal twins), were very different in personality. Meagan is shy, but has a sparkly laugh and a very delicate, girlie quality to her — and I didn’t have any problems getting her to smile for me, either. Dana was my friend from the beginning, and always ready with a gorgeous, natural smile for my camera as well. Meagan, despite being more shy, also struck me as more independent, while Dana typically stuck closer by us. I wasn’t surprised what great kids they are though… they come from amazing parents!
We took the girls over to Dinosaur Park in Laguna Hills and the photos began… check them out below!
Thanks Jeff & Rachel for getting in touch, and for letting me capture a day with your girls! What an amazing family you have, and I feel so lucky and honored to know you and to be a part of your life again!