These are my wonderful neighbors. And I really mean WONDERFUL! Like last weekend while I was gone for a session and bad traffic meant I was gone much longer than expected, they saved the day multiple times. Did you ever watch I Love Lucy and think who really has a neighbor like that? I can count on Stephannie to be my Ethel when I decide to bake cake before realizing I’m out of sugar or needing a Chewbacca costume part and of course she has some custom creation on hand.
Andrew wanted to plan a family session for Stephannie’s big milestone birthdate. That husbands is a very thoughtful birthday gift ;). In addition to Stephannie having a big birthday, she had gone through a very emotionally hard year with the loss of her mother and then her brother. I watched my friend endure a very trying, emotionally exhausting, physically exhausting, mentally exhausting and draining period of life. Through it all she managed to still be a rock star mom, wife, sister, daughter, friend, artist, and I could go on and on. She is pretty amazing and one of the strongest people I know. At the end of a difficult year but also a milestone birthday year, I was so happy to have been able to capture a little momento for her to remember this time of what life was like at this stage for the five of them.
Francesca Marchese Photography – Long Beach Family Photographer
Southern California, Los Angeles, Orange County
Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos, Newport Beach, Seal Beach, Irvine, Long Beach