Farm girl session- Humboldt family photographer

Since I turned my hobby/passion of being a family photographer ┬áinto a photography business, it’s important for me to remember to get out and take pics just for me. Images that inspire me and allow me to relax and break away from the pressure of delivering that “perfect shot” for mom and dad to hang above their fireplace. I had this idea of doing a vintage/farm styled session for a while now. I am so glad I finally decided to make it happen. I asked Amber Ferriman, my ex-client turned friend, turned wonderful photographer to join me. Together we chose the models, thinking about not only their individual look but how they looked together and how they would fit with the overall theme of the shoot. It was not easy to choose just three models and we looked over pics for multiple days, until we decided on these three girls. I couldn’t be happier with how well the models worked together and how perfect they fit my vision. Amber and I then shopped for vintage dresses, aprons, etc. The whole process was just fun, and I wanted the session to be the same. I had access to the prefect location and everything just came together. I couldn’t be more in love with these images. I think this is one of my favorite sessions to date. I have a new vision now, that I will be needing two boy models for and can’t wait to see that come to lif as well. :) 47-XF5A8228 46-XF5A8158 45-XF5A8091 44-XF5A8072 43-XF5A8058 42-XF5A8012 41-XF5A7969 40-XF5A8343 39-XF5A8557 38-XF5A8349 35-XF5A8629 34-XF5A8605 33-XF5A8549 32-XF5A8543 28-XF5A8068 27-XF5A8271b 26-XF5A8033 25-XF5A8285 24-XF5A8469b 23-XF5A8622FB 22-XF5A8328 21-XF5A8688 18-XF5A8154 16-XF5A8706 15-XF5A8327 14-XF5A8000 13-XF5A8633 12-XF5A8257 11-XF5A8550 10-XF5A8392FB 09- 07-XF5A8169blog 05-XF5A8101-2FB 04-XF5A8307 03-XF5A8533 02-XF5A8267FB 01-XF5A7955blog 00-XF5A8317blog

Caribbean vacation | Humboldt county newborn photographer

After being busy busy for the fall season as a Humboldt county newborn photographer, I was so extremely blessed to get 2+ weeks with my family to get away and enjoy some sun and sea. Can I just say, OMG. The water in the Caribbean is unbelievably gorgeous. Turquouise like I have never seen before! We started our trip in Turks and Caicos. We traveled 18 hours and over night with our one year old and three year old boys. While it sounds hellish, it actually wasn’t that bad. The boys slept most the way. We slept not so good, but it was fine. We stayed for the first 8 days at Beaches resort which is like Sandals, but for families. It was so easy and totally set up for kids being around. They had a good sized water park and a kids camp where we could drop the kids off for some adult time (which was a win). It was fun for the kids too, they did fun beach activities, crafts, etc. We didn’t leave the boys much though because we were there to spend time together and wanted to take advantage of that. I brought my big camera and ALL my lenses because I didn’t want to miss out on getting good pics, and the newborn photographer in me had secret (or not so secret) hopes I would somehow find a newborn to photograph on the beach. As I was running back to the room to change Nakoa on the first night there, I noticed some pretty light so I grabbed my camera and snapped these on the lawn. People stopped and were watching, maybe because the weird noises I was making trying to get Koa to look my way and smile or maybe because he’s just so dang cute. I’m going with the latter. Can I also say that the people in Turks and Caicos were so remarkably friendly. Like even more so than people in Humboldt. Everyone stopped and said hi and engaged in genuine conversation. They also had that ‘a community raises a child’ vibe going on. People walked right up to us and played with our kids. They’d even ask if they could hold them or play with them for us while we finished our meal or made a purchase at the store. It wasn’t just on the resort either.

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The next 8 days were so relaxing and fun. We played at the watermark, ate, played at the beach, ate, slept and ate some more. Kai loved the water slides, but of course being the daredevil he is he didn’t care about the kiddy park. He had to go on the big slides. He got a little stomach bug so we stayed low key for a day or two and then it was right back to energy as usual.

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We didn’t want to stay on the resort the entire time, even though we totally could have, so we rented a car and kind of toured around the island. We found a yummy spot on the beach to have lunch and try conch, and then we checked out some other beaches. I took a few pics, and so did sam. :)
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And then as the sun was setting I handed my camera off to a guy who said he was a photographer, and he took this awesome family photo (haha!)
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And then as a total stroke of luck, we met a store owner who was friends with the NICU doctor and was able to connect me with a newborn to photograph the day before we left. This is Connor, I believe he was 3 weeks at the time. Perfect little guy <3
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We also hit the beach one last time to get some pics of the boys.
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And with my newborn photographer and mommy heart happy, we left Turks and Caicos and headed to the Bahamas. We stayed 3 days at Atlantis, which was pretty cool for Malakai with the aquariums and water park. I was bad though, and didn’t take any pics there. For our final leg (are you still with me?), we headed to the Grand Bahama. We stayed for a week and hit the beaches, rode jet skis, swam with dolphins (didn’t have my camera for that so we bought their cheesy pics of us getting dolphin kisses. You can see iphone pics of the dolphins on instagram. I am harmrose there) and visited a floral garden. Then again my newborn photographer heart swelled when my husband ran into a lady at the store with her beautiful 3 week old baby, Logan, and set me up with yet another beach newborn session.
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And the trip ended with possibly one of the prettiest sunsets I had ever seen. It wasn’t a fiery sunset, but was what I call a cotton candy sunset. Pastel purples and pinks in the sky, and the turquoise blue water, so so stunning. We had so much fun and are already dreaming up places to go next year. I vote for Greece, but we will see. :) I will leave you with a little glimpse of the beauty we saw every night.
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Harmony Safier Photography specializes in custom maternity, newborn, birth, family, child, and high school senior portraits in the Humboldt County and surrounding areas. Capturing images that will last a lifetime and beyond.

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