family time

The Museum of Ice Cream | Los Angeles Destination Photography

Cheryl and I have known each other since our days in retail (which feels like a lifetime ago). I was excited when she reached out and said that her adorable family were going to be in town and that they had an extra ticket to the Museum of Ice Cream in Los Angeles! It was a real treat to document a bit of their family vacation.  Check out the awesome Ice Cream Tees  that the kids are wearing which were made by J la la VIP babes and the ice cream Toms shoes. The beautiful necklace on mama was handmade by Jen Emert Walsh @em_erge designs. Tickets for the Museum of Ice Cream in Los Angeles are currently sold out but if you're in the bay area, it looks like they are moving to San Francisco this fall!

Disney California Adventure Park

Earlier this week we took Oliver (and Amelia) to Disney's California Adventure for one last hurrah before I return to work from maternity leave. It was so fun to watch Oliver's reactions to everything he saw! His favorite things were the rides (he went on Mater's Junkyard 4 times and all the rides in A Bug's Land) and watching the cars race by at Radiator Springs Racers (he was too short to ride that one). My husband and I especially enjoyed watching the neon lights turn on at sunset. They even played the 'sha boom' song!

Knowing that we had a lot of baby stuff to bring I thought that my 50mm lens would be small enough to tote around. As much as I want really great quality photos of family outings sometimes it's just not practical to use the big camera all the time. I ended up splitting my time between my camera and iPhone. My iPhone 6 takes pretty great photos and is easier to use when my hands are full with the baby. Overall, I think it's best to use whatever camera is available to you so that you can enjoy the moment yourself.