March 19, 2013
We’ll pretend first that I’m not several months behind in blogging. Then, we’ll pretend like the year hasn’t raced by in epic fashion. Lastly, we’ll pretend that this beautiful family lives much closer to me so that I can see them more often. Deal? Deal.
This little man turned ONE last week and I am SO glad that I got to celebrate his ONEderful little life with his ONEderful parents and other awesome friends and family. He has changed so much since I last saw him… and even more since we took these. My how they grow!
I think my favorite part of it all was coming full circle from the engagement photos we took so long ago. These were the photos that signified and celebrate their decision to become a family and now they aren’t just husband and wife, but mother and father.
It’s beautiful. :) I feel so fortunate to watch the love continue to grow.
November 8, 2012
You know that feeling you get before the first day of school? Your skin is buzzing and your mind is racing as you try to prepare for all that’s to come? But mostly, you’re just so excited to meet everyone and begin? That’s how I feel right now.
This is a brand new venture. Next week, I embark down a new path. I’m taking all of the reasons I love family and child photography and bringing them to something new: school portraits. No, not your traditional black comb, blue backdrop kind. It’ll be my style… just applied to something new. I honestly don’t think I could be more excited. This takes what I love to do most and multiplies it.
I feel truly honored and blessed to have been chosen for this opportunity… to photograph beautiful little souls, meet new families, expand my business, and as always, do what I love.
How gorgeous is this space? Definitely better than I remember my own preschool’s playground. Granted that might have been just a few years ago… ;) However, given that my alma mater is one of the most beautiful spaces I’ve ever encountered, I’m certainly not surprise a bit that the preschool on campus is so lovely.
I had a great time with the three little munchkins that helped me test shoot last week and I can’t wait to meet the rest of the kids and get a glimpse at their bubbling little personalities.
Stay tuned for a few previews from next week’s school photos (and there’s a family session next weekend too!). And have you visited facebook yet?
Don’t forget - Breanne Leach Photography got social! :)
October 18, 2012
I’ve been holding on to some exciting news and I’m so glad I can finally share it!
Last month, I did another photo shoot for the San Diego Natural History Museum – this time with their Annual Report in mind! It was so much fun working with the Museum again and these adorable little boys were great too!
We headed to the Zorro Garden in Balboa Park – more commonly known as the Butterfly Garden. The kids were such good sports and so gentle with the butterflies and caterpillar! Maybe they have entomology in their future!? :)
You can find the report here and see the photos they chose from our shoot (and the great work the Museum is doing!).! Here are a few of my favorites:
July 18, 2012
I’m taking a moment to reflect in my preparation to teach a balance track tomorrow morning… to find my own calm in the storm and gather balance in my life. You can find my reflection, and more pictures, here on my other blog.
July 12, 2012
She takes her hand. She watches over her. She loves her dearly.
She’s the big sister after all.
But in a moment, the full name is yelled out followed by “that’s mine!” She is still young herself…
a big little girl.
She takes her hand. She looks up to her. She loves her dearly.
She’s the baby sister after all.
And in a moment, tears erupt because big sister has taken off down the trail without her.
She wants to be big too.
Big Sister. Little Sister. Forever Friends. Bonded.
June 17, 2012
I’ll let this one speak for itself… another masterpiece. Congratulations to the newlyweds!
May 16, 2012
“Here’s to you free souls, you firefly chasers
Tree climbers, porch swingers, air guitar players
Here’s to you fearless dancers, shaking walls in your bedrooms
There’s a lot of wonder left inside of me and you
Thank God even crazy dreams come true“
-Carrie Underwood,”Crazy Dreams”
This blog post is a little behind schedule, but I’m sure some of you will recognize the star in this post as soon as you get to the pictures (and maybe even as you begin to read).
A little over two years ago, over wine at one of our local haunts, you mentioned that you were interested in going back to school to become a pastry chef. I never doubted your ability, drive, determination, or talent for a second. I knew you could do it if that was what you wanted. A week passed and we met up again. Same time, same place. Only this time, you’d already made the call and you were starting school the very next quarter… which happened to be just a couple of weeks away.
Those two years passed so fast… and yet so slow. There were times where it felt like you’d been in the same classes for years instead of weeks and there were so many times where I’d double take that it wasn’t just last week you had to fabricate a chicken in five minutes. I watched as you honed your skills and grew in your craft. I saw the long hours of studying and costing recipe cards. Even when it was difficult, I still saw that passion in your eyes and that smile when something turned out just as you imagined it.
And now, you’ve graduated. I’m so proud of you. I’m proud of you every day for reaching toward and fighting for that dream to do what you love to do. I love playing sous chef… but you’ve taught me so much more than how to dye fondant and how the eggs need to be at room temperature. You’ve shown me how to dream. Congratulations again best friend. To the moon.
“This one’s for you and me, living out our dreams
We’re all right where we should be
With my arms out wide I open my eyes
And now all I wanna see
Is a sky full of lighters
A sky full of lighters”
-Bad Meets Evil, “Lighters”
April 27, 2012
While I was home over Easter, I got to visit with Hannah and little O. It was great visiting and catching up. We had a quick little session with both of them at the gazebo near their house–head shots for Mama and some six month portraits for O. She’s definitely grown quite a lot since the last time I saw her and I loved getting to see her show off her new tricks – rocking back and forth on her knees and sitting up so stable and strong.
And as it turns out, the little angel wrapped in pink looks really good in blue. Sweet little O has the most stunning blue eyes. They are soulful and sweet, twinkling and bright, captivating and yes… smiling. She has the most smiley eyes. She speaks volumes with those beautiful eyes.
She gets them from her mama. :)
As always, it was wonderful to see you both – love from San Diego!
Can’t wait to see you again soon!
April 23, 2012
By now, you should be quite familiar with Abby and James as they’ve been on the blog a number times – showcasing their beauty, love, and hilarity in a variety of stages and fashions. It’s taken me awhile to put this blog post together… I’ve had a lack of words to describe my feelings on my most recent subject. I feel like I should let him speak for himself in his tiny, adorable baby way.
I will say this though: Congratulations on your amazing son my dear friends! I cannot wait to watch him grow and hopefully our first little photo session didn’t scar him and make him hate Auntie Bree forever. :) I can only imagine how much greatness lies within him.
P.S. The adorable elf hat you see Liam sporting was made by my talented friend Tatiana – check her out at Sweetheart Stitches on Etsy! :)