So, every year I decide to go onto the other side of the camera and get pictures taken of my family. Really, it’s been the last two years that we’ve “professionally” gotten pictures taken. So far i’ve been photographed by my amazing friends both Jennifer Bowen and KB. Both of which did AMAZING jobs. However, this year I wanted to do something totally different than I have ever done before. I wanted to be photographed by someone I didn’t know, whose work I admired, and wanted it to be at Disneyland…..For this shoot I contacted the AMAZING and ever so talented Ohana Photographers out of San Diego.
To be honest I was scared out of my mind. My husband noticed it mostly the day of, and I have to admit, it’s really hard being the client. I was anxious.. i’d never been photographed by someone who I didn’t know, I paid for the session (not a trade), I had only communicated with Ohana via email and twitter, I had stalked their blog and prayed our images were as cool as others they had done. It was an insane time getting ready for this. BUT i’m so glad that I have ventured to the other side because honestly I need to be reminded all the time what it feels like to be photographed. It feels awkward, good, and fun all at the same time.
My experience was great and I fell in love with Ohana. They were great to work with and put their entire heart and soul into the whole shoot. Their turn around time was amazing, and they gave me a sneak peak of an image within about 24 hours… i actually almost gave my husband a heart attack when I got the twitter that it was ready; he thought i was dying or something. I learned that when you are a client you WANT to see the pictures NOW!
That being said, we are going to work harder at showing all of you your images sooner and at least a sneak peak. I took that away from this experience and I think it will make you all much happier!!
Again, I have to thank Ohana Photographers. David and Kim were awesome to work with and i’m SOOOO in love with the images. They also brought their beautiful daughter, Rain, with them and it was so much fun having her there with us.
That being said, here you go!! Enjoy a peek into our lives!
I loved how David and Kim wandered around Disneyland to find our initials… amazing creativity!!
She’s pretty serious into the driving thing:)
Love the one on the left the most…. Smiles!!
As I tell all of my clients, be sure to bring bribery… this worked perfectly.. .M&M’s… her favorite. We got a lot of pictures out of one bag.
This was our 4th trip to disneyland this year with Kailee and we’ve been hoping and praying that she would grow enough to be able to go on a roller coaster. Well she hit her mark this time and at 35 inches (exactly) she was able to go on her first roller coaster. David caught the whole thing… hands raised and all! She also went on the Matterhorn, which is the big white gigantic mountain. She LOVED it, but when we asked her if she wanted to go again she said, “That was fun, but i’m all done… that was scary”. I love it!
This series is some of my favorite!
With an outfit change we found some more places.
Love how Jamie is being the protective father… put that skirt down!
Pirates of the Caribbean is one of Kailee’s favorite rides so we headed over that way, but the park was PACKED, so we hung out at the Dream Suites instead.
One of the things I LOVE about a good photographer is that I never saw this angle when we sat down, but I LOVE how David and Kim captured the sign in the picture as well… it’s so Disney.
Another picture that I saw David taking at the end of the shoot and I almost told him that he didn’t have to keep shooting… we were all kinda done with pictures, but I’m so glad he kept going, because this is a pure true moment that I LOVE of Kailee. Awe and wonder at all the toys.
I LOVE THIS!
This is the sneak peak that they shared with me and I will blow this up HUGE somewhere because it’s so us. Kailee’s new thing is “lickeys’ and she loves to lick her daddy. This is SO us!
We introduced David, Kim and Rain to Cafe Orleans, which is an amazing little find across from the pirates. They have Monte Cristo sandwiches, which are to die for! Funny story on this, the fire alarm went off twice while we were eating here and we had to be evacuated. By the 2nd time luckily we were pretty much finished and they just told everyone to leave if they were done. Free meals always make me happy:)
While we were in San Francisco this last year we bought Kailee this Frog hat and I LOVE it. I’m so glad we were able to use it in pictures.
Another favorite moment was when the princess came out and they caught this amazing special moment with all of us looking at the princess. Amazing!
A few shots with Baby, Kailee’s favorite!
The shot on the left will be put above my desk in my office in a large canvas. It’s gorgeous and i’m IN LOVE with it!!!
Lastly, a FAVORITE of my baby girl. Man, I LOVE this one!
Thank you David, Kim, and Rain. You were amazing to work with and I appreciate EVERYTHING!
kimberlyjarman - Thanks Dani!
kimberlyjarman - Jennifer… you should take Hannah to Disneyland! It’s amazing!
kimberlyjarman - Thanks Jennifer. It was such a great time!
kimberlyjarman - Thanks Rose:):)
kimberlyjarman - Victoria, I WANT to take pictures of you at Disneyland!! Let’s go!
kimberlyjarman - Thanks Denise. It is so wonderful being on the other side and getting professional pictures. Such a great time!
Denise Nicole - Those are amazing!!!!!! I have NEVER gotten professional photos done of me and my family and I soooooo need to do it stat! These are fabulous. I love all the emotion caught in each and every image. Simply fabulous. You guys are such a cute little family. Hugs.
Victoria Canada - I SO want to take you to Disneyland with us- WOW! I think I overuse that word in my comments to you… but- again- WOW.
Rose - These images are UNreal – love them!!
Jennifer Bowen - Those are AWESOME!!!!! Soooooo you guys- they captured you all beautifully. That last one of Kailee is magnificant. (Where is that spot at Disney? I’ve never seen that boat)
Jennifer Loving - Kim, these are absolutely wonderful and perfect! Now, not only do I want to get some really nice family photos taken, but I want to take Hannah to Disneyland. :o)
Daniella - Fantastic! Captured your family perfectly, Kim! Glad you got it done!