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aloha! in case you were wondering, ohana means family. our ohana is made up of david, kim, april, rain, and kona the dog. welcome to our blog! we are san diego wedding photographers, but we put everything in here. san diego weddings, orange county weddings, hawaii weddings, destination weddings, road trips, and even friends with beach balls. come on in and share a little aloha. please leave comments as often as possible. we love hearing from our extended ohana. mahalo for stopping by!
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

ohana beginnings and xmas blessings


as another year comes to an end we are re-visiting our beginnings, our first clients to be exact. we, like most other small business owners, started out with a dream and zero clients. it took a little luck and a chance encounter to get us off the ground.
enter the xanthopoulos family.
after meeting them for the first time, the xanthopoulos' became our first clients and the first members of our extended ohana. since that day we have been asked to share and capture some of their most important family moments. the work they have given us aside, having this family come into our lives has been a HUGE blessing. they are some of the most wonderful people we could have ever hoped to meet in life. i am inspired to be better at everything i do because of them. they will always hold a special place in our hearts and in our ohana.
in what has become a tradition we look forward to every year, we joined the xanthopoulos family for a day at the la jolla beach and tennis club to take some fun photos for their family christmas cards. we didn't have snow, but we had plenty of sun, sand, and smiles. i couldn't ask for anything more.
these first two shots are fun little sample christmas cards. have you already sent yours out? :)





























































i LOVE taking photos of this couple!
they are the most in-love couple i know. their love reminds me of the love my grandparents shared for over 72 years. it is true and it makes my heart smile.




thank you both for believing in us and continuing to bless our family.
may all your days be merry and bright.
merry christmas and a very happy new year!






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51 comments:

Brandi said...

Super awesome. Really fun and lively!

Pam said...

I adore these family photos!! You can really see the love they all share in these!

oneshotbeyond said...

The look so happy and gorgeous in every shot. Love the "carefree" vibe to them!!!

Jinksee said...

Who would have thought that at one time in your career, you had zero clients. That's a big shocker to me because you're just...amazing photographers. :D I have so enjoyed your blog, your photos, and your stories this past year. Great fun to see what you're up to with your work. :) Thanks for the inspiration on a daily basis.. :)
Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

Michele B said...

They look like they were having a total blast with you guys! I've truly enjoyed your blog this past year and next year I promise to actually say hi to you rockstars at WPPI :P

erica said...

These are EXCELLENT!! I love the card too :)

Alisa Greig said...

LOVE these, your pictures are so real, real moments and emotions--awesome! great card design too, looks as though it was made just for them!

Araxi said...

These are GORGEOUS!!! I love them all and it really shows this families spirit! Well done!

Miranda said...

I just love these! You guys captured the essence of family love and togetherness here! I'd love pictures like these for our Christmas photo cards!

elizabeth kowal said...

love the card! love the idea of cans for comments!

robin cornett said...

That next to last shot is my FAVORITE. But goodness, I love the whole feel of the session--it looks like everyone had fun, and the images' extra sunshiny feel just made me smile all the way through.

Studio222 Photography said...

So fun. Nate and I need to get on that Christmas card thing ASAP

Jamie Burnett Photography said...

Adorable family! Love the sunny beachy light.

Ashley said...

You guys blow me away. Awesome shots. I wanna be like you when I grow up:)

Regina White said...

What a beautiful family. Love these. Your guys always rock it out. Drop it like it's HOT! =)

Cathy Crawley said...

What a fabulously fun session Baxters! The love and joy you captured is so beautiful, you guys rock!

Michael Wachniak said...

Love these guys!! Rock on! Consider this comment as a can of non-perishable awesomeness alright?! :) All the best! -Mike-

tracey said...

love these shots guys!! :) xo trace the canuck.. ;)

wedding blogs said...

beautiful family ........awesome pics loved it .

Brianna Phelan said...

These are so fun and whimsical and loving. Great session :)

Sylvia Borgo said...

gorgeous! gorgeous! and nothing but gorgeous!

Jen said...

Awww...one word "beautiful family'. yes, you can see how they are "in love" in these shots. with this blog you helped me to be "patient" with trying to grow my business..i know i have alot to learn..

Eric Foley said...

WOW! What an awesome family session. You can tell you caught the true essence of their family.

Lianne said...

I don't know this family, but their pictures make me smile so big :))) I wish I lived closer, so that I can have pictures like these.

Rachael Earl said...

LOVE that modern card design SO much!!!

Harmony Loves said...

what a great family session. Fun, love and a whole lot of laughter. love it!

Josh said...

I love, love, LOVE this session. So many amazing images and little moments. and most importantly TONS of smiles!

David Redding said...

Oh! What a killer session...awesome work, love it all...But the last stands out on top for me

Chelsea Nicole said...

These are so sweet. :-) What family wouldn't want images like these?! Absolutely beautiful work guys.

Afolabi - Fotos by Fola said...

Great story! This is such a happy family. I love how you captured every moment. Love the shot with the boy throwing the ball in the air. That would make an awesome post card!

rich m said...

why, why WHY didn't we know of you guys when we were stationed in Hawaii :( Oh well, at least we get to blog-atalk you guys now :) Awesome shots!!

Mariah Milan said...

Fabulous family and such a wonderful story you shared. It's so nice to think back to my beginnings as well.

Adrienne Gunde said...

The fun & love just jumps out of each and every one of these! Love them, love the card designs, and love the story you shared!

Mariana Maya said...

Love this session!

My favorite image is the B&W one of the little girl with missing teeth!

If she was my daughter or i were a dentist I think I would buy this as a Large canvas to hang!

Kelli Jane said...

LOVE every single one of these pictures....I would love to have my family photographed like this!! great work!!

smittengreta said...

THAT is a PRETTY family!!!!!!!! great job as always!!!!!

kymberli q. said...

Love, love, love this session!!

Staja Studios said...

This may honestly be my favorite set of images I have seen you guys post! Absolutely Great!

Stephen Grant said...

Wow, my man, these are simply the bomb! Ka-BOOM, I say! Such a stylin' family, your images look like something out of a magazine. Fantastico session!

Virginia Vo said...

Such a fun and happy family! Awesome images!

Betsy, La Vida said...

Super super fun fam session!!!
LOVE it!

Patricia said...

I totally love the modern and hip feel to these! What a gorgeous and fun family :) I need our family Christmas cards too. I better get on it :)

Wai Reyes said...

You guys really immersed yourselves in the fun! I'm loving this set!

cassandra m said...

LOVE IT....the light is crazy beautiful and the family looks like so much fun

Onada - Fashion and Photography said...

beautiful beautiful family session!

Marianne said...

So fun!!!!

Kristen Marie Photography said...

These are wonderful!

chris stewart said...

Beautiful work guys!!! Love the feel of this shoot. Just simple and the family is so cool too. You can tell they have alot of fun together. Been away from your blog for too long. Bad chris....Bad Chris!!! :)

Mark Brooke said...

Good lookin family!! Love the walking shot with the sun peeking through!! Awesome!

Alexandra said...

Amaaaazing shooot!

Anne-Margrethe said...

Oh, i just loved the last picture! I want one just like it! ;)