PREVIEW: Noel, 2014. Santa Clara Portrait Photo Session

There's something that radiates nothing but happiness and warmth when you see an old friend of yours from junior high grow into a lovely woman who eventually becomes a beloved wife and mother. 

I've known Noel since we were teenagers, back when pagers were considered as cool as iPhones and the only major worries centered around what to wear to our after-school dances and English homework due dates. A couple of years ago, we got reconnected and I was privileged to photograph her and her husband, Jorge in this shoot

Noel has recently become a mother to the cutest little boy named Dominic. Needless to say, I was more than excited to not only meet her baby boy for the first time but to also photograph them for a special mother and son shoot. 

Here is a little sneak peak into Noel's photo session - more to come, so be sure to stay tuned!

A special thanks to the talented Vlada Fomenko-Haggerty for Noel's beautiful hair and make up!