Lindsay + Layton: Breastfeeding Milk Bath Session

Linsday approached me a few weeks ago with the idea of doing a milk bath session with her little baby boy, Layton. I was so excited because I've been wanting to do one for awhile now. Lindsay is a mother of two and has always been an advocate for breastfeeding and the bond that it creates between mother and child. I think these images capture that bond so perfectly. This was so much fun and truly a beautiful moment to photograph. Often times, especially lately, public breastfeeding has been painted in a negative light or is frowned upon. I think that through this photo session people can see that it is just a natural and beautiful way for a mother to care for and connect with her child. So with that being said... normalize breastfeeding! Here are some of my favorite images from the session. Special thanks to M.U.A. Brianna Storm of Beauty By Storm for doing an amazing job on Lindsay's makeup! 

Until next time,
Kristen Lopez

"A Field of Gold" Photo Shoot

“Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows.”

I found a photo of this golden field online and I knew I had to shoot here. So I immediately texted my good friend Brianna and said, "This field is amazing! Can you come down and shoot this week?!" We quickly brainstormed the look of the entire shoot; the hair, makeup and the outfit. It came together so perfectly! Brianna hopped in my car and I was so excited to get there, you'd think I was a kid headed to Disneyland. On the way there we drove passed a few plowed fields, we thought we missed it. Then all of a sudden we pull up to a sea of gold canola flowers. I mean the photos don't even do it justice. When we saw it we both screamed at the same time. It was an incredible sight to see.

These are the kind of photo shoots that give me life and remind me of my passion for beautiful imagery. Here are some of my favorites. By the way, thanks so much Brianna. You've truly become such a great friend of mine. Thanks for always supporting me and going along with my random and sometimes crazy ideas. <3

Oh and one more thing... follow @beauty.bystorm on Instagram and Facebook! Brianna's makeup was on point!

-Kristen :)