Our Family of Three in Manhattan Beach, CA

I am so excited to finally share these photos with you. These pictures were especially special for us as they were taken on Austin’s 1st birthday – the exact day (December 28)! The first set was taken at Poliwog Park and the second set were taken at Manhattan Beach. It’s kind of crazy to think that just one month ago we were on the beach… and now it’s 10 degrees in Kansas City. Anyhow, these photos were taken by the super talented Anna Delores Photography. For those in the LA & Ventura County area, I highly highly recommend her!







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I really LOVE how these turned out and I’m so happy that Austin was such a great sport that day!!  I definitely want to turn a photo or two of these into a canvas print and hang some others up on the walls in our house.  It’s so hard to pick a favorite though, which one do you like best?


  1. January 29, 2013 / 8:44 pm

    My favourite is the one of you lifting Austin up on the beach with the beautiful sea behind you. I love that you take so many family portraits, it must be amazing to have photos of your family at different stages in Austin’s life.


  2. January 29, 2013 / 9:14 pm

    amazing family pictures .. thanks for leaving a comment 🙂


  3. January 29, 2013 / 9:22 pm

    Aw, these are adorable!! Your little man is too cute! You have such a beautiful family and these photos turned out amazing!

  4. January 29, 2013 / 9:44 pm

    I love the one of you and him far away with him in the air…and the 3rd to last one. you guys are adorable (and your hair looks really pretty here!)

  5. January 29, 2013 / 9:52 pm

    I love all of them! Oh my gosh especially with him in the air!

  6. January 29, 2013 / 10:00 pm

    these photos are so precious, and austin looks especially happy! i heart manhattan beach.

  7. January 29, 2013 / 10:08 pm

    These photos are too cute! You’re family makes me smile 🙂 Looks like an absolutely wonderful day!

  8. January 29, 2013 / 10:21 pm

    These are such gorgeous photos. As for a canvas that is a difficult decision. Maybe the one with the feet or with your back to the camera? And then any one of the family ones. Haha that is a hard decision. x

  9. January 29, 2013 / 11:59 pm

    I’m really close to here!! And safe to say I have never seen cuter pictures! :]

  10. Miny
    January 30, 2013 / 5:06 am

    Ahh~ these pics must be from the day I was talking to you when I went into labor and you were on your way to the photo shoot 🙂 The photos turned out lovely! Love the one of all three of your feet and Austin’s lil hand in it =P

  11. January 30, 2013 / 8:21 am

    These are TOO CUTE! You have a beautiful family 🙂

  12. January 30, 2013 / 8:37 am

    These photos are just absolutely stunning!!!

  13. January 30, 2013 / 9:17 am

    Beautiful pictures! You have a lovely family and your baby is adorable!


  14. January 30, 2013 / 10:33 am

    I think my fav would be the one third up from the bottom (all 3 of you walking on the beach). But great pictures all around! 🙂

  15. January 30, 2013 / 12:40 pm

    Soooo sweet. Do you have a family photographer who follows you? I struggle to get a picture of all of together

  16. January 30, 2013 / 2:35 pm

    Yay, I had so much fun photographing you three! You guys are amazing. And Austin was SUCH a good sport! Thanks for the opportunity to photograph your family, Sandy. It was a blast!

  17. January 30, 2013 / 3:33 pm

    These are SO CUTE Sandy, I love them!

  18. January 30, 2013 / 4:04 pm

    Sandy, these pictures are phenomenal!! What a lovely family you have and your little guy is so cute 🙂 I love the picture where he is all nestled against is daddy’s chest, precious.



  19. January 30, 2013 / 4:15 pm

    Aww, so adorable, I love the foot/sand photos. :)/Madison

  20. Jenna Wood
    January 30, 2013 / 4:42 pm

    What great family moments captured on film- I especially like the ‘bank’ shot in the playground!

  21. January 30, 2013 / 4:58 pm

    So many darling poses. I love the ones of the feet. The ones of the you looking at austin and the corresponding one of your husband looking at Austin are my absolute favs.

  22. January 30, 2013 / 5:16 pm

    These photos are absolutely stunning Sandy! I love the one of your backs with the pier, I think it’s such a beautiful moment to capture. Emily is amazing and I can’t wait to shoot with her!!!!!

  23. January 30, 2013 / 6:57 pm

    Beautiful photos! I love the one of all your toes on the beach. Too cute!

  24. January 30, 2013 / 7:02 pm

    Oh my goodness, these photos are SO ADORABLE. The photographer did an amazing job capturing these moments, I can’t wait to have a photo-shoot with my kid LOL 🙂

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  25. January 30, 2013 / 9:28 pm

    You guys look like a model family, seriously, these could be some sort of ad pictures! I love everything, from your outfits to your poses!

  26. January 30, 2013 / 9:43 pm

    The photos are so cute. You guys are on beautiful family!

  27. January 31, 2013 / 10:23 am

    Gorgeous pictures, you have such a sweet son! I love the photos of the foot prints in the sand, and you, your husband and Austin walking in the sand


  28. January 31, 2013 / 11:58 am

    Awwww love the family toesies!

  29. January 31, 2013 / 2:33 pm

    oh my gosh these pictures are so cute!!!!

  30. January 31, 2013 / 3:39 pm

    oh wow – these are all so fun and just plain gorgeous! one of my fave photo shoots that you guys have done yet!

  31. January 31, 2013 / 9:43 pm

    These are just stunning photos! You have the sweetest little family ever and your son is adorable. Thanks so much for sharing. It is great seeing what a wonderful family life you have xo

  32. February 1, 2013 / 1:02 am

    Happy Birthday again to sweet Austin. Just love seeing these photos of you three together, Sandy!

    Hope your year has gotten off to a wonderful start.

    hug to you,


  33. February 1, 2013 / 9:46 am

    Such beautiful photos! I love Austin’s smile, you looked beautiful (hair so lovely curled) and if I had to pick one to print on canvas, it’d definitely be one where the fam is walking on the beach, or a close up of just the feet. Austin’s feet are yummy enough to eat!

  34. February 3, 2013 / 11:18 pm

    What a cute photo shoot!

  35. February 4, 2013 / 11:42 am

    Omg what a precious photoshoot!! Love this 🙂

    xoxo, Cat

  36. February 14, 2013 / 2:00 am

    These photos are amazing! You look so pretty!!! Love how cute and happy Austin looks!! One of my favorite sessions you guys have ever done!

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