You know how sometime you meet people, and you think, "Man, they really have this LIFE thing figured out!". Yeah. That is Neil and Jill. I've been lucky enough to know these two for several years now, and each of them just have this kind of relaxed confidence that you can't help but admire. As a couple, they compliment each other so perfectly.
I was honored to be able to take Maternity and Family photos for them in a gorgeous setting in Newport Beach Back Bay, which happens to be just a few blocks from their home, and that is such a reflection of who they are.
Neil, Jill, Hayden, and Chance met me on a drizzly morning and we braved the slightly wet morning to get these photos done. (Hey, we live in Orange County in Southern California. We are used to sunshine all day, every day.)
I asked Neil and Jill to share a few fun facts about what they like to do as a family. Here are some of the adorable things they shared.
Neil: "I love to be outside and exploring the world; traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I always love a rush, any extreme activity is something I’d be passionate about! But, for all things my hands have held in my lifetime, the best by far is my family! Some of my favorite things to do as a family is to get out of our comfort zone and try new things. We love to head to the desert with all our family and friends and go camping. We love to cook and go on long walks after dinner. And I really enjoy teaching the kiddo new things"
Jill: "love being a mom and wife. Hayden brings so much joy, laughter, and happiness to our family. We are very much looking forward to the arrival of new baby buck and how our hearts will grow! My 2 fondest, favorite memories are meeting Neil for the first time and meeting my daughter for the first time. As a family, we love to spend time at the beach or playing at the park... just exploring the outside world. We are always hanging out with family and friends. We have a lot of fun cooking as a family! On the flip side....I do appreciate a little "me" time now and again to recharge the battery." Who doesn't love that??
I asked them to share a little bit about Hayden as well, because, well, she's so stinking cute!!
"Hayden is equal parts sweet, smart, determined, curious, and adventurous. She loves to give and receive love! Her smile is contagious! When not outside exploring the great outdoors, Hayden loves reading books, listening/dancing to music, singing, playing instruments, and drawing pictures!"