Asiia by Cara

At Home Desert themed Lifestyle Newborn Shoot with The Paxson's

In Home Desert themed Newborn Shoot in North County San Diego

On May 30th my sweet friends, Cara and Matt Paxson, welcomed 8lb 9oz of pure sweetness to the world. Meet baby Dean Paxson. This little one was a welcome addition to the Paxson family and his big brother Waylon was over the moon when he met his new baby brother. If you haven't seen them already, check out Cara's maternity session in Ocotillo Wells. Waylon was so excited and all about his mommy's tummy and it perfectly aligns with Dean's Desert Nursery theme. One really cool detail in Dean's room, is the moon water color print his grandma made him. This moon print echo's back to the maternity shoot as well, where at the end we got the moon rise and the sunset at the same time. 

This darling little nugget was one of the most relaxed and chill babies I have ever met, especially considering he was only 12 days old when we did our newborn session. He didn't cry once, and slept 90% of the time I was there. He was patient with me changing his outfit a bunch of times and really all he wanted was to be held and fed. He even slept through his 3 year old brother holding and kissing his face. He was a dream and it made our in home lifestyle session so fun and comfortable. And he looked so sweet in his beautiful nursery, and his adorable cactus romper (I wish adults looked cute in rompers like this, I would totally wear one ). 

One of my favorite parts of our session was taking photos with his moms Pregnancy crystals. Cara slept with these stones every night to help support a healthy pregnancy and fetal development, as well as to feel closer to Dean. Cara owns her own business (Asiia by Cara) were she makes amazing candles and each of these candles comes with it's own stone or crystal, so she definitely knew the right stones to help promote a healthy pregnancy. Each crystal helps the mother and fetus in a different way. Moonstone - to relieve stress, Unakite - support for the reproductive system and the bodies communication with the baby. Azure - to help repair brain cells and fetal development. Chrysocolla - draws off negative energies. Red Jasper - Helps boost Energy. 

Cara (and Matt), thank you for welcoming me into your home to document this sweet moment in time. These days go by so quickly and I hope you not only love these images now, but treasure them forever. 




Asiia by Cara

Bliss Crystals

El Paso Romper - 3 Little iitts

Girl on the Go! Spring Fling

What a weekend! The Girl on the Go! Spring fling was a huge success, and I am so thankful I was there to be apart of it.  All the amazing  retail pop-up shops Love Tatum, Style on the Go, Good Life, and Asiia By Cara, plus the yummy Marcel Waffle Truck. Thank you all for participating in this amazing event and for inspiring us to be our best self's.  It's so amazing when so many outstanding small businesses get together and support each other.

I know everyone enjoyed the free, open bar with seasonal cocktails, pumping music, photo booth, raffle. But I think everyone's favorite activities of the evening were the complimentary spa services that went on all evening long! I learned so much at the Massage and facial treatment demo's.  It's so important to be treating your body with the best options out there, and that's why Girl on the Go! is a green spa! And their open till 10pm, perfect for anyone who works during the week. 

People were lining up early for the insane give away 25 limited-edition swag bags full of goodies (so jealous I was working, or I would have been in that line!) Check out all the fun pictures below, including the fun and wacky photo booth images in the slide show at the bottom!

I can't wait for the summer Girl on the Go! Night spa event. Be sure to follow Girl on the go! on Instagram and Facebook, to keep updated on their latest specials and events. You can also sign up for their mailing list on their website.

The Photo booth was so fun! Hope you find some goofy and fun ones of you and your friends in our slideshow below!