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mama love // seattle family photographer

val·en·ti·no: /ˌvalənˈtēnō/: brave, healthy, strong.

This is Baby Valentino, the boy who completed the home of Eileen & Roz. He lives in a warm nest of a world oozing with infinite sunshine, art, culture, magic, creativity, adoration & love… like, literally.

I was so lucky to meet Eileen & Roz & Valentino in their home in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, after an ongoing internet affair that had gone on for far too long. The internet can be a scary place, but it has brought me so many people that I love & admire, and some of my best friendships… and it brought me to this family. Eileen is a photographer as well; our mutual love of film was our first common ground, but walking into their love nest & sharing breakfast & photos & stories with them was like rendezvousing with an old friend. I am beyond thrilled that after years & years together, they’ve finally been able to welcome Valentino into their world. If there is nothing more sustaining & unconditional than a mother’s love, than this little man is most certainly lucky in love to have this times two. Times two million… times infinite times forever.

Congratulations, much love to you… and cheers to family & forever friends.

Eileen Garcia - Absolutely stunning! You captured our little family perfectly! So lucky to have such an AWESOME family photographer! Thank you!!!!

Elena - These pictures are totally beautiful!!! I love everyone of them! ♥♥

Annie - I’m pretty sure my uterus just sighed. These are incredible, C! Xoxo

Posy Quarterman - oh man, these are so wonderful, all around. and what a cute boy… love.

Elaine - This is exactly how family photography should be. Beautiful, both the images and the family.

amy grace - i have crazy goosebumps that feel like they are on the inside too. oh, the layers of beautiful in these, technically amazing, you got their souls on film, those glowing, otherworldly eyes….this might be the best thing i’ve ever seen you share. but i get like that about every session. amazing and touching and outstanding. xoxoxoxo

Ali Migliore - You are such a GOOD photographer. I love, love this shoot, and that baby, oooh my goodness! :D

I love your angles, the poses, & the natural setting in all of these. Plus, those two ladies are great decorators! Beautiful, beautiful captures, Catherine. Well done!

Marci Mortensen - Wow, love these!

Kristy (Wreckless) - THIS SESSION. MADE MY HEART.
GO. BOOM BOOM. in love.

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