It seems like just yesterday that I met up with Erika and Paul on a warm Sunday morning in Riverside for an engagement photo shoot — just the two of them. And now, there’s Vinny, the newest member of their growing family. It’s always flattering when clients have you back to document the moments that are important to them. Originally, Erika wanted to get pictures for Vinny’s first birthday, but we were unable to work out a time before I left for my two-week trip to Hong Kong. Erika really wanted photos outdoors with an indoor alternate, so we met up the day I was shooting at Studio 202 with the Corktown Commons just round the corner. It worked out splendidly, as magic hour in November is extra golden. Paul and Erika’s interactions have been a highlight in each of the photo sessions I’ve done with them, and now they have another little human to smile at and laugh with.