3 ways to get your kids to look at the camera

I took for granted how easy it was to take a photo of my firstborn. All those memes online about first borns, and the children that follow are so accurate. My oldest boy is always a great listener/rule follower. Throw everything out the window when working with more than one of your children to look at the camera. Ha! I can now see why people hire photographers for capturing photos of your kids.

My chaotic ways to get my kids to look at the camera while trying to hit the shutter button as quickly as possible? 1. Bring their favourite snack and bribe them with it (LOL). 2. Bring a toy they haven’t seen in a while. 3. Tell your kids “look at the cute puppy” walking down the trail with their owner. Hey! I didn’t say these were fantastic ideas, but you gotta work with what you have, am I right? Also, when working with kids I now know to keep the timing short. They can’t handle a 30+ min photo session. Pick out your location and where you want the kids to be, and let them be…play around, and snap away.

It was a funny sight to see me trying to bribe my little guy with snacks or toys wiggling above my head as I got these shots. Most of the good ones here were because he saw a person walking their dog on the trail behind me. I love how they turned out regardless, and I love that these colours worked both with their hair colours, and the location.

Speaking of location, I’m not about to gatekeep it which so often many people do. I asked someone one time where they took their photos and they were secretive about it. So here it is, please go there, it’s absolutely beautiful and has many looped trails to walk on.

Guadalupe Oak Grove Park
5982 Thorntree Drive San Jose, CA 95002


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Bobux has a new collection out!

My little guy and I sitting on the sidelines after a nursing session, watching bebs play in the wet sand getting all mucky dirty. He’s a pretty content baby, always happy until he’s not. Ha! He makes those 5 a.m. wake up calls easier when he’s constantly smiling and laughing for no reason at all.

He’s happy enough to just sit next to me here, and watch his big bro play around. The little shoes he’s wearing are the Aktiv Paint by Bobux. Speaking of Bobux, they recently launched their fall 2021 collection, and we lucked out and my two boys have a few pairs of shoes from them! Thanks a bunch, Bobux! We love’em. If you’ve been following me on my IG stories, I post about them often. They’re the only shoes my kiddos wear, besides hand-me-downs from one of our best friends.

Aren’t these rich navy colour hi tops (they’re the Hi Court) gorgeous? My toddler said they were comfier than he thought they’d be.

And these….oh boy. If you’re to get only ONE thing from the Bobux shop (and watch out for their amazing sales) it’s these Jodhpur boots. This is my kids third pair…and all of them are in this beautiful perfect brown shade.

Check out their new arrivals!

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OOTD Buddha pants

I miss doing OOTDs and seeing everyone’s OOTDs whether it be on instagram or on their blogs. Who else?

It’s been a while since we’ve gone to the forest for a bit of exploring. It was a super hot day earlier this week, so I put on my Buddha Pants (these were a PR gift). I packed a lunch and plenty of water for the toddler and I and we stayed in the shade to beat the heat. 

These pants are so lightweight, comfortable and super nice and flowy. They’re truly the epitome of portability as they fold themselves into their own tiny pocket. I received these back in June and have had tons of opportunities to wear them during the hot California summer. They have different styles to choose from beyond the classic harem style, but they have jogger style, jumpsuits and more.

Take a look! They’re also available on Amazon.  

OOTD details
Tank| GAP
Pants| Buddha Pants 
Sandals| Zara 
Backpack| Arc’teryx


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