Yucaipa family photographer – McKenna Pendergrass
Oak Glen, Yucaipa family and child photographer – McKenna Pendergrass. A fun filled family session for a sweet family of five, at Los Rios Rancho.
I can’t believe it’s been over 3.5years now since I met this sweet mama and her newborn baby girl. We’d both just had babies within a week of each other. Lol. Fast forward to now and I feel like she’s an old friend! I’ve watched her kids grow, I was at the birth of her littlest, and I got to take photos of his first year. We go to play group together, and my son looks up to her oldest boy so much! I just adore this family.
How has your life changed in the last year? Life has definitely changed. It’s chaotic, crazy, and beautiful all at the same time.
What new things is your baby up to? New skills, likes or dislikes, quirks? Diego is into pointing his finger at and shhhing his siblings, the dogs, or whoever is being loud or making too much noise (it’s hilarious to witness it). He is obsessed with the cat’s food, which is totally different from my first two. And he loves to hug and kiss his bother and sister, it just doesn’t get any better than that
What is your favorite thing about being a parent? The best part of being a parent is the true understanding of what unconditional love and being truly present in the now are. And just feeling loved by this little person to whom you mean the world. That feeling is second to none.
What advice do you have for parents of a 1 year old? Take it all in. Enjoy every moment. I know everyone says it, but time does fly.
What is your favorite family tradition? We started camping a few summers back. All the kids love it. It’s amazing to see kids enjoying nature.
What is your favorite thing to do as a family? The kids love to hide when they hear daddy opening the garage door when he’s getting home from work. As soon as Diego hears Omar and Lili shout “Daddy is coming” he drops what he’s doing and goes and hides with them under the table. But he can’t stay there for long, and he comes out to greet daddy as soon as he hears his voice.
If you could describe your family in 3 words, what would they be? Loving, happy, and crazy