Montessori School of Laguna Beach - Field Trip to Tanaka Farms

The five year olds in my son's Montessori class went to Tanaka Farms yesterday. We went on a hay ride and learned all about organic farming and the fruits and vegetables they grow on the farm. We tasted vegetables right out of the ground too - there were green onions, bok choy, spinach, carrots, and sugar snap peas. Then the kids each picked their own basket of strawberries, and we were all able to eat as many as we liked as we picked them! What a great day - thank you Mrs. Somasundaram and Mrs. Sadaat for such a fabulous field trip, we'll cherish the memories forever...Scroll past the slideshow for a few of my favorite photos from the trip.

Isla-Coming Home-Laguna Beach Newborn Photos by Gillian Crane

This is Isla, just one week old. Her family was passing through Laguna on their way home to northern California. She was the most precious little thing ever, I could have squeezed her all day long. I'm really into photographing newborns these days. It's surprising to me, because you have to maintain a sleepy and quiet atmosphere for a successful session, which is so not me. it must be subconsciously therapeutic.

About a third of the photos from the shoot are in the slideshow, to give you an idea of what to expect from a session, scroll down for a few of my favorite photos...