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Thanks for stopping by! Blueberry Sky Photography {BSP} is a fresh & modern on-location photography boutique. We specialize in birth photography, newborn, baby + family photography as well as maternity photography! As you'll notice while browsing through our images, the BSP style is light-hearted and fun with modern and spunky twist. Since we shoot on-location, we travel all over Los Angeles, Orange County & to the San Fernando Valley. Thanks again for visiting! We hope to hear from you soon!
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Who wouldn’t want to snuggle with this sweet little baby? I mean, those overalls, those big brown eyes, those perfect little lips! What a sweet, adorable, snuggly boy!

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There’s nothing I like more than spending a cloudy morning hanging out by a big pond with some stale bread, lots of duckies, fuzzy squirrels…and a cute toddler :) What a great life! I’m blessed beyond words…and truly thankful :)

  • Natasha He is so cute, Julie! Great pictures.(06.25.2010 08:57pm)

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…that their baby is going to be quite the looker! I’m pretty certain of this. Just look at momma-to-be…in her 3rd tri, and still smokin’ hot! We had an awesome little maternity session…but what I enjoyed most was getting to know her and daddy-to-be just a bit more, since I’ll be photographing the birth of their baby very soon! I’m so, so excited! So here are a few sneak peaks from our session – sorry it took so long!

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…is one that shows off those little baby teeth! How oh-so-adorable! It’s always a joy photographing¬†this family. I’ve had the pleasure of photographing them from the time the littlest one was only days old…I really enjoy seeing families over the course of the year. It always amazes me just how fast our little once grow and change!

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We’ve all heard of (and perhaps even experienced) the “Terrible Twos” in some form or another. You know, crying, screaming, kicking, doing the complete opposite of anything asked (I know most of my days are like this-I have a 2.5 year old). So parents are often scared, literally petrified, of having a photo shoot with their toddler. So I thought I’d share this session in full. This sweet girl was two years old…because I don’t try to “make” kids (or babies for that matter) do anything that they aren’t interested in, sessions almost always go pretty well. Although, I do like a little meltdown now and again – I think they are super cute — teary eyes — awww, I know it’s sad, but kids are so cute with those big sad eyes. Anyway, this one was tantrum free..and our sweet little girl was just a doll! Enjoy!

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  • ginger Hello, what is the name of this amazing song? These photos are amazing!(07.23.2010 09:21pm)

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To say that this weekend was busy for me would be an understatement. I try not to book myself for back-to-back sessions, but I kind of had to this week. It was energizing though, and I had massive amounts of fun!

The big whammy was a majorly awesome photo shoot – four generations of families…with great grandma leading the pack (what an amazing woman she is, truly). To be exact, 8 families (technically 10) in all…and over 30 people, including kiddies! I must admit, I was pretty nervous going into it, but the moment I met the first family, I knew it was going to be amazingly fun! I think part of it is because this beautiful family totally reminds me of my own :) They even fed me afterwards – that made my day — and anyone who knows me knows that I cannot refuse food. Ever. And, I must always finish what’s on my plate (or in my bowl). So, here are a few fave images from this very fun day! I’ll save the massive group photos for later :)

Oh, and I must thank my hubby for giving me up for two days. I hardly saw him at all this weekend! He did have fun hanging out with Drew (our 2.5 year old) though, which is always nice. But at least we got to watch the Laker game on Sunday night (although I wish I would’ve skipped it because it was quite painful to watch). Anyway, here are the photos! Looking at these brings to surface a deep appreciation of how lucky I am to do what I do! My job has got to be up there on the list of most awesome jobs :) So what does about 4.5 hours of shooting and 750+ actuations get you? Well, here’s a little taste:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Brogan!

  • mindy sakioka hi julie, we had a wonderful time with you on sunday! the pictures look awesome!(06.15.2010 08:11am)
  • Susan Hallock Julie - These are AMAZING! Thanks for agreeing to take these pictures. We were so lucky to have you capture our family. As always, we couldn't ask for anything better. Can't wait to see the rest!(06.15.2010 09:09am)
  • Christine Julie, LOVE THEM! Had such a great time! Thanks so much for making the whole experience pain free!(06.15.2010 10:16am)
  • Melody Tokunaga Julie ~ Love,love the "little taste" - can't wait to see the rest! The photo shoot was so much fun - Thank You!(06.15.2010 10:27am)
  • Meloni Hallock Julie - There were 39 people and one dog that you had to photograph in various permutations. The process was amazing and really stress-free for all of us. Thank you for making my mother's 85th birthday celebration memorable. I know we will have many beautiful pictures to admire and share.(06.15.2010 11:50am)
  • Gummy (Midori Mits) Julie, I have profound respect for the beautiful work that you produce. I know the rest of the photos will be equally delightful---can't wait to see them! The entire experience was wonderful.(06.15.2010 12:19pm)
  • David These photos are incredible. You even got a photo of Christian smiling and not running away. That alone is an amazing feat.(06.16.2010 07:26am)
  • Melissa Nicholson Julie - You did a wonderful job with the pictures and with our family! I can't wait to see all of them. Loved the link to Portillo's too!(06.17.2010 08:09pm)
  • Marilyn Scavuzza Happy Birthday Auntie! The photos are gorgeous and capture the warmth and love of a wonderful family! I can't wait to see more! And who would think you are 85! I will certainly show them off to friends and family. I hope every one is well. We're taking Grandma and Uncle Ralph (their ashes that is) down to St. Louis next weekend so they will be with Dad. Heh Miss, I'll give you a call, okay? It's still so wierd without Grandma......(06.17.2010 09:13pm)
  • Cindy Ochi What a beautiful family you have, Auntie! These photos are amazing. Thanks so much for sharing them with us.(06.18.2010 10:04am)
  • Jim Ochi Wow, what great photos of everyone! Thanks for sharing with me.(06.20.2010 02:53pm)
  • Steve Ochi Happy birthday! Those are some great photos of the family, everybody looks healthy and happy. Looking forward to seeing some more!(06.20.2010 04:20pm)
  • Liz Thornton-White Wow, Midori, you have a beautiful, beautiful family! Thank you so much for sharing these pictures with me. I feel so happy to see these. The children, are adorable...and you are just beautiful. Thanks again. Love, Liz(06.20.2010 11:38pm)
  • Larry Julie ~ You captured some great smiles and memories! Looking forward to seeing more!(06.21.2010 10:50am)
  • Nicole Sakioka the pictures are sooo cute!!:D i especially like the one with me and my cousin Ally! ?(06.22.2010 06:37pm)
  • Verna King What an amazing talent you have, Julie, to capture the family of such an amazing lady as Midori just perfectly. I can hardly wait to see the rest of the pictures.(06.22.2010 08:29pm)
  • mas sakioka You managed to make the shoot relaxed, smooth and enjoyable - quite a feat when you consider how BIG our family is. Even more amazing is how crisp and clear the pictures are - thanks for a good experience! Mas Sakioka(06.22.2010 08:59pm)
  • Karen Stainner Such a beautiful family....this must have been a BLAST!!! LOVE the idea of commemorating a birthday with a photo shoot....(hhhmmmmm...);-) Always love seeing your work Julie - you're the best!!!(06.23.2010 03:27pm)
  • Vickie Farmer what a great idea! These pictures are simply amazing - love the shots of the kids laughing and smiling :)(06.23.2010 03:37pm)
  • Jill Barry Who would have thought that nature could be made more gorgeous and vibrant in color with the addition of smiles with dimples! Great shots and beautiful family!(06.23.2010 05:12pm)
  • May and Shig What a happy occasion, Midori. Akio and I use to talk about the three Ochi children without relatives in the US, and how the family has grown. Akio would have really enjoyed the expanded family today. We include him in our thoughts and rejoice that you have so many offsprings over four generations. Our best wishes to your extended family!(06.23.2010 08:38pm)
  • Steven Smith Julie - I can't believe you DRANK the Portillo's gravy!!! Sniff, sniff - what a woman!(06.23.2010 08:46pm)
  • Gummy (Midori Mits) Thank you for thinking of Akio. I'm sure he would have loved the little ones especially. We are so lucky to have such a good group of people we call family. I am so blessed.(06.26.2010 09:52am)
  • Linda Roberts My hat's off to Julie - fantastic photos! Midori, thank you so much for sharing these. You have a beautiful family, and it's obvious to see that your celebration and the entire experience was a joyful one. You truly are blessed. Much love, Linda(06.26.2010 11:52am)

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Two sweet girls, two beautiful sisters, two wonderful dads and a lovely cloudy day made for a perfect session! June gloom is clearly in full effect – and I really couldn’t be happier about that! It was a gorgeous day at the beach…with the sun peeking through for a few minutes at a time to illuminate the sky and warm up the crisp beachy air…it was perfect :)

  • Natasha Julie, The pictures are amazing! I just can't believe what great shots you got of such an uncooperative group. WE LOVE THEM!! Can't wait to see the rest.(06.14.2010 07:57am)
  • Monica Sane Julie, It was so great to finally meet you! You were so wonderful and patient with the girls. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!(06.14.2010 08:00am)
  • Peter Great pictures. Thanks again, Julie.(06.14.2010 08:04am)
  • Peter Great pictures. Thanks Julie!(06.14.2010 09:06am)
  • Kamlesh Mehta These pictures are lovely. Kam.(06.14.2010 12:03pm)
  • Christina Simpon I love them! Julie - you did a great job!(06.14.2010 01:45pm)
  • Rupal Goradia omg, these babies are so precious!! Love the perfect eyelet dresses! Great shots!!(06.14.2010 03:17pm)
  • Keval Patel Thanks Julie, Beautiful photos!! The kids look great!!(06.14.2010 07:44pm)
  • Shyam Sane Kids look so great. Thanks.(06.15.2010 04:35am)
  • aruna Sane Beautiful pictures.(06.15.2010 04:37am)
  • dimple gorgeous. i love the shot of karenna in the air.(06.15.2010 07:49am)
  • Marsha The girls look so cute!(06.15.2010 10:40am)
  • Michael love the photos!!! beautiful parents, kids and day at the Beach....(06.16.2010 08:27am)
  • Omar Those pictures are awesome!!(06.16.2010 02:34pm)
  • Cory Campbell These are the cutest!!! what a beautiful family.... we have to get this photographer's name.... xxx, Cory(06.16.2010 05:30pm)
  • Rekha What amazing, beautiful pictures! Good thing it was a cloudy day, or they never would have gotten Natasha to go to the beach! :)(06.17.2010 06:34am)
  • sapana These are so pretty!!!(06.17.2010 08:29pm)
  • Kathleen Love the flowers in the girls' hair, and these two little cousins will cherish these photos so much when they grow up!(06.18.2010 07:51am)
  • Shreya I love the pics. They are sooo cute!!!(06.18.2010 09:19am)
  • Liz The pictures are so great! The girls look adorable!!(06.18.2010 11:13am)
  • Carmen Ghalayini What beautiful pictures!!!perfect day, perfect faces!(06.19.2010 09:53pm)

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…is a beanie and a soft chair! And clothes? Who needs clothes? Especially when I’m this cute naked!

I had a blast at this photo session. Not only is this baby super duper sweet, but he’s way ahead of the game – he can sit-up on his own at 5 months! Sooo, we were able to get some amazingly cute photos of him sitting all by himself :) Amazing! He’s the youngest baby to date that I’ve photographed sitting up! Here are a few session faves…I can totally see why his mommy is so in love with him. He’s got big, curious brown eyes…and his little smile is so gentle and sweet. Definitely a joy to photograph!

  • Christine Barragan Julie! Thank you SO much! They look amazing so far...You were so wonderful to work with! You truly have a gift with Children and know how to grab their attention even when they are a bit under the weather as Briston was this day :( You made it fun and relaxing! Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures :)(06.10.2010 01:59pm)
  • Dawn Oh my goodness I cannot believe how much Briston has grown! He's absolutley gorgeous. These pictures are wonderful. I would love to get a copy of him in the beanie looking up into the camera. Just adorable!!!(06.10.2010 02:11pm)
  • Josh and Dawn Already breaking records. Briston will be walking in no time. Overachiever. And he's got looks too. These pictures are awesome. Let us know when there's more available, please. Thanks for sharing.(06.10.2010 02:15pm)
  • Auntie Bianca I definitely think this kid has the Awesome gene. It runs pretty strong on the mothers side. These pictures are amazing and capture every ounce of Briston's adorableness!!(06.10.2010 02:45pm)
  • Bea These pictures are soooo beautiful. I love the one where Mr. Briston is wearing his hat and ovralls. How do I get a copy? By-the-way, did Briston wet his chair? HaHa. That's my boy.(06.10.2010 02:45pm)
  • Alicia B. Sandoval What can I say? These are pictures of the most beautiful people (including the baby) in the whole world! Can't wait to see ALL THE PICTURES!(06.10.2010 02:49pm)
  • Liz Romero OMG! What amazing photo shots. The photographer captured his essence perfectly. Briston is absolutely gorgeous! I love these pictures. Great job.(06.10.2010 05:05pm)
  • Alexa Cutest baby ever! I'm so glad I get to see him every day.(06.10.2010 10:19pm)
  • Christina So adorable or should I say beautiful!! Really nice shots. My favorite is the one of the whole family. You can see that little one is loved!(06.10.2010 10:44pm)
  • Olivia/joe Hi guys, You sent these just in time since we haven't seen you for a while. You all look great and Briston has grown so much. He looks like a very happy little guy and is growing up to be a very handsome young man. Keep the pictures coming and hope to see you very soon. Love, Olivia and Joe(06.11.2010 08:38am)
  • Auntie Michelle Christine, Briston looks so cute!! You guys look like you are in a forest. Be sure to send me some of these pictures when you get them, I'm so excited to show off my nephew!!:-)(06.11.2010 10:10am)
  • Lisa Carino Oh my goodness...WHAT A CUTIE PIE!!!! Thanks for sharing. I kept missing you at the convention a few weeks ago. I was trying to get my hands on that little guy but everytime I went to your seats you guys were gone :-( I'm gonna have to stop by your place next time I'm in the area. Hugs and Kisses!!(06.11.2010 10:14am)
  • Colleen Wow, how adorable is he!!! He looks like he has grown a lot since the last picture that I saw!! He looks like he is having a great time!!! I can't wait to see more pictures!!!(06.11.2010 10:23am)
  • Melissa What a beautiful family:) Briston is just adorable. Love those big brown eyes! And so strong already. You are right...boys rock!(06.11.2010 01:02pm)
  • Molly What a handsome boy! Great photos!!!(06.11.2010 01:49pm)
  • sherrie Sooooooo cute...wonderful pictures of lil' "B", can't wait to see more too! I miss him already, can't get enough of that little guy!(06.11.2010 02:53pm)
  • Auntie-Grama Lupy Duarte Wow!!! The photographer did such an amazing job! :) She had gorgeous models to work with SO that helped huh? :) Captured those beautiful eyes & cute little mouth on Briston looking right into the camera. I agree beautiful family picture!!! - Christine & Philip --- You guys make beautiful babies :) Have a few more & take them to the same photographer ok? (lol) XOXO(06.11.2010 04:27pm)
  • Philip B (Proud Daddy) What great photos us Barrgan Boys take, especially when we are naked in the forest. We just become one with nature. Dad!(06.11.2010 09:08pm)
  • Gamma/Elena Comment on the 2nd to the last picture; Well,after 5 months they found him in the forest, sitting in the mist of his mother and father listening to them and questioning them. ( a day in a life according to Luke )(06.12.2010 09:17am)
  • Natalia Sandoval (Abuelita) Qur lindo bisnieto! Que linda familia! Quiero mas fotos de mis ninos adorables.(06.13.2010 07:03am)
  • Corry Ioli These photos are amazing!!! He is gorgeous! Corry(06.13.2010 08:14am)
  • Bobby and Patti GREAT PICTURES! Those big, beautiful brown eyes, GORGEOUS! Beautiful family picture. Keep sharing. Would love to see more. And, my goodness, Briston has grown so fast :)(06.13.2010 01:02pm)
  • Kristin Jacobs Christine, Just adorable...what wonderful shots! You will always treasure these moments. KJ(06.14.2010 06:04am)
  • Abuelito/Jesus Sandoval Me sorprendi....amirar a mi bisnietisito,mas grandesito que la ultima vez que lo mire. Se mira aun mas bonito igual que su Mam y Papa(06.14.2010 08:29am)
  • Miriam Mahfouz WOW!!!! Christine...these photo's are brilliant!! Your photographer did an amazing job...not so far off for such a gorgeous family!!! :) Thanks for sharing! :)(06.14.2010 06:36pm)
  • Eva O my goodness! These pictures are amazing! I love the one with him looking up! Such beautiful eyes!!! :-)(06.16.2010 09:02am)
  • Debi Owen What beautiful shots of your beautiful baby. Briston has such a sweet and peaceful face. And the 3 of you in such a peaceful location just adds to the joy and happiness that shows all over your faces. Congratulations to you both and to your families.(06.17.2010 09:23pm)
  • Abel & Ruthy Wow! These pics are amazing! His close-up is out of this world. We are so happy for you guys. Have lots of fun and enjoy every little second. Looking forward to a play date!(06.18.2010 09:58am)

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A darling, darling little boy…big blue eyes and just as sweet as can be!
To view the full slideshow, click here.

  • Wendy Meyer Thank you for your patience with us that day...and Miles, I know he is going to appreciate looking back on these amazing photos someday. I LoVe them!!!!(06.05.2010 09:58am)

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