Family

Film Love :: Graduation

My youngest brother graduated from UCI last month (with a higher GPA than me, dangit), and we couldn’t have been prouder. I shot mostly digital that day, but loved these few moments that I captured on film (another roll of Kodak Ektar 100).

It was super dark in the arena, but somehow I managed to catch a flash of light on my other brother’s face:

Ellingsen Photography Kodak Ektar Film-Family at Graduation

And the super delish chocolate cake my mom baked and Sarah decorated with the UCI logo:

Ellingsen Photography Kodak Ektar Film-Graduation Cake

So proud of my baby brother! Isn’t he handsome? (This one taken with my iPhone.)

Ellingsen Photography Lars Graduation

June was chock full of big events like this. A wedding, two birthdays, Fathers Day and graduation. Phew! Did anybody else have an insane June?

xoxo

Sisters

This was just a quickie session, out on the front porch of my parents’ home while Auntie Elissa was visiting. Lucky for me she and my mom crack each other up, so all I really needed to do was put them in good light and click-click-click. :)

Ellingsen Photography Grown Up Sisters Portraits Orange County
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This is Elissa’s classic “I just said something witty/inappropriate” expression.

Ellingsen Photography Grown Up Sisters Portraits Orange County (4)
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My mom and aunt surpassed sisterhood a long time ago and, somewhere along the line, became best friends. I love capturing their relationship! Makes me get a twinge of wistfulness that I don’t have a sister of my own, but then I just think about Nikki and Mindy and Nancy and Katie and Melissa...and I realize I haven’t missed out on much at all. I’m incredibly, incredibly lucky.

Miss you Auntie Princess!

xoxo