Balancing life is hard enough when all you have to think about is yourself. But when I think of my friends the Herricks I really look deep down inside and hastag myself #firstworldproblems. Two beautiful children, a beautiful home, and a beautiful couple comprise the family of super-humans I was privileged to photograph. Samantha makes it looks so easy being a mom of a two year old and a newborn baby boy. Her effortless style in these newborn photos doused in natural light from their Elk Grove home are reflective of what seems to be a pretty easy-going and entertaining lifestyle. I mean… a photo shoot and 2 year old birthday all in one day, and only 10 days after newborn James was born. There has to be some sort of superhero power for that! Even grandma took such beautiful carefree photos that I felt like this day was a breeze for myself while 2 year old Ava’s birthday party was going on. Well it may not be as easy as I imagine, however the Herrick family portraits are some of my favorite photographs I have every taken.