Sunday, December 7, 2008

Decorating Our Tree

Tonight we decorated our tree. One ornament in particular brought me to tears in prayer for a very special family. Here is the ornament:
To learn about Judson you can read his amazing story and his family's journey through the suffering, loss and wake of their beloved boy by visiting

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Sneak Peek - The I Family

I had such a good time photographing this family that I shot nearly double what I usually shoot! I just couldn't stop enjoying them from behind my camera! In these pictures you can totally tell that they are such a loving and down to earth family. I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!

D told me she wants a puppy for Christmas... and I can only guess that B wouldn't mind a few front teeth!

Isn't this just sweet? We waited for the waves to wash away old footprints so we could get this shot on clean sand. I think it was well worth the wait!

D LOVED the camera!

There is that less than toothy grin again! I think it is just adorable!

Can you see the love in these last two shots??? So sweet!

Sneak Peek - Just One of Baby E

I have to get the word out to all my dear friends that they cannot have babies during the holidays! I like to give them the gift of portraiture as a shower/new baby gift, but I am just too busy at this time of year! But when I saw M's first baby girl (after 3 boys) I just couldn't resist! I told M I would take the pictures, but could not promise to process the pictures before the new year. Well, I couldn't leave her with nothing for that long, now could I? Here is just one of sweet baby E.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Sneak Peek - The B Family

I photographed the B Family recently and we had such a great time! Mama B lives right on this lake in Irvine. We walked halfway around it just snapping pictures. Just spending time with them you can tell they really enjoy each other! B Family - I hope you enjoy the sneak peek!

I love the way they look at each other... with so much joy!

On this one I thought I would try something a little different. I felt the timelessness of the shot and the sunflare both called for a little of a vintage look.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The P Families

The P family is one of my favorite return clients! I just adore them! They are just as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside! This time they brought along the other P family! The guys are brother's. Here are a few shots from out session together. P families, thank you for your patience. It shouldn't be long before I get your pictures finished.

This is the returning P family... can you see the little baby bump on mommy P??? Hopefully that means more opportunities for me to take the P family portraits!!!

Brother P's family:

Here is one of D

Look at how amazing G's eyes are!!!

I soooo love this one of H... he is gonna be a heartbreaker some day!

Friday, November 21, 2008


Here are just a few silhouette images from a session I did with my brother and sister-in-law. This one is with their dogs down on the sand when the sun was still pretty high.

And of course, while we were there we had to recreate my signature shot! Although, we had to use a different bench and a different palm tree because the sun is in a totally different part of the sky 6 months later!

These were at the very end of the session and I couldn't stop shooting... just look at that sky! The first is the two of them and the tossing pictures is my brother tossing my girls. I just love them! The sky is unbelievable!!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

The B Family - Urban Style. A Sneak Peek

I love this family! We had so much fun shooting this session down at Balboa Penninsula! I could really get into this style! Anybody else want to do an urban family session?

Here are just a few of some of our fun day together!

I really love this one. One of my favorites from the whole shoot!
They look so beautiful and happy here!This is my other favorite family shot!Just a crazy wall mural that we had to take advantage of!I hope you enjoy them B Family!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sneak Peek - Holiday Mini Session, Day 2

I think I was a little crazy thinking 15 sessions in one day would be easy! It was not easy, but so fun and definitely worth it! However, my legs were so sore for days! LOL! Here is one shot of each session I did. I really want to show more, but 15 pictures in one post is plenty! To all the families - thank you so much for your gorgeous smiles! I hope you can bear to wait a few more days for your galleries. Be sure to watch your inbox this weekend!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Sneak Peek - The 'S" Family

It is always so much fun photographing friends, and the S family was no exception! Of course, it is so hard to choose just a few favorites for the sneak peak, so I did go a little heavy on the images this time.

Here is the beautiful S family:

And 1 one of S and R:
Sweet little M:
I love sibling pictures, and I adore M and big bro J:
One of just J:

And would it be a session for me at the beach if it didn't include my signature silhouette???

And Mom had a great idea to get some of J in his Taekwondo uniform. She said they don't do pictures for Taekwondo the way they do for girls in dance and wanted to get some of J in his gi
And I HAD to include this one of J up on this cliff. It was a really scary spot, but J was super brave and showed the fearlessness of a real martial artsman: