Friday, August 29, 2008

Sneak Peek - Sweet Baby "N"

Just look at how sweet baby "N" is! A pastor at my church and his wife just had #4 and I had the honor of photographing him earlier this month. Here are a few of my favorites from the session!

Can you believe this smile I got while he was sleeping in mommy's arms?!?!?!

Look at those sweet little pursed lips! Too cute!

Mom & Dad, I will have an announcement ready soon!

Monday, August 25, 2008

The Gift of Portraiture - and a Sneak Peek!

My friend "A" loved the portraits I took of her family soooo much that she bought a session for her brother and his son while he visited for the summer! As the holiday season is approaching, I thought it would be a good time to remind or inform everyone that I do have gift certificates available for purchase. You can get one for a friend or family member or put it on your "wish list" and tell them all to contact me.
Here is a sneak peek for "A" and her brother. Thank you for being so patient while I was gone on vacation! I am just finishing up and I should have your gallery up anytime now!

I really like how this shot turned out. They look so cool with that crazy cloudy sunset behind them!

"A's" brother "P"

I just thought he looked so cool here that it required some funky processing and textures.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Another Sneak Peek! Extended "A" Family

I enjoy taking pictures of all my clients, but it is especially sweet when it is one of my dearest friends! My friend's in-laws contacted me to do a big extended family session while all their kids and grandkids were in town. Now I don't take pictures of many large groups, so this was a bit challenging for me. Lucky for me that had an idea in mind! So I took some pictures of the whole gang and then some of each individual family as well. And the icing on the cake was that I was invited to dinner afterwards! Thanks "A's" I had a lot of fun!

The family tree

The matriarch and patriarch of the "A" family

My dear friends (in my newest favorite family of 4 pose!)

This part of the family get the furthest traveled award - they came from the east coast

The newest addition to the family tree

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Sneak Peek - The 'G" Family

Aside from my own kids, this family has been photographed more than anyone else I have had as a client! I had the pleasure of phographing them for the 4th time since I have been in business! They just keep coming back! I must be doing something right!

I loved this one in black and white. It just gives the feeling of peeking in on them in a family moment.

"Big sis G" is so easy to photograph! What a doll... does whatever I ask her to do!

"Little sis G" is 2 - need I say more??? I got my workout trying to chase her down for pictures! Just sooooo cute and full of energy! I thought this picture screamed for a vintage look... don't you just love the sunflare too?

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Leanne and Ken

Remember this couple?
Leanne and Ken

Well they got married a few weeks ago and guess who the photographer was??? Funny thing is, at first I turned her down (second friend to ask me this year) but I guess she wore me down because I finally agreed! And ya know what???? I think I might be up for wedding photography afterall! My colleague Chris and I are a great team and I think we could really enjoy photographing weddings together again sometime! So be ready to refer your engaged friends to us!

Isn't she beautiful!

The wedding was down in San Clemente. Beautiful beach views!

Here they are with Ken's kids... this is their first official family picture! It was taken immediately following the ceremony at the top of the aisle.

This was the STUNNING sunset view from the reception deck!

The newlyweds!