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.