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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The New & Improved Me

"Hey everybody...
Come and see how good I look!"
A quote from one of my favorite Will Ferrell movies.
But for real, I'm BEYOND excited to share the new look and feel of my brand.
Introducing...



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Monday, March 15, 2010

New thangs...

Things are ready.
And I couldn't be more excited.
Please check back later this week for ALL the goods.
Eeeeek!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Yolly & Joal : Darling

I'm not going to lie, I fall more in love with photography through the people in front of my lens.
People like Yolly & Joal are the reason.
The stories. The kisses. The tight embraces.
The smiles in between takes.
The holding hands. The belly rubs.
The hair blowing in the wind. The whispers.
The silly memories. The plans for the future.
It's like I'm living in a love story.

Yolly & Joal will be welcoming a sweet little baby boy in a few weeks. It was so refreshing to hear them wonder about baby Milo. What he'll look like. What his cry will sound like. If he'll be tall like Daddy. I can't even imagine the anticipation they must be feeling but I'm so stoked to be along for the ride. Thanks you two! I had such a fabulous afternoon with you. See you soon!

Click here for more of their fabulous session!














The next two shots are my favorite from the day. She's stunning.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Connected.

It's the connections. The connections with my clients is why I love my job. Being part of someone's story, being part of someone's life. Whenever I think about it, I let out a huge sigh because, well, it knocks the wind out of me. Every time. I love being able to connect their life with the happenings of mine. This week, I found a crazy similarity. 4 maternity & baby sessions in one week. The same week I finalize the details of my new baby. Although mine isn't a human baby, it's still close to my heart and I plan on loving it, nurturing it, just like my clients plan on caring for their new additions. I'm so thrilled you all will be around as I introduce my new baby.

For now, here's a preview of Yolly...

Monday, February 22, 2010

Allison & Jimmy : Darling

Beautiful purple fields, gorgeous February sunlight, insanely happy parents to be. That's all we needed for this session. Allison and Jimmy are expecting their first little one in 3 weeks. Their little boy will be making his debut in a short time but these two are so ready for him.

I had such a blast with Allison and "you". They made me laugh like no other. My favorite type of conversation with my clients is the inappropriate, insanely funny kind, witty banter type. I was definitely on my toes the whole time. I cannot wait for baby James' arrival in March. I feel blessed I get to meet him soon!

Click here for more of their fabulous session!
















Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Jean & Justin : Engaged

They met in high school. And that was it. According to them, there isn't even a story to tell. They both went their separate ways and their journeys could not have been more different. Jean's journey took her to college in Long Beach and a job in San Diego. Justin's journey took him to New York to attend dental school and ultimately a practice in Palm Springs. But both of them agree on one thing, they did everything in their power to build a life faraway from their hometown. They wanted something new, something different, something all their own. While away, they each realized that being far from their strong family ties was difficult and returned home. And, as with everything, fate intervened.

Jean and Justin met 10 years later in their hometown. Again. This time though, there is a story to tell. This time, they had each other. I can't describe the connection these two have. They act on it, they show it, they speak about it. During our session, Justin walked off for a few minutes and like all girls do, Jean and I started gushing. With the biggest smile, she said, "He's the nicest man. THE nicest. I don't know how I got so lucky." And in just a few short months, Jean and Justin will continue their journey building their own little family, together, in their hometown.

Jean and Justin, words can't express how much I love you guys. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being so genuine, open and honest. I am honored to share such special moments with you. And seriously, how could I not love you guys for force feeding me sliders, pommes frites and donuts. Come on! See you both in May!

Click here for more of their fabulous session!

** Their session took place at the Stone House at the Temecula Creek Inn. SUCH a quaint location. It felt like we were tucked away in the woods. Not at all like a Golf Course. Who knew?













Jean is so fabulous! The second she pulled out this awesome headband, I knew we were a match!












Justin claimed he only has 1 look. Um, I beg to differ!