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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Amber : Whenever

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of hanging out with my beautiful niece and one of my maids of honor, Amber. If her face looks familiar, it's because we did her senior shoot a few months ago. We had our day of fun all mapped out and unfortunately, we woke up at 5am to news of the Sylmar fires that took the homes of hundreds of people. We sat and watched the news as the flames inched closer and closer to several homes of our loved ones. It was such a surreal experience to watch the home I grew up in on the news that morning literally covered in ash. My heart truly goes out to all those people who lost their homes or had any damages due to the fire.

Since neither of us are firefighters or trained in first aid, we said a few prayers for all the people affected, made some phone calls to ensure our friends and family were safe, and then our power went out. With nothing left to do other than sit around and stare at each other, we decided that the day must go on as planned. You see, Saturday was Amber's homecoming. If you remember back in high school, (8 years ago for me, bah!), homecoming dances were life! So even though priorities were put into perspective that morning, according to Amber, the show had to go on.

We met up with Lauren of By Lauren in the afternoon to get beautified for the big night. Once hair and makeup was done and Amber put her dress and heels on, I nearly cried at how old this little girl looked. I guess I need to come to terms with the fact that she's growing up. I had to document it all so with about 7 minutes before the sun was about to set and about 10 minutes before her date was to arrive, I dragged her across the street to an empty lot for a 3 minute photo shoot. Thankfully, she's learned to just go with things when I drag her.













P.S. If anyone is looking for a fabulous dress on the cheap, run don't walk to the Betsey Johnson outlets in Camarillo. Amber bought hers there for a fraction of the retail price!

10 comments:

WeezerMonkey said...

So pretty -- the subject and the lighting!

Miss Sapphira said...

Love the lighting! Beautiful pictures as always.

People of Rooms said...

Oooo I hadn't seen these! They are so fun! She looks flawless! Good job Roomie!

Jessebel said...

So lovely!

*whispering* It's been 8 years for me too.

Beatriz said...

Work it Amber! I heart these. My fave is second to last....watch out boys!

Room Peeps said...

You can see the smoke from the fires in that first picture! Crazy!

Mary Marantz said...

This is an AMAZING set! She's so beautiful!

Aileen said...

beautiful shots!

Vanessa said...

Beautiful!

Laura said...

OMG Amber is so grown up now... i remember when she was just a shy little girl... and she is so amazingly beautiful!