Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year's Eve

I hope everyone has a wonderful and safe New Year's Eve. As you can see here, Aiden will be partying like a rockstar :)


-Here's to 2008!

Hugs to you all

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Self Portrait

So, today I tried doing some self-portraits. This is something I would like to do from time to time. Just for fun. Maybe I should submit these to a magazine, what do you think?

-I am totally kidding about the magazine. Good grief that would be horrible.
**I am working on getting my Christmas Eve shots up. I have them done and they are on my flickr account I just need to post them here. VERY SOON!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas Part 1

I hope that everyone had a wonderful Christmas! We just returned last night from our annual Christmas trip to Northern California. Since this post has so many pictures in it I am breaking up the rest of our trip into another post, maybe two.
On the 23rd we all went to the Redwoods and then to Santa Cruz. It was so beautiful and cold.

-Stacie being her silly self

-Tony trying to get warm in the sun.

-The sun was hitting the smoke just right.

-Beauty all around us.

-The magnificent Redwoods

-I'm not sure what I was going for here, but I thought it looked cool.

-I liked this moment between Mark and Aiden

-More Redwoods

-Stacie and Tony

-Looking up into the woods

-I liked how the light was hitting the trees

-Family photo by Stacie

-The Koehler girls, minus Mo. Photo by Mark

-My boys

-The group

-It was chilly. Aiden's nose was red

-Aiden was a trooper but he did get tired and had a ride with Uncle Tony

-On the beach in Santa Cruz. My sexy husband

-Awww, photo by Stacie

-My soon to be sister, Katie

-Snuffy got tired

-Playing with Uncle Shaun

-Wearing Daddy's glasses

Thanks for sitting through all the pictures. We had such a great time.
More pictures to come.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I did it!

I joined the land of myspace. It took me forever because I was so hesitant to do it. It's been fun connecting with other photographers and old friends.
If you have a myspace add me as a friend. If anyone has any tips to make my page look better I would appreciate it too. I feel like such a nerd

Click here to add me

-Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Commentary of Aiden

This is the second attempt at doing a photoshoot with the shirt Aiden is wearing. It is worthy of a photoshoot, because well, it's so awesome! One of Mark and my favorite movies is Anchorman. Aiden is wearing, " I'm kind of a big deal". If you have seen the movie you will find the humor in this. If not, rent the movie:)

-So, for these next series of pictures I am feeling compelled to do commentary on what Aiden would say if he could talk.

-Finally, alone without that camera in my face.

- I just don't understand why you need to climb on the couch without me mommy. I want you to hold me!

- Is that what my shirt says? It couldn't be more right. I am so cute! Don't pretend like you aren't impressed.

-Seriously mom, I am tired of this. Get the camera out of my face!

-Are you kidding me? You really have to take a picture of me while I am breaking for water? You are crazy mom!

-I just won Publisher's Clearing House!!! I am so excited! I am going to Disneyland!

-Do you get a prize for putting all of these in your mouth at once? I will be the champion.

-Have a great day everyone.
Thank you so much to all of you that have left comments and written emails to me. You are all so wonderful!

Keeping it real...

Normally I use this blog to post pictures and talk about Aiden. Today I am feeling like being open with all of you :)
Christmas is such a wonderful time of year. I really do love it! But, this year I am not in the Christmas spirit. Things that are beyond our control are occuring and it is making it difficult to be excited about Christmas.

This is the time where I need to sit back and remember what the true meaning of Christmas is about and not focus on being caught up in gift giving.

-This photo was taken by my good friend Amber Dawn.

The most important thing to remember is that I have my family. We are all healthy and happy. Remembering these things makes me smile. Thank you for listening and for allowing me to be open. I find it difficult to really do that on a blog, but thought that I would do it today.

-On a sidenote, one of my pictures was chosen as photo of the day at Pink Ink Studios. I am always so honored

Thanks everyone

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Photographer's lunch

Thursday I met with some of San Diego's finest photographers :)
It's always fun with Masen, The Ohana's, Jaime and Aaron. We met at a local Japanese restaurant called Chopstix. I really enjoy getting together with this group because we can talk about anything we want. Masen always offers lots of advice and Kimi always makes me laugh!
I can't wait to hang with you all again!

-I had to leave for a photoshoot before the group shot was taken :( So, Masen photoshopped me in. What a nice guy. Thanks Masen!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Rossi Family shoot


This past weekend I had the chance to photograph my good friend Carolyn and her brothers. We had so much fun! I really love hanging out with Carolyn and this was no exception.





-Thanks so much for the fun you guys!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

It's been a while....

I have been reminded by family and friends that I haven't posted a picture of Aiden on my blog for a while. Sorry, I have been so busy with sessions that I forgot :)
We had fun playing today. He is getting so much fun! I just love my little boy!

Faces of Aiden Storyboard

-This storyboard is from Pink Ink Studios. If you haven't checked them out already you should :)
Have a great day!

Monday, December 10, 2007


Wow, my little blog has hit over 10,000! That is crazy! Thank you to all my loyal readers for stopping by. When I started this blog I really had no idea what would come of it. I really enjoy posting and seeing people's comments. It makes my day :)
Thank you to everyone that comments, stops by or even just reads my blog!
I am hoping that I will be better about posting after the New Year.
Even though my Holiday sessions have been wrapped up I am still busy.
Here is a picture from one of my most recent sessions. I'm not sure if I will be posting any others due to it being a boudoir shoot.
I love doing these shoots! They are so much fun!

-Thanks again to everyone! Have a great Monday!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Starting to look like Christmas

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Hi everyone! I took a few pictures of some of our Christmas decorations. We don't have our tree yet.
Our Christmas decorations got ruined in Arizona. I am so sad!!!! So, I had to buy a few new ones.
Here are a few pictures of the decorations around our place. I realize I went a little crazy with Santa and the geese. I had fun! :)



Nothing exciting, but it is starting to feel like Christmas here! I love this time of year! I really love baking things around Christmas. Maybe I will start doing that more.
Have a great day!

Thanks for looking!

Blogging from Flickr

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I just found out that I can now blog from my Flickr site. This is a test to see if it is working. If this does work it will be so cool. Oh the little things to make me happy :)

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

The blog readability test

I saw this on Steven's blog and thought it was fun.

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This may be the only "genius" rating I receive in my life :) Oh well, it's all for fun. Go try it out and let me know what yours says.
Have a great day everyone!

Monday, December 03, 2007

The Nguyen Family

Yesterday I had the pleasure of photographing one of my favorite families. Baby Caleb has graced my blog a few times. Once in mommy's tummy and then a few weeks ago. We took a few quick shots down by the bay.
Thank you Pat and Kim for asking me to do your pictures.

-Something about this photo really speaks to me. I don't know if it's the lighting or the expressions, or both. I really like it!

-Lots of sunflare

-The beautiful family. Caleb is such a model already!!! I love his face!!

-So beautiful and the sunset is nice too :)

-I love you guys!!