Wednesday, January 30, 2008

A new profession for me?

So, while I was in AZ I had a photo date with my friends Ruby and Leah.
I will be posting more from that day later.
I wanted to share with you all my first celebrity photo! I have never been one that has been star struck. I saw Jerry O'Connel first yesterday, but chickened out to ask him for his photo. Thank goodness for Ruby! She isn't afraid to ask! I really wish I would have asked Mr. O'Connell to wait while I changed into my portrait lens :)

I was so excited. He was very nice! He said,"You guys don't look like Paparazzi".

After we took his picture, we saw a bunch of the NY Giants players getting into black SUV's.
That would explain the security guards and police cars around the place. DUH!!!

****** :)
I am back from Arizona!

I will be reporting and posting in the next few days from my trip. But, I though I would put a few images of one of the maternity shoots I did while I was there. The weather was horrible this day, no available light. I really have to be creative.
Thank you Dani and Travis for allowing me to photograph you and your "belly" :) xoxo

**yes, we really did need the umbrella due to the rain.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Still in AZ

I am still in AZ having a great time with friends! I am coming home tomorrow. So, I should have some pictures up on my blog.
I hope everyone is doing great!

Friday, January 25, 2008


And you thought lens caps were good for only one thing :)
I was trying to take a few pictures of something other than Aiden. I turned around and he had found my lens cap and stuck it in his mouth. When I tried to get it from him he started to run from me. He was very proud of the lens cap.

I also think I am going to start putting my tech info on my pictures. What do you guys think?

**I am leaving for AZ tomorrow evening. I will be seeing some wonderful friends and doing a few maternity shoots as well. I get back next week. I don't know if I will be blogging while I am gone, we'll see.***

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!


Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Where's the button?

That makes him switch from one extreme to the other? Lately, Aiden has been throwing small fits when he doesn't get what he wants. I think the fit he was throwing here, was that he couldn't touch my camera.

-You can see on the picture to the left a tear down his cheek. That was from another fit a few seconds earlier.
**Good news, he FINALLY got his first tooth! I was starting to worry!**

Big Hugs!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

We were on a mission....

literally :)
This morning I decided that Aiden and I would go to Presidio Park. Yesterday it rained, so the grass was wet. I didn't care if Aiden got dirty. He was having so much fun running around and playing with his ball.

***I challenge anyone to go on a photo outing with a 15 month little one. It was so difficult doing this by myself with him, but I had fun. I am glad I went!

Here are some images from today.

-Drink it in, it always goes down smooth

-This is one of my favorite shots from today. I just love to reflection!!!

-Here we are, ready to go home.

***After doing this outing today, I thought it would be fun to have a photographer's outing to historic parts of San Diego. Would anyone be up for doing this with me?***

Thanks for looking. Big hugs

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Christine and Todd

Today I had the pleasure of photographing Christine and Todd. Christine responded to a blog post that I had put up wanting models to help me with being more creative. We had fun today walking the streets of Hillcrest.

-We started out by this cool orange wall. The sun was hitting it just right

-I loved the shadow here

-Then we made a quick stop by a flower stand. Look at how beautiful the light is hitting them. Christine told me that she saw a satellite dish inside the little stand :)

-This shot is my favorite. I don't know why but I really love it! While we were waiting to cross the street, Christine and Todd ran into a friend of theirs. Popular people!

-Crossing the street. I love the sun here.

-I put these two shots together because I just love both of them. Look at how cute their shoes are and the expression in the other one is so great!

-We were starting to end our session and I asked them to quickly stop at this corner for a shot. A man riding a bike was telling Christine to look at the camera. You can just see him in the background. I love this shot, thanks bike guy! :)

-They said they liked to make funny faces at each other. I told them they had 10 seconds to make funny faces at me. Here is a compilation of what they did. Goofy kids :)
**I used a template from Pink Ink to make this**

Thank you guys for having fun with me today! I hope you did have a good time! Next time we need to go to one of the many restaurants you suggested :)

Have a great day everyone!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Bigger Images

Today my good friend and talented photographer, Masen, helped me work on my blog and images.
I am now able to post larger images to my blog. I learned so much today, I felt like I should already know this stuff.

I really don't know if you realize how much I appreciate your help Masen! You are truly a wonderful person! Thank you so much!!

Here's to bigger and better images!

Have a great day everyone!

Freebie Friday

Aren't the ladies at Pink Ink so nice? They are giving away this cute little V-day template for free today only.
All you have to do is download it and have fun! I will probably be posting what I do with it in the next few weeks.
Thanks Pink Ink!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Just playing around with some new actions. I took these shots of Abbey the other day. I had some fun playing around with the center too. Isn't she so adorable! I just love her!
Aiden and Abbey look like they could be related :)

Thank you so much to everyone for all of your awesome comments and emails on my TTD pics! You guys are great!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


So, I made a post about Gizoogle and then realized that some of the words translated were very inappropriate. I may seem like a prude but I just didn't want people to think I talked like that.

Back to the regularly scheduled program :)

Monday, January 14, 2008

TTD part 2








Ok, so I went through a lot of the pictures. There are so many great ones, but so far these are my favs. I took a lot of the same model, Jessie, because she was so awesome at posing. She was also super nice :)





I can't promise that I won't post more from this TTD, but for now I think I am done.
Thanks for looking everyone!

Also, as a sidenote..David Baxter may or may not claim that I stole these images from him because he is a nerd!

Have a great day everyone!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Salton Sea....Trash the Dress

I have probably close to 1,000 images to go through from the Trash the Dress session at the Salton Sea.
I am quickly going to post 2 of my favorites so far, but there are going to be lots more photos to follow.


A special shout out to the Baxter's for letting me ride in their car! I love you guys!!! xoxo

I also wanted to share that I will be a contributor to Pink Ink Studios. I did my first post on their blog. Another image from the TTD session was used. If you want to check it out click here It's under before and after.

Thanks for looking!!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Melissa x 3

Yesterday I had lunch with Melissa McClure and Melissa Barrad of I Do Weddings
We went to California Pizza Kitchen in La Jolla. It was yummy!
I will be shooting with Mel McClure this year, and I couldn't be more excited. I feel like we are a good fit, and she does have a pretty cool name :)

Thanks for a great lunch date ladies. I look forward to seeing you both again soon!

Big Hugs

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Shake it like a Polaroid picture...

I bought these frames from Pink Ink and decided to play today.
I know you are probably getting tired of seeing Aiden but he's so cute! :)


-I have also been contemplating on getting rid of Aiden's blog and my Captured blessings blog. I have neglected them for a while now. What do you all think?

Have a great night

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


So, I feel like so many of my online friends have a twitter account. I decided to jump in and join the twitter world too :)
You can see the updates at the upper right of my blog.
I also added a C-box for comments in case you didn't want to leave them after each post.
I hope everyone is having a great day!

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

December Wedding

Back in December I helped my friend Cristina with a wedding. She was photographing the wedding as a gift to the bride and groom, and hadn't done a wedding before. So, I went to help her. Our friend Marlo was also there. I love working with these two ladies!
I was in charge of doing the guy's pics. We had lots of fun goofing around.

-This is a serious picture but they were trying very hard not to laugh.

-I probably shouldn't have had them jump off this rock before the ceremony, in case someone got hurt. It did turn out pretty fun though

-The bride getting to the ceremony

-Mr and Mrs!

-A quiet moment after the ceremony.

The weather was sunny then rainy. It was gorgeous during the ceremony and for part of the formal pictures. Then, it started to rain.
I had a great time shooting that day!

Have a great day everyone!

Monday, January 07, 2008

Texturize me....

You may remember seeing these pictures from a few posts ago. But, this time I have added textures to them.
I purchased some super fun textures at Pink Ink today and decided that I needed to play with them. Aren't they fun?




-All of these textures are from Holly's Urban Set. So much fun!!!
Thanks for looking!