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Sacramento, Cali, United States
37 year old Christian California Girl, wife, mother, photographer, crafter, dreamer, planner, eater, lover, music appreciator.....

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

A New Coast

After a week away with my party of 5 I am easing myself back into the daily grind.  We had a great trip up north to explore the Oregon Coast.  Such a gorgeous place full of lush forests and miles of sandy beaches. The little's couldn't get enough of the ice cold waves but we spent our evenings in a sweet yellow cozy beach house that warmed up their frozen fingers.  As is the case with most summer family vacations it's never long enough.  At least I have the hundreds of photos I took to browse through and re-live some of my favorite pieces of the trip.  I'm still picking through them to select which ones to share, here is the first round with more to come!







Monday, July 14, 2014

Growing girl


 I swear she grows another inch every time I get to see her.


She was very focused on building her lego house this weekend and with that window light filtering in I 
quickly grabbed my camera to snap a few photos of her.


A messy brand and dirty feet.  That's our Millie.


This girl has spirit.  She is determined.  She plays hard and loves big.



I do love that sweet face.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Enjoy your independence!



Happy 4th of July from our American home to yours!


Sunday, June 29, 2014

In-law Jackpot!



We planned a summer time get together with family for this weekend 
and I feel so blessed to have enjoyed some quality time with precious people we don't see enough of.  
I really hit the in-law jackpot.


This is Eden Rose, she is quite possibly the cutest girl on the planet.


I mean really.


I couldn't keep my camera off of her.


Millie made it out of the pool long enough to scarf down a hot dog.


Stealing another piece of my heart with every smile.


Papa Roger proudly looking at some of his son's work.


Cameron's half smirk.


My husband cheesing it up for the camera.


I didn't take near enough photos, sometimes I think that's a sign I am having too much fun.

I am so grateful for the miles traveled and yummy dishes shared.  It was all so wonderful.
I cherish each and every one of you.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Summer time scooter ride




The longer days of summer may just mean evening walks (or scoots) with my guys.  :)  I sure hope so.





Monday, June 9, 2014

Weekend Wrap Up



Succulent shopping, strawberry cake, a housewarming party, swimming, and x-box.  


That about sums up our weekend.  




The 107 + temps here have required all errands happen early and afternoons are spent in the house with the A/C blasting.  


That bill is going to be fun!




Sunday, June 1, 2014

Finally Facebook

I have FINALLY, and I mean FINALLY started a facebook photography page.  The right motivation nudged me out of the procrastination and excuse chair and I put in the work to get it together.  I'm not sure what took me so long.  Part of it was I wasn't sure what to call myself.  I mean KJB Photography (initials) was first but I took my husbands name when we got married and KJS just doesn't roll of the tongue quite the same.  Am I wrong?  Anyway I decided to stick to my first and middle name, which is sort of hysterical because back in my youth I HATED my middle name with a fire breathing passion but it's grown on me and now I quite like it.  I posted some of the work I've done over the past year that I have been MIA on this blog so if you're interested in taking  peek please do so.  And if you really want to put me over the moon "like" it!  I would be giddy like a kid on Christmas.  :)

I haven't done many portrait sessions over the past year.  I started turning shoots down when I was up to my neck in wedding planning and getting settled into married life.  That was probably a sort of suicide for any start up business but I know how much I can handle at once and my limit was in the red.  Now I really miss it and I want to book more shoots.  I had an opportunity to shoot a soccer team a couple weeks ago which was nothing I'd ever done before.  It was a fun learning experience and I finally got to use my new speedlight although I learned quickly that the cheap stands I have do not withstand Sacramento wind and I was trying all kinds of hokey methods (tent spikes and rope) to try to get them to stay up.  Eventually I let them lie on the ground and worked with the mid day sun.  I will post some of those soon to share.

In the mean time the days are getting longer the temps are rising higher and I am sweating more.






Ooooo I do love me some Summer!