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

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


Santa gave the kids new bikes for Christmas.

It took Elijah all of about 20 min to master the 2-wheeler with no training wheels.

He's so proud.

Mills was already a pro.

Yes, she's sporting a tank top in December!

And to complete her biker look she had to go put on her new "leather" jacket!

Now I can't wait for the time to change and for some sunshine after work for possible family bike rides.

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and you're already kicking 2015 in the butt!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

New family member

So for months and months I've been looking for a new pet.  

Cute and cuddly but low maintenance was the criteria.  

Then one day a friend posted on FB that three kittens had been abandoned on her property and she was

 looking for homes for them.  I pretty much knew as soon as I saw that sweet face I'd found our new pet. 

 Elijah named him Casey Jones, but basically calls him "meow meow" 99% of the time.  

He's been such a fun addition to the family.  

The kids love to play with him and he's a total snuggle bug when they've worn him out.  

I've never been a huge pet person.  I like animals, I just didn't grow up with them so unlike most of you I 

don't feel the need for a fur baby in my house.  This lil guy has won my heart though.  

I'm sure glad he's joined our funky bunch.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween from the green ninja and I!

Sunday, October 26, 2014


I haven't done a newborn shoot in years, and never in the first week of life.  I was so excited when my dear friend told me she was expecting and quickly informed her I would be showing up at her home soon after she gave birth to capture her precious boy in all that newborn magic.  I had dreams of a sleeping bundle easy to pose and perfectly still...a dream model right?  Yeah, he was not on board with that plan.  Little Sawyer, just like his mommy, was wide awake and full of energy.  So although my expectations were far from reality we rolled with it and I still see so much beauty in these photos and the details of his first week of life at home. 

Congratulations Stephanie and Donovan!
He is perfect and I can't wait to watch (and capture) him as he grows.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Malice in Wonderland

This collaboration of creativity was so much fun!  
Sydni loves all things make up and is honing her skills to one day win Face Off on Syfy.  
She wanted to do a creepy Alice and Mad Hatter styled shoot 
so we came up with some ideas and I had a blast!  

Now I really want to do some more Halloween styled shoots.  Anyone game?

Monday, September 8, 2014

Practice makes perfect

He's filling the house with music.

Granted, it's Yankee Doodle and Rockin Robin.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Giant 2nd grader

Today was the first day of school for E-man.  He was a little nervous and a little excited and a lot sleepy.  Last year he was the new kid at a new school so there was a lot more nerves and tears than this time around.  In fact I think this was the first "first day" I didn't shed a tear at all.  I guess I'm finally accepting the fact that he is going to grow up no matter how much I fight it....na....it's still hard as heck!  He has officially become the age where getting a genuine smile from him in a photo is a challenge.  He either wants to give me a crazy eyed fake smile or pose like Rico Suave.  It took more tries than I'd like to admit to get this shot and all in the midst of rushing to get to school on time.  And since our front door photo on the first day tradition has remained in tact I went ahead and threw together this little diddy.  
It's a mess but oh well.  The point is...look how BIG he is!!!  I mean seriously he's a giant now.

I am excited about his teacher this year.  She's young and fun and kind of adorable.  
E just keeps saying she's funny and since he loves to laugh I think it's a good match.  
Well, ready or not here we go!