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

Thursday, September 30, 2010

‎"Love is an electric blanket with somebody else in control of the switch."

And before you ask, no I'm not in love. But even the idea of love, the possibility of it can send your brain into a state of hysterical neurosis. Why is it emotions and clear thought can so rarely inhabit the same space at the same time? I've been overwhelmed with emotions this week, roller coaster ride doesn't even do justice to the high's and lows experienced in a matter of days. Where I'm at tonight is somewhere in between. Too afraid of the fall to climb back on the ride. No, decisions don't have to be made in this moment. I'm going to continue to work on my patience and try to get some sleep.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Carmen pt. 3

Here are the final favorites from my shoot with Carmen. She's already paid me back with several recommendations that have turned into some bookings. Next month is going to be EXTREMELY busy with shoots. Honestly I'm a little nervous and overwhelmed but mostly just grateful for the gift of a good eye, the ability to learn the technical stuff (which still gives me the deer in the headlights face when I try to learn new things on my own,) and the support of so many of my dear friends. I've already learned through this journey that I will always encourage and support a friend looking to chase a dream or make a positive change because I've felt what it's like not to get that support from some friends and it's kind of rotten. Remember...there's room in this world for lot's of stars!

Thank you again Miss Carmen. You are extraordinary!

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Carmen pt. 2

A few more of my favorite photo's from the awesome shoot with Carmen. We're already brainstorming on ideas for the next one! Hope all are having a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Carmen pt. 1

I am having SO MUCH FUN!

Carmen is a knock out girl at my work. I didn't know her well but had enough interactions with her to know she was very sweet and I thought how fun it would be to photograph her gorgeous face and mile long legs. I guess I can now add model scout to my resume! :) I asked Carmen if she'd ever done any modeling, she said no but she thought it would be a lot of fun. We set up a time, I already had asked to borrow this fabulous 70 Chevelle for a shoot and knew the two would be a match made in photography heaven! I'm so happy with how they turned out and Carmen was too. I love making a somewhat soft spoken, sweet girl feel like a super model and realize how drop dead gorgeous she is! Here is the first round of pictures, isn't she stunning?

Carmen did an amazing job and I can't wait for another photo shoot with her!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Scenic Route

Last Sunday we had some fall weather including a few random showers which gave us a picture perfect sky. I had to take the scenic route home and pull over for a few shots of the clouds and open fields. This is something I fantasize about doing daily, so glad I was able to make it happen on a day the view was so amazing!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Jamie pt. 4

We wrapped up the awesome evening of fashion and photo's in the bathroom, as any fun evening should end. Jamie put on a pair of sequin bloomers and her fabulous Christian Louboutin's and I just let the magic happen! I really can't wait to do it again!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Jenn pt. 3

Despite her best efforts I did get some cute shots of my Best Friend Jenn. What you ought to know about this little lady is in that tiny frame of hers she's cooked and birthed three boys that she runs herself ragged taking care of. She's a giver to a fault, always putting others needs ahead of hers. She knows no stranger because she will talk to anyone and they will instantly feel comfortable enough to share their dark secrets with her. No matter how much time passes between our visits, be it 6 months or 6 minutes, our relationship always picks up right where it left off with out missing a beat. We never run out of things to talk about and from the moment I claimed her MY BFF back in 1994 she has held onto a nice size chunk of my heart. Love you Jenn!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Jenn and Jamie pt. 2

Part two of the shoot with Jenn and Jamie. We styled both girls in vintage looks. Jamie has a closet I'd die for including this vintage blue dress with adorable detailing in the back. Jenn had a vintage pair of red Ferragamo's that looked lovely with the dress. I threw my rose Betsey Johnson heels on Jamie because they looked great with her charming black summer dress. The collection of fashion finds between the three of us made creating the looks pure joy!

Just to add to the fun my sweet friend Megan who is a hairstylist (and hooked us up with the Victorian House location) did the girls hair. She did a FABULOUS job! I mean hair, make up, dress up, and pictures! It was a girly girls fantasy evening come true!

I snapped this last shot when we were done with the outdoor shots, isn't Jenn's face a classic "Big sister look?"

Thanks again ladies... more pics to come!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Jamie pt. 1

Last weekend I scheduled a super fun photo shoot with my BFF and her little sister at a vintage house that's been converted into several businesses. Jenn, my best friend for 15 years, isn't too comfortable in front of the camera. Her little sister Jamie on the other hand would probably invite the paparazzi to her house! She had a great time playing super model and I had a blast firing off shot after shot. I took a TON, I do mean a TON of pictures so I'll finish editing and posting them in phases.

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My boy has always had somewhat large feet. The "newborn" shoes I had for him before he was born were never used, way too small. Here he is 3 years and 4 months old and he's in a size 11! His feet are bigger than most of his 4 and 5 year old friends.

I remember when these both fit into the palm of my hand.

I hope it means he'll be tall. :)