Posted on May 14, 2011
Look who’s one! I had the pleasure of photographing Mikey’s first birthday paaaarty (sorry, I had to) in the City of Orange last weekend. It was a great time filled with lots of friends and family, piles and piles of gifts, and some really fun decor. Mikey’s party was totally decked out in a Pirate theme; from the goodies and sweets table, to eye patches and hats– even a real Pirate (well, sorta)!
I must say my favorite part of the day was watching Mikey tear into his birthday cake. He was apprehensive at first, but once he tasted that frosting it was game over. That cake didn’t stand a chance against a one year old
I know Mikey’s family had a great time celebrating his birthday and I hope you all enjoy some of my favorite photos from the day. Cheers!
Posted on May 6, 2011
I was so excited when our Facebook contest winner wanted to use the free session on a country themed shoot for her 2-year old daughter. If you know me, you know that’s right up my alley I love all things country– music, food, scenery, etc.
Mom warned me that her little one wouldn’t be comfortable in front of the camera, but that certainly wasn’t the case for our session. Little Brookelynn was a perfect angel. An angel with a pink shotgun, albeit, but an angel nonetheless. In true 2-year old fashion, our mini Annie Oakley didn’t last the full hour we had planned for this session, but with kids you have to know when to hold ‘em, and know when to fold ‘em.
Here are a few favorite shots from Brookelynn’s photo session. Can you believe those beautiful brown eyes?! Enjoy!
Posted on May 4, 2011
I can’t say enough about Dan and Tara. Obviously, they’re a gorgeous couple (Ken and Barbie come to mind when I look at their photos). But more than that, they are kind, funny and genuine. Tara contacted me through my website about shooting her intimate backyard wedding and we scheduled our first meeting at the mall. We chatted on the patio of Starbucks and before we could decide on wedding announcements, we had already bonded over a 20 minute conversation about teeth and dental work. Sometimes it’s the little things that connect two people It turns out we had more in common, like the vision for her wedding portraits; modern and romantic. I couldn’t really fail with such beautiful people to work with. And they made me feel so welcomed. I felt like a part of the family at their ceremony and I thank them for that.
I hope Dan and Tara are having a fabulous time on their honeymoon. I am so jealous of you two! Bora Bora, really? Ugh. Someday!
Here are a few of my favorite shots from the formal portraits at Temecula Creek Inn and the ceremony at their amazing Temecula home. Enjoy!