Friday, December 14, 2012


Family is everything to me. So on my last trip out to California for a cousin's wedding, my sweet Aunt  mentioned that she had this great big wall in her new home that was just begging to be filled with photos. You better believe that my mind started racing...when could we squeeze in a quick photo shoot during such a short visit? After all, we had a wedding to attend, wait....ding ding ding!  Everyone was dressed to the nines, we were on beautiful golf course at sunset, and the models were as sweet as they come. {so maybe I am a bit biased} ;)
Picture the lot of us, trekking across the golf course (several extra cousins in tow), "searching for the light", stiletto heels digging into the green, golf balls flying in our direction. I was determined to give this amazing family some beautiful photos for their home...
Sure, it was impromptu and unplanned but there was love in the air and it made up for any lack of planning on my part. Of course, once the shutter started clicking...there was no stopping who jumped in front of the lens. Here is a tiny peek of my crazy and beautiful extended family...

And lastly, one of my favorites of little Q during our CA visit, learning to play "peek-a-boo" with her cousins. This is what family is all about. <3 p="p">

Monday, November 26, 2012

The White Family

I first met the Whites a few years ago when they showed up at a Halloween party in particularly amazing costumes! ;)  Being somewhat of a costume aficionado myself, we quickly hit it off. Several years and two babies later, we still remain good friends. I was more than thrilled to take this adorable family's photos for them this Fall, and was even more excited when they showed up fashionably styled, complete with a baby in little man suspenders....bestill my heart!
Here are a few of my favorites from their session. I think you'll agree, they are pretty much the most adorable little family ever.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Christmas Minis

So I finally offered my very first day of mini-sessions! I like to keep myself to one shoot a day, weekends only, but with the Holiday rush, I soon realized it was going to be impossible to keep to that schedule. And so, a bit tentatively, I opened my first studio mini session day! It was an exhausting day...but SO much fun! Just goes to prove that my love for studio shoots with props are just as near & dear to my heart as outdoor lifestyle shoots!

Here are a few favorites from my Christmas minis this year...

P.S. Do I not have the cutest clients ever?!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Christmas Pullback

Hi there, friends! Thanks for stopping by. Here is the pullback from the Christmas shot I posted the other day. I think you are going to be really excited to learn how simple it was to pull off this cute pic! 
I hope you enjoy this "Behind the Scenes Peek"...please feel free to post your version of this shot on my page if you try it out! I'd love to see all the variations!! Enjoy, friends! :)

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