Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sweet Moments...

Around this time of year, I'm busy.busy.busy with holiday sessions!  Most of the time, the families that I photograph for the mini holiday packages are using these pictures for their Christmas and holiday cards, so I won't typically post their session until after the holidays (unless they say I can :)  During one of my sessions, I caught this special, candid moment.  I've been photographing Sharon, Robin and family year after year (thank you guys :) and I couldn't help but smile as I caught this moment :)

Sweet moments like this, make me realize how much I love what I do!

Happy Holidays!


Friday, November 19, 2010

Bay Area Family Photographer {Conner + Keira} - Holiday Pictures

Tis the season for holiday pictures!!  I look forward to photographing Connor and Keira each year!  It's so cool seeing how much they have grown from year to year...check out last years pictures here

Happy Holidays!

She was trying to get him to laugh!

The Thinker :)

Her shoes were so cute!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Bay Area Engagement Photographer {in San Diego} - {Demetra + Mike}

I could hear the happiness in her voice the moment she said "hello" and then said "I'm engaged!!"  I've know Demetra for gosh, 12 years now...we met our freshman year in college, became roommates our sophomore year, and since then she's been someone who has meant the world to me!  So...I was over the moon excited when her and Mike got engaged!  The two of them complement each other so well, and you'll see in the much fun the two of them have together. Dememtra and Mike, I am SO, SO happy for the both of you!!  I can't not wait to be a part of your special day (no, I'm not shooting their wedding because I'll be in it!! :)  Thank you for letting me document the love between you two!  Congrats again, and you both are beautiful, inside and out!!

On to the pictures!  For the location, we decided on Balboa Park...well, because you'll see, what an amazing place this is!  From the big wooden doors to the pillars...everything about it was fantastic!



Loved the feel of this hallway...and how Mike looks at her...

Look at those shoes...!

 Ahh, the light was amazing...and so were they!

This is one of my favorites.  I think it's has a very romantic feel to it...

And a little bling, bling!


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Sneak Peek {Demetra + Mike} San Diego

Just a little sneak peek at a recent engagement session in San Diego!! 

Enjoy your weekend!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tonya Joy Workshop {Part 2} : The Couples Shoot

It's here, Part 2 : the Marie Antoniette inspired couples shoot, from the amazing Tonya Joy workshop that I had the pleasure of attending!  If you missed it, you have to check out Part 1 : the family shoot :)  I had so much fun attending this workshop, met lots of new photo friends, and have new visions and inspiration for where I want my photography business to take me!  Ok...I know you are all dying to see these pictures, so here they are!  Just a quick thank you to the stylest and the woman behind this workshop...Tonya, you are amazing for opening your heart and home to us all!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Mallory's beautiful makeup was by Katrina Kirk of!  She's amazing!!

Cody, you are a natural in front of the camera!!

Look at all the

The pastries were provided by Kristina Kendig...and boy they were good!

And...if you see want to see more of Mallory and Cody (and I know you do ;) head on over to my Facebook page...lots more to see there :)