Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Feeling Behind...

Or is it more like falling behind? Either way-I'm behind. With my husband and I BOTH having strep throat, my daughter down with allergies, asthma and an ear infection, a quick trip to San Diego and sea world and family in and out of town-I've seriously let go of the photo blog...

But here's what I've been up to.

The Huang family photo shoot in downtown Orange

Allesandra's beautiful Catholic baptism day

Abby and Tanner's AMAZING amorology wedding at the Catamaran in San Diego. I got to be a second shooter for this unbelievable lady. I can't even express how fantastic she is. I just love love LOVE her and loved this WEDDING! More to come!

Hopefully we can play a little catch up this week ;-)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Little Anistyn: Orange County Children's Photographer

This little girl is quite possibly the chubbiest, cutest most happy little squirt I have ever been around. Her momma was my college roommate and lifelong friend and when they came to visit a couple weeks ago-we were able to snap a few of these in my backyard! It was totally impromptu but I think we got some keepers ;-)

I hate how my photos lose all vibrance when I save to web. Does anyone know how to get around that? These two look much more vibrant in real life-it's a pitty.
I've been playing around with these actions by brenda lately and I'm LOVING them. So soft and ethereal. Been messing with them on Candice's wedding photos too-I can't wait to show you!
The photo above demonstrates the "pink dull action" at about 27% opacity.

Isn't she lovely? I certainly think so-must be because of that cute mom ;-)

Love you girls.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

And the Winner Is....

The winner of the free photo shoot belongs to..


kayleigh who said...

"I love to drive. Getting in my car with no destination, only to ease my mind. With the windows rolled down, my stereo at full blast, and the wind putting endless tangles that I will later regret in my hair, I love to drive. Up and down Pacific Coast Highway, to my favorite view point in Laguna Beach (that to this day, I won't tell anyone about!), to my Grandparents house in Long Beach just to take a nap and have dinner with them, or through my neighborhood... I just love it. It's the simple things that remind me how fortunate and lucky I am to have the life that I'm living today."

Thank you everyone for your entries!! I loved reading what everyone loved!

As a special gift for those who participated, I've decided to give anyone who left a comment AND who becomes a follower of this blog-25% off of any ONE session price booked from now until next year! Thanks again everyone!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Orange County Children's Photographer

editing some photos and just can't get over how cute this little guy is....

Saturday, June 12, 2010

More of these two coming soon....

Do You Know What I Love???

THIS amazing candle from Anthropologie. It is a pretty penny for a giant pice of smelling wax but let me tell you..it is worth it!

Viva La Juicy. All day. Every day.

I love children's wild imaginations. As a child growing up in a giant orange orchard in the middle of clovis, california-I had an imagination that would make a crazy person feel sane. I used to build tree houses in our backyard and spent the days gazing up into the sky making shapes out of the clouds. I think my dream house may have looked a little something like this.
I hope my children have as much fun day dreaming as I had.

I love to dance! As a major in Music Dance Theater for a long time at BYU- I love theater and the arts. Music inspires me. Whether it's by movement, or song I'm thrilled by the sound of a beat. Broadway was not such a short lived dream for me. To this DAY my dream role would be Sandy on Grease. I think I would kill it. ;-)

I LOVE love letters. I'm such a sucker for sentiment. Give me a million dollars and an airplane and I'll give you a hug. Write me a love note and I'll love you forever.

which is probably why I'm so obsessed with this book...

I love this painting of the Savior. I don't know who did it, or when, or if it is really of any significant value to anyone other than myself, but I've always loved this picture of Jesus. It's so simple and so beautiful. I'll cherish it all the days of my life. It speaks me in ways no other art could. I love it.

If you haven't heard yet, I love my daughter. Hence the name of my photography business. It was built around her. She inspires me to be something bigger than myself on a daily basis. It is because of her that I have even pushed myself into doing photography. She gives me something new to look at. A different perspective every minute of every day. She's taught me more about life in a year and a half than anyone ever could have in 1,000 years. I love this girl. She will forever be my little baby.

Have you been to Sno On The Go in Mission Viejo???? Go. NOW. Get in your car and RUN. It is the most blessed experience you will have in a seriously long time.

Annnnd I love this guy. I love him, love him love him like the day is long. He makes me who I am. He completes me-just like Jerry Mcguire and I love him all the more for it. He is the last thing I want to see when I go to bed at night and the first thing I look for every morning. He is my day and my night. My good and my bad. I am everything with him, and nothing without him. He is my forever, and I love it.

If you haven't heard, Matilda Jane is the it and the all. If you ALSO haven't heard-I'm still holding an online trunk show until Sunday morning! You can't order this stuff online so if you see something you want-contact me before Sunday and I'll place your order (www.matildajaneclothing.com) It is seriously to die for. Take a peek.

Celine Dion is without question the greatest singer of all time. She has completely changed my life. I went to her concert a few years back and she brought me to tears. I'm obsessed, to say the least. ALthough she may seem a bit old school to a lot of people nowadays-her vocal talent is timeless. She's amaze.

I do not go a day without this jolly goodness on my ever thirsting lips. It may be a tad expensive for gloss you could probably pick up at your local grocery store for half the price-but still, I swear by it. Victoria's Secret beauty rush lip gloss. Own one.

I love wrinkles. I hate it when my mom pulls her face back and says "wouldn't I look better like this?" Of COURSE not mother dear. Wrinkles make us who we are. THey are the sings of happiness and joy. The more smiling-the more crevices and that is something beautiful to me. I love that people can wear their heart on their sleeve and their life of their faces. Whether it be happy or sad-life is a journey and the older we get the more we appreciate that. COming from a true rookie I don't know that I'm the expert on that-but I can't wait to be old and grey with my family by my side. That's what it's all about.
I heart wrinkles.

(photo property of gidjetluvs flickr photostream)



This month marks the one year anniversary of my photo blog and as a special treat I am giving away a single photoshoot to one special person. Whether it be here (california), or in Utah within the next year I am positive I will be in one place or the other. Should you happen to be visiting between now and next June-you could be the lucky winner ;-)

For the next week-please leave your name, email address and something that YOU LOVE and I will pick a special winner. Thanks to everyone who has helped support and lift me up with this business. It has truly been a dream come true and I have been blessed with really special clients. YOU make this business what it is, and for that I love YOU.

The winner will be announced next Saturday by 4 p.m.

See you real soon!

(also taking comments here)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Working On...

Working on some more wedding photos from this weekend. Can't wait to share! It was fantastic..

Michelle Senior Portraits: Orange County Photographer

Look at sweet Michelle..she is so beautiful it's ridiculous. Her smile is completely contagious as is her charm. Michelle likes to babysit for me-and by likes I am serious. She is a true gem. She will call me up on any given day and ask if she can watch eliza for me..which is all just a part of what makes her who she is. So giving, so honest, true to herself and completely genuine. Take a peek at her senior pictures. She graduates this month!

We all love Michelle over at our house. She's got us captivated.
Congratulations sweet girl. You've got big things ahead of you.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Don't Forget!

Come see!

You won't want to miss out on all the fun ;-)

You can also be entered in a giveaway for a free photo shoot! See you soon!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Ohhhhhh Yes My Friends...

It is here.

And changing my life by the minute.

I love you Nikon.
I love you.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lily & the Lefrandt Family-Orange County Family Photographer

Ohhhhhhh are you ready for these? Are you sure? Double check cause there are a lot of them!!!!

This beautiful family belongs to me. Jon is my cousin and dear friend for life. My family is extremely close so when I say cousin, imagine more like brother.
And as you can imagine, I love this family.

They were here visiting a couple of weeks ago and we had the time of our lives! Our little ones played together, we laughed together, did Disneyland together you name it! I'm incredibly grateful for this little bunch.

And isn't little Lily just to die for?

And ending with my favorite from the day..I love this picture. It's just so carefree and playful, like she's daydreaming in the sand, tracing her every footstep. On her own agenda-it's so Lily.

I love her.

I love this family. I loved this day.