Tuesday, October 2, 2012

A home full of Faith, Hope, & Love.  A home full of boys;)

These 3 young men are so darling, aren't they:)?

I had a fun idea, since this was a brother shoot......let's play, & "go camping"!

& that is exactly what we did:)  We created a "fire" roasted marshmallow's (well, pretended to anyway:) They had fun, & IK I had fun:)

 Oldest to youngest here, & oh boy, are they all 3 not just such handsome young men:)?! All 3 were so sweet, happy & very good lil guys;) It was fun for me to see their beautiful mamma talk to them, & even play w/them:)  They are her world, & I could tell that she is their world too:)

So we have one w/green eyes, one w/blue eyes, & one lil cutie w/big brown eyes:) Too cute:)!

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Here is another beautiful senior session gal;)

Sara is a sweet young lady, full of life & love for nature.
This is where she wanted to shoot, w/water, trees, & fresh mountain air all around her. 

I think this is one of the reasons why her shoot was so perfect.  Sara was in her element:)

 The shot above is one of MY favorites (although I have MANY favorites from her shoot;)
I suppose because it is timeless, & the striped poles remind me of being in Venice Italy:)

 Sara is a runner, & a cheerleader, so of course we had to get a few shots of her doing her "stuff":)

Sara, you are a sweet girl, stay that way & life will be good to you:)  Best of luck to you & whatever it is that you want to do w/your life:)
Playing Catch up!
I luv this girl.  Her name is Susie.

This is Susie's senior session from last May:)
If you know Susie, you KNOW this was not an easy thing for her to do....be in the spotlight w/2 cameras in her face:)!
BUT I loved it!

 Now, her mother on the other hand kept telling me to take her photos:)!  They couldn't be any more opposite;)!

               I love this location, we had so much fun shooting here, & I knew Susie would too;)

 Susie, you are a beautiful girl, FULL of opportunities, the world is waiting for YOU to make a   difference;) I wish nothing but the BEST of  you;) xoxo

                                                My personal favorite photo from our shoot;)

 This is a combo post;) 2 beauties, about one tear apart in age;)

Beatrice is a doll.  She is this happy, chunky, sweet baby girl, & she recently turned ONE:)

 she reminds me so much of my oldest daughter @ this age, I LOVE chunky babe's.......who doesn't:)?

                now meet miss Charlotte.  Fresh from Heaven, what a precious shoot this was:)

                                   so tiny, so new, so simple, yet so amazing & perfect..........

                                                so tender, so priceless, so fresh & so pure.

                                                                just a ball of joy;)

This last image of baby Charlotte is one of my favorites, it makes me want to snuggle & hold her tight.

BOTH theses girls are blessed w/loving parents, & have been Heaven sent to them:) I hope to be able to photograph them as they grow, I hope they don't grow TOO fast;)

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sweet sixteen:)
 Here are some of our adventures caught on film (well-on digital film anyway:)  from last weakend in San Francisco!

 So this guys was pretty CrAzY!  He was our cab driver, & was SUCH a crazy driver, it was pretty entertaining!  We went in & out of alleys, saw boys dressed like really UGLY girls walking around on the streets, our way to our hotel & a couple of the girls even SWORE they saw a dead person........he wasn't dead I'm sure-he was passed out! Our cab ride was quite the experience for sure!

Birthday dinner;)

Bus ride:)

               Girls getting "ready to head out for the day:)


So we "attempted" to get a few head shots up against this great graffiti wall...but the cable car was coming.....& well.......this was as good as it got lol!  The funniest thing about these four images are that they EACH show the girls individual personalities! Top left-a tiny bit of "drama" but a serious gal who can be pretty goofy @ times.....Top right-she is the more serious one of the bunch here for sure:) Botton left-my crazy DD.....VERY silly & never takes photos seriously....& finally the Bottom right-she is very silly;)  All 4 girls are great girls!  

GOTTA LOVE Haight/Ashbury neighborhood!  We saw some really funky shops, & people, which I think is so fun! 
Everyone was super friendly, & well........"Toto, were not in Kansas anymore":)

                         I LOVED this crazy hippy shop:)!

 & WHO doesn't love a good sale:)

                                                                SILLY girls:)

                                   Such a nice lunch w/GREAT Mexican  food @ the Wharf:)!

ALWAYS laughing & being so silly!

                                                                      Rio n me:)

                          YUM!  Chocolate &&&& The donuts on the right were DELECIOUSSSSSSSSS!  SUPER healthy stuff! Yikes!

 So I am known to sometimes "push" the limit......BUT I PROMISE I didn't this time!  We ALMOST missed our flight home!  I was soooo STRESSED for the last 2 hours of our FAB getaway;/ 
We were right on-time as planned while leaving the Wharf-I decided to catch a cab back to our Hotel @ Union Square to get our "stuff" & then get a cab to Oakland to catch our flight- so @ 4:30 we are TRYING to get a taxi & NOBODY would take us since we were a party of FIVE!  After about 15minutes of trying to figure this out we run (well Rio hobbled!) across a couple of streets to catch a cable car-NOTHING  each cable car would keep on passing us saying "sorry I'm FULL"  By now it is 5:15 & our flight left @ 7:01!  We then quickly went to the bus stop a couple of streets over, in hopes of catching a bus.....of course along w/about 25 other people.....then I really began to PANIC:O I ran down the street to try & find a cab-then my DD called me saying they spotted an empty taxi who agreed to take us & HURRY come back! PHEWWWWW, right?!?!  Well-yes n NO......by now it's 5:40 & we have lot's of driving thru the city to do..........BUT we were very fortunate, I'm sure prayers & guardian angels were responsible in getting us to the airport in safety & with about 10 minutes to spare!  
I suppose it made our "vaca" a bit more interesting.......right?

                                     HAPPY to be on our plane:) 

Beautiful ending to a beautiful weekend w/my oldest daughter & a few of her closest friends;)
(that is a blanket of clouds:)
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