Sunday, December 27, 2009

Days 3 &4 - Favorite Images of 2009

So...I pulled a classic "shari move" and fell asleep on the couch while watching TV last, here's yesterday's image PLUS today's! :)

Friday, December 25, 2009

day 2: a few more favorites from 2009

We had these right outside our front door at our old place...

I don't think I'll ever get tired of photographing Joshy's blue eyes...

My niece, Ashley, holding her bouquet...

Maybe one of the sweetest things EVER...tiny baby fingers grasping a big daddy finger...

...stay tuned...more favorites EVERY day until the end of the year! :)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

first of many: My Favorite Images of 2009

Through the end of the year I'll be posting some of my favorite images from 2009 -- some will be from my photo shoots, (previously unpublished on my blog) and some will be random fun stuff like this one. This is my brother Joe and his sweet baby girl Sadie...PRICELESS!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Edington Family Sneak Peek | OC Family Photographer

I loved the blues that everyone was all coordinated so well and the boys looked so cute! Renee and James keep very busy with these 4 little boys! They each have their own special personalities and were so good even though it was freezing down at the beach! Here's a peek at your session...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Kerr Family | OC Family, Child Photographer

Kristie made her adorable skirt and the matching neck the hounds tooth! They turned out so cute. You're amazing Kristie! Here's a sneak peek of your session...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Sweet Baby Girl | OC Newborn Photographer

Meet Megan's 2nd baby...a girl this time! She is adorable in every way...down to her cute little button nose and swirly belly button! She is beautiful! Take a look:

Megan's mom made her the cutest little hats and booties...

aren't those the cutest little booties you've EVER seen?????? seriously??? SO CUTE!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Megan | OC Maternity Photographer

Megan is a great friend of mine, and was kind enough to share her belly with me for a maternity shoot. Lucky for me, she is a very understanding friend (you know what I'm talking about Megan!) and loves me despite my flaws... She has since had her baby girl Claire who is absolutely perfect! (sneak peek coming soon!) So, without further ado (sp?), here are a few of Megan's belly shots...

and the WINNER is...

The Holbrook family!!!!

I contacted them last night, and they were shocked and surprised to find out that they won!!

Hopefully we will be able to get together for their family session this weekend!

Watch for their sneak peek!

Thank you to all of you who took the time to nominate a deserving family. And thank you to the judges, my mom and my sister! There is NO way I could have made the decision on my own...

What can YOU do to give back this holiday season?

Let's make this Christmas about's SO worth it!

Have a great Wednesday!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Brother & Sister Sneak Peek | OC Child Photographer

Sam and Henry are so adorable and have the most beautiful blue eyes! I'm still trying to figure out how to size these templates for my blog...but this will have to do for now! Hope you like 'em!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

'tis the season to give!

With the Holidays practically upon us, I can't help but think about how quickly this year has flown by, and how much I have been blessed with. With that feeling of deep gratitude comes a yearning to serve. Sometimes I feel like I don't have much to give...but then I think, "Wait! I can give pictures!"

I know how much I value pictures of my family, and so I'd like to ask you to nominate a family who you think is deserving of this gift. There aren't really any guidelines, but for example, it could be someone who has fallen on hard times financially or someone who you really admire.

The winning family must be able to meet me within 15 miles of Huntington Beach for their session, and the session must be completed by December 9th in order to have pictures in time for Christmas.

All of the nominations will be carefully considered and the winner will be determined by a special panel of judges. (not ME!)

The winning family will receive a 1-2 hour photo session with me along with a Top 10 CD and their choice of two 8x10s or one 11x14. (total value: approx. $470)

Please send a paragraph (or more) explaining who you are nominating and why to: Please include your nominee's contact information with your entry. All entries must be received by 12 noon on Monday, Nov. 30th.

The winner will be announced and contacted on Tuesday, December 1st.

**Special Note** If you'd like to remain anonymous to your nominee, make sure you specify that in your entry, and I will make sure to keep it a secret!!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Elsner Family @ Crystal Cove | OC Family Photographer

Meet the Elsners...such a cool family! We had fun down at the beach for our session and I couldn't have asked for better weather/lighting or for better subjects! I have had fun going through the images from their session...and went a little crazy on this sneak peek...but I hope you enjoy how they turned out!

I think this next one is possibly my favorite shot...BEAUTIFUL family!

In the following photo, the kids were spotting dolphins...and every time I would look, the dolphins would be gone...oh well! But I love that I caught Nathan's cute dimple in this one!

This kid was DETERMINED not to smile...I think it almost made him more adorable!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Brittany + Bronson = Married!

Brittany is my niece, and a few months ago we were all up in Utah together and I got to shoot their engagement pictures...and then they asked me to come to Florida and shoot their wedding too! It was so much fun...I felt a little bit guilty leaving Brad alone with the boys while I was off on my adventure in Orlando! It was fun being a part of their wedding and meeting Bronson's family. Shooting a wedding is a lot of work and not really my specialty -- in fact this was my very first time doing a wedding. I had a lot of fun though and really hope you guys like how your pictures came out! Here is a bit of a sneak peek...there are a TON more...but here are just a few to give you a taste of what is to come... (click to enlarge photos)