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)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Jones Family | OC Family Photographer

When we got together with Kay's parents and siblings for the big group shots a while ago, we postponed doing her little family until later since they are local. So here are a few from our session...we found this cool wall that is unfortunately temporary! Poor Reese was an unhappy little one pretty much the entire time...but we all did our best! I love this first picture because it's kind of deceiving...she kind of looks like she's just laughing and playing peek-a-boo...but if you look closely you'll see tears streaming down her cheek!!!!! Max was pretty mellow...he's such a cutie!!!!!!!!!! Anyway...I hope you like them and I love you guys!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

FYI: Time Is Running Out!

Saturday, November 21st will be your last opportunity to get pictures in time for Christmas! I am still available on the following dates:

Friday, Nov. 6 - AM or PM
Saturday, Nov. 7 - PM
Thursday, Nov. 12 - PM
Friday, Nov. 13 - AM or PM
Saturday, Nov. 14 - PM
Wednesday, Nov. 18 - AM or PM
Friday, Nov. 20 - PM
Saturday, Nov. 21 - AM or PM

Book your session ASAP before it's too late!

ALSO...Don't forget to take advantage of my great offer for Holiday Mini-Sessions! (see sidebar for details!)

Something to consider: If you don't have time to do pictures in time for Christmas cards this year, how about sending out Happy New Year cards?!?! The offer for the Holiday Mini-Session is good through January 15, 2010.