Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Richins Family | OC Family Photographer

I first met Lisa and Abby 2 years ago for portraits down at Crystal Cove...and was so excited when she contacted me again to let me know they were coming out to California!  I was even more excited to find out that this sweet mother-daughter duo has expanded into an awesome family of 6! I was so thrilled to meet Matthew and his 3 kids, and to see how happy they all are together!

They live in Joplin, Missouri, and thankfully were spared by that terrible tornado that ripped through there recently! It was chilling to hear them talk about the utter destruction...but also heart warming to hear about people lending a hand whenever and wherever they could to help those who lost their homes, or even worse, their loved ones.

This time we met for family pics down at the Balboa Fun Zone...on a typical June Gloomy morning, but still managed to have tons of fun together and get some great shots. Here is a peek at our session!

Monday, June 27, 2011

fa-la-la-la-la, Felicia! | OC Headshots Photographer

Look at this gorgeous lady! I had the pleasure of shooting a few headshots for her website a few weeks ago, along with a few other shots for an animated video that is being made for one of her songs. I think this is my favorite:

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Say NO! To Auto - Workshop with Kristen Duke

Hey All!

My friend, and oh-so-fabulous photographer, Kristen Duke
is coming out to California in July, and is going to conduct a 
right here in Huntington Beach!  

This is a great opportunity to learn how to use your
DSLR camera and to move out of Auto-Land!  

Saturday, July 23 @ 10am

Huntington Beach Central Library*

  • How to use your Digital SLR camera
  • Aperture (f-stop), shutter speed, ISO, and how they all work together
  • Lighting, how to locate the best light
  • Lens suggestions
  • 30 min. of shooting time with discussion and questions
  • Very basic Photoshop tips
  • Ways to get your subjects to relax
  • The importance of capturing the candid moments and how to get them

Pssst...Mention MY name and get $25 off!!!

*If you are interested in hosting this workshop, Kristen will give you a 50% discount!

Click HERE for complete details and to register!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Baby Hope | OC Newborn Baby Photographer

Meet Hope...little sister to 3 big brothers and daughter of my friends Scott and Julie. She is adorable! I loved her little black and white outfit and big flower headbands! Here's a peek at our session:

Friday, June 10, 2011

Lexi + Mike ENGAGED! | OC Engagement Photographer

I'm so excited for my nephew and his beautiful fiancee!  I have to admit its still a little strange for me to see him so grown up and taking such a huge step in life like getting married!  I guess I am getting older, but still picture him as a teenager, even though he is quite grown up and pretty darn close to the same age I was when I got married!  Wanna know something funny about Lexi?  Brad, my husband, used to BABYSIT her!  So, you can imagine how weird it is for him to see her all grown up and in love!  We are thrilled for them and can't wait for their wedding in July. 

They were so much fun to photograph and were very willing to do whatever I asked...as well as plenty of other fun stuff that they came up with on their own!  It was really hard to narrow it down (I love so many of  these images!) but, here's a not-so-brief preview of their session...

Do you have any favorites?