Monday, August 29, 2011

THREE Years! THREE Giveaways!

Wow, time flies...  It's crazy to think that 3 years ago today I posted my very FIRST blog post announcing my photography business.  I think I've come a long way...but know that I still have a loooooong way to go, and the journey has been a blast! 

I want to say a HUGE thank-you to all of my dear family and friends who have supported me and encouraged me along the way.  I think the thing I've struggled with most is being confident in my work and my abilities.  So all of the kind words and comments that I hear have really helped buoy me up and gave me the little push I needed to try harder and keep learning!

So, I would be simply overjoyed if you'd celebrate this anniversary with me...and I'd like to offer you THREE amazing giveaways...that I hope you all would LOVE to win!

Click HERE for all the details, more pics and even a video demonstration of this awesome camera bag!

(The regular 2011 Fall Minis do NOT include the 50% discount on additional prints...
so that is an ADDED bonus to you!!!)

So how can you win?  I will gladly tell you a few ways how you can enter to win! 

(Make sure you leave a separate comment for each qualifying entry, along with your email address so I can contact you if you win!  ALSO...and this is VERY IMPORTANT!  Make sure you designate which giveaway you'd like to win, i.e., "Giveway #1" or "Giveaway 1, 2 or 3!" -- you get the picture, right?)

  1. Become a follower of this blog by scrolling down to the bottom and click on "join this site" -- then leave me a comment to let me know you did it!  Already a follower?  GREAT!  Just leave a comment letting me know you are already a follower.
  2. "Like" my business page on Facebook, then leave me a comment!  Click HERE to "Like" my Facebook page.  Already "like" my page?  Then leave me a comment letting me know!
  3. Post a link to this blog post on your FB page, then leave a comment letting me know you did it!
  4. Blog about my business and the giveaways with links back to this blog post, then leave a comment letting me know you did that - with a link to your blog please.  :)
  5. Tweet about my business and giveaways, then leave me a comment!

Ok, there ya have it.  FIVE easy ways to enter to win!  Entries will be accepted through midnight (PST), Monday, September 5th.  Winners will be announced Tuesday, September 6th.  Good Luck!

p.s. watch for news about my new website that will be launching later this week!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

Keoni - Class of 2012 | OC High School Senior Photographer

Remember that little cutie Kawika?  Well this is his big brother, Keoni!  There are 5 brothers in their family and they are all as HANDSOME as can be!  Keoni was a bit shy...but you'd never guess it from these images...look at his adorable smiles and his sparkling eyes!  Watch out ladies!  He was super patient with me and all my fat pregnant lady huffing and puffing...speaking of which...can you find me in one of the pics?  :)  Peek-a-boo!  Only 3.5 weeks left until baby comes! is a peek at Keoni...

Thanks for being a good sport Keoni!  I know your mom is going to LOVE these pics!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Hernandez Family | OC Family, Child, Baby Photographer

Remember the adorable baby from the cake smash pictures? Well, here is his sweet family! I first met them almost 2 years ago when they invited me to photograph Nicholas's 2nd birthday party. Now their family has grown and Christopher is already 1! I have to hand it to Tara for being such a trooper and looking so happy in these pictures -- you would NEVER guess that she had a migraine! Being a migraine sufferer myself, I totally understand how miserable they make you, and give her some serious props for pushing through for her family pics! Here are a few of my faves from their session:

Friday, August 5, 2011

Hanson Family | Utah Mini Session

This is one of my husband's older brothers and his family. We were all in Utah together for a family reunion, and they came all the way from Hawaii and Florida! I can't believe how fast this family is growing! In the past few years they've gained 2 sons-in-law and 2 grandchildren! It was fun to see them all together and I'm glad we got some good group shots! Hope you like 'em!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Duke Family | OC Family Photographer

Check out this adorable family!  My friend (and photog extraordinaire!) Kristen Duke (of Kristen Duke Photography) came for a visit to California recently, and she asked me to photograph her family.  (She also did some cute maternity pics of me...see them HERE.)  We went down to the Montage Resort in Laguna Beach, and had a blast!  Here are a few of my favorites:

The kids were rewarded with yummy cupcakes from SPRINKLES!
Kristen and Me...what a fun weekend!