Friday, December 28, 2007

Tonight I'm heading to John and Gina's rehearsal and I'm really looking forward to this weekend. I love them ... they are so fun ... truly, whenever I'm with them I'm laughing the whole time, it's awesome! I met up with John and Gina Wednesday to grab a cup of joe and go over some details of the wedding and again, I was smiling and laughing the whole time. I'm totally envious as they are leaving to Kauai for 10 ...yes TEN days ... I told them they should totally take me ... i mean, really, who will take their photos of them together!! They didn't bite ... well almost ... and then they snapped to! Darn it! They are going to have the best time ! One of the best experiences of my life was being about a foot away from hundreds of dolphins in the middle of the ocean with my husband in Kauai ... oh I'm so envious that I can't go with them! Anyway, I'll post some images of the weekend by Sunday :-)

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Bob and Esther

What a beautiful day! Sunday was an awesome day ... I got to spend time photographing my good friends Esther and Bob's wedding and it was perfect! It was truly an honor to get to hang out with them throughout the day and capture their smiles and tears. The evening was filled with dancing, laughter and love with lots of family and friends. It was so wonderful because so many of my friends were also there. Esther is moving to New England as we speak ... in fact at this hour they are probably pulling over to grab a bit to eat ... uhhhh, well they are newly weds ... maybe they are calling it a day ... anyway ... I wanted share their wedding with you ... below is a slideshow ... Enjoy!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Beautiful Day!! YES!

Today is a beautiful day! Its Sunday and I shooting Esther and Bob's wedding today ... I'm super crazy excited because it is way way nice outside today! I have to say that when they booked their wedding and said that it was today I thought ... oh please don't let it it rain!

It's also a beautiful day today because my honey made breakfast, oh so yummy, my kids are playing happily in the living room, my honey is watching the game and I get a quick moment to blog and enjoy a cup of warm coffee second cup of the day! And later this afternoon I get to photograph one of my friends weddings! It is truly a beautiful day!

Can't wait to post some images tonight. We are going to shoot some of the bride and groom shots outside ... after dark ... how cool is that?!!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Cake Decorating at the Sylvia House

So today I wasn't really feeling that great ... so I thought I needed to take it easy. I baked a cake last night for the kids to decorate today ... so I got everything out and let them frost and decorate any way they wanted ... here is the how it went down ... I haven't laughed so hard in a while ...

Here they are just dying to get the goodies to start the tornado of decorating ...

The weapon of choice ... oh my it is so good!!

Some people like their spinkles on the cake and then there are those who throw caution to the wind and just go for it (a little one after my own heart!)...

The masterpieces ... Isabel told me that the pink chocolates on her cake represent rose buds ... wow ... she is not kidding when she says that she wants to grow up and be an artist ...

And Mason ... who knows what the yellow dots are ... he just wanted to dive into the goodies!!!

So much fun ... I had to share! I should have taken a picture of the sprinkled floor and the chocolate all over the table and then the bathroom door with chocolate fingerprints ... but we were too busy enjoying the cake!!!!

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Can a year go by so fast that you don't even believe that the time has flown by???? Crazy! I photographed Miss. Jaydens mommy when she was expecting Jayden and I can't believe how the time has passed. I love visiting them and capturing their moments ... I love them and I love their doggie Scully!

Oh my goodness ... Miss. Ali is so so so cute! She was cracking me up during our session!

Dirt is tasty mom .. really! I love this picture of Ana ... she just grabbed a bunch of dirt and it was priceless .. isn't she a cuttie!! Her mom and dad are great too!

I love this one!!!

Recently I had the absolute pleasure of spending a very special day with the Lucas family. It was a lovely event with family and friends from gathering together to share their love. I feel so blessed to be part of their lives and capturing so many wonderful moments that they share. I remember meeting them for the very first time in anticipation of Audra's arrival and now to watch her grow ... it just Awesome!

Friday, December 07, 2007

Dinner out with the Fam

This evening I was totally craving going out to dinner ... we usually eat at home ... but for some reason tonight ... we all, all four of us, wanted to go out ... so we headed to Tower Cafe, a family favorite. It was so yummy. Isabel and Mason shared a grilled cheese, Tony had a morrocan chicken sandwitch and I have some green thai chicken ... oh my it was good! Since getting the iphone a month ago, I've been snapping family pics like crazy and Mason is my best subject! He's not a fan of my "normal" camera ... but the iphone he is all grins ... here are a few from dinner tonight.

These sweeties were so fun to photograph! I love the two locks next to them!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

L Wine Lounge

Last week I was at an event at the L Wine Lounge , which I have to say is so so so chic! Not overdone or too stuffy, to benefit the American Red Cross and it was so great! There was a fashion show ... here are some images ... and great people there ... here are a few of my friends that participated and that attended, thanks so much to Christine with Brown Bag Botanicals and Britt from Britt Steele Designs for putting it on ... you guys both ROCK, Emily with Wildflower always has such unique items, I bought an awesome ring ... I love it! Barbara from KidAround came to say hello while out celebrating with her honey, Manpreet from Pulp Papery and Ashley with Bella Donna Boutique also were out enjoying the event and hung out with me for a while. It was really fun and a great time, everything was great from the friends, wine, designs & location! Congrats to Nancie who was the highest bidder for the Lifestyle portrait session ... I can't wait to get to meet with you and take some awesome photos!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Meet Dylan! Oh my he is sooooo sweet! And his parents Misti and Tim are too! They instantly touched my heart. I got to photograph Mr. Dylan and his parents at their family winery, Pescatore , and it was such a delight. I was warmly greeted by their two doggies, which I instantly feel in love with and then I got to meet Dylan and man o man ... so so so sweet ... he reminded me so much of my Mr. Mason when he was the same age ... just three weeks old. The above picture was Misti's idea and I was giddy when we went down to set it up ... I think it is one of my all time favorites! Thank you so very much Tim, Misti and Dylan for letting me capture such an awesome time in your lives and for the wine too!!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Boot Camp

Many of you know I'm a big fan of fitness ... really healthy living ... well the thing is ... I've been so lazy the past 12 months that it is just wrong ... so I signed up for a boot camp and today was the first day! It totally ROCKS! I love it! Truth be told ... I'm dying right now ... I'm so sore ... but it is a good sore! My goal is to lose about 25 pounds and to be tone again! So tomorrow food shopping ... back to the good stuff! I'm super excited and I just had to share ... My friend Keith today asked what my body fat was and I said .... Well, there is competition 14-16 % ... there is healthy ... you know around 21% and then there is GET YOUR BUTT TO THE GYM ... 31% ... I'm in the the GET YOUR BUTT TO THE GYM category and I'm only sharing so that I'll be embarrassed and I'll have to report my progress .. there is something to be said for accountability! So no more sodas (I Looooooovveeee coke-a-cola) and back to the gym .. .it's all good!!! Wish me well!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

These guys are soooooo cute! We had some great fun running around, jumping and laughing! I'm so excited because I just found out that I get to photograph them again shortly ... I can't wait to meet their cousins!