Wednesday, April 30, 2008


.... is that a word???!!

I'm not sure ... but I do know that today was the grumpiest I've been in months! I'm not sure why but I was just blue! I was havin' a total bummer day and I'm a girl that usually makes the best out of anything ... really ...

This evening I tried to make up for it and shift my moods ... hot fudge sunday with one of my best friends, hot bath, manicure, pedicure, great romantic comedy and a glass of wine ... ummm, well, ok two glasses of great red wine ... I have to say that I'm feeling much better ... but man I was in a funk ... ever get that way?!??? I think it's past now ... whew ... I'm looking forward to a great day tomorrow!

Anyway, off to get my kiddies to bed and catch up on some reading.........

Thursday, April 24, 2008

good day sacramento

Michele Kane is the real deal! She is awesome ... so warm and friendly . When we did our spot on Good Day Sacramento the other day it was like being with an old friend ... she makes you feel so comfortable!

Mason was a typical 3 year old ... no matter the bribe ... well ... unless they were tic tacs ... he was not happy ...

... that is until we let him do his own thing ... with tic tacs of coarse!

The piece was on how to get great pic's of your kids ... here's the link if you wanna check it out

Thank you so much Michele and Dave, the camera man ... you guys are awesome!!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

baby faith

As promised, here are some images from baby Faith's birth ... just a sneak peak.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

welcome baby faith

Amazing! Such an ordinary word for such an awesome experience!

Yesterday I had the honor of documenting baby Faith's entrance into the world. Just sitting here and reflecting on the day brings tears fresh into my eyes. I'm so very blessed to get to do what I do ... to share in the joys of people's lives. I never feel like I loose sight of it ... but then when you experience the welcoming of a new life ... it is just awe inspiring ... words that describe the emotions I don't think really express it quite the way you feel ... the excitement, the nervousness, the empathy of seeing someone you care about in pain, the amazement, and then the true and pure miracle. It puts so much perspective into the trivial things that we worry about from day to day.

The honor to be able to capture those raw moments of life beginning ... I'm telling you ... it is the BEST...truly the BEST and I thank Kim and Randy for having me there. I'm always telling people that I get to work with the best people ever and time and time again I'm honored by my wonderful clients who continually bring me so much joy and happiness in my life by experiencing their joys and happiness. It's so cool!

I promise to share a few images soon ... just catching up on some family time and relaxation! :-)

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

san francisco here i come

I'm heading to San Francisco this afternoon and I'm so excited! I just love the city ... although I'm heading there on business I'm taking the camera so I can nab a few photos while enjoying the afternoon before my meeting.

I'm on call to photograph a birth, today is the due date ... hopefully I wont be speeding home from San Francisco!!! Yikes!! I could be posting baby pictures tomorrow instead of bridge pictures!!!! Stay tuned!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Napa Fun ... the details

My honey's surprise trip to Napa was great fun! We left early Friday evening and found a great little hotel ... had a little cheese and wine in the lobby before setting out for dinner ... we ate at one of our favorites ... Hurley's in Yountville and it did not disappoint. Tony got crazy and tried the boar ... it was very good and I love their crab cakes ... so of coarse I started with those and then had the butternut squash ravioli ... very tasty. No trip to the Napa Valley is complete in my book without stopping at Dean and Deluca ... I love that place! I once visited their store in New York and I have to tell you that I've been hooked very since ... it is so clean and organized and full of flavors ... all the things I love in one place!! We got some treats to take to the hotel room ... they had chocolate mint malt balls ... oh my goodness ... I had to throw the diet out the window for those!! A girl cannot just eat one!

We woke up and after having breakfast in bed went to explore ... We found a cute store in St. Helena Pennaluna ... my eye caught it because from distance it sorta looked like my name all run together ... we found some great treasures there and then we went to this cute dogie store ... remember in no uncertain terms I was not getting a puppy ... I still had to go to the store and see all the cute things one could get for their doggies ... and then we saw my dream car ... other than the viper ... AND in my color!!! I had to roll down the window so as not to get droll on the window ... it's beautiful!

Then off to wine tasting ... we ended up buying two cases of wine ... I can't wait to drink it! Then before heading home we ate lunch at Mustards ... it's always tasty.

So all in all we had a great trip!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Surprise ....Napa

On our way ...

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Tuesday, April 08, 2008

8 years

My favorite number is 8 ... ask me why ... I'm not really sure ... just have always liked that number ... but today ... today, my friends, is my 8 year wedding anniversary!! I woke up this morning to warm snuggles and a big smooch from Tony! I have to wait till this weekend to celebrate ... Mr. Man has something up his sleeve ... he is not a man that usually pulls off the surprise ... but this year ... I have not one clue what we are doing except that I had to make sure my calendar was clear for Friday and Saturday .... the anticipation is killing me! I asked for a puppy ... I've been told in no uncertain terms that there will be NO puppy ... darn! I have to admit that being married to a man that doesn't usually pull off the surprise is a blessing to me as I'm not a big fan .. in fact growing up I would always start crying when someone would surprise me with a party or extra something special that I had no clue about ... I'm super sentimental and a total cryer which in turn would always make me embarrassed! Now that I'm older .. I enjoy the surprise more ... still cry but love the warm fuzzy feelin' that someone took the time .... I'll keep you posted!!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

ben ... cutie pie ... anytime...

It was so fun photographing little Ben this past week ... chasing him all over ... see Ben is 15 months and he has the energy that us 36 year olds can only dream of having again!!! Here are some of the images that I loved from our recent session ... thank you Ben so much for letting me chase you!