Saturday, June 28, 2008

vacation slowly ending...

It's the last night of our wonderful vacation at "Da Big House" and it has been so great! We really just hung out and had a nice time ... hence I haven't been blogging or really working this past week ... I promise once we return lots of fun updates are one their way.

Now, I'm off to watch a movie with the honey and enjoy the evening.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

the present

There are many things that I love, big dogs, chocolate ice cream, warm jeans from the dryer, belly laughs, children's giggles and movie quotes ....

We recently took the kids to see Kong Fu Panda, which is a kick butt movie ... the animation, the colors ... oh my! It rocks! Mason was signing the song all the way to the theatre and home! Really great.... I bring this up because I've been doing a lot of reflecting lately and there was a quote that I really thought hit the nail on the head in so many ways for me ...

"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift ... that is why they call it the present"



The other day I got to photograph Ms."A" for a hot mama shoot and it was so fun! Now, I can't share them all with you ... but this one ... I love it! I absolutely LOVE the 1940's and the nostalgia of black and white grainy film ... oh-la-la! This image grabs that for me ... many that we shot did ... I'm so excited to share the rest with Ms. "A"!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

peep-a-boo Ana

Oh my! I had so much fun with my little friend Ana! She is too cute! Here are some of my favorites... I just love photographing her because she is so full of life! I love her smiles and when her mommy and daddy sing to her she dances so cute!!!

Friday, June 06, 2008

What a week!!

This past week I booked a wedding that I'm so excited about I can't stand it ... I love color and I've wanted to photograph a Chinese wedding for as long as I can remember! I'm photographing my first this coming October and I'm so excited! The bride is so wonderful. We hit it off instantly! She is so kind and beautiful ... I honestly have the most wonderful people in my life! Today she sent me this quote ...

A picture is the expression of an impression. If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it.
-Ernst Haas

I'm so honored to work with such wonderful people who love and value the art of photography.

I also got to goto Manhattan Beach and photograph the fabulous Summer Sanders! Summer is so sweet ... I felt like I was part of the gang while I was there. And her arms totally rock! I crave to have arms like Summers! Look for the next issue of Kidaround in July to catch some of the images.

And I got to meet a most wonderful family of three little girls this evening where the hugs were non stop! It was awesome! I love hugs! I honestly can't get enough of them! Thank you.

I suppose tonight I'm sorta in a personal paradise as I reflect on the week and think ... wow, when you really love what you do ... you are blessed. I work with the most wonderful people, and I get to do the most wonderful job ever ... because truly I don't work ... I enjoy life and I happen to get to feed my family with the art that I love .... how awesome it that?!!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Lunch at Manhattan beach

Relaxin' before a shoot!