Tuesday, June 26, 2012

downtown love

I had so much fun during this session.

These two are so easy to be around and were up for anything I threw their way. I love when I'm trusted completely, no questions asked, even if my ideas sound totally crazy at the time.  

Moe and Angie, thanks for exploring the downtown streets with me and sharing some cupcakes.

 I can't wait for your wedding next month...I know it's going to be one amazing day.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

hello gorgeous

I could not have asked for more.

A gorgeous location.

Gorgeous lighting.

And a gorgeous couple.

I had so much fun on this session. Thank you Sam and Laura for trusting me. I can NOT wait for your August wedding!  

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

This is why

....I love photographing families.

...I love those candid "real" moments.

...I believe not all photos need to be posed to be amazing.

...I love capturing them as they are, toothless grins and all.

...I love to just sit back and let the moments happen.

...I love my job.

Friday, June 8, 2012

a shootout...join me

I have been asked if I allow people to join me on sessions to observe. My answer is usually yes, although I don't really have a lot of time to go into great details since I am working after all.

I am so excited to say that because of this question I am going to be having my very first shootout. What in the world is that you might be thinking. Well it's a chance to join me on a session and see how I work. You will see everything. How I choose my spots to shoot at, how I shoot with the different lighting and other little things that I look for and try to avoid. And best of all, you will have plenty of time to shoot and can use those images for your own portfolio if you would like.

This will be a very casual environment and will also be limited to a very small group.  This will be very hands on. All you need to bring is your camera and your energy. This is not a class for beginners. I ask that you are familiar with your camera and how it works. I will not be going over that at all.

So here are the details...

when: July14th
time: 5:30-7:30 p.m
location: Redlands, Ca. (location will be e-mailed to you)
cost: $75.00    

Here are a few shots from my last session of this type...

So please, come join me. It's going to be a great time!!!

Reserve your spot by clicking the buy now button below.

 Please email me with any questions.

Looking forward to a great time with you!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

times change and so do we...

Life doesn't stand still...no matter how hard you try and make it sometimes. Trust me, I know. I would love to freeze time right now with my sweet kiddos. They are at such a sweet and amazing age...I just want to bottle them up!

Things are always changing and that can be a good thing. For me, and this moment in time... I think it's a very good thing.

Over the past few months I have been a very busy gal and I am extremely grateful for that. It has allowed me to really "come into my own." I have learned what works for me and what doesn't.  I have also learned to be OK with that. There will always be critics and I'm OK with that too. I am comfortable in my own skin. I know what I stand for and what I offer to my clients and at the end of the day that is what matters.

So that brings me to a few changes on the business side. For a while I have been debating, talking with good friends and praying over a few things. Slowly I have been moving away from certain things and running towards others.  As of now I will no longer be shooting parties, showers or events. Also, I will no longer be photographing weddings (except very special occasions). The decision to not photograph weddings has been a hard one for me, but at the end of the day I have to follow my heart. Don't worry, I have great friends and fellow photogs to refer you to! Not to say that I never will again, but for now it's a no. A few will still be popping up on the blog as I finish up this year.

My passion is for the family and all that it includes. That is where I want to throw myself into. I want to capture the very beginnings in a maternity or newborn session. I want to freeze those moments in time for families and their sweet children. When those kids are graduating high school...I want to document those memories too. And when a couple wants to "just be"...I want to create those memories for them also.   

Also, starting July 1st the cost of a newborn session with me will be increasing. So if you are planning on one of these sessions with me in the next few months you may want to get it on the books this month. If you follow me on facebook then you already know I will be keeping my summer schedule light, so if you are wanting a session please book early.

I am also excited to announce my 1st shoot out. This is going to be so much fun and a great learning opportunity as well. Details and registration will launch for this tomorrow (5/8). Please check out the details, this will be limited to a very small group.

If anyone read this far, thank you. I know it was a bit all over the place. ;)  A BIG thank you to all of you for your continued support (and even those non-supporters). ;)  Because of you I get to do a job that I LOVE!!

Friday, June 1, 2012

a great way to come back to work

These little ones were waiting for me when I got back from vacation.

Not a bad way to start back to work if I do say so myself.

Simply adorable is what they are!!

This next one might just be an all time favorite of mine. Classic!!!

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