Thursday, December 31, 2009

newborn preview | last one of the year

We're closing up the year with this sweet little one's preview. Packard behaved so well, slept almost the whole thing through. It was so sweet to see momma's lady friends drool over his cuteness during the shoot. ( Thank you guys for all your help! ) Here is a couple of my favorites, enjoy all the baby cuddles.
I can't believe that next year is tomorrow. It sure went by so quickly. I've had the greatest experiences with my clients. Looking back I can pinpoint my favorite... my first birth session with Kenneth and Sarah. I remember being so nervous towards what to expect. How I was going to react to witnessing a birth... and now I probably can jump in with the nurses and help in any way possible. That session kicked off my love for birth sessions. I am looking forward to a year with many more of them. Tomorrow I will embark in a new project that I will share further news about soon. Thanks to all my wonderful clients for making it such an exciting year!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

sister sister | family session preview

These two have something that I always wanted. A sister. Not that I'm fussing about my brother, but there are things that you always want to do or talk about with your girlfriends. Brie and Ali are very fortunate to have each other. Our session happened to be on such a chilly afternoon, it was hard to smile without chattering your teeth. I had lots of fun with the girls and their mom at the park. Enjoy your picture presents girls!
I've been enjoying my family's visit... they will be here 'till next week. So, if you have a shoot coming up, there might be a guest assistant coming along. Enjoy your weekend everyone!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

first time momma | Maternity Session Preview

I was so excited for this shoot once I met with the mom to be... she had lots of ideas to try out during her shoot. I love it when my clients also have a creative edge. I'm so glad that Jess wanted to do some artistic shots along with the more casual look. She is such a beautiful momma! Jess you look great in all the pictures, thanks again for letting me post!!
In this baby boy season, one of the first questions I ask the moms that come to me for any kind of session is, "Do you know what you are having?" 87 percent of them have said, "baby boy" and about 3 percent say, "they aren't finding out". 100 percent of those that chose not to find out, turned out being a boy. I believe that if you want to have a little boy you might want to come talk to me first because I seem to bring on the baby boy charm. Haha. These parents are expecting a little boy ( not surprised huh? ) and it's their first child. How exciting! I love little boys, so don't get me wrong with my whole statistic figures. If and when I have a child, I would love to have a little boy... simply because I want him to love me more than James [ just like Coco ] ( sorry babe, you know it's true ).
I spoke to soon last time with the whole catching up business. The holidays always seem to bring on more pressure, feels like crunch time 'all the time'. So, whats been going on with me? Lots and lots of work, editing mainly and trying to get ready for my family's visit by the end of the week. It's going to be so nice to have them here!

Monday, December 7, 2009

MK senior session preview

Meet MK. This was such a memorable session... for some reason, I was in a big dancing mood that day. Poor MK had to deal with me and my Shakira mood... (by the way I'm actually listening to her new cd right now... what a coincidence). My dancing was kinda contagious because I think we all ended up in some kind of hip shaking. Here are some of my favorites from our day together... (that first one being my favorite). I can't wait to show you - I know I skipped some of the other settings... but those are for you to see later ;) I had lots of fun with you guys, enjoy your preview!
I AM CATCHING UP... yay! I don't feel so overwhelmed anymore. I know it won't last but I am celebrating now. Let's see if the weather decides to cooperate with me this week and my shoots. The rain already messed me up today... tomorrow shall be a brighter day. I can't believe it's December already. Whew! This year has flown by. I'm ready for 2010. I just like the sound of it. Right around the corner...

Friday, December 4, 2009

where have you been?

I know my blog probably hates me right now... feels neglected and abandoned. These past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind. I haven't posted any recent work because it's been crunch time with all my editing. Getting sick when your super busy doesn't help either. But I promise to catch up all the lovely sessions I have done. I want to thank all my wonderful clients again for their patience... you have been so understanding and I am so grateful. Since I don't like to post without a picture or something like that - I wanted to show you a preview of an upcoming movie that I am looking forward to. You may already know how I am a sucker for romantic chick flicks but also for novels turned movies. This comes from the author of the Notebook and so many other amazing stories, Nicholas Sparks. Perfect for date night. And the next one... well just more lovey dovey goodness.

Enjoy the cold weather... its supposed to be a chilly weekend!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

NOLA DBUI group shoot

A couple weeks back I had mentioned to you all that I was going to participate in a group shoot in New Orleans. We had such a good time. I loved getting together with so many photographers that I had never met before. I have been so antsy to show you all the results of our little adventure. So, now I am taking a break from my client's sessions and editing to share all the fun that we had that day. These first couple ones were taken by my husband James... I was so proud of him! When I got home I had to take a sneak peek and edit just a couple of me... so if you are a friend on facebook you might of already seen some. I hadn't really gotten my picture taken since our wedding... here and there sometimes... but this felt like that day three years ago all over again.
Kayla was brave enough to trash her dress while I was dancing around in the street. I was so glad that James got a couple of them having fun in the water. After I pranced around in my wedding dress throughout the city... it was time for me to shoot. So we went back to Mark's loft so I can change and meet up with our next two models. These two girls haven't gotten married yet so this was a bridal shoot treat! The girls are cousins [ how sweet is that to not only get married around the same time, plan your weddings together but also have a photo shoot together! ].
Now onto some of my favorites that I have gotten so far from my photographer friends. I wasn't nervous at all until I saw how many people where there. I was scared to see what I would look like... but after seeing everyone's work - I was convinced that I would of regretted not doing it. First up is the fabulous Courtney Dellafiora. Super hip and fun chick - I had a great time following her direction. Courtney does "amazing" boudoir work... love checking out her blogs all the time.
This next photographer has easily become one of my favorite buds to talk to and share stories about everything photography. Brandon O'neal or how I jokingly started calling him that day... Branson... [ I had to :) ] is an awesome professional. He has a very artistic approach to all his sessions... its so refreshing seeing what he comes up with time after time. I love all the pictures that he has shown me of me... and this first one is going on my wall. If you check out his site... my picture is on the main slideshow... (yes, I am excited about that too).
These next ones are from the girl behind LA182 Weddings, Evelyn. I loved my shoes... and everyone did too. It's a photographer thing to get lots of shoe shots... and I LOVE them all.
Last, Monica & her husband attended Partner Con and are from Indiana... they each have their own site... but these were from Monica Z & the other is from Mandi Nikole. You can click here to see more on her blog.
Behind the scene pictures are usually my favorites. This is us... having fun doing what we love. Some were taken by James and others by Brandon. That is Tina Rodosta on make up duty... click here for more of her info.
Thank you so much to Mark Eric for arranging us all together. I think that you can see how much fun we had through all the pictures. There were so many other photographers there that I would love to showcase their work... I will post some more on here as their pictures become available. To all the wonderful friends I made... thank you so much for quick previews and awesome pictures... I would do this again in a heart beat. Can't wait till we get together again!