Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring minis day two sneaks!

Thank you to everyone that came out to both days of minis - I had 24 shoots altogether and about half were new clients. I love my regulars and I love meeting new clients so I had a blast! Here are some of my faves from day two:
















Graces . . .

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1. My updated logo and new site :)
2. Sold a gift certificate today :)
3. Starbucks runs with my baby <3
4. My new super fast card reader
5. Getting off early

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1. Finding my "discontinued" shampoo at the store
2. Started a new blog for baby so I can document the rest of the pregnancy and his life :)
3. Abby having a tea party with Shadow
4. Almond Roca
5. Booked my 30 week 4D ultrasound!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Drowning . . .

I'm drowning over here in spring mini pics - 20 sessions worth! I just started editing day one and am loving the images so far. Here is a sneak peek at two of my favorite kiddos - I have shot these guys a few times and will see them again in a few months :)



Graces . . .

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1. My new blog!! Hopefully it will be live this weekend - don't have much time to work on it until then :)
2. Slip-on shoes - it's getting hard to bend over to tie my shoes :P
3. When someone thinks your idea is so cool they want to do it too - they say copying is the best form of flattery :D
4. Jersey Mike's - yummmy - found a new lunch spot today :)
5. Wrapping presents - I LOVE wrapping - and shopping of course!

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1. Nearly booked until baby comes and two shoots for after!
2. Baby's new shades :P
3. Three weeks till our babymoon!!
4. Carter's coupons
5. Great customer service - it's hard to find these days!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Beautiful baby blues . . .

I met up with this family in Manhattan to capture some six month pics of their gorgeous daughter - she had the prettiest blue eyes. Check out some of my favorites from the morning . . .






this one totally cracks me up - it was her first time at the beach and she didn't quite know what to make of the sand on her hands :P



and some graces . . .

251 : 365

1. My new camera!!
2. Getting through a rough Monday at work
3. Making it through my three shoots yesterday after two days of minis - I was so sore I could barely walk!
4. Seeing my littlest clients grow up before my eyes - I can hardly believe it each time I see them!
5. Five days in a row of Abby next week :)

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1. Almost Easter - then I can have McDonald's breakfast again!! I've been doing really well - hardly crave it at all anymore
2. Bought baby's hospital picture outfit today :D
3. Kleenex brand disposable hand towels - the box says - "your hands are only as clean as the towel you dry them on" - they had people like me in mind when they designed that product :P
4. Two Verizon rebates on their way to me!
5. First client inquiry from my Daily Breeze appearance :)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spring mini sneak peeks!!

Thank you to everyone that came out today for my spring minis - I saw quite a few of my regular clients and met some new ones. I had a great time shooting all of the gorgeous kiddos and families! Here's a sneak peek from my day . . .


















And my girls :)



and some graces . . .

249 : 365

1. Making it through 14 photo shoots in one day :)
2. My bestie for letting me borrow her wagon :)
3. Joe for bringing the wagon to me at the park and then coming back to bring me lunch midday <3
4. A beautiful first day of spring!
5. My awesome clients :)

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1. Breakfast for dinner
2. Three shoots tomorrow and then family dinner!
3. Soaking in a warm bath after a long day
4. Massages
5. Three trips to Target in three day :P

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New pics and PUBLISHED!!

A month or so ago I got an email from one of my brides saying that her wedding was going to be featured in the Daily Breeze and would I send them some pics. Of course I was happy to and today that wedding showed up on the very first page of the South Bay Wedding Guide insert in the Daily Breeze as the featured wedding of 2010 - how awesome is that! If you got the Breeze today be sure to check it out :) I was sad that the paper didn't mention my second shooters - Alison Conrad and Erica Adams because I don't deserve all of the recognition - it was a big wedding and since I can't be in two places at once there's no way I could have captured everything without their help. Check them out - they are awesome!

On to some recent pics now that I'm mostly caught up on posting older sessions - I met up with this family in Redondo about a month ago to take some family pics and one year shots of their gorgeous little girl. Check out some of my faves . . .






We caught some cake shots at the end of the shoot - the birthday girl wasn't too happy about her hat but she cheered up as soon as she dug into that cupcake!



and some graces . . .

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1. My work has been published!!
2. My new Blackberry - old one kept freezing up
3. Start of spring minis tomorrow!
4. 23 weeks pregnant and saw the baby on ultrasound today - all is going well!
5. Joe drove around to buy me lots of copies of the paper today <3

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1. Some fun props for my minis
2. Chicken strips from Wingstop - yummy :)
3. Mail in rebates :)
4. Payday!!
5. All minis are booked and paid for - I can't wait to see everyone there!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Abby's new 'do :)

Well, after an eventful Saturday evening involving our flight getting delayed and getting stuck in an elevator amongst other things I am home and have been going non-stop the last two days. I had two shoots yesterday, lunch with my bestie, did four loads of laundry and had family dinner then it was back to work today. I have a couple of galleries that I finished in Mexico that need to be uploaded - the connection wasn't strong enough there to accommodate the large files - so if you're waiting on pics from before I left you should have them by tomorrow night :) Now to the title of my post . . . Abby's hair had been growing in a bit uneven so she went for a hair cut while I was gone and I just love it - it's so cute on her :) Here's a couple of pics . . .




And one of my Meggie who I can't believe just turned 10! Am I getting old or what?!



and some graces . . .

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1. A wonderful vacation with the best boyfriend ever - I am so lucky <3
2. Back to work today - I am blessed to have a job to go to - especially with this little one on the way :)
3. Going back to Mexico in December so the baby can meet Joe's family!
4. Seeing my nieces for the first time in two weeks - love them <3
5. How cute Abby looks with her new haircut :)

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1. Coming home to some awesome custom onesies from Lindsay - you're really missing out if you don't check her out :) Her work is going on canvases in baby's room as well :)
2. Getting a new phone this week
3. In N Out for lunch after ten days of tacos :P
4. Spring minis this weekend!
5. My dad and brothers made it back safely from Mexico (they were in a different part for a different reason this weekend)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Catching up cont . . .

A few more sessions and I'll be all caught up to the present :) I met up with this cute family at Delthorne park. Check out some of my favorites . . .






Graces . . .

243 : 365

1. Finding Diet Dr Pepper in Mexico :)
2. A wonderful visit with Joe's family
3. Spring forward this weekend - love long days :)
4. Long chats with the lovie on IM
5. New recorded Grey's episodes to watch when I get home

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1. My polka dot Jansport :)
2. Snuggle time :)
3. Fresh tortillas
4. Photo shoot Sunday morning to get right back into the swing of things :)
5. Shopping tomorrow before we leave!