Sunday, February 27, 2011

What to Wear February

Another beautiful "what to wear" selection from Karen Kleinkopf.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Winter Wonderland

I've been visiting my family in Utah this week and we woke up to a winter wonderland this morning!!! There is a beauty with snow covered land and trees that we miss in California! I don't miss the cold and bad roads though! Our flight was delayed due to hopefully we'll be getting back tonight as planned!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Brooklyn: My niece

I finally got to meet my little sister's baby this week while I was in Utah! She is the cutest, chubbiest, happiest little thing! I love her huge smile!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Nelson Family

I love when you can see someone that you haven't seen in years and it seems like no time has passed! I am visiting my family in Utah this week and had the opportunity to take pictures for an old friend and co worker! Her family has grown so much! I remember painting a mural on their oldest son's wall 8 years ago! Here is their beautiful family!

These little girls just loved the camera and the camera loved them!!! Look at those gorgeous blue eyes!!!
She loved working the camera!!!

I can't believe he's almost 8! I remember him as a baby!!!

These kids were so incredibly good!!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Sadie: Newborn Photography

This is beautiful Sadie who I had into the studio last week! She's a doll and I absolutely love her family as we've been friends since we moved here! Sadie had a great first 20 min then she got really fussy and we had a hard time capturing the other things we wanted....but man alive did she do great in that first 20 min!
So I just couldn't help's the longest sneak peek ever.....and I know I say that a lot....I think I just keep making longer and longer posts! Enjoy!

The big brother who is only 15 months old! She is just as cute as he is!!!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Joy of Love Workshop: FREE!!!!

I joined a free workshop called Joy of Love where we take the 28 days in February to capture images of our loved ones (family, room mates, pets, etc.). Each day you receive an assignment and a small tutorial! Want to join me? It's totally FREE!!! Workshops are usually at least a couple hundred dollars, so this is a steal! It's a great way to stretch ourselves in the way we photograph the ones we love and how we tell their story! We're only on day 2 and it is not too late to join!!! You can sign up here to learn from the incredibly talented Willette Designs. Join me in capturing our loved ones this month!

Here are my first two assignments:
Our first assignment was to capture what they "do": Miranda loves to dress herself and brush her teeth. Shortly after her bath she went to her room and told me to "stop" as I was trying to pick out an outfit for her to wear. She proceeded to put a pair of panties on top of her diaper, a pair of pajama pants, a pair of pajama shorts and another pair of panties on. She also put Brianna's socks on and chose a pajama shirt! This is how she wanted to greet the world that we stayed home!!! :) This child absolutley LOVES to brush her teeth, so those were the pictures I shared for the assignment on day 1.

For day 2 the assignment was to photograph how they "look" (Note: each assignment does not have to be of the same person/people). Brianna wasn't feeling great today so I had a hard time getting a look from her that didn't look sick and tired. Instead of trying to go for a "pretty" shot which she always gives me in photoshoots I decided to do an "emotions photoshoot." She always loves that and I have a great time watching her! So, I threw out emotions and she posed with her interpretation of them! My assignment for day 2 was her "looks" Tomorrow's assignment is "then and now" and I'm still not sure what I want to do yet.....guess we'll see! I'll continue to post my assignments every few days, if you join in please let me know and I'd love to see your pictures!