Tuesday, December 25, 2012

My Family Christmas Photo- Oh So Fun!

Every time I photograph a family and they get all stressed out about how their kids are behaving, I try to convince them that they really aren't that bad (and most of the time I really do mean it!) and that I have photographed lots of families and tons of kids and it is just what happens- no big deal. Now, all that goes right out the window when it comes to photographing my own girls! They are monsters! 

There is always a big blowout before we ever even leave the house! This time my oldest said she wasn't going and to just take the family photo without her! And my youngest burst into tears because she wanted to wear something different then I had pick out! Then the two bicker all the way there! So for the 20 minute car ride to the location I chose for this years Christmas photo I had to ask myself "Why? Why and I doing this?" over and over!

The answer is so that I can hang this on my wall and enjoy my family every day! Don't they look sweet snuggled up together! We're all just lucky it's a photo and not video! 

Merry Christmas!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Senior Photos- Hannah

I'm excited to be getting more senior photo opportunities lately! Senior photos are fun! Multiple outfits, sometime multiple locations and fun attitudes!

I'm putting together a Facebook page and one of the first things I'll be doing is awarding free senior sessions as prizes, one for each local school- Dana Hills, San Juan Hills, Capo, San Clemente, Aliso Niguel as well as the private schools J Serra, Capo Valley Christian, Saddleback Christian, St Margarets, etc. I'll add the link as soon as it is live.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

More Family Fun

These guys are such a sweet family and another family I have seen year after year. I can't believe how all of these guys who were such little kids have grow up! Soon I'll be doing their senior photos! Amazing how time flies!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Love Those Lashes

Once again, another face you have seen year after year on my blog. This guy has the greatest lashes! And he's another one who is going to break a few hearts. Such a sweetheart.

Friday, November 30, 2012


These adorable brothers have been seen here on my blog quite a few times as well. I got to photograph them again this year in this fun rural setting. It's fun to see the same families year after year to see how the kids grow. These two are going to be heartbreakers real soon!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Holiday Photo Time Again

I've been crazy busy with all the weddings this year! I love "second shooting" as it's called in the industry- working for other photographers, photographing weddings under their studio's name. It's been so great to be able to photograph so many beautiful people in so many amazing locations! But the wedding season is winding down.... it's time for Christmas card season! Let the fun begin! And it did with these adorable girls. I've been photographing them for the last 3 years and I just love to see how they have grown and changed each year.  

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Whew! It's been a long time..

I used to be such a good blogger! Look at me now :( Part of the reason I haven't been blogging is because I have been working mostly for other photographers. They call it "second shooting" in the photography industry. That is working for another photographer, under their studio name, but without the long hours sitting in front of a computer editing. I love it!! I get to do what I love- photograph people, but don't have to do what I hate- sit in front of a computer for HOURS on end! :) And as most of the second shooting I have been doing is wedding photographer, I do mean hours.
Another reason I have not posted anything in a long time is because I do not promote myself as a wedding photographer, but that is exactly what I have been doing all spring and summer. Lots and lots of weddings! Again, mostly as a second shooter. But because I have had so many people ask me lately if business has been really slow, I decided I would go ahead and post a little sneak peak at just some of the work I have been doing lately.
At least 10 weddings and a couple family shoots under the belt this season. I've been lucky enough to work with some truly gifted wedding photographers! And have shot in some truly spectacular venues. Ouu, and my photos have even been published in a wedding magazine! (Under the photographer's name I was working for)
So look at my blog and think, "Wow, she must not be doing any photography lately", it's just that I am doing it under an assumed name ;)

Monday, February 6, 2012