Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tiny Beauty

Remember this little babe--my dear dear friend Liz's baby girl? Well, she is 10 months old now and can you even believe the beautiful little thing she is? She is at tiny as can be and she seriously has a face that will just take your breath away. And her eyes...and hair....amazing.

I'm glad I get to be her pseudo-aunt. :)

Liz and I have the same birthday and so our hubbies surprised us with a fun overnight date at the La Estancia in La Jolla back in September. Kate was the only little munchkin that got to come along and she was just too too adorable in the morning and the light was too perfect not take some pictures of her and her sleepy face. So we did an impromptu photo shoot. I love how they turned out.

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I just could not for the life of me decide between the B&W or the Color version of this picture. I love them both.
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She is such a happy little girl. All the time!
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Doesn't her sleepy face just melt your heart?
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I can't get enough of the light in this last picture. It is dreamy.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

The Three of Us

I love love love taking pictures for people.
It is something I have come to absolutely find so much happiness, challenge, excitement, and fulfillment in.

I love being behind the camera---way more than in front of it. That is for sure. But still, after seeing so many other people's family pictures, I just start to wish we had some updated photos with all 3 of us in them.  I don't really have any other photographer friends in the area to do trades with (anyone interested?!)-- so this year we finally got around to having our sweet and patient brother-in-law, Andrew, take some pictures for us with my camera. He did a great job and I am having fun working on them in PS. 
Here is a little sneak peek of the 3 of us.

I am super excited.

Monday, October 12, 2009


The other week I was lucky enough to take pictures of this tiny lady. Isn't she gorgeous? 

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I love love love the little newborn cocoons I saw on one of my favorite photographers, Jessica Kettle's, blog. So I gave it my first shot at making one for this shoot. Unfortunately, I made it a little small and so it didn't go quite as marvelous as I'd hoped. But I'm going to try again soon with another great color I've got up my sleeve....any takers???
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It was so fun seeing my friend Lianna with her new little girl (she already has the cutest little boy, Dean). She is a good mommy. And the two of them look so cozy together.
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I was really liking the black and whites from this session but I love these last two creamy colors too. We used all window light.
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Thanks for being so patient with us Dalila! It was so fun to meet you!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Oh How I Love

This little face.
What a patient little boy today while I took so many beauty shots of him.

This one is a particular favorite.

Double Trouble

Jake and Brandon were my first set of identical twins! These two adorable little guys needed some updated head shots for their little modeling/acting portfolio so we attempted the impossible.....getting them both to sit still for more than 5 seconds and smile so we could get a few pictures! :) They were both surprisingly patient with us, but just like normal 18 month olds, all they wanted to do was run run run, and NOT smile for the camera. Good practice for me! We got lots of smiles in individual shots, but the twin shots were not quite so easy. We did our best though and we got a couple that at least showed a lot of personality! :)

Here are just a few of the ones I liked from the shoot.

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Each of the boys have a signature look in pictures together and Mom says these are them. A little confused, a little worried, maybe a little bored....Hey if you could run around all day or sit still and get your picture taken, which would you choose? :)
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Aren't their little smiles so sweet? And I just can't get over how darling their curly curly hair is!
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