Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Winter Light

I'm kinda obsessed with engagement photos lately. Something about two people totally in love, gorgeous setting, perfect light, no stress of the wedding day....geez, what more could you ask for??!! This couple was particularly amazing though. I'm so lucky we got to squeeze in a shoot last minute during my whirlwind of a < 48 hour trip to Salt Lake. I love the soft warm, winter light in these but how you can also just feel the crispness in the air. I haven't done a winter shoot....well, ever really. Southern Cal spoils me. :) And while I'm glad to be back in my warm beachy weather, it sure was fun to try something different. 

Enjoy this wintery sneak peek of this GORGEOUS couple! Seriously, I feel like I have the best clients ever. So blessed.

Monday, December 12, 2011

A Season to GIVE: An Auction for the Gray Family

Tonight I heard the news that a great person and friend from high school, Troy Gray, ended his battle with Leukemia. Both he and his wife Kelly are dear people and my heart is heavy as I think of them and their two sweet babies. I have so many great memories of Troy and I know he will be dearly missed by many. 

Life really is SO precious and SO fragile. Every second of it. And this very reason is one of the main ones why I love my job and am so very grateful I can capture memories and moments that can be remembered forever. 

(Troy & Kelly with their two sweet babies Garrison & Aven. October 2011.)

And in the spirit of this holiday season and in the memory and honor of a wonderful person and his dear family he leaves behind, I am auctioning off a family photo shoot to the highest bidder (must be in either Phoenix or San Diego).

 If you would like to bid please email me at with the amount of your bid. The auction will be silent and will go until Wednesday, December 21st at 11 pm pst. 
ALL PROCEEDS will go directly to Kelly Gray. 

In return for your precious donation you will get:

One full family photo shoot
1-2 hours of photography time at up to 2 locations
All high resolution images from shoot + selection of professionally retouched images on a disk with all printing rights included (25-35 professionally retouched)
Black and white and color versions of each retouched image
One 11x14 professional print mounted on styrene

Once again, please email me with any questions and with your bids at 

And if you aren't able to bid but would like to help please share the offer with anyone and everyone!

To read more about Troy and Kelly or find other ways you can help, please visit and search "troygray".

Thank you all!!

Families, Families, Families: San Diego Family Photographer, Phoenix Family Photographer

Please excuse my sparse posts these days....I've been trying to keep up with ALL these cuties and so many more (not to mention my own!). Tis the season for family pictures!! As always, can't wait to share all the fun things I've been working on and will soon! So many weddings and engagements and families still to be shared--this is just scratching the surface...for reals! Stayed tuned, but for now here are some more sneak peeks.....

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Look who I got to meet this weekend. 
My sweetest niece 
Estelle Mae. 

Have you ever seen two more beautiful ladies?
Hoggin' the gene pool I tell ya. :)

Oh what I would give to not have hundreds of miles between us.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Sneak Peek for Arwen.....

Just had to get a quick peek up for this patient couple. LOVED, LOVED their shoot! Can't wait to show more!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Happy November

And a quick peek for Theresa & Steve at their fabulous engagement session I'm currently swooning over. Aren't they lovely?

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

 Hope you had a spooky time! We sure did!
And since I was lucky to even get a couple pictures of my Halloween kiddies since they like to run circles around me when the camera comes out, I figured I share a couple quick snaps. I just can't get enough Halloween!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Baby Scarlett

Newborns really just are the sweetest.
This pretty girl is such a lucky gal. She has 3 big brothers and an awesome Mom and Dad. She is gonna be one loved little lady!
Here are just a few from our session: