Thursday, November 27, 2008

{So Much to Be Thankful For}

Happy Thanksgiving!

There are so many things in life that I have to be thankful for. My family, my home, my goofy basset hound Charlie, my friends ... the list goes on and on.

But the one thing I'm REALLY thankful for this year is the health of my almost-two-year-old son, Cade.

In September of 2007, Cade was diagnosed with Neuroblastoma, a form of childhood cancer. I am very thankful, that on this Thanksgiving Day, I can say that my son is currently cancer free.

He brings so much joy to my life. His laughter is contagious, his personality is hysterical, his love for life is fierce, and when he wraps his little arms around my neck and says "mama" I just completely melt.

Only a mother (or father) can really understand the love you have for your child. I look at him daily and thank God for the gift He has given to me and my husband. So, on this Thanksgiving Day, I encourage all of you to hug your little ones a little tighter and be thankful for each day you have with them. Each day we have is a gift. My prayer for you today is that you never take one breath for granted.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

{Holiday Portrait Sessions - Round Two}

Here comes round two of the Holiday Portrait Sessions!

What a FUN day I had with all of these families. To start with, they were all absolutely gorgeous. It's families like these that make my job so very easy. :) On top of being insanely beautiful, everyone was so much fun and I had an absolute blast. The weather was perfect, the location was beautiful, the kiddos cooperated ... what more could you ask for? :)

I hope you all enjoy your sneak peek!

Seriously people ... am I the only one who wants to pinch his little cheeks?

I couldn't decide which of the following two photos I should post on my blog. They are both so sweet ... so I decided to post both!

How GORGEOUS is this family??

I love this dress!

This is one of my favorite images of the day

I loved watching this family ... the older brother and sister were SO sweet to their baby sister

Another favorite image from the day ...

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I'm so excited that it's FINALLY beginning to look and feel like Fall here in San Diego. Today I met up with 8 month old Mikayla (and her fun parents of course) at this great little place by my house. I was thrilled when I showed up and there were actually leaves on the ground and get this ... it was actually a bit on the chilly side! It seems like I've been waiting for weeks for it to begin feeling like Autumn. I think Mikayla is definitely an Autumn girl ... Fall colors make this sweet girl even more beautiful than she already is. :)

Here's a sneak peek for mom and dad!

Quite the Daddy's Girl :)

Jeff and Joy - you have such a beautiful family. Thanks for allowing me to capture your sweet baby girl!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


If I had to use one word to describe little Miss Reagan it would be "delectable." Her awesome red curls are to die for and she is just the sweetest, most inquisitive little lady in the whole wide world. At one point she decided to sit in my lap and take a look at the photos that I had taken of her on my camera. It was at that moment that I decided I wanted to take her home. hahaha. Oh yes, and her parents were pretty darn cool too. :)

Chasing bubbles ...

This one cracks me up ... I'm not sure if she's pointing to me, or giving me the "Loser" sign. hahaha. If you were born in the 80's you know exactly what I'm talking about.

I am LOVING this one

Thanks for such a fun session! Reagan is BEAUTIFUL!

Monday, November 17, 2008

{JC and Roman}

Here are a few more photos from the session I had on Saturday with JC and Roman, two of the most gorgeous little boys I have ever seen. I really think they are destined to be famous some day. :) The whole family was so incredibly sweet and down to earth. I could have spent hours with them!

Gustin Family, thanks for such an awesome time. Here's your sneak peek!

How COOL are these red shoes??

I LOVE this photo ... there's just something about JC holding on to his father's hands and his intense stare. This could be my new favorite image. :)

And NOW we know how JC and Roman turned out so gorgeous ... here's mom and dad!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

{One Final Image for the Night}

Be sure to check back tomorrow because there will be MUCH more of this awesome duo:

{Love Personified}

Remember this gorgeous maternity shoot from last month? Well look who has arrived! Meet Gwendalynn Mae. I was given the opportunity to photograph Miss Gwendalynn on Friday and it brought back so many memories from when Cade was a newborn. All the emotions and love that go into caring for one tiny human being who solely depends on you for everything in life. Life is such an amazing miracle.

I love the wink, hahaha

Saturday, November 15, 2008

{Dominic and Sammy}

Dominic and Sammy ... so squishy, squeezable, and sweet. (Try saying that 5 times fast!) I had a blast photographing these two little guys on Thursday along with their parents. It almost makes me want to have another one (just don't tell anyone I said that! hahaha.)

Here's a sneak peek for Mom and Dad ...