Monday, December 17, 2012

Big Bear Engagement

My husband and I rode in the back seats as  we and our anxious friend and his unsuspecting girlfriend headed up to Big Bear, camera equipment in tow. We were suppose to be doing a Christmas photo shoot but what she didn't know was that it would end in an engagement. And though the ride up had it's difficulties of fog, snow and tire chains the end result was perfect.  It was such an honor to be a part of this amazing time. While these two were in high school my husband mentored him and I had mentored her, and though we didn't bring them together it was crazy to be part of the first step of them never being apart. We love you both!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Big Bear

Even in the midst of the mountain's breathtaking landscape, my eye is drawn to a group of small leaves, covered by snow. I have a whole mountain to capture!...and yet I find myself kneeling, face almost to the ground so that I can capture a tiny little detail on the mountain's floor. This is where my heart is naturally drawn, but every once in a while there is a scene that takes my breath away. A scene that makes me grab my wide angle lens so that I can take in as much as possible. I wish I could take everyone to see the beauty I saw today but since I cannot, I have decided to bring a bit of the beauty to you.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Death Valley (B&W)

Not only does Death Valley offer some spectacular colors but also some wonderful textures. I had so much fun exploring the vast differences in landscape all around the valley. 

Death Valley (Artist's Palette)

When I was asked what I was doing over the Thanksgiving weekend, I would very excitedly answer "going to Death Valley!" The next question would always be "what's there to do in Death Valley?" I would just shrug. I had never been to Death Valley before, all I knew was that it was hot in the day, really cold at night and we were going to be with friends who had been there many times and would show us around. 

Turns out there is a lot to do and see! My favorite sight to see was (and dont' be fooled, I have a lot of favorites) Artist's Palette. I had no idea there was a place in this world that had green, pink and purple hills. It was beautiful!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Baby J

Nothing makes my nephew more happy then nakie time in water, so...we decided to capture a little of his bath time fun and all the happy faces he makes! It was a perfect way to end the family shoot as he was a bit tired but all smiles as soon as we let him play and splash around.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

M + C

Any moment now, M & C will be welcoming their little baby girl into the world. All their friends and family are waiting in anticipation and the happiness that these two are exuding is simply contagious. I am so excited for them and it was an honor to be able to capture these little moments before they officially become a family of three. 

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Baby L (part 2)

It was such a joy to capture so many precious moments with baby L. Here are a few of my favorites!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Baby L

Congratulations to A & R on their little bundle of joy! Here's a little preview of the cuteness captured during our wonderful shoot. There are so many pictures to choose from and I will definitely be putting a few more up soon but I just couldn't wait on these three. Hope you enjoy them! (and Mitzi if you are seeing these I hope you you like them! I am constantly going before the throne on your behalf. I hope your recovery is quick and that you can cuddle with this little one as much as you want!) 

Friday, August 31, 2012

A & R

I had the amazing pleasure of doing a maternity shoot for my good friends Andy and Rochelle. It was so much fun to see how much love they have for each other and for their little baby boy who they are so joyfully anticipating. 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Getty Villa: Fountain

One of my favorite spots at the Getty Villa is a beautiful side garden with a fountain. The fountain was filled with waterlilies, dragonflies, and some other beautiful plants. The fountain itself was decorated with some intense feline heads that made water flow from the top to the bottom of the fountain. I love that my husband let me spend time at this fountain to get the photographs that I wanted (He's amazing!).

Getty Villa: Dragon Flies

My husband and I were able to spend the whole day together on a wonderful date day! Our first stop was the Getty Villa and though pictures of the statues and flowers are still to come, my favorite part happened to be the dragonflies! I just love them! So here you go....Dragonflies of the Getty