Monthly Archives: October 2008

Sneak Peek…

For the mama in Seattle who has been waiting patiently for her sneak peek… it’s not quite ready yet. But, so as not to disappoint, here’s a little something to tide you over in the meantime.Â:)

Happy Monday!

Quick Peek at a new session…

I was uploading a session from today and had to post these instant favorites. Cassette is just so darn cute!

Mini-session: Brittany & Sydney

The same day I met with Sharlyn and the James’ gang, I had a mini-session with Brittany and her 10-week old daughter, Sydney. As soon as I met them, I knew I was going to have fun shooting them. Brittany is absolutely gorgeous, inside and out. She adores her daughter and is loving this time as a first-time mom. And Sydney is everything a baby should be… From her gorgeous baby-blues down to her teeny-weeny toes. I had to seriously curb my impulse to nibble on those cheeks!

Brittany & Sydney, thank you so much for hanging out with me in the park! You were up for anything I asked and these shots came out so fantastic! (It also helps that we have such awesome autumn light here in SoCal!)

Here are a few of my favorites…

The James’ Boys

I met Sharlyn at a girls’ summer camp when I was 12. That was, umm, many years ago.:)

Once camp was over, with sleeping bags rolled up and cabins cleaned out, I figured my new found friends would remain only in my memories of summer fun. But Sharlyn lived near me and attended my church, although her family met in a different building. Eventually, we attended the same high school and were in some of the same classes. Our siblings were all about the same age and while we all became close, Sharlyn and I became inseparable. There was something so fun about this red-headed, freckle-faced girl with a wicked sense of humor that just made you want to stick around and hear her next joke, help her plan her next party, or just see what she was going to do next.

Over the years we grew up and while things changed, we were still there for each other. I was there when she met the man who would become her husband (there is an awesome shot of me at her reception, jumping about 5 feet in the air to catch the wedding bouquet) and when her first child was born. She’s been with me through various relationships and apartments and is always someone I can confide in. In short, she is super-awesome.

Sharlyn now has four little boys and it has been awesome to watch them grow up and see how their personalities have taken shape. They also have a ton of energy and their varied interests take them in four different directions. When I asked her to photograph them, I was ready for the challenge. I thought to myself, “If I can photograph them, I can photograph anybody.” And though I was seriously exhausted by the end of our session, I have never had more fun.

Thank you Sharlyn, Logan, Farrell, Cole and Parker. I had a blast spending the afternoon with you in the beautiful autumn light. Here are just a few of my favorites.

Back from the Pacific Northwest!

I’m back from vacation and have to admit that I left a piece of my heart in Seattle. Although it refused to rain while I was there, the air was crisp, the clouds were dramatic, the people were fantastic and the trees were on fire. It was beautiful and just what I needed. I have a lot to catch up on… the wedding and a couple of sessions to process, in addition to emails and such. In the meantime, enjoy this peek at some of the fall foliage!