Saturday, September 27, 2008

Amanda and Frankie | Redlands, California | Engagement Photographer

I had the pleasure of shooting Amanda and Frankie's engagement session. These two are so sweet!

Here is a very quick sneak peak!

Engagement Session

Engagement Session

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

More from Sunday's TTD | Redlands, California | Wedding Photographer

Just wanted to put up a few more of my favorites from Sunday

Playing Cinderella

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New Pricing!

Well ladies and gentlemen, it is that time again. My pricing will be having a complete overhaul shortly. I am changing my packages around to better benefit you! Soo be on the look out within the next week of my website and pricing having some major changes. Also be on the look out for a fun and exciting new announcement!


Trash the Dress Session | Redlands, California | Wedding Photographer

I had an amazing and fun TTD session with Shannon! We headed over to the University to get some amazing shots. If I thought this bride was fun even before her wedding with all the stress and everything, you can only imagine how much fun we had after her wedding when she wasn't under a ton of stress!!! It was a blast!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

The Holiday Season

WOw I can't believe that the holiday season is fast approaching! I am looking forward to this Christmas so much this year! Rory will almost be 3 and this may just be the first christmas she will remember! I can't wait to see how excited she gets. They are already putting up Christmas stuff at Target and she got super excited over some penguins that light up! SOOOO CUTE!!! Logan doesn't talk like Rory but his eyes get really HUGE when he sees those lights! I can't wait to drive down the streets and see all the houses lit up :)

Well with the holiday season fast approaching this also means that my available times for weddings and other sessions are filling up fast! If you are getting married this November/December than now is the time to book your wedding! I only have a handful of days available so make sure to get in contact soon to ensure that your wedding date is available :)

Also a quick reminder for those who want to get Christmas cards done. It is best to do your holiday session between late September and early November, this is so we can make sure your pictures are edited and your cards are ready to be in the mail by early December. Due to the business of Holiday weddings, I am only accepting a limited number of Holiday Sessions. So if you are interested in having one done, the sooner you book your date the better!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Private School

I just signed up for [b] school private school. I am totally excited! I've already made contacts with a few photographers and can't wait to get to know them all! Soo excited! I hope to see some other locals come on board shortly!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

What exactly IS editing????

This is a question I've gotten a lot from people. It is hard for me to explain how much nicer an edited image looks versus a non edited image. I made a post a while back about the importance of editing, but it is so far in the archives I figured I'd just post one again :)

Editing consists of many things. Editing is basically the work that happens after taking the picture, you know the behind the scenes stuff. Unedited pictures are fine, but editing just adds to the beauty of an image. Editing consists of cropping and adjusting the contrast, lighting, converting to black and white, doing selective coloring, taking out any blemishes as well as changing the tone of an image, and the occasional fixing of an unsightly bulge (even the skinniest people can turn funny and get something that looks a bit off, well I'll fix that when I can). While a non edited picture looks perfectly fine, once you see the edited version you can't believe the difference! (You will never be able to look at the original the same again) :p

When you order a custom album you get all of the images that are placed in the album fully edited. Editing can be very time consuming which is one of the factors as to why the custom albums are more expensive.

Here is just one example of an edited picture versus non edited

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

New Albums!!!

I am really excited to announce the arrival of custom albums! These albums come nice and big at 10 inches by 10 inches. Each album will contain FULLY edited images, not only are you getting a beautiful album you are getting the highest quality images possible!

CLICK HERE for sample album

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Woohoo Halloween is Coming!

We bought the kids their halloween costumes today. We took them to Ontario Mills today and visited Children's Place. We showed them the costumes and they both picked out their own. It was really cute. Since Logan is still so young we showed him a penguin or a teddy bear and let him choose between the two. He got all excited and picked the teddy bear. For Rory I showed her a lot of costumes and she wanted to be a flower (remind you of anyone???) HA HA family inside joke sorry. I'm sure I'll take some in studio pics later but I just wanted to snap a few today :)

Awwww sad lil flower (not really she was just watchin tv)

She looks so sad in this picture :( She was really just watching tv
Awwww sad lil flower (not really she was just watchin tv)

Don't Feed the Bears... oops! I guess this one is okay to feed cuz at least he is cute and doesnt have very many teeth :)
Don't feed the bears. . .

Don't feed the bears. . .

Thursday, September 4, 2008

I Love My kids

I ordered Rory a dress from a girl I've known for a while now. Her name is Amy and she is awesome at making clothes! Her website is an etsy shop Baby Threads Boutique. Rory loves her little dress she thought it was the prettiest thing ever. I was trying to get a nice full length picture of Rory but she was too busy cuddling with her baby brother on the couch watching tv. Speaking of the baby brother, Logan is such a sweetheart. He has just learned to climb on the couch and when he does he acts like he has just climbed Mount Everest. It is just so dang adorable! He is so cute, he climbs up there and gets this big huge smile like LOOK MOMMY I DID IT!!! Well I was trying to get a picture and how could I pass up this photo opportunity.

watching movies together

I always prefer black and whites of my kids :)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Where does the time go!

I really do mean that! I am sitting her on my computer about ready to go to bed and I realize WOW it seems like I JUST got home. Then before I know it it's time for bed and time to start another day! I hate going to bed because I know as soon as I wake up its off to my morning job, I hate leaving in the morning because my little girl is almost always awake. Just this morning she was crying for some juice. I went to the kitchen got her a glass of water and gave it to her and laid her back to bed. She said "mommy bed" meaning she wanted me to lay down in the spare bed in her room. I told her no sweetie Mommy has to go to work. She cried a little and said NO MOMMY MOMMY BED! It breaks my heart that I couldn't just cuddle up with her in bed and go back to sleep. She is growing up so fast and I'm never going to get back these times when she is just so sweet and so innocent. I love her so much and I look forward to the day that I can quit my "day" job and just stay home with her and Logan and concentrate on them and photography. *sigh* ~My husband applied for a new job and interviewed on Thursday, I'm sure we will hear something back anytime. Please keep your fingers crossed and say a little prayer that he gets it!