Friday, December 31, 2010

{Happy 1st Birthday, Fergalicious!}

We love our little" Fergalicious." Though her real birthday was sometime this month, I couldn't let it go by with out capturing her 1st birthday portraits. With the potty training days behind us and her chewing on every moving object has come to a somewhat stop, we are truly enjoying the joys of owning a Jack Russell Terrier. We continue to be amazed at how quick and smart these dogs are. When she was just a few months old, we had her sitting, rolling over, begging and crawling on the floor as they are naturally eager to learn and play. The only thing she hasn't learned all to well is to come but we are working on that one. Fergie also seems to have boundless energy and what seems like tiny springs attached to her feet! Amazingly, there are many quiet moments with her as well where she cuddles and is the perfect little companion for everyone. The boys are extremely fond and attached to her and shower her with affection and kisses all the time, especially my middle son,Trevor. He asks her daily...
"Fergie, aren't you the cutest little doggie in the whole world?"
I'm biased but I guess I have to agree with him. She is pretty darn cute!
To celebrate, I thought it was only appropriate to head on over to Bark Place in Aptos where we picked up a cute birthday bandana and one of their famous doggie cookies. Not only did the cookie look like a real cookie, they taste like one too! I was told by our friends at the Bark Place that all of their cookies can be consumed by dogs and humans. They are all made from natural ingredients even the yogurt frosting. They are almost too pretty to eat and we had a huge selection to chose from like pizza slices, sprinkled donuts and cupcake shapes. We finally settled on the largest doggie cookie they had. After posing for pics and working for her birthday treat, we finally let Fergie have her cookie. We thought it was kind of funny how she pranced around with it for a few minutes, unsure of what to do with it and then finally bit it in half. Luckily, we made sure she didn't eat it all at once. We didn't want a sick puppy on New Years Eve.

Happy 1st Birthday, Fergie!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

{Merry Christmas!}

May your season be bright with many fun delights!
A Very Merry Christmas To Everyone!
From Designs By Tonya {Photography}

I will be taking a much needed vacation from now until January 10th. I will, however, be responding to emails periodically during that time and will officially open my books after January 10th, 2011.

Oh yes! Miss Fergie says...
Happy New Year too!
Woof! Woof!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

{One More For 2010}

My final session of 2010 took place last night. What a perfect ending to a wonderful year of business for me. I was just so happy that the weather finally cooperated for this family. They were so patient as this was our 3rd attempt to get some family photos. Every weekend for the past 3 weeks have been horrible rainy days. I think they will find that the results were worth the wait.
G Family,
such a pleasure getting to know your family a little more last night. Enjoy your sneak peek and I will be in touch real soon with more of your gallery.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


When this family contacted me, they wanted a beach setting for some casual posed and unposed shots. We couldn't have picked a more spectacular evening for this session. We may have been just lucky but we all were in awe of it. It was all we could do but stop and just take it all in as it changed every few minutes due to the cloud coverage. If that wasn't timing, we were also treated to watching dolphins swim in the surf. I mean, how cool is that? It's moments like these that makes me so happy to live here.
P Family, you all were spectacular too! So nice to meet you and hoping we can make this an event every year for your family :) Enjoy your sneak!
MANY MORE to come in your gallery. I can't wait for you to see the rest!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

{Jackson & Family}

This new family joined me tonight to get some holiday shots with their sweet pooch, Mr. Jackson. Newly married, these folks wanted to capture some casual shots for Christmas cards this year and ones that show how happy they are as a blended family. Mr. Jackson was all to happy to make his appearance with a few scooby snacks as bribes as well as a few kisses here and there. I am tickled how they all turned out and refrained from posting more as I want to surprise them with their gallery pictures.
For is just a tease.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

[The C Family}

Love this little family so much. Mom and Dad have been friends of ours for many years. One of the many faces we miss from our home town. When my friend contacted me to do some more candid style portraits of them while we were in town for Thanksgiving, I was all too thrilled to do so. The visit left me longing for more time with them and we all are looking forward to our time in the snow this winter. Thanks C Family for the fun and the wonderful glass of wine afterwards. I wish every session would end like this one. Enjoy your sneak peek!
Miss S, thank you for the beautiful coffee cup. I am having tea in it right now and it is so lovely. You are a total sweetheart my dear God child.
I love you mucho!