Tuesday, June 29, 2010

{Summer Camp}

When I was a kid, summer camp was never an affordable option for my family. My sister and I spent many summer days in the hot heat of the San Juaquin Valley, playing down the street with neighbors all day until dark. If we were lucky, we would be invited to take a swim over at a friends house who had a swimming pool or we would go to the community pool. Most of the time we just turned on the sprinklers. I secretly dreamed up getting to go to an all week summer camp. The only hint I got of what this may be like was in some movies. Kids staying in cabins with counselors, having campfires, and singing cum bah yah etc. Corny as it looked and sounded, I wanted to go. I wanted to eat yucky camp food and go on hikes and be free of my parents for a week or more. So it's a dream come true to live this vicariously through my children. My oldest got to go an all week over night camp three years ago and absolutely loved it! This summer it was my middle son's turn. I don't think he slept a wink the night before he was just so excited. Why wouldn't he be? I mean 6 nights and 5 full days away from nagging parents and the added bonus of being away with your 2 best buddies sounds like a blast, right?
As we dropped him off at camp last Sunday, I snapped off many photos but this one was the first. There is something about the look in his eyes that makes me want to just hug him just one more time! Oh sure, it could also mean "Stop it mom you are embarassing me" but I would like to just imagine that he is saying "Goodbye mom. I know you will miss me but I'm going to have fun! When I come back, I will have so many new experiences to share with you and it will be like you were with me." What I can say is that I'm so proud that I can give my children this experience. It's something I know they will never forget.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

{Black & White Sessions Just For Kids}


Black & White Mini Studio Sessions Just For kids



*15-20 minutes of studio time for up to 2 kids
(additional kiddos add $10 each)
*private online gallery with 10-15 black and white images presented
* choice of 2 (5 x 7) or 1 (8 x 10) of your favorite pose

***Additional prints or CD packages can be purchased a la carte**

Designed to capture my signature style of timeless black and white photography.
These sessions will take place on
Thursday **July 15th** at my home studio.
The following time slots are available...

*10:00 a.m. booked

These sessions book quickly and are meant for Kids Only. They may not be suitable for young babies and toddlers due to the time constraints. A $30 nonrefundable deposit is required to hold your session slot. This is due 2 days after booking your appointment. If you are not able to attend your session, you may use the $30 credit towards another regular session fee.
Contact me today for more details or to book your session time.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

{A Father's Day Session}

I'm always honored when a returning client asks me to do a family session. In this case, a Father's Day gift and graduation gift for her husband. They decided to go with one of my favorite locations where the light is sweet and the backdrops are glowing just an hour before sunset. There is nothing better than to witness and capture a families love as how I see it behind the lens. These parents absolutely adore their beautiful little girl and you can see it in how they take joy in watching her explore new things. I love that dad was so funny and a willing participant and it was very funny to see that he has passed some of that good humor down to his daughter. As the shoot ended and we were wrapping things up, his daughter made a bee line to the sucker we used as a prop for a few pics. The funny thing was, she had no idea what to do with it and had never even licked the sucker the entire session nor had she in her whole life experienced the taste of a sucker! So when she grabbed it and ran with it we all laughed hysterically! Thanks, P family! Such a true pleasure to capture some sweet moments for you.
Enjoy your sneak peek and

Thursday, June 17, 2010

{A Baby Brother for Mr. H}

Just a few...(well okay, A LOT) of a newborn session I shot today. This lil cherub turns 1 month old this weekend. You may remember his families maternity session a few months ago? BIG Brother and Little Brother were such a yummy pair. We had some fun with a darling hat that they brought along. An ETSY find I'm told and I'm sure to be on the hunt for one soon. It took him a little longer to get in a that sleepy mode I like so well but we managed to snap off these before nap time was over. Congrats S Family! May you enjoy every moment with your boys!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

{A Farewell Beach Session}

These sweet friends and neighbors are headed back to the East Coast next week. It's been a pleasure having them as neighbors, friends and team mates for the last year. Such a gorgeous family and truly the nicest people you will ever meet. I couldn't think of a better way to send them off than with a fun farewell beach session. I had such a blast with them last night! Thanks, G Family, for being such great sports and come back and see us sometime okay? We will miss you!