Tuesday, August 9, 2011

{New Blog!}

This is a bitter sweet post for me as I say goodbye to my old blogsite. It has served it's purpose for me for the past 3 years but as my business is growing and my work changing, I felt it was a necessary to highlight my work in a more professional format. With that said, I proudly introduce my new blog site. There will be a link to bring you back here so I won't entirely shut this site down. My new site still needs some tweaking so bare with me as I iron out all the wrinkles. Thank you dear blog followers for making the switch.
I appreciate all your support.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

{A Little Socal in Norcal}

This session had to go down as one of my favorite beach sessions to date. This very sweet mom contacted me a few weeks ago wanting to capture some family photos down at the beach for a special father's day gift for her husband while they were in town from Southern California. They must have brought Socal weather with them as the weather was unusually warm especially in August when beach sessions here are always dicey due to the crazy marine layer we get. Lucky them and lucky me! I could not have asked for a better day or a better family. Not only were they beautiful people but they were fun to work with and game for some of my silly ideas. Here is just a snippet of our time together.
Thank you S Family!
Enjoy your sneak peek!
Xo, T

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

{Email Down}

Hello! Just returned from vacation to my email being down so bare with me as it should be up after today. If you need to contact me regarding an appointment or want more info about a session, please call me at 831.251.8832.
Otherwise, it may be a day or two before I can get back to you.
On another note...I have so much to share with you. I just returned from an incredible newborn workshop. I will be sending out a newsletter soon with some new details about my newborn sessions as well as some info on early booking your Fall family sessions for the holidays. All those details will be mailed out to my existing clients first and then I will open up my books for Sept-November for the general public.
Also, if you know of anyone due in September or October please have them contact me as soon as possible to hold the dates surrounding baby's due date. I only book 3 newborn sessions a month and they are filling up very fast these days.
Stay tuned for my new blog which should be up and running in a week or two. There, I will have more fabulous images like this one from my workshop. Enjoy!
Xo, T

Thursday, July 14, 2011

{Sleepy Time Baby}

Meet Mr. C. Just 9 days old today and born the day after the 4th of July. It took just a little bit to get him to sleep but once we got him a little drunk on mama's milk and all warm and cozy, he was a goner. He slept for our 2 hour session and was a real trooper and a sweet poser for me. Just loved his little sleepy time expressions and noises so I thought I would post a few of them today as a sneaky peek. Thanks for coming to see me with big brother today. More to see soon in your private gallery. Enjoy!

Friday, July 8, 2011

{Born To Ride}

Isn't he a cute peanut? His mommy and especially daddy, have been planning this session for 9 months now! No lie! LOL! I've always wanted the opportunity to do something like this on a motorcycle with a newborn and lucky me, Baby J's daddy happens to be a motorcycle man! To our sweet delight, not only did this little guy fully cooperate sitting on daddy's ride, he actually smiled for us. Not just one smile but about a half a dozen of the cutest tongue out smiles I think I've ever seen! I guess you could say that he was just born to ride! Chris & Amy, thank you for sharing you cute little peanut with me today. More yummy images to share in your gallery real soon. Until then, enjoy the peeky peek of your little guy! He rocked the camera today and I can see why you are so smitten with him ;)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

{Papafloppa & Company}

On a very warm and beautiful July afternoon, I set out for Capitola to capture some wonderful memories for a dear client and friend of mine. She wanted to capture some pictures of her father and mother with all of their grandchildren. So I came prepared for what may happen for a group that ages span from 9 years old to 10 months. Quite the task but a complete joy for me in so many ways. Before shooting, I had a chance to chat with the oldest grandkids to get some dirt about why they think these grandparents are so great. They shared with me that Papa's nickname was "Papafloppa" for his couch flopping antics and that he likes to hide candy in strange places inside their cute cottage home. The children each told me with delight how fun it was to discover candy in a sock drawer and how they looked forward to discovering a new hiding place with each visit. Grandma was funny because she likes to say cute and colorful phrases ;) and that they all loved her laugh and funny stories. It's easy to see and feel the love they have for their children, grandchildren and anyone else who they welcome into their home. I love everything about them from their hands on grandparenting, how they laugh at themselves and to the sweet pet names they call each other. They make me want to be like them when I grow up and I know that is exactly how their children and grandchildren must feel about them too. Thank you for the wonderful afternoon M & M! I just adore you both! Enjoy the sneak peek and more to come real soon I promise! Keep living, loving and laughing!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

{Design Wednesday}

Just wanted to share a few photos of yet another tasteful display of my images from a wonderful client. The images in the nursery brought tears to my eyes as they turned out so great and I'm very honored that my work was displayed so beautifully. I believe all 4 images are wrap around canvases ordered through Bay Photo. They are my number one recommended lab and truly are helpful when it comes to making the most of your CD images. Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

{Ocean and Sun Newborn}

Let me start by saying how wonderful it is to capture tender moments for new clients and how lucky am I to meet such beautiful families. Today, I met the sweetest newborn who surprised me with her 4 week old sleepiness! She slept through most of our 2 hour session and I have never had an older newborn do that for me....simply amazing! At one month, this little Miss had some of the most yummy, squishy rolls and her hair so pretty that I just wanted to keep stroking it when I met her. Her parents were just so easy to work with and in complete ease with their new baby girl. I love her middle name, which means ocean and sun, and was thought of by her creative daddy who spends some of his free time abalone diving. The blanket in the last picture was made my grandma and the colors were a fantastic sentimental touch that I love to incorporate to these types of sessions. Thank you guys for bringing Miss I to me today. She was a peach and you two were just so awesome to work with.
Enjoy your sneak peek and way more to come
in your private gallery next week.

Monday, June 20, 2011

{A Country Thing}

Isn't my niece purrrdy? Not only is she so pretty but she is quite the budding actress who is finishing up a kids production of Mulan this summer. She has her sights set on doing more acting and perhaps modeling in the near future. Her bright and considerate demeanor will take her far in life. Really, the skies the limit for her at whatever she chooses to pursue.
Now, I will have to admit, her eye lashes make me a wee bit jealous. She will never have to wear a stitch of eye makeup as long as she lives! They are simply that stunning! Don't even get me started on her adorable freckles! I loved how this session turned out. I wanted to capture her personality in the setting in which she is growing up in. In her free time, she helps take care of dogs, cats, sheep and horses on her parents and grandparents ranch. The light was sweet and perfect for what I had in my head. Just the soft country feel I was hoping for.
Miss E., thanks for being such a great sport and doing all the silly things I asked of you. I love you and wish you luck with all your endeavors always.
Mucho love and xoxo too!
Aunt Tee Tee

Sunday, June 19, 2011

{A Happy Father's Day}

Happy Father's Day everyone!
May you enjoy or remember the father in your life.

Friday, June 10, 2011

{Life Is Sweet Mini Part II}

Life is sweet and even sweeter and crazier with 4 children!
I'm always in awe and completely amazed at how cool and calm and collected my friend is with her munchkins. Today was no exception. She managed to juggle our photo shoot amongst the ins and outs and the likes of electricians, gardeners (a.k.a Grandpa) and workers. Some how amongst this very busy day, we were able to pull off some very sweet and fun photos of her children and I am quite delighted at how they turned out. Love the hats and garden backdrop it all worked well with what we both had in mind for some shots that really showed off their super personalities. Thank you sweet K for giving me yet another opportunity to photograph your family. Looking forward to showing you the rest real soon. Enjoy!!!
Mucho xoxo,

Thursday, June 9, 2011

{Life Is Sweet Mini Part I}

Sometimes great sessions deserve 2 posts. This is the 1st of 2 peeks for my dear friend and loyal client. Every year I get the pleasure of documenting her yummy kiddos. I was so honored today to walk through her home and see all my work displayed so beautifully. Today was all about updating the walls as her youngest has grown up so much since our last time together. Now one, he is able to join in the sweet fun! Here is just a big tease and part I of our time together today. More fun with hats and mucho personality to come in my next blog post so stay tuned for that and what has to be one of the craziest mini sessions I have ever done!!!!!
XoXo, T

Saturday, June 4, 2011

{Sweet Baby Girl}

Newborns are amazing to me! They come to me usually within a small window of time after birth when they should be sleepy and still bendy from the womb. I love seeing these innocent souls curl up and sleep and every once in a while they present a challenge to me getting them in those sleepy curled up positions I love to capture but not this little Miss. She was perfect and slept and slept while mommy and I played with her. Maybe it's because she is a Gemini like myself and her mommy.
Creative, pleasing, and loyal ;)
Introducing Miss S. Just 12 days old and perfect in every way. Loved her and loved this session. Mommy came with the most adorable hats. The owl hat is from Etsy. Such a great find and I hear that it's her nursery theme. So cute!!!! Can't wait to show her family the rest of the images because there are SOOOO many! I even have some fun birth announcements planned to present to them which is one of my favorite things to do for my clients.
For now though, just a peeky peek of what's to come.
Enjoy C Family!