September 24, 2012


I find it funny that this is my hard to photograph child. I think I finally have her figured out!! 

These were test shots that I took before a client session... I just wanted to check the light, how the location would look. And since my big kid was with me, I had her be my test model. Usually these shots get deleted right away... but this time I forgot and I'm sure glad I did.

She thought I would delete these shots... she was not worried about how she posed or smiled... she was just her sassy self. I got HER in these shots... 100 percent! When I take her out on a planned session just for her, she can't relax like this.

And the second image... notice the body shape drawn in chalk? I sure hope that we weren't standing on a crime scene!! I didn't even see it until I started editing! How creepy is that??? It was probably just some kids playing with chalk, right? In an icky back alley... mhhhh... on a brighter note, I love how her skirt just happens to match the garbage containers... and her serious face, yup, love that too =D.

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September 22, 2012

Glimpse * Petaluma, CA Child Photographer

A little glimpse at today's session with darling Miss Z in Petaluma! I can barely keep my eyes open, but wanted to post a peek right away =)!

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September 15, 2012

Chickapee Creations

I love Chickapee Creations, it's no secret. I think Heather is one of the best headband creators out there =). So of course I'm always delighted when she asks if I have time to shoot for her. Go check her out, she's so talented!

These were taken on a super windy day. Don't ask why I thought it would be a good idea to try a tent scene... obviously I can be a little stubborn and this WIND was not going to ruin my vision. In the end the wind won, it blew the tent over one too many times and I blew a gasket. Yup, I had a temper tantrum right there at the park and Grace had a good laugh at my expense. Oh, well, parents can loose it sometimes too!

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September 14, 2012

Pretty in Pink * Vacaville, CA * Family Photographer

I present to you, the lovely E Family! I loved spending an evening with them, getting to know their beautiful & bright little girls and capturing the love between them. 

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September 13, 2012

Playing! * Suisun City, CA * Children's Photography

If I ever feel like playing with my camera and need a model, all I have to say is "Let's go to Rush Ranch!" My girl loves this place!! It's close to home, but makes us feel like we're living the country life.  There's plenty of space to run around, plenty of critters to meet, plenty of fresh air to wind down.

On this pretty evening, I felt like playing with backlight and overcoming my fear of a bright sky. We arrived when the sun was just a tad up too high in the sky for my liking. But I did it and actually kinda, sorta like the result =D!!

My girl found a bunny... it must be the ranch's new pet. It couldn't have been a wild one, since it hopped right up to my girly and followed her around. And of course we had to visit the horses. I can't do a Rush Ranch post without a horse picture ;-). 

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September 12, 2012

Shelby * Sacramento, CA * Children Family Photography

I met Shelby and her mom in Old Town Sacramento last April (yes, I'm just NOW blogging about an April session... life gets busy ;-). We really had so much fun! Shelby is a ray of sunshine with a perfect dose of goofiness! We took some mommy & me images as well, but mom is a little shy... so all you get to see is her hand ;-). 

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