Thursday, December 30, 2010


Here are just two expressions from my sweet girls...

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Scoping out Claremont

Here's a few pictures from an afternoon in Claremont...

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

365 Project - Through the Eyes of a Child

Here's today's post for my 365 project.  The theme today is "Through the Eyes of a Child".  A few years back Katelyn asked Santa for a very specific gift:  a snow globe with Santa and all his reindeer flying through the sky.  I hadn't the foggiest idea how Santa would ever be able to create or find such a creation, but miracles happen and he fulfilled her wish exactly.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

San Diego Wedding

What a surprise when I found out that a new friend, Tricia Swift, from my Valle Vista Bunco group is a wedding photographer.  I was even more surprised when she offered to let me go along as her assistant on an upcoming wedding in San Diego.  The big thrill was that we were going to be taking pictures on the beach in Laguna (something I was really looking forward to).  The bummer was that rain was forecast for the big day.  After a quick change of location, Trish found a fantastic spot in La Jolla.  While the clouds were a bit foreboding, we never even saw a drop.  Here's a few fun shots from the day...

This very sweet couple, Katie and Jake, were so willing to do whatever to get some really great shots!

Trish tried her hand at some cool urban poses.

Thanks so much Trish for a great day!  I had a ball.  It's great to see someone that really loves what they do.  Tricia Swift is fantastic with people.  She works so quickly and makes it all look so fun.  If you want to check out Tricia's site go to:

Friday, December 17, 2010

MOMS Club Holiday Party

I had the joy of attending my MOMS Club Holiday Party & Cookie exchange this morning.  So many cute kiddos.... some eager to pose and other cuties way more interested in the fun going on in the room with all the other kids.  Here's a few cute shots from today.

What a surprise I had a few weeks ago when my very sweet friend, Sarah Patterson, asked if I would take a few pictures at our MOMS Club Holiday Party.  She has been quite inspirational in my endeavor to launch my photography business.  Sarah herself has recently started a new business creation called Marshmallow Mama specializing in gourmet seasonal marshmallows.... and let me just say they are amazing!  Here is my very creative friend Sarah...

Here are a few more friends that were gracious enough to pose for me...

This is my amazing friend Kursten and her two playful boys.  She's doing a fab job keeping our club fun and exciting this year.

I have so enjoyed getting to know my friend CeCe better this last year in book club.  She has a remarkable life story and has such a heart and compassion for doing the Lord's work.

To all my friends in MOMS Club.... thanks for letting me have some fun this morning capturing some cute shots of your kiddos!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

After school with Ty

Here's a few from a fun time today with Tyler.  My fantastic kid loves history.  It's great that our city has a fun story to it's beginning.  Murder, never-found-treasure, and land that was fabulous for vineyards is all of what Rancho Cucamonga started off with.  Pretty interesting discovering what is right in our own backyard. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Two Year Old at the College

We started off the day with a little dress-up.  This wasn't a mommy inspired shot... it just so happened that Meg dressed up in a Belle dress and was bending down in our kitchen looking at her high heels.  I love her sweet expression.

Later in the day we took off for a photo adventure.  What an amazing campus the Claremont Colleges are.  We had so much fun this morning exploring the grounds and looking for fun places to take pictures. 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

365 Project - Kitchen

Here's another two for my "in the kitchen" series for my forum group.  Although the still-life photos are pretty boring, they don't blink, squirm or wiggle like my kiddos do!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

365 Project - Kitchen

For my 365 Project the theme this week is kitchen.  I tried a number of different experiments with fast and slow shutter speeds.  Here's what we came up with for today.  Thanks for the suggestion, Tim!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Fall in December

Well... fall is finally in full swing here.  Here's a picture of my cutie.  She is always such a willing model for her mama with the camera.

Friday, December 3, 2010

365 Project - Red

 Our Christmas tree is decorated and ready for train-play beneath 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Playdate with Friends

We had a great morning with this very fun mom and her boy.  Wow!  Is she ever talented.  I loved capturing this mom and her cutie in a snuggling moment. 

Perhaps an aspiring landscaper...

Thanks so much for a fun morning!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Candles.... another 50mm, f/1.8 project

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Project 365 -Red

Today's focus for the 365 Project is the color red.  Here's the way I chose to emphasize the color. 

I couldn't help but capture my cutie peddling up the street.  She is actually getting really good at riding.  When did she get so big?

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sisters.... A super special relationship

This is another post for my 365 Project on relationships.


50mm project - Pinecone

Megan and I went on a walk today to collect pinecones for a quick centerpiece.  

Friday, November 26, 2010

365 Project (Relationships) - Sisters

50mm project - Jumping for Joy

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Birthday Walk

My birthday this year happend to fall on Thanksgiving Day, which would ususally be pretty fantastic.  Unfortunately 2 out of 3 kiddos were sick.  The regular dinner at my parents was cancelled and we stayed home for a turkey dinner.  While the meal cooked Kate and I hit the sidewalk for a neighborhood walk to see what fun things we could shoot within a couple of blocks.

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