Wednesday, July 8, 2009

New Blog!

It's been so long since my last post... and one reason is because I've been working on putting together a NEW BLOG! I'm so excited to have a new blog finally! If you want to check out my latest shoots and what we've been up to come check it out, update your link, bookmark me, feel free to leave comments and visit as often as you'd like. This is where I'll be making all my future blog posts at!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Amber High School Senior

Where do I start with Amber? She is so dang cute! Seriously, do you ever remember being as cute in high school as some of these HS girls are these days?! While doing this shoot Amber had a guy hitting on her and asking if he could watch for a few minutes! Amber is so sweet, really genuine and super fun! At one point during our shoot she told me that she would do anything I wanted her to do and literally 2 seconds later she practically jumped into a tree! I guess being the youngest of 3 brothers would give you a spunky a side. Amber is going to study sign language in college, which I'm certain she'll do great with!

Amber's mom ordered a 24x36 of this print and it was adorable!!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

A Monumental Day...For us!

Today was a GREAT day!! Brian graduated from the ASU MBA Evening Program!! I am so proud of him! Not only is he graduating but he is graduating with nearly a 4.0. Working full-time, attending evening MBA courses and having a family is a lot to juggle all at once for 2 years! It's hard to believe that the day has actually come! We definitely had our rocky and not to mention crazy moments...well weeks but we're here and I believe stronger than ever! I am so excited to have Brian home at nights with us now!! Especially for Ellah Lu, who rarely had a chance to see her daddy during the week. It's hard to put into words what an accomplishment I feel like this is for Brian and for us. We've both learned and grown so much over these past two years. I've been making a long list of chores for Bri that he can now get started on!! Just kidding, Brian doesn't need any list, he usually needs to make them for me :)... Brian is one of the most motivated individuals I know. He will complete ANY project that he starts and will not stop (this is a hard one for me, sleep always gets the best of me). He is always willing to help out someone in need. He is dedicated at all that he sets out to do. He is constantly researching and taking the time to become well educated in topic that peeks even the slightest interest for himself or for anyone he knows. I love you Bri Babe!! I'm so proud of you!!

This past Wednesday President Obama spoke at ASU. And yes, Brian, myself, my dad (he flew in from TX to be with us), Brian's mom, and my sister-in-law attended this event even with all the craziness and people there. Obama's speech, putting aside any political views, was actually really great and motivating.

A couple of Bri's friends from the program

Thursday, May 14, 2009

A Family of 3

A month or two back Lihn contacted me about doing some family pictures for her. I was pretty booked up at the time but Lihn was going to be in town visiting from Ohio so I couldn't refuse knowing that we couldn't reschedule for further down the road... I'm so glad I had the opportunity to do this shoot because have you seen bigger eyes than the ones on this little guy?! He is so adorable, such beautiful skin and such a busy little guy! Mike and Lihn were so great to work with!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Sneak Peek for Rachel Anne

She's beautiful, sweet, fun, great sense of humor and more pictures to come soon!

Happy Mothers Day Yesterday!...Especially to my Mom!

Yesterday was a perfect mothers day! I got to sleep in, Ellah and Brian brought me breakfast in bed, a handmade bracelet, a bouquet of flowers picked from our house (Ellah's choice), and the best picture ever of Ellah and I picking flowers together. Ellah was so excited to do all of this and that's the best ever to watch, I felt spoiled by a 3 year old!

I'm so grateful for my own mom and for all the good memories she has given me!
Memories of My Mom Growing Up...

Spontaneous-I remember my mom would always get a crazy fun idea in her head like going to Disney Land in the middle of the day, in the middle of the week. Out of no where we would get called out of class and our mom and dad would be there to pick us up and take us to Disney Land!

Dogs-My mom loved buying new dogs. I don't think we ever had more than two at a time but it seemed like we went through Tons of pet dogs growing up!

Houses-My mom always something new and adventurous. I think the tally is 20 houses that I lived during my growing up years!! I married someone who lived in the same house his whole life...

Fun- My mom was fun! (If you can't tell from the previous things about her). I remember any time we lived in a 2 story house my mom would cut up a card board box and go sliding down the stairs with us on it!!

Shopping- My mom LOVES, LOVES, LOVES to shop!! Even if it's shopping for someone else and not herself in anyway, she just loves to shop, for anything! Growing up it was so much fun because she would randomly let one of us kids stay home with her and we would spend the entire day shopping and going out to lunch together.

Compassionate- You will never meet someone more compassionate and willing to help a person struggling in need whether physically, mentally or emotionally. My mom will ALWAYS be there to share her love and support no matter what. She LOVES to SERVE others.

Cooking- My mom is the best cook! She always has something good to eat at her house, which is usually a little dangerous but delicious! Th is is an area that I unfortunately didn't inherit from her...

Smarts- My mom is very good in the math, logic area. I always struggled with math and she always knew how to help me figure out the right answer with my homework.

I am so grateful for my mom, she has been such a great example to me! I'm grateful for her easy going personality that is a constant reminder to me to slow down and do something spontaneous! She is the best grandma to Ellah Lu and we love her always and forever!!

Happy Mothers Day!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Mr. Personality

So I've been a total blog slacker. After returning home on Sunday from two weeks of vacation to CA and TX it's been a crazy busy week! Don't we all need a vacation from our vacations?! Or maybe I was just enjoying a no responsibility a little too much :)...

Now on to my post... A few weeks back, before vacations, I did a senior shoot of this handsome guy, Shea. Can we just say Mr. Personality?! He was so much fun and goofy as ever! I loved doing this shoot! And just to fill you in, this is Kaitlyn's older brother. Personality, good looks and fun must run in the family! I just loved doing pictures for these two, they were so great and enjoyable to be around! And I also wanted to give a shout out to Milanos Music Store and tell them thanks for letting us borrow a guitar during our shoot. Shea is very musically talented and we wanted some pictures showing off his guitar skills!

Later that night after our shoot together I got an email from Shea's mom, Kim (did I mention how great she is too honestly!), saying that Shea old her he wants me to be his wife! He dropped the subject after his mom let him know I was taken... I love it! I can imagine that he's a big flirt! Here's a few from our shoot...