Archive for January, 2010

I made it to week 4! Who else is surprised? ; )

Some hilights this week:

Day 23: My aunt had a very fun retirement party at a dueling piano bar, so fun!

Day 25: Another day at “Mickey’s House”, as Eric likes to call it.

Day 27: I think this is the first, and possibly only, picture I will ever get of Eric in his “brobee” beanie. He isn’t really a fan of hats, but a little bribery goes a long way.  ; )

Day 28: We had Chipotle (yum!) today for lunch with Kingston’s favorite redhead, Jenn.


Stay tuned to the blog over the next few days, I’m going to be announcing a casting call!




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I had the pleasure of photographing sweet 9 day old D this afternoon. I met her mommy, daddy, and brother for their maternity session a few weeks ago, and was pretty excited when I received the phone call letting me know she had arrived.

I seriously think I have the best job ever. I love being there to document one of the very first days of a brand new life, and rocking little D to sleep today (and she did sleep for me!) was no exception.

E&R, enjoy your sneak peek!




I love this vintage chair in their home, and seriously wanted to take it home with me!


Once she woke, she wasn’t too sure what to think of me and my big camera ; )





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Rebecca: That last image is FABULOUS! She looks like she's just begging for smooches!

Antie Cindy: Delilah is so precious enjoy your wonder bundle of Love.......... I cant wait to holder.

Grandma O'Brien: What a precious baby! She is beautiful!

Bernice Heinrich: She is soo beautiful!!, what great pictures! Enjoy every moment as they grow so fast. hive her a big kiss for me!!

Sweet 11 day old Micah was a dream model for me today. He was SO sleepy for me and my camera!

I usually never share this many images on a sneak peek, but I just could not help myself this time. I enjoyed posing him so much!

F & D, it was so nice meeting you today. Thank you for welcoming me into your home. Enjoy your (large) sneak peek!
















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Better late posting this than never!

My little man turned 4 months on January 21st. Eeek, time is flying by!

Here’s some hilights this week

Day 15: Disneyland with some girlfriends and my sister. Too bad I was sick! Bleh!

Day 16: My oldest friend (since grade school!) and Kingston

Day 17: My husband’s grandparents anniversary

Day 18: My beautiful niece Kennedy came over for her 6 month pictures

Day 19: Daddy reads to Eric

Day 20: The captain of our local hockey team, the Reign, with yours truly.

Day 21: Little K on his 4 month birthday! : )


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Let’s do something to help the residents of Haiti.

 There are many incredibly brave men and women who are out there volunteering their time and risking their lives to help. Let us at home show our support through small donations.

I’m teaming up with Michelle of PinkleToes Photography, Lyndsay Stradtner of Life in Motion Photography, and many photographers around the country. Together, we’re going to try to do something to help. But, we need you, too! Here’s the deal:

You and your sweetheart could win a romantic photo session at dusk in the city of Claremont!

  • This session will be photographed by myself and will  be held the weekend of Friday, February 5th-Sunday, February 7th.
  • Session is for up to 2 adults and will last between 1-2 hours.
  • Winner will also receive 25 fully processed, high resolution images on CD. Print to your heart’s content!


How to win:

  • Make a MINIMUM donation of $10 to the American Red Cross Haiti Relief Fund.
  • Forward a copy of your receipt to
  • All entries must be RECEIVED by midnight (Pacific Time) on January 30th.
  • Winner will be drawn and notified at random on February 1st.
  • You can enter as many times as you’d like, but each entry must be the minimum $10 donation.

Other details:

  • Session participants must sign a model release.
  • Session must be held in Claremont on the dates specified above.
  • If the winner does not claim his/her prize by Feb. 1st or cannot claim the prize, then another winner will be drawn.

But wait! There’s more!

If you are a photographer and would like to hold your own Helping Hearts event to help Haiti, please contact us ASAP so we can send you everything you need to get started!

And PLEASE blog, Tweet or share this link on Facebook! You can also follow Helping Hearts on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook

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You may remember these lovely parents-to-be. Well, little R made his entrance to the world on January 3rd!

I could not believe how wide awake and alert he was for such a young baby! He wanted nothing to do with sleeping, and was perfectly content just taking in his surroundings.

Congrats again T&G, your boy is gorgeous!







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My niece, Kennedy, came over the other day for her 6 month photo session. I cannot believe she is already half a year! This little peanut was all mostly smiles for me. She was so proud to show off her new skill of sitting up!

Here’s a few (er, or a bunch more) of my favorites!







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oneshotbeyond: she is way too cute!!!

I met with sweet Gavin and his family for his newborn session. It’s hard to remember them being this tiny.

It was nice meeting you M famiy, enjoy your sneak peek!

(this one is just for daddy!)





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Week 2

January 15, 2010

I made it two weeks so far! 50 more to go!


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Jenn: Congrats!

I met up with David and Ann today for their maternity session. Ann was glowing. She is really all belly, and due in only three weeks! I cannot wait to meet their baby girl and find out what her name is.

A&D, it was fun hanging out today. Family, friends (and lurkers too!), 15 comments and I will gift a 5×7 print to the new family. : )


Til next time











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