Thursday, December 31

new year

happy 2010!
may the new year be filled with good health, good friends and good fortune.
wishing you all the best in the new year!

(image found on etsy.)

Sunday, December 27

happy birthday...

to me....
another year.  i can't believe it.
this past year was a good one....
i finished two half marathons and one full marathon.
i raised a whole bunch of money for team in training.
my brother is healthy after treatment for hodgkins lymphoma.
my business has grown. plus, i manage to have the best clients.
my kids are growing up to be such sweet people (at least i think so!).
my husband is still willing to put up with my craziness!
i have amazing friends and a wonderful family.

so, i am having a very happy birthday.  i am on vacation with my family.
this is one happy girl.

(image found here.)

Friday, December 25

merry christmas

to all of my readers who celebrate christmas,

i hope your holiday is full of family, friends, laughter and love.

(photo found on sweet paul)

Monday, December 14

giving is awesome - countdown

only a few more days until the cut-off date....if you want to submit an entry, please send an e-mail before the 20th of december.
check out the official details here: giving is awesome giveaway.

Sunday, December 13

bryant family

nap time was quickly approaching but we still managed to get a whole bunch of photos...
here are a few of my favorites...

Friday, December 11

Wednesday, December 9

sneak peek

another adorable family.....

Monday, December 7


a sneak peek for the aronson family...

Sunday, December 6

tucker family

i absolutely adore this family.  what more can i say?  i always enjoy time with the tuckers and mrs. tucker is one of my favorite friends.  maybe they should have another kid because the first three are awfully cute!  

Friday, December 4

another mini session

here are a few of my favorite photos from a recent mini-session.  isn't this little one adorable?

Thursday, December 3

winslow family

once in a while i am asked if my job is repetitive.  it may appear as though i am doing the same thing over and over again by meeting families for holiday portraits but i have to say that each time is different. each family is unique and although i have my favorite spots for photos, i do enjoy each photo session because each family brings something different to the table.  different ages, different personalities.  plus, the change of seasons, different weather and different light makes each session unique as well. i enjoy it all.  i really do.
i know i have said this before but i am always so happy when a family returns for another year of photos.  there are so many talented photographers around so i am flattered when a family comes back to me.  here are a few photos from my photo session with the winslow kids. oh, so cute!

Wednesday, December 2

mini session


how can it be december already? unbelievable.

more photos to, a lot more are on the way as i go through my 'to do' list.

Monday, November 30


more photos to share from a recent photo session...
aren't these boys adorable?

*special announcement*

I have decided to participate in the Giving is Awesome Giveaway again.  I know a lot of folks are having a hard time making ends meet and a family portrait is definitely not a necessity.  This is an opportunity for a deserving family to have a family portrait session plus enlargements and reprints galore.
Giving is Awesome consists of over 200 photographers nationwide who are offering services and products to people who need some holiday cheer. The premise is simple: think of someone you know who deserves custom photography but can't afford it. Nominate them to win it. Sit back and bask in your own awesomeness.
So, put on your thinking caps.
Can you think of someone in your life who is struggling to stay afloat? Do you know someone who has experienced a tragedy or is experiencing some tough times? Someone who volunteers selflessly? Do you know someone who can't afford custom photography, but who would cherish it this holiday season?
I want to know who they are, and I want to give them a photo session plus prints and enlargements.
Oh, and the best part? The person who nominates the winner receives a $200 credit towards a portrait session, reprints or wedding photography.
The fine print:
* You cannot nominate yourself, and the person nominated must sincerely be incapable of purchasing my services. (Being unable to make mortgage payments for a two-million-dollar-vacation-home in Paris does not qualify as sincere financial need.)
* The nominee must reside in California - preferably the San Francisco Bay Area. Tell me who you know, what they're experiencing, and why they deserve a photo session. Please include a way to contact both your nominee and yourself as well. (Please note that you may choose to remain anonymous to the recipient. I wouldn't want anyone to feel uncomfortable!)
* You must e-mail me ( the full story by December 20.
The winner will be notified on December 24th.
I can't wait to read all of your entries!
Open your heart to someone this holiday season -- and thanks for giving me the opportunity to open mine.

Thursday, November 26


this photo session took a few months to coordinate but i am so glad we were finally able to get together.  i had a great time photographing this little guy!  such a cutie pie!

Wednesday, November 25

wang family

i am so excited....just booked another 2010 wedding! i wasn't able to meet the couple in person as they live out of town but they seemed very nice on the phone. plus, i will get the opportunity to photograph at a new venue.
back to the family portrait side of the business....
last year, the little guy was hardly moving!  now he is all smiles and running all over the place.  always a pleasure to hang out with this family.
{thank you to all of my holiday portrait clients for being so patient.  i am working as hard as i can to get everything edited and out the door.}

Tuesday, November 24

henderson family

i was so flattered when i got a call from the henderson family.  a few years have gone by since our last photo session and it makes me so happy when clients come back.
these boys are just adorable.

Monday, November 23


i had a great time running around stanford campus with this family.  the boys grow up so much each year and it is always a pleasure to catch up.
here are a few of my favorites....