Wednesday, August 29, 2012

First Day of School 2012

here we are.. this morning all ready to go.. chloe off to kindergarten and makena to third grade...
last night we read "the kissing hand" and "the night before kindergarten", layed out our outfits and chatted about our nerves and excitement.. this morning i made scrambled eggs, packed up lunches and off we went.. chloe strutted right in and i had to chase her for a kiss.. makena was quiet and nervous.. i cried like a baby and came home to my quiet house to sit, edit and blog this moment.. it is so crazy how quick it goes.. i savor every second.. i really do.. but. it still flies by.. it is going to be a wonderful year in so many ways.. i can feel it.. and it feels great! 

ps- can we talk about chloe's shoes? sooooo not her style but she HAD to, i mean HAD to have them..

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Holli and Dan..

a gorgeous seaside wedding... coming soon.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Featured on San Diego Exquisite Wedding Magazine

I am so honored!! San Diego Exquisite Weddings Magazine featured Kalista and Kyle's engagement session! I was camping in Lake Tahoe when I got the email!!! From my iphone, i emailed the magazine editor, bride and then tweeted! Isn't technology fabulous!!? We had a lovely week and our trip was perfect.. that was a cherry on top! Here is the feature

Thursday, August 16, 2012

summer family photos.. and signing off for summer.

 makena had her birthday and it was amazing! we went to dinner with some of her friends and did a movie at the pool.. then. ended it with a slumber party!

 i made her this cake .. i dyed white frosting a lighter blue and used fruit roll ups for seaweed, swedish fish for fish and ground up graham crackers for sand.. we had the shells lying around in art boxes..

i am obsessed with succulents and cactus these days.. maybe because i feel that i have  a green thumb but it is really by default.. they are ridiculously hard to kill.. i grouped these 3 together and put a big jar over the top.. i love it. mostly the pink cactus..

 i have been making these little pizzas and i can't stop... drop an egg on top and cook it in the oven.. it is heavenly.. oh and avocado on your pizza? it is divine..
that is ricotta cheese, tomato and pizza sauce too..
i use trader joes flatbread for the crust.. it's perfect.
minor details tho.. the goods are that egg and avo.. man. it is so good!

Morning light
now for some iphone photos.. 

these are my favorite because they are everyday and they are random and they tell a story.. 

 this photo was a morning and the girls were sleeping in extra late.. so i grabbed my coffee and swayed in the hammock and this morning light was smiling at me..
ahh.. the little things.. 

Morning wedding
we have been spending a lot of time at the beach..
makena stood up on a surfboard and caught 4 waves 2 days ago..
proud mama moment..


we went to the childrens museum in san diego.. it is a pretty amazing place..
lots of inspiration.

that movie in the pool again.. so fun.


lots of bbq-ing going on.. love this rainbow of veggies..

Ice cream
lots of cotton candy ice cream cones..
thrifty ice cream?? the bomb.

Morning swims
morning swims..

Junior topknot
my top knot obsession... and what i would do to have the hair color.. 

Lemon blossoms
 these lemon blossoms are SO good.. here is the recipe..
if i can bake them, you can.. it is from a couple boxes my friends.. you can do it!

Jazz in the park
we went to jazz in the park with friends and it was so fun.. the kids dances and played.. we ate and drank.. it was such a fun summer night..

Dinner with a friend

running away with a friend for dinner and great girl talk is a great highlight this summer too.. i really have some amazing girlfriends and i feel so blessed..


painting our toes is a big event around here.. we have quite the collection and it's quite pretty to just look at huh?

The actress
we were at the museum and they asked chloe to answer some questions for a film.. she was really shy and so cute.. 

del mar races.. 
and. i won! don't know how but i won.. $64 in one race! "snackable" was good to me


another fab beach day.. that is my hubby and chloe.. so sweet.

so as summer comes to an end.. we are headed to lake tahoe for a week of camping! i am so excited to unplug.. to float the days away in the lake and to play scrabble by campfire at night..
follow me on instagram {fawnc} otherwise.. i will post photos when i return..

have a fabulous week my dear friends...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Friday, August 10, 2012

my little chloe.. 3 years ago.

this is my little chloe.. 3 years ago.. she was 2.. i read back on her stories and the wild ride she has put me on and i can laugh.. 
my blog was the funniest then, i always had a crazy story about an adventure with my firecracker.. the girls are the reason i started this blog.. to document and journalize our life with these precious girls.. 
whether it was just a photos.. or a full blown venting session..
it's not as crazy anymore but we have a ton of our life and our memories right here in this tiny space of the world wide web and it means so much to me.... it is one of the best choices i have made. here is a fun story way back when for your giggling pleasure..
happy friday..

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

family photos

this adorable family.. 
ohh..i can't stop gushing about how amazing they are. i met katherine back in the day when we worked at anthropologie together.. her and her hubby, mark are both photographers as well. great photographers i might add. i did their photos last year and i am beyond flattered that they asked me to shoot them again.. i just love how this job of mine is so sentimental.. i get to see these families grow together.. every year.. i get frazzled at times as i juggle my girls, hubby, the house, playdates, my weddings, the housework{ahh-hem}..  i actually thought for a moment that i was not going to do families anymore..
when i walked away from this shoot, i was so happy and couldn't wait to start editing, as a mom i know what it means to have a family photo, that photo of you and your kids or {gasp!} a photo cute with your husband.. and as crazy as i get with weddings, i will make it a priority to shoot families as well.. and? i HAVE to shoot all my brides when they have babies! i could never say no to that!
i really can't say thank you enough to everyone and their support and love for my work.. it is such a dream..
really. it is.

Sunday, August 05, 2012

can i say? a field is my favorite place..

i think it may be safe to say that these days.. my favorite place to shoot.. well, it just maaayyy be a field.. yes. i think so. here is another session to come.. an engagement session.. i love really do love those!

Thursday, August 02, 2012

this reaction.

 that tear in his eye.. that look of love.. man oh man. this kind of picture is what i do cartwheels, get goosebumps and feel a twirl of butterflies in my belly for.. this is what it is allll about. this is what MY job is to capture.. 
more coming of this wonderful wedding.