Monday, June 25, 2012

wedding and a road trip.. two of my fav things to do.


i am currently editing this gorgeous wedding.. i had the ABSOLUTE pleasure of photographing this local encinitas wedding friday morning and it was perfect.. it was so beautiful.. SO beautiful.. 
i can't wait to show you all the goodness soon.

in other exciting news..
we leave for our first OFFICIAL family road trip tomorrow.. 
say a pray and wish us luck..
i think we are very prepared.. 
that was crazy!
 but we have gone again since then and it was pretty successful..
i will have big daddy camera in tow and i am so excited to get some r&r with my little fam..
it is so crazy that we are at this stage in our life..
family camping trips.. board games, campfires, hiking, the girls just play and hubby and i can sit and enjoy it all..
just hittin' the road..
love it!
that little camper we bought was some of the best money ever spent..
it's not fancy..
but she is perfect.





have a lovely week friends..

Thursday, June 21, 2012

engagement session on a sailboat..yes. a wonderful sailboat.

so this is for real. yes. i shot an engagement session on a beautiful 41 year old wood sailboat that was built in nova scotia. it was amazing to say the least.. we had an amazing captain {captain ron} that was so sweet and he directed the boat to where i asked him too for that yummy light i am obsessed with capturing.. it was one of those moments that i kept asking myself if i was dreaming.. it was so awesome. i really honestly with all my heart can not believe how this photography journey is turning.. all these amazing couples, their love and trusting ME to capture it.. ME. REALLY? 
{sorry. i get emotional..i know. i know i am just so happy and in awe of it all..}
anyway.
this couple is so wonderful, they are from the bay area and they flew down to have this session with me on a very sentimental boat. their story is amazing.. he was the sailboat instructor, she was the student,the captain that sailed us this GORGEOUS evening is a dear friend and was honored as was i, to be a part of this moment..they live in the bay area, they prefer, love and drink good beer, she is vegan and they are both so gorgeous it's almost not tolerable.. they are getting married in sausalito in november and yours truly will be there to document it all.. i am beyond honored and i have to tell you honestly.. i stalked them a wee bit in the beginning...
i had a sneaking feeling she was fabulous and i think..
i guessed right.



























Tuesday, June 19, 2012

school's out for summer..

{girls at chloe's preschool graduation}

i officially shut off my alarm.. it is SUMMER!!!!
 makena got a little summer job walking the dogs next door.. chloe is foot loose and fancy free and happy as can be her sister is home with her all day..we spent a fab and relaxing father's day at the beach...i have some pretty amazing weddings coming up.. we have a family road trip to big sur on the horizon{wish us luck}.. things are good.. really. really. good..i am officially a full time juggler and i wouldn't have it any other way..
life.is.good.
{let's talk again in a month and see what i have to say huh? the kids WILL drive me bonkers along the way..we all know that much..}

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Featured today on Style Me Pretty! {gasp!}

 SUCH an honor! Man.. I am living this crazy dream! I just can't believe any of this awesomeness! 
 Jessica and Rob's shoot with the swing and all their gorgeous-ness is featured on Style Me Pretty today.. Aimee from Style ME Pretty said my work is "drop.dead.gorgeous"
I mean, REALLY?
She did.
Cray-zay.
or.
You may be TOTALLY sick of me..
 and I wouldn't blame you one bit.
That's ok too..
As long as it's temporary..
:)

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

job perk #3..

shooting barefoot on a sailboat with an AMAZING couple..

stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ten Things Jewelry GIVEAWAY!






Surprise!!!
It's a giveaway TODAY!!!
I am So So SOOO excited about this amazing giveaway today from Ten Things Jewelry! It is no secret I love some arm candy! Bracelets are my favorite thing to pile on! I love beautiful and interesting pieces and the gorgeous Kerri from Ten Things Jewelry is giving away a beautiful Shiva India Green 14k dipped Gold Bracelet. It is stunning!
It is the best combo ever!
 All you have to do is leave a comment below and check out Kerri's gorgeous Etsy shop and her website here..
I would love one of her gold skull bracelets too..
I just LOVE the glam boho look of all her pieces..
Good luck my friends..
I will pick a winner at random on Friday!

 the winner of the ten things jewelry giveaway is ali #16..
congrats lucky duck! please email me your address.
xo

Friday, June 08, 2012

Susan & Russ- San Diego Engagement Shoot



























this is susan and russ. 
they are the sweetest couple. they giggled and whispered throughout the shoot and had such a soft, romantic and beautiful love for each other. 
and i love a couple that looks at me like i am a biiiitttt crazy when i say.. "let's take a photo by the cows" but they still smile while doing it. it is actually one of our favorite shots..
how GORGEOUS is susan?
her hair is so fabulous and my camera loved her!
 and russ was so shy but still so very handsome..
when he looks at her, his smile is to die for.
don't you think?
i am so honored to shoot their wedding this september..
so don't worry..
you will see them again
:)


Wednesday, June 06, 2012