Monthly Archives: November 2010

deserving dad | roseville family photographer

When I posted the Deserving Dad contest back during Father’s Day weekend earlier this year, I had no idea the response I would get. After reading and re-reading (through tear-filled eyes) all of the entries, my selection team and I decided on this family to receive one of the complimentary sessions.

“I would like to nominate my husband, Earl, because of all he has sacrificed for our family this year. A year ago we were struggling to stay afloat financially. Christmas was coming and we had no way of providing the kids with the Christmas they dreamed of. As a parent it was heartbreaking. While we did have some angels step in to help us out, we needed to find a solution to our financial problems. My husband Earl had been offered to go to New Jersey for the Army to train deploying soldiers and had turned it down because of the time and distance commitment. Christmas last year changed his mind and in February, he drove his truck out there and started his orders. Earl has been living alone and with other soldiers since then and will be returning home in February. This position with the Army was just what our family needed to catch up on a mountain of debt and bills, as well as being able to put aside a savings plan – finally! Our family has been so blessed because of my husband’s decision and I am so very proud of him.”

And I just had to include some images of Jen by herself. Seriously–she is one hot mama! Though she nominated her husband, she is so incredibly deserving too, and has had an amazing journey this past year as she trained for and ran her first half marathon in Disneyland.

toddler time | sacramento children’s photographer

Getting caught up on the blog during the holiday rush has proven to be a skill I have yet to master. But I couldn’t let too much time go by without posting this cutie’s session. I’ve been photographing her since she was in mama’s belly and now she is walking! I love that about my job–I get to watch sweet little newborns grow into even sweeter little toddlers.

braving the weather | auburn family photographer

How many people will willingly stand out in the rain with an eleven month old and a three year old just to get the shot? I tell you, I get to work with the best (and most adorable) families.

{H} family–I had a great time getting to know you this week during our session. I have so many more images that will be ready soon in your gallery. Thanks for braving the weather with me–it was definitely worth it!

pretty in pink | sacramento children’s photographer

When I saw them I knew I had to have them. It didn’t matter that the studio wasn’t finished being built and that I wasn’t *exactly* sure where I would put them. It was love at first sight and they had to be mine.

I took Abby to the studio the other day to get a couple of images of her in front of the set of vintage pink lockers and just love how these turned out. I can’t wait to use them for my high school seniors–not only do they serve as the perfect photography backdrop, they do a pretty good job of storing all of my other backdrops, stands, and props.

Sigh. I think I’m in love.

And if you’re not a fan already, please head over to my facebook page and like me. You’ll make my day.

my nephews | folsom family photography

I quite possibly might have the two cutest nephews around…just saying.

And I normally don’t include out-takes in the sneak peeks, but this was just too classic to resist!