Monday, January 26, 2009

Quarterly Price Change

I wanted to give a heads up that my pricing and packaging structure will be changing in the near future. I currently have a packages available, but starting in February it will become an ala carte system that will be more of a build-your-own package system. There will be a basic package that will include photography time for 2 photographers, a high-res CD with all edited images, a copyright release, on an online slideshow. It will be up to you to add on from there.
The current packages and pricing will still be available to those clients that already contacted me, or that do contact me before the 1st of February.

I had totally forgotten that I took these pictures. I just found them on a card that I was going through. I bought this rocking horse at a thrift store when Maddie was just a tiny baby. She is finally big enough to ride it, and really gets going super fast...I'm always so nervous that she's going to go flying over the handlebars!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

and the winners are...

Past Client:
I photographed her adorable little girl almost a year ago, and now she is pregnant with #2. She will be receiving a maternity session and 1-8x10....CONGRATS!
Here is one of her daughter that I took last year

Future Client:
Emily is Heather's sister :)
She will be receiving a family session along with a 8x10...CONGRATS!

Saturday, January 24, 2009


I mentioned before that I was inspired by the man that gave us his piano, and to keep a look out for a couple little freebies that I would be giving away on my blog.
Well, here they are...

The first person to contact me, one from each of these two categories will receive the freebies. You can contact me by posting a comment to this post, or email me with the subject "Inspired" at


---Free Session as well as your favorite image printed as an 8x10---

**future clients are clients that have not yet paid for a session**
**free session may be chosen from one of the following categories: family, children, infants, engagement, bridal, trash the dress, boudoir**


---Your choice of either a 11x14 from an existing session---


---A free future session as well as your favorite image printed as an 8x10---

**existing clients have already been photographed by me, or are awaiting a future session**
**free session may be chosen from one of the following categories: family, children, infants, engagement, bridal, trash the dress, boudoir**

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The newest member of our family...

On Tuesday we welcomed the newest member of our family, our 1928 player piano. Brian and I had been looking for a really inexpensive piano to have in our dining room. We have been itching to polish up our skills, and get Maddie into music from an early age.
We searched and searched craigslist. We went to see a few pianos, but never had any luck. I saw an ad for a player piano with no price listed, just asking for best offer. I called up just to see what kind of condition it was in, and what was the lowest they would accept. I talked to a very nice man that said that my offer was no where near what he would want for it. I said thanks for your time, and went on searching. He called me back later that day, and left a message on my voicemail that brought me to tears.
He said that he had been thinking about what I had told him on the phone earlier. About how we really couldn't afford a nice piano, and just wanted one to teach our daughter on. He told me that he had gotten this piano for his daughter 50 years ago, and that she had just past away a few years ago from an asthma attack. He continued to tell me that he would really like me to have the piano. I couldn't believe my people like this even exist? I called him back, totally speechless, and just said thank you!
The piano is in stunning and in near perfect condition, and looks wonderfully charming sitting in our little dining room. He also included a gorgeous case along with almost 100 different rolls with songs for the player. There is nothing like hearing that piano play live, it is amazing!

I have been inspired by this man's generous heart, and have a few little prizes I have in mind for my blog keep a look out for some free stuff :)

I'll leave you with some pictures...
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The roll case

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our new piano by you.

You can see the foot pedals below to pump the player

She looks like she really knows what she's doing. by you.

Monday, January 19, 2009


Everyone is always so amazed by how long Maddie's hair is. It wouldn't be that way if I had my say, but Daddy wants her to have long beautiful hair. Her bangs we getting way too out of control, so I decided to take her to the salon to get them cut this time. Her bangs looked so cute when we got home that Daddy agreed that I should just go ahead and cut the rest of her hair. I got the scissors out and started cutting before he changed his mind :)
I don't know what is with Dads and wanting their little girls to have long hair. My dad was the same way.

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I finally just got around to taking an after picture. Maddie was not in the mood though, so this is all that I got.

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Tia's Family

Yesterday we photographed my sister-in-law's (aka Tia to Maddie) family. We met down at the coaster in Mission Beach, and got some really fun pictures at the carnival as well as on the beach.
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Here's my nephew, Zachy Poo
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He fell down and bonked his head big time right before the pictures.
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I LOVE this shot!!! I love the you see his reflection in the mirror behind them.
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so fun
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the whole gang
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Got Escargot?

I was just looking through some old photos, and came across this storyboard that I shot of Maddie back in October. I don't think that I ever posted it here. I love it so much, and just wanted to share.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


If you know me you know that I love donuts. I pretty much love eating any food that is totally fattening and totally not good for you. I have tried to not pass this bad habit on to my daughter, but it's hard when I want to always eat these things. I try to have her meals consist of a veggie or fruit, protein, and carb. The other day we got donuts, and the nutritious meal was scratched and she had donuts and only donuts for breakfast. She was the happiest baby on the block!
Yea, Mama was the lame one that had her take a shower right before chocolate donuts....stupid!
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Friday, January 9, 2009

Potty Time!

We started potty training on Sunday, and it's been a hectic week. The first day was awful! She went to the bathroom all over the house! The next day was a little better, and the following days were even better. Then on Wednesday she wowed all of us, and didn't have one accident! She is doing so great, and we are super proud of her!

She has this rad potty that has sensors on the seat and in the potty. It sings to her when she sits down, and also after she goes. It also lights up and has a handle that she can push that makes a flush sound. I highly recommend it for anyone potty training. She wasn't as excited about potty training when we had just the regular little potty, but she has done great since we got this one.
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She gets a sticker to put on her chart after she goes, and also one to put on herself. I let her have the sheet of stickers this morning....I thought that she deserved it :)
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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Catch Up

I've been busy enjoying my time off from work, so I haven't been on the computer much lately. We had an exciting week. On Sunday we drove up to Temecula to visit our goods friends who just bought a new house up there this year. During dinner we got a call from Maddie's boyfriend's dad saying that Wyatt(Maddie's boyfriend) was going to be a big brother soon. We met up with them to take Wyatt for the night, so that he could get to the hospital. It ended up being a false alarm.

Here is Maddie with Auntie Sarah

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We decided to take down the Christmas decorations while Wyatt was over. I came out of the room to find the 2 of them cracking up over climbing up on top of this box. Don't mind Maddie's hair :)

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For New Year's we decided to try something new and go to the local shin dig called "First Night". It was a total bust for us, but Maddie liked listening to the band that was playing. We got a call this same night to hear that Wyatt was offically a big brother to a baby sister. She was born premature and will be in the NICU for a month or so. CONGRATS BECCA,WADE, AND WYATT!!! I can't wait to meet her!!

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Today Brian and I went to Magic Mountain. The playoffs were today, so we were hoping that would mean that the park wouldn't be so busy, and man were we right. We got there and there were only about 30 cars in the parking lot. We went on every ride we wanted to within a few was beyond awesome.

Our excitement for the day was seeing Nicole Richey and Joel Madden (hopefully I spelled their names right). As we were exiting Goliath, they we going in. It was pretty was my first celebrity sighting!
I caught Brian in mid whistle

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