Mommy Monday: New Additions

Well, I missed Monday (way to start the new year, huh?) BUT I have so much to share since I’ve been gone! And thank you for excusing my time off. It took me a little longer than I expected to get back to blogging – 2 kids is exponentially more adjustment than I anticipated. Even though I wasn’t adding to the blog, I WAS still working. There were 3 newborns & a few other sessions during my time off I’d like to share.

There are also some BIG changes in 2012 for my business!! I’m so ready to stretch my wings a little further …

But first, I have a special little someone to share with you to kick off the new year!!

May I introduce you to (if you haven’t already met), MY new addition, Fin.

The day he was born {9/12/2011}


8 days new


Not even 6lbs


Wonderfully Made


Adored from the moment he entered the world.


Maternity Leave

Thanks for stopping by!!

I’m going to take a little maternity time and allow myself one less thing on my “To Do” list for a short while.

In the meantime, please check out some of the older posts and show me some love by commenting or becoming a fan on Facebook (link on right sidebar).

And I’ll be back soon with LOTS to post about!

Kowanetz Family at Scripps Park, La Jolla {San Diego Photographer}

Here’s another family you’ve seen a few times on my blog! I’ve done more than a couple of sessions for them and they just keep getting better!

And this was a special trip out for them because we did a Maternity Session too! Yay, congrats!! I’ll post those shots on another blog post soon. We got SO many great shots during this session – I was so excited for them to see their proofs!

I’d like to thank the Kowanetz family for coming out for pictures.¬† They’re such a nice family to work with and at one of my favorite locations – awesome!

Here are some of my favorites …

Princess Natalie {OC Child Photographer}

A little while back I held a “Princess for a Day” contest. Adorable little Natalie was the winner! I’d like to thank all her friends & family for voting – I know her mom appreciated it too!¬† I spent a morning with Natalie that included balloons, a tea party, tiaras, tutus, and so much fun! We had a great morning and I really hope she felt like that special little princess that she is.

I enjoyed her “Princess Session” so much that I would gladly do it again … in fact, those sessions would make a great gift for any little princess!Email if you’d like to book one.

Hardins at Scripps Park, La Jolla {San Diego Photographer}

I’m so fortunate that my Arizona clients think of me when they vacation in San Diego & the OC!

I’ve shot this family a few times, since before the little one could crawl I think! And I just love that they not only keep coming back for more – but refer their friends! It was a gorgeous at a gorgeous location with a gorgeous family to match! How could a photographer ask for more?! We ran around until the girls (and me!) were totally spent … it was so much fun! And I know I say it every time, but I honestly think these little girls are cuter every time I get the see them!

V’s Barbershop {San Diego & OC Photographer}

I was so excited at the opportunity of shooting for V’s Barbershop! Their locations are BEAUTIFUL! If you’re not familiar with V’s you are missing out … real barber chairs, old fashioned hot lather & straight razor shaves, head & neck massage,¬†traditional & short hair cuts, contemporary men’s haircut styles … V’s brings the nostalgia of yesteryear with a modern twist.

Reed & I spent the day there shooting, he got his 1st real haircut! And a few of his cousins stopped by for a haircuts too (pictured below). I was so excited to see one of my pictures published … you can check that out HERE.

There are a few locations in San Diego as well as OC so go check them out!

Don’t forget FATHER’S DAY is coming up – V’s gift certificate?!

To view the slide show on with more shots of the locations, click HERE.

Thanks for visiting and please don’t forget to comment.

Beautiful Avery {San Diego Newborn Photographer}

There’s nothing I love to shoot more than a peaceful 4 day old baby. Little Avery may not have slept at all during her session, nor was she willing to be posed, but I’ve found over the last couple of years that it doesn’t matter. Her beauty will be captured regardless. So what if I spend a little extra time waiting for shots that would look like she was sleeping peacefully, that just means I get to spend more time just being with her.

Being gorgeous & maybe just a little head strong may run in the family … check out the last picture of a big sister that wanted NOTHING to do with sitting with the family’s newest addition!

Tajha at Laguna Niguel Regional Park {OC Photographer}

Senior sessions are so much fun! Everyone is excited about graduation & colleges, it all makes for a session full of energy!

Tajha had come down to San Diego to visit family & check out a few colleges so I was honored to be asked to do some portraits for her while she was in town. It was nice to get to spend some time with her before she spreads her wings.

She’s become such a beautiful young lady – her parents are right to be proud!

They’re all Princesses …

… but who will win the Princess session?! That’s up to YOU.

Comment on this blog post for your favorite princess to vote.

Also each “like” and comment on the Facebook page counts as a vote!

Voting ends May 7th.





See PROMOS page for more details.

If you’d like to book a Princess Session for YOUR princess, email me and mention you participated in the contest and get 10% you session!

Thanks for stopping by!