Sunday, March 30, 2008

Photography challenge!

My friend Monica recently agreed to participate in a weekly photography challenge with me. I've been wanting to start one up, and I'm so glad she's willing to join in on the fun! Reminds me of my college days...

Challenge for week 1:

"Around the house"

We'll be posting our pictures every Sunday, so check back! By the way... if anyone wants to join us, just post a link in the comment section and we'll check out your pictures too :)

Saturday, March 29, 2008

ABC album

ABC albums are the cutest thing ever! If you haven't seen one, they're 26 page full bleed custom designed photo albums for children. Each page is themed by a letter, with a corresponding word. These are amazing little treasures!

Here's a sneak peak of a book I'm working on right now:

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Wedding bliss

Yesterday I photographed this beautiful couple. They were soo excited to be getting married! I think giddy is probably the best word to describe these two. It reminded me of how I felt on my wedding day :) I love being a photographer!

Now that I'm working for myself, I've been investing time in really learning photoshop and creating my own "actions". For any of you that know the capabilities of photoshop, you'll also know that learning it is a lifelong endeavor! I can't begin to say how much I love photoshop... but it can be addicting :) Let me know what you think of the actions I created and used on these photos. I've named them accordingly: bw, sepia, vignette, sloppy borders, hand tint, and color pop. Fun stuff!

Saturday, March 22, 2008

California beaches... it doesn't get much better

My family and I just got back from an amazing mini vacation. We spent a few days playing in southern California, most of our time being spent at the beach.

If you haven't made a trip to the beach in awhile, just do it... you won't regret that you did.

This was the view from our hotel the first night. The beach was quiet and serene that evening. It was so relaxing!

I just love California. Flowers grow everywhere! These ones were growing along the path to the beach from our room. What a picturesque place :)

Now it's time to get back to work! I'm so excited for all the upcoming shoots I have scheduled :)

Friday, March 14, 2008

Angel baby

This little one is truly an angel baby. Not even three weeks old yet and he's sleeping through the night. Lucky mom! But... throughout our photo shoot he was wide awake, curious about the world surrounding him :) He is the sweetest little guy!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Two little princesses

These little girls were so much fun to photograph! Aren't they precious?! And I must say, I absolutely love little N's hair. Those curls are adorable :)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Ken and Heather

Today I photographed Ken and Heather at Red Rock Canyon (yes, my fav!). The photo shoot went fantastic! They are the cutest couple ever and have such an amazing zest for life. Personally, I think the pictures make it obvious how madly in love these two are :) Thanx for an amazing afternoon you guys!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Eric and Karla

Last night I was lucky enough to spend part of my evening with Eric and Karla. They flew in from LA to have a private wedding ceremony at the Wynn. Very romantic ;) After their ceremony I took them to the Bellagio for a photo shoot. They were an amazing couple, and madly in love!