Saturday, April 30, 2011

Austin Sneak Peak

Today there just happen to be a street fair going on where we were going to have our photo session.

Hundreds of people everywhere.

What's a photographer to do?

Find a vacant shack where nobody's at!

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Austin was great to work with and entertained every idea I had.

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I really like Austin's smile in this one.

So genuine.

I think this is where I may have asked him if he was a male model:)

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Of course, you know what is coming next!

I can't help it! Isn't this what graduating feels like?

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Thanks for a jumpin' session!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Point Reyes

This week is Spring Break and we took a day trip to Point Reyes. It's a beautiful place off the coast. We drove through Marin County and by George Lucas' Ranch. Ben's been there before and pointed it out to us. If you didn't know it was there, you would probably just drive by it. It's tucked away.

There are also beautiful wild flowers growing everywhere. Specks of yellow, white and purple littered the sides of the road. I was tempted to uproot some of them and bring them home to plant them in my yard! I didn't get a picture of them but you'd fall in love with them too!

Here are some of the purple ones on the cliffside.
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There is also a lighthouse there, but unfortunately, it was closed on the day we came. Lighthouses remind me of Michigan where I grew up. I used to collect lighthouses. The small ones, of course.

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I just love brilliantly blue the sky and water is. That's all natural beauty. I am in constant wonder at this world we live in. It's gorgeous.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Allyson Sneak Peak

Allyson is a gorgeous Senior who is GRADUATING very soon!

I had the privilege of capturing this gal's beauty on camera.

Check it out. Say what? Say what?

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Guess who wanted to be in the picture?

This wandering cat named Princess, showed up at the shoot. I guess she wanted some camera time too! She wouldn't stop jumping up on Allyson.

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Allyson entertained me with a "jump picture". I LOVE THEM! I wish everyone in the world knew how cool "jump pictures" were.
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(By the way Allyson, if you look at the writing on the building, I photoshoped it to say Class of 2011, just for you!)

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Did you know that I could have been Allyson's first grade teacher? My first year teaching, I taught first graders who just so happen to be graduating this year! Boy, do I feel old!

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Lots of fun times in store for Allyson when she graduates. She is an amazing swimmer and will be playing water polo at UC Davis!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Flowers I Must Not Kill

Flowers I KILLED:

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(Remember these from last year? The lily was supposed to come back, but guess who killed it?)

Flowers I MUST NOT KILL:

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These are the ones we have planted recently and I hope that I do not kill them. Living in California, those lillies have the potential to bloom all year. The hydrangea is awesome and has the potential of changing colors according to the PH in the soil. Our one in the backyard turn to a pretty color red.

PLEASE DON'T DIE!


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

My Monthly Favorite Book Shelf



























This is how I used to organize my Monthly Favorite books. It was great to have them all in one place but I found that the kids didn't look at all of the books. It was hard to see what books I had when they are on top of each other.

Poppies at Play made this spectacular bookshelf:


and of course, I had to make one for myself.

What a perfect way to showcase my monthly books, and boy do I have books!

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This month, I put in some Easter books along with some Insect books. My kids are facinated with bugs. I'll find them outside collecting them and Mia has been doing reports on them.

Sometimes, I think someone should tie me down when my kids bring home a Scholastic Book Order. I can't help but order more books.

Can one have too many books?

I think, not.


I think I am obsessed with Children's books.



Saturday, April 16, 2011

Knauer Family Sneak :Peak

Remember this beauty?

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I had the opportunity to photograph this whole family of beauties!

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The Knauers are such a fun family and I'm so lucky that I got to be the one to photograph them!

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I absolutely love this one with Grace planting one on her big sis!

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Thanks for a wonderful day!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Meyer Wedding Sneak Peak

David and Henna sitting in a tree. . .K,I,S,S,I,N,G and I was there to capture it all!

What a beautiful day to get married! A half of dozen other couples thought so too. The Oakland Temple was packed with friends and families of the many couples. David and Henna even bumped into friends that they didn't even know were getting married on the same day!

It didn't matter how many people were there or how many other couples were getting married too.

This was David and Henna's day and I have proof!

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and they lived eternally ever after!