December 14, 2007

Adobe Rancho

A happy mom wrote:

"I am just thrilled with the pictures - can't thank you enough!"
These three kids and I had an adventure walking around the grounds of my favorite adobe ranch in Carldbad. We visited the peacocks and peahens, and captured some wonderful images along the way.

Poway Train Park

I love Old Poway Park for photo session because of the wonderful trees, bridges and trains. This romantic couple and I explored, chatted and captured lots of fabulous images. Thanks!

November 28, 2007

Boys will be Boys!

What? Photo sessions can be fun? Sure!
Remember to let your kids show their personalities while at a photo session,
it makes it fun and they are more likely to want to have photos again in the future.

These kiddos managed to sneak some mischief into the memories :-) I love it!
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November 27, 2007

November 20, 2007

Fun Family!

We were off to the beach on an overcast afternoon...this family is so fun to be with! I mean it you guys...they are so relaxed, just there to have fun, pose here and there, and mom and I chat it up. Mom has decided to take me to Italy with the family next time they go so I can record the trip, their own personal photojournalist :-) Well, don't know that I can spare the time away from my family, but we can dream right!
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November 19, 2007

One more of sweet baby girl...She is 13 days old here.
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I love newborns! They are so precious. There is no other word that describes this sweetie better! Her uncle got this dress for in Mexico, so it is a very special gift. This family and much of our local community has been waiting for this littel girl to arrive, and here she is finally. Welcome to the world!
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November 2, 2007

'Tis the season...For Family Portraits!

Whether you love the beach, the park, or exploring an historic adobe ranch, 'tis the time of year to have your family's potraits taken! Holiday cards, gift prints, and gallery-wrap canvas are all very popular right now. There is still time to schedule your 2007 session!

I got to meet and play with this lovely extended family recently. These kids were super charming and fun to be with! As were their parents, grandparents and great-grand parents! Yep, four generations!

October 26, 2007

Wonderful Family From Arizona

I was so lucky to get the opportunity to have a photo session with this beautiful family! They were here enjoying a short vacation and I feel privileged that they chose me to create some memories with them. I think they look just awesome in their Christmas best!

October 16, 2007

I couldn't wait to share a favorite from todays session! Well, it is now after midnight, so technically, this was "yesterday's session."

October 12, 2007

Meet my new neighbor. She is 10 weeks old. Baby sister is loved so much by her two big brothers and parents. She was quite cutious about my camera and me.

October 11, 2007

Beautiful Beach, Beautiful Family

My favorite part about taking photos at the beach is that feeling I get when I get out of my car and look at the ocean and the sky...I feel as though I am catching a glimpse of Heaven. What a joy to spend the afternoon there with this wonderful family!

October 3, 2007

And the Boys...

See, I told you these boys were cute!


Here is a sneek peek from my latest session. This lovely young lady is a picture of beauty and grace. Her brothers are adorable as well...more to come later.

September 24, 2007

One Year Old!

And this cake is delicious! I can't believe it has been a whole year since baby "S' was born. This cutie- pa-tooty is seen here having her first tast of cake, her first real dessert of her life! I think she enjoyed it quite a bit :-)

September 4, 2007

Custom Holiday Cards...

Did you know that I will design your Holiday cards for you for no extra fee? It is included with your session! I design my cards from scratch, especially for my clients. Please check out my holiday card samples from 2006 inside my "holiday card designs" gallery. Go to the pull down menu-select holiday cards-and enter the password "sample". Of course, many new designs will be created for 2007!

September 3, 2007


I have been trying my hand at something lights! While studio pictures are not yet an option for clients, my own kids have been thrust in to the role of photography subjects (Guinea pigs!). Well, they are used to mom pulling out the camera and shooting them.

August 11, 2007

"On the Ball" Family...

I recently had my first 2007 Christmas Family Photo Session...You can bet this family will have a litte less hectic time come Christmas, as their Christmas cards will be ready to go! It was great seeing your family again, especially with big sis in town!

Our cup of tea...

My baby niece is here visiting from back east...pure joy having her and her big sister here!

July 27, 2007

Think Sterling Silver!

Isn't this totally cool?! This is one of my pics on a sterling silver keychain made by a talented jewelry artist, especially for one of my clients. The little ball comes off so you can add your keys. The finish on top of the photo is watertight and hard as glass, making it quite durable. You may want to think about a one of a kind jewelry piece to enjoy as well!

July 14, 2007

Angelic baby "A"

This is "A", isn't she beautiful?! This precious bundle was so perfectly sweet and cuddly. She and her Mama went along with whatever I had in mind. What a treat to be able to photograph her this morning. Sweet dreams.

July 10, 2007

My little girl

What can I say...My favorite model of all time! This one sometimes gives me a little attitude, but her precious heart more than makes up for it.

Big Bro, Little Sis

Fastest feet in the west! This little darling can move...constantly on the go, this fiesty, precious girl stopped for a fraction of a second to have this portrait made. What a delight to play with you and visit with mom. I can't wait for our Christmas session :-)
Big brother's eyes sparkle.

June 21, 2007

Little Aubs

Another natural beauty that I get to photography regularly. Can you tell that behind this sweet smile is a bit of mischief?

June 20, 2007

Fun at the Train Park

This little guy was a blast! He had so much fun exploring the park with his mom and playing peek a boo, I'm not quite sure he knew I was taking his picture! Well, he did know my name by the end of our session, and to hear this two year old say "Bye Shelly" just made my heart melt. His mom was so relaxed and was sweet enough to come dressed to be included in some pictures as well.

June 19, 2007

Sweet Baby

Here is one of my favorite models. This sweet baby loves to smile, and who can resist theose sqeezable baby cheeks. Here dark hair and eyes are so dramatic. I am fortunate enough to have the opportunity to photograph this sweet baby regularly, and have been photographing her since her birth!