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Friday, December 31, 2010

Thank you and Happy New Year !

Thank you to all of you, my clients and readers, for making this year a fabulous beginning for LSP! I loved capturing your light and can't wait to see what 2011 brings! 

                                                                                   Thank you, Kimberly Dunn Photography, for the photo!
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Saturday, December 18, 2010

Family Ties {Sacramento Family Photographer}

You have seen the gorgeous couple half of this beautiful family here, and now I get to show you the rest of the family and all of them together! This was such a fun shoot. It was a kid shoot, family shoot and engagement shoot all in one. As you may recall, I photographed this beautiful couple while in Southern California over Thanksgiving break. Well, shortly thereafter, they had the blessing of celebrating their wedding day. So here I am with the honor of presenting their family as a whole!
During this shoot, I took the kiddos around first on their own and got to know them a little better. They got to have fun as kids being kids and enjoying their time together. You could tell how much they love each other and it was so fun to capture. I also got some of them on their own. That's when the gorgeousness really came out!

I have to say, I think the shot below is one of my favorite of the whole session. This was not posed...I was actually photographing the couple and the kids were hanging out playing. I caught the boys hanging out in this little boat and had to capture them. They were totally enthralled in the "guy" conversation they were having and I just love it! All we were missing was the fishing poles!

Beautiful..just like I said :)
And mom brought some hats she just had to see them in at the end of the session. I couldn't resist ending with them!Congratulations to a beautiful couple!! You have a beautiful family and I am so blessed to be able to capture you! 
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Friday, December 10, 2010

The Beautiful {V} Family {Sacramento Family Photographer}

I have been friends with this family for nearly 20 years. I have seen these beautiful girls grow up to be beautiful women and it's been such a blessing. Mom is one of my dearest friends and is always so wonderfully encouraging! They are an incredible family with incredible love for each other and for the Lord. I was so thrilled to be able to capture them this year!

I couldn't resist sharing a bunch of photos of this family, and since I will be settling in for a "cold winter's night" shortly here, I am going for it. Enjoy!


LOL..this last picture was just for fun. I noticed this pitch fork sitting against the wall  for some strange reason, so I had the girls pick it up and pose.
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Friday, December 3, 2010

Love {Sacramento Engagement Photographer}

While in Southern California for Thanksgiving week,  I had the great blessing of photographing this lovely couple just a week and a half before their wedding. They are getting married tomorrow and I'm so thrilled that we were able to do this in time! The beautiful bride is a friend of mine who moved to Southern California and met her handsome fiance after her move. They are adorable together!

We met at a park in Orange County that I had never been to and it was so incredible! Many thanks to Jaimie Bowman who recommended this great local to me. Thanks also to Toki Lee who was also helpful in suggesting locations! The local had so much to play with and the light was beautiful. I had so much fun capturing their love...

 As part of their love, they are blending two families and I got to capture that as well! Three darling children and the family photos are coming soon, but I wanted to share this post to capture their engagement and show their love as a couple.
Wishing you the most incredible and blessed wedding day tomorrow, S and S! Thanks for inviting me in to capture these special moments!
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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cotton Candy and Ghosts {I Heart Faces - Scenic Black & White}

This week's challenge over at I heart faces is Scenic black and white and I just knew I had to take up the challenge with one from our recent trip to Oregon. I was having fun experimenting with getting that incredible cotton candy look you can only get with a tripod and slower shutter speeds. The waterfalls there are magnificent and with this one, you could walk right up to it. I love the way it looks, but the fact the fact that my family looks really cool and "ghost-ish" makes it even more me, at least :) Be sure to check out all the other entries over at I heart faces by clicking the link below!

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Sunday, November 21, 2010

All They Want for Christmas {Rocklin Newborn Photographer}

I am so blessed by my clients! Not only do I have incredible clients who are so fun and inspiring to work with, but I also get the benefit of meeting and working with friends and family whom they refer to me. This lovely family was a referral from this sweet family and I had such a fun time with them and their sweet little miracle yesterday!

I got the request to photograph this darling baby J in his 6th week of life so we had to move fast! Normally, the best time to catch babies at their sleepiest (and most pose-able) stages is in their first 5 to 10 days of life. He is way past that, so I was wondering if we would get any sleepy shots at all...but as you can see, we did!

Just look at this little trooper! He was so great and gave me some sleepy time, which was great! He wasn't super into being posed, but who needs posing when you are this adorable? We also were able to get a bit of Christmas charm with the Santa hat sized just for him and I love it!

And Dad has a favorite sport. Can you guess what it is? I always love to incorporate something in the shoot that is unique to the family..other than this gorgeous baby, of course :) I think he is thinking about what should be his first club...

Thanks, baby J and the rest of family M for inviting me in to capture these moments. Your precious son is such a sweetheart and is the very best present to bring you into this Thanksgiving and Christmas season.
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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Lovin' the L Family! {Sacramento Child and Family Photographer}

I have taken photos of some of the beautiful {L} family before. Mama {L} is a dear friend of mine and I was so honored that she asked me to take their family photos. Really, who wouldn't be? Look at these beautiful people!
And you know, they are not only beautiful on the outside, but what makes them extra special is the beauty that radiates from the inside. They love the Lord and it shows when they are around others. Some people just exude joy. This family does. And it feels good to be around them!
I had so much fun at their session. They are silly, smart, crazy, and fun all wrapped up in one. Our location was rather urban, which I love (and which you have seen before here), and so it brought with it some interesting characters and stories to tell. There was also a band, another family, and a couple seniors being photographed in the same location. This led one of the "locals" to ask us, "Excuse me, can you tell me what is going on here? " It was a funny moment. 
Mama {L} and I discussed the styling of the session beforehand and I was so excited to see the end result. I loved what they wore and it photographed so well. I think it really helps to go over the location and the clothing before the shoot. Good things happen :)

Thanks for choosing me as your photographer, precious {L} family!
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