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Monday, January 31, 2011

10 {Sacramento Child Photographer}

10. I cannot believe it, but that is what he is! My baby is 10. Double Digits. Yikes!

Even at 10 he was super sweet to agree to a very impromptu quick photo session. I just wanted to capture him. Just him. At 10. I love him so much. I love the moments we captured and I have many more to share, but I just had to start my Monday with this one. He looks old to me. Older than 10. But he is still my baby!
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Monday, January 24, 2011

I Heart Faces - "Innocent Wonder" Challenge

This week's challenge at IHF is "innocent wonder". I think the theme is pretty open to interpretation, but I really like how this photo captures the theme for me. This sweetie was from a recent session and I was fortunate enough to get her in front of my camera again. The first time she was five days old. It blesses me so to have parents trust me with these moments and milestones. She is almost a year now and very full of innocent wonder, indeed!

Be sure to check out all the other interpretations this week over at IHF!

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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Hearts Full of Warmth {Sacramento Family Photographer}

Last Saturday was one of coldest days of the season so far. The entire day was 38 degrees, which is pretty darn cold for this California gal! This incredible family and I spent nearly two hours playing around in the cold and I have to say, they were troopers! Even though it was hard to take off the jackets for the pictures, they did great cuddling up and having fun as a family.  Yes, we were still bitter cold, but with hearts full of warmth, this family shined!

Mom and dad humored me for the shot above and they all got into it for this next shot!

Thanks to the {A} family for coming out in the cold and being so great about it. And thanks for the delicious hot chocolate when we done. It hit the spot! You guys are the best!
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Monday, January 10, 2011

I Heart Faces - Smile ! Photo Chosen as a Favorite!

*A little update on the picture was chosen as favorite by the founders of I Heart Faces. So Fun!

The challenge over at I heart faces this week is "Smile"! As you can imagine, it was very hard to choose one for this. Thousands of beautiful smiling faces and all so adorable. But again, I saw this one and it gave me pause. I took this at my dear friend's daughter's fairy party. This is the beautiful birthday girl and, though her smile is subtle, it speaks volumes about how she feels about her day, her beautiful face art and how she is pleased with who she sees in the mirror. I was so blessed to help capture the day!

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sweet Baby L {Sacramento Newborn Photographer}

I had the pleasure of meeting this cutie pie last week! At just two months old, she had plenty of adorable baby chubs to allow me a solid baby fix and it was a treat! I also got to meet her older sis, who is stunning and establishes a beautiful precedent for baby L's future. And as you can see, they both get their looks from their pretty mama!
Sweet older sister who was so sweet to me and made me some beautiful jewelry to take home!

Since she is two months old and out of that sleepy newborn state, Baby L didn't sleep much for me, but she did provide some adorable smiles. Thanks, sweet one!
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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Announcing Valentine's Day Mini Sessions! One Day Only!

I am pleased to announce a fun-filled day of Valentine Mini-Sessions for your sweet valentines!  I will be holding these sessions on Saturday, January 29th. 

Here are the details:
The complete session package is $150.
The sessions will be 30 minutes for 1-2 children. 
each additional child is $25.  

The session package includes:
 30 minute private custom stylized session
Online private viewing gallery of 6-10 artistically retouched images from the session
1 8x10
2 5x7s
8 wallets

Additionally, if you participate in this limited offering mini session, you may also order custom photo Valentine cards!  You can choose from the beautiful cards featured in this post for $40 per set of 25 cards and envelopes. They are a great love note to send to friends and relatives and to pass out to teachers and classmates.

I will also offer custom accordion albums like the one featured below.

A lovely bonus : For each additional $100 purchase, you will receive a $20 print credit!

The sessions will be held outside, weather permitting, with thematic props and goodies.  If there is inclement weather, the sessions will be held inside. 

Payment is due at booking to secure your session time. Secure PayPal payment is available. 

*Spaces are extremely limited, so call or email soon to book yours!

Sales tax will be added to all orders. 

This is an example of the custom wallet accordion album that will be available!

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Looking Forward to Valentine's Day!! Save this Date for a Mini Session - January 29th!

I am currently working on the details for a fun Valentine's Day mini session extravaganza to take place Saturday, January 29th. Sessions will be limited and they will be LOTS of fun, so you don't want to miss out! I will be offering some fun cards like the one above for you to enjoy and I have some great new props to round out the session. More details will be coming soon, but I wanted you to get ready and save the date!
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I Heart Faces - Best Face Photo 2010 Challenge

This week's challenge over at iheartfaces is faces! Specifically, the best face photos of 2010. Wow, this one was a hard one to choose. Now I know how hard it is for the people who have to judge these challenges. I had many that came to mind from this year, but in the end, I kept coming back to this one. I just love it. For some reason, it just says childhood to me. And it makes me smile. The freckles, the stage of teeth growth, the sweet innocence... I also like the composition. It's not traditional, and I know it may not be some folk's favorite, but I really like it!

I had the blessing and honor of capturing many, many beautiful faces this past year...and it was so fun looking back through them. I'd love to know some of your favorites from my site so feel free to leave a comment and let me know!

And don't forget to check out all the other amazing faces by clicking the button below.

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Little Miss Sophia and her Extended Family { Sacramento Family Photographer}

Remember Little Miss Sophia? I first met her when she was just 5 days old. She was the cutest little darling. You can see her sweet baby shoot here.  And here she is at 7 months old. How adorable is she?
She brought her extended family along for the shoot. It was plain to see the love at first sight has continued on.

Grandma and Grandpa form a steady base for this family rockin' in at 35 years of marriage! So inspiring!

Did I mention how adored this sweet girl is? Here's proof!
Her auntie just completed the Sacramento International Marathon in December. She's got some good shoes to fill!
I love it when I get to capture families as they grow! Thank you, Miss Sophia, for bringing back your family and letting me meet even more of them this time around! I had so much fun with you all and really enjoyed seeing the love so openly shared! Happy New Year to you all!
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