This is so crazy! I can’t believe it. Today, Nicholas and I logged into YouTube to show someone our wedding dance and the count was just over 1 million! Holy cow!

When we first started dating we thought taking dance lessons together would be a fun way to get to know each other. We took a lesson here, a lesson there, but nothing serious. Fast forward 2 1/2 years, we’re engaged, the wedding is quickly coming, and we (well more like I) decide that I want an amazing first dance together. We called up our dance instructor, scheduled private lessons, and practiced in the street, in the studio, in our kitchen, even in the gym. Thank God Nicholas is such a sport and enjoyed it as much as me. We were still doubting whether to do the dance the night before the wedding. OMG I’m so happy we did! Sorry for gushing, but I’m reliving it right now :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSgRisUdh0I

Our amazing videographers were Alex and Julie Hill at Elysium Productions. They captured everything and then some!

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Nov
2009
19

This was actually a class assignment that I had last week. I am always enrolled in a class or two to continue growing as a photographer both technically and artistically. This assignment was a bit daunting though. How do you see yourself? How do others think of you? How do you capture it all in one photo?

I hemmed and hawed a long time about these questions. What I came up with was:

1. I’m always in motion. I think I exhaust my friends, family, and of course, husband. He says that he hasn’t sat down since he met me :) hehe

2. I love green- really really love green.

3. I consider myself a very happy and upbeat person.

So what did I do to capture all of this?

I wore green and spun around in circles while holding out the camera and hitting the shutter. Ah! That was exhausting in itself!

The Result:

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‘I LOVE photographing babies, but sometimes we have to step back and pay attention to mom. Behind every baby is a hot mamma and they cannot be neglected! Sarah and her husband had a beautiful baby girl, Finley, in August. The newborn stage has passed and it was definitely time to make Sarah feel like the beautiful woman she is. It was a lot of fun to get into the moment. We pretended we were doing a vintage burlesque shoot and everything was done in my bathroom!

Here are a few for you to take a sneak peak of. The rest are for her and her hubby to enjoy :)

Finley was such a good girl hanging out while mom and I had our fun. At three months, Finley already has her mom’s stunning looks…

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‘I found this hat shopping today and couldn’t resist busting out the camera! Notice the theme? Drool!

James was ready to rip that camera right out of my hands!

I pushed my luck just a little further and took it inside. Just like with Alanna, James gave me his winning face at the end. ENOUGH ALREADY!

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Nov
2009
01

Guilt is a feeling I was told would never go away once I had a child. Five months into it, I have not proved anyone wrong. I woke up today feeling guilty for not spending enough time with James. Although I work from home, so many things keep me occupied, that the little fellow does not get my undivided attention. That being said, I grabbed James in his new Fall clothing and went for a crispy walk to Polliwog Park. Who knew that a five month old could have so much fun in the leaves!

These shoes kill me!

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This morning started out with a tutu, fairy wings, and a 6 month old. So fun! Alanna was an excellent model. She enjoyed being dressed up, playing with flowers, and giggling (and frowning). Here are a few of my favorites from this shoot.

I really like color in my photos, whether it be faded and vintage, or bursting with rich hues. However, these two photos scream black and white to me. It makes you focus on the happiness between Alanna and her mom, Christine.

Alanna taking a bite out of her mom’s chin :) So cute!

I couldn’t resist the pudgy little tummy and adorable toes!

And she’s up!

and of course, the best for last! Alanna had enough of me!

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Oct
2009
19

Today I had a great day with my Uncle. I wanted to take an environmental portrait of him. He has more hobbies than I can count and is excellent at all of them. Because of that, I thought the portrait session would be easy. Ha! I was wrong. Photographing your own family is quite an adventure. “You’re not doing it right.” “Why don’t you stand over there and shoot.” “You’re not doing enough vertical shots of me.” You get my drift, right?

Finally at the end of the day, when we said we were all done,  I got my shot. This picture to me, is my Uncle. He loves his garden and always has something nice to give me.

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Oct
2009
16

My husband, Nicholas, and I LOVE Halloween. I won’t even dare to show you all of the costumes we’ve had throughout the years. Having a baby in time for this past Halloween took it to a whole new level. We not only dressed ourselves up, but the little munchkin too! Poor fellow wore three costumes this year! hehehe.

This costume was definitely for my husband. I got “wife of the year” for dressing the family as Star Wars :)

We decided to go to the pumpkin patch a couple of weeks before Halloween to get some prized photos. No one was dressed up accept for our group (my wonderful idea of course). Everyone at the pumpkin patch thought we worked there! So embarrassing, but I secretly love it!

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