Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Lots of good things are happening over here! November will be my busiest yet (HOORAY!), so I decided to upgrade my editing software (Lightroom).  It is amazing. I can't believe I didn't make the switch sooner.  I have spent a lot of time lately learning the program.  I am excited to see my workflow get more and more efficient = less time in front of my computer, and more time spent with my family.

Lately, there have been issues coming up at work.  Issues that literally happen to everyone, but for some reason, I was NOT handling them well.  And I knew it. I was frustrated with myself. I am a silly human who thinks I can do everything perfectly, and spent far too much time focusing on and worrying about things that I had absolutely no control over. A great friend recommended  I listen to this sermon and it was a huge turning point for me.  Are you a people-pleaser or a worrier? Click that link, my friend. Do it. It will change your perspective on the situation you are in. So FREEING!

What are you all doing for Halloween? What are you kids dressing up as? Will is an octopus.  And a pretty darn cute one.  See for yourselves :)


 He was chasing that cat around the whole time, trying to "hug" her.  Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 7, 2013

A deal for the Christmas Season!

It's Monday! Guys, Christmas is 78 days away!!! Which means, you have about 65 days left to send out your Christmas cards.  You know, the cute ones with a picture of your family.  I LOVE getting those!

This time of year can be stressful enough, with Thanksgiving, Christmas shopping, wrapping gifts, baking, and Christmas activities. To make your life easier, I'm offering a deal on family pictures this season.

Here's the details:
- 20 minutes of shooting for $45 (doesn't break the bank, and will be quick enough to ensure Dad and the little people won't get bored)
- max of 4 people (have another family member? No problem! Each additional person is $15)
- You'll receive a minimum of 20 high resolution pictures, on a CD, within one week (includes a print release).
- All sessions will take place a park in North County, San Diego.

Spaces are limited, so don't wait!  Email me at to book your spot.  The first day will be October 26th.  The second day to sign up for is November 16th.
UPDATE: I apologize for the confusion!  The special price will only be available on the two days listed above. Book now to secure your appointment!

I can't wait to meet you and your families!!

And, because I feel weird not posting any pictures, here's a few from a quick family session I did for my aunt and uncle and their family.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Splash Pad

I am loving this age that Will is.  Some moms with older kids have told me that they think 1-ish is hard because you have to constantly be by their side.  Their kids are old enough now where they can let them run around the play ground, while the moms can sit down and chat for more than a minute.  I certainly am excited for that age too, but I don't mind this age, because I can finally take him to fun places, like the park, and not have to hold him while he is wiggling to get down all the time.  Yes, I do have to be by him all the time, but I also get to be hands-free a little (woohoo, because he is not the lightest kid around!), and watch him play with other kids. I get to watch more of his personality come through in a different surrounding than our home.

These are from a couple of weeks ago.  I met up with my sister and Sharrah at a park with a splash pad.  Will had the best time.  He seems to be a little leery about pools.  He doesn't enjoy them much, because I think all of the water freaks him out.  He loved the splash pad, though.  He loved the water spouts, and that he could crawl around to it, but not be submerged. He loved having the water shoot through his fingers and I loved watching him.

 My niece, Presley.  She is seriously beautiful.
 It looks like he's magically directing the water.  Maybe he should be Harry Potter for Halloween!

 Sweet Skylar!

 Ha! That little boy in the background cracks me up, trying to sit on the water spout.

 A little girl came over to the spout that Will was playing with and stood over it.  His expression makes me laugh.

 Presley explaining to the boy that "this is Bubba."  I love it!
 I love the next few pictures.  He was playing, and I was standing back, snapping pictures.  He spotted me, smiled and crawled over to me.  Be still, my heart.  I adore that little boy!


The whole crew. Bubba was tired.

Happy Friday! Be sure to check back on Monday for a little family session deal. Christmas is just around the corner, so you only have a couple months to send out your Christmas cards!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Will 0-12 Months

Besides the newborn picture, all of the pictures were taken in his crib, or near his crib.  I thought it would be a good reference point to show how much he had grown.  
Two things I've noticed while looking through these: 1. He has always been a smiley guy, even from early on. and 2. He has a TON of hair!!

I will always treasure these! 


He is such a little boy now!