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San Diego Newborn Photographer ~ 12 days new baby “W”

Welcome to the world baby W. I met this adorable little guy at 12 days old and he was just a dream to work with (I think that part must come from his amazing parents). It’s rare that I work with a baby that reminds me so much of one of my boys and little W did just that, with his perfect newborn chub and his nice head of the softest blonde hair. I kinda wanted to keep him <3

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Murrieta Family Photographer ~ Multigenerational Session


People tell me I have never met a stranger. I met one of the members of this family while pregnant with our youngest boy Cameron. I was making semi-regular trips to Lucille’s BBQ at the Temecula Promenade for a stuffed baked potato (yum!) and while chatting with the girl at the take out window at Lucille’s, she mentioned she had a friend that was pregnant and would need newborn photos, so I gave her my card. I was pleasantly surprised when I heard from her friend and I ended up photographing the little boy in these photos as a newborn. His mom and dad were so kind and are just amazing with him. I have since photographed him for his first birthday and this session was a gift to her mom for Mother’s Day, how sweet! So this photo session includes four generations of this family. How special for me to get to capture this for them. Have I mentioned I love what I do?

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Miss Emily in the studio – 6 months

I had the pleasure of capturing this cutie from mom’s belly to newborn, to now 6 months old. We started her session in the studio and then continued with a family session in Old Town. Here is her sneak peek from the studio. We had so much fun dressing her…and undressing her too! She was such a sweetie and it’s amazing how fast they grow! I find something special about all of my sessions, but one thing that I just loved about this one is the blue dress was her mom’s when she was the same size as Emily, how sweet is that!

Happy Valentine’s Day 2013!

One of my many traditions with my own children is to take their photos for Valentine’s Day, I love getting in the spirit of this lovely holiday.

These were taken in my small home studio, I use the studio primarily for newborns and one child at a time, but it was just way too cold to go outside this morning and still be able to show off their shirts from A Lil’ Hip Shop
Check out their current items for sale, they are so cute, reasonable and well made> Maria was wonderful to work with.

So without further ramblings here are the kids from our special Valentines session today.
First this little guy wandered in on his own to see what I was up to.


Then on with their special shirts and snapped a few shots of each kiddo, yes our Pug girl too!




Seuss Themed Birthday Party: Part 1

Oh where to begin on this Seuss adventure. First let me say I LOVE throwing parties and by throwing them I mean dreaming them up, obsessing about the details, and of course designing the invites (with a photo of course).
I love to create fun little details that make each party different and special. This party was thrown for our own boys Carter and Cameron. Even when I was pregnant with Cameron who was due early January, I kept secretly hoping he’d be born in December. Yes, I know it’s terrible to wish for an early baby, but I just knew that if he had a birthday near Christmas and Carter’s a thanksgiving baby it would be just perfect for joint parties for the few years I could get away with it. Well you know how babies have their own plans. After being overdue the little guy well into January….with some prompting, he entered the world on January 18, 2012. So now what, the boys birthdays are almost 2 months apart?! Well practicality won out and I was pretty sure planning and throwing TWO parties amongst Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years would pretty much kill me, so the joint party won out for this year anyway. Dr. Seuss was chosen because I loved reading it as a child, I love reading the books to Carter and it just seemed whimsical and fun, plus I am a sucker for red and turquoise together.

I have so much I want to share about the details of the party for those that want to know “how’d you do that?” but I will save that for another day. I also have a 2nd set of photos of the boys in their amazing birthday shirts from *Golden* that I will share in a future blog post, as well as Cameron’s 1st birthday cake smash photos.

I want to give a special shout out to the amazing Alicia’s 3 Little Babes Etsy shop who did the banner, cupcake toppers and food signs. The cake was done the the talented and wonderful to work with Jennifer at Delightful Edibles.

So enough talking and here are the photos….oh and photographing your own party. Don’t do it! It was such a fail! I lost count of how many nights I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning hand making party hats, glueing, cutting, printing, making last minute “crinkle paper” in my paper shredder and SO MUCH of the party’s details didn’t get documented because I was still making food when the guests arrived. That being said, many great moments DID get captured, so here they are!

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