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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Carizza is the kind of girl you like from the moment you meet her. She is warm, friendly, creative, kind, and thoughtful. She also has an incredible gift for organizing and planning. Her planner would make even Martha Stewart jealous! If I were getting married again, this is the girl I would want to plan my wedding. As Carizza enters the world of event planning, I am confident her unique skills, gentle spirit, and attention to detail will make her a success.

Carizza, thank you so much for choosing me to take your photos! I had such a fun time spending the afternoon wrangling balloons, avoiding coyotes, and catching up. I hope you love your photos as much as I do!

I must have said it 200 times during our session – “She is SO cute!” Baby Karissa is a tiny bundle of cuteness and I just could not get enough of her! Apparently, I am not alone in my adoration for Karissa, as you’ll see in the photos below. Her family loves her to pieces and it is so evident that they would walk to the moon if she needed them to. I can’t adequately describe how wonderfully refreshing it is to hold a newborn baby, but my advice is to do it whenever you have the opportunity – I promise you’ll find yourself using the word “cute” an excessive number of times too!

Kelsey and John, thank you so much for allowing me to capture this precious time in your lives and for letting me cuddle with your sweet baby girl.

Now, prepare for some off the charts cuteness!

Parenting is hard work. And parenting well is even harder. And you know what’s even harder than that? Parenting well … FIVE times! Lynne and Jim have managed to accomplish the extraordinary task of parenting five wonderful children and for that alone they deserve a medal (and a nap!) Their children are now adults, some with spouses and children of their own. They all love God and love one another and I just can’t imagine any characteristics parents would desire for their kids more than those.

Renihan family, it was such a pleasure to spend the afternoon with you. It was a busy couple of hours but you guys made it fun and successful! I hope you all had as much fun as I did!  


Charlotte is a person I liked before I had even met her. Kind, enthusiastic, thoughtful, and polite … and I could tell all of that just from her e-mails! The afternoon we spent together taking photos was comfortable and so much fun! Charlotte is from the East Coast and I am so honored that she chose me to capture her photos on her short visit to California. I, a native Southern Californian, was a frozen popsicle even in my jeans and sweater while she was willingly frolicking in the ocean. She was such trooper!

Charlottle, thank you so much for such a fun afternoon. I am glad that we finally met in person so I can officially call you a friend! I hope you love your photos as much as I do!