Sunday, August 24, 2008

ummmm, yeah.

My daughter has gotten tall enough to be able to reach things that are perched on the counter top. Today, she discovered the pull spout on the bottom of the water jug and let loose! After the initial shock, I decided that it was a good opportunity for photos, and we had a blast sliding around on the kitchen floor. :) She makes life so fun and silly.... I'm forever grateful for this little mischievous angel of mine.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


It has been an extremely busy start of the school year, and many of my loved ones are going through really hard times. It has taken a toll on me and sometimes, stress can get the better of me. I have felt like I am being thrown into too many directions all at once, and I don't think that I have been handling it with grace.

So, I have been taking time each morning to really think of all the things I am grateful for, and it is starting to make a big difference. For me, family has always been the most important piece of my life. My daughter is such an amazing blessing, with all her quirks and silliness.

She has recently learned how to climb out of her crib, which just amazes me. She is really starting to explore her world, and seeing the world through her eyes makes everything new again, and absolutely full of wonder.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

first maternity shoot.

A friend of mine has a daughter who is due in a few weeks, and I volunteered to do a maternity shoot for her so I can start building my portfolio.

I had so much fun. Mommy(L.) was really helpful and she was willing to try a lot of fun things. Her mom and husband helped me set up shots, too.
I actually had to bring my daughter along due to odd circumstances, and they were more than accommodating.
Lilly got to play with their doggies, swim in the pool, and got lots of attention.

One of the things mom (L.) always wanted was a painting of a basketball on her tummy if it was a boy, and sunflowers or a watermelon if it was a girl. Her mom painted
her stomach after we finished the other poses, and these photos turned out to be some of my favorites.

Thanks P. family for all your help and for a fun Saturday...


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Matt Mintz.

Sometimes, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world. This is my husband, who is such a great support for me. He's my best friend and an amazing daddy. He's also an extremely talented writer and musician. He has recently finished his 5 song demo, and when I listen to it, I can't believe that I'm actually married to him. Go listen and let him know what you think.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

new business cards

I just received these new cards from Moo.
To describe them in one word, I'd say they are fabulous. My plan is to get these into as many hands as possible so that I can get a little business going. Since I am still building a portfolio, my session fee is going to be pretty low to start off with. Anyone in the Crestline, CA area interested? :)

-thinking only good thoughts....

Sunday, August 10, 2008


Today, I'm gathering new materials I've purchased from PinkleToes for photographers (see link to the right). Going through everything is a bit overwhelming, because she has included so much! The business end of things is going to be difficult for me- I've offered to do maternity sessions for two of my friends because I want to build my portfolio, but I'm afraid that I won't have the guts to even ask them to order prints from me. Even if i do, I have no idea what I would charge. So the word for the day is "study" because I need to do more research. One day, I'll have it all figured out. Or mostly. Ha. Ha.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Wine tasting.

I discovered a new wine. A little over a week ago, I went wine tasting here in Southern California with some friends of mine. This is a Ruby Port wine, which is strong and sweet. Just look at those legs! I had to snatch up a bottle from the winery. (Can you see the fly in the second photo? Even he wanted a sip!)

So here's to the weekend! Cheers!