Archive for August, 2010

Its been a lovely weekend, photographing some sweet and precious babies!  I enjoyed meeting this sweet family today.  This is their first baby, and she was an angel at just two weeks old!  She was asleep when I arrived, and she slept through us posing her and moving her little arms around.  She was a little champ!  Here is your “sneek peek” – I hope that you love them as much as I do… :)

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Being a photographer, my kids are used to the camera on them.  I feel so bad though, because I rarely get them dressed up specifically for a photo shoot.  So I decided to do that this weekend.  We had plans to see my parents, and they live on a gorgeous piece of property in the country.  So we took the opportunity to have a little shoot out.

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It was a pleasure working with these two new parents, and their sweet little bundle L.  It is challenging working with older newborns, and at 5 weeks, she didn’t want to be out of her parent’s arms!  Who can blame her, dad was the bouncing master… and she fell alseep every time she ended up in his arms.  She was so adorable, and we did manage to get some really adorable shots.  More to come soon, but here is the sneek peek for mom, dad and proud grandma.

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And a cute little outtake – love her little face!

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South Lake Tahoe Wedding

August 22, 2010

Wow, I had SUCH a great time second shooting Angie and Nick’s wedding in South Lake Tahoe yesterday.  I shot with an amazing photographer Emily Main, based out of Reno.  I had such a good time getting to know her also.  The couple were SO beautiful, and the groom was quite adventurous.  During the bridal party photos at the golf course, he and his groomsmen took off their shoes and sock, rolled up their pants, and went for a wade in the creek for photo!  Images below.

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Had to share some niece cuteness.  We had a trip to Tahoe about three weeks ago and I am just now getting to those edits.  She’s so cute!




I did work a little while on vacation in Monterey a few weeks back.  I did an engagement shoot, and met up with a friend and her husband, who are expecting their first baby in just a few months!  They live just 20 minutes outside of Monterey, so they joined us for dinner!  Before dinner though, we headed off to Old Town Monterey.  Monterey Old Town Historic District, which is a National Historic Landmark, includes buildings from the 18th-19th centuries that illustrate the Spanish colonial era of the town, including the Old Customhouse (the only customhouse north of Mexico from 1828-1845), the Thomas Larkin House, 1835, one of the first two story adobes in California, and Casa Alvarado, the home of Juan Bautista Alvarado, the governor of California from 1836 to 1842.  All I can say is PERFECT for portraits!  It was slightly overcast and the lighting was perfect.  Here are some images from the afternoon!

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I had a week long family vacation in Monterey a few weeks back (blogged below).  The first day of our trip, I did fit in an engagement session for Maureen and Fernando.  They are getting married in October in San Jose, and they agreed to meet me in Monterey for their shoot.  We were going to walk around Old Town and capture some photos there, but the home that we were staying at was just gorgeous.  So we did the shoot in the backyard and front of the house.  I cant wait to shoot their wedding!

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Had to share some cute shots of animals that we know… kitten is our new baby, JillyBoo.  And the lab puppy belongs to a friend of ours.

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New Direction – Weddings!

August 12, 2010

I am so excited to be second shooting so many weddings lately!  I shot my first wedding for a family member in Lake Tahoe, CA back in May 2010.  Since then I have found three talented photographers in the area that have hired me to second shoot with them, and it has been such a great experience for me.  All three have allowed me to use images for my growing portfolio, and I have made the decision to launch another photography website, Lovely You Photography!  I will continue working with newborn babies, children and families, as I still LOVE portrait work.  I want to have a separate site featuring JUST my wedding work, plus “Lovely Baby Photography” does not really work well for weddings.  :)  I am shooting my 8th wedding in Lake Tahoe in a week and a half – so I will be launching my new site and blog later this month!  Stay tuned!!  In the meantime, here is my new logo and some marketing materials, all designed by me (I am also a photography logo designer / branding designer – take a look at that site, Lovely Ink).

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Trifold Birth Announcements

August 11, 2010

I created these gorgeous tri fold birth announcements for a client through my design business, Baby Card Expressions.  I had to share them here!  I love this design… my daughter’s room is decorated with birds, so she was my inspiration.

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I will be releasing 2010 Holiday cards shortly!  If you are a photographer, I will be releasing a handful of exclusive designs for resale within your photography business.  They will be released through one of my other websites, Lovely Ink.  Contact me if you’re interested!