This is how I’ve been feeling this week, well, except for I’m not crouched over because I’m counting to 10! Last Saturday we celebrated my beautiful baby boy’s 2nd birthday. I know, I can’t even begin to understand where the time has gone. Well, the party was a blast, except for one aspect, Gavins’ sweet little girlfriend, Beatrix, threw up and well lets just say I did too, a couple days later. Fortunately, only Beatrix’s mommy and daddy and yours truly caught that unsuspecting bug and everyone else dodged a pretty nasty bullet. Needless to say, I’ve been MIA this week as I recuperate from the mini Bubonic plague. I promise, next week will be back on and chalk full of pics (the one on top conveniently doubles as both a mockery of my condition and a preview of a picture post to come!). Hope everyone has a fabulous and HEALTHY weekend. As for me, I’m gonna take it easy, finish sweating this bug out and spend some much needed quality time with my lovely family.
As a photographer, my business is 100% dependent on aesthetic and quality.This means everything must look beautiful, from the images, to the presentation of the photos (however that may be), right down to the packaging. Since a lot of my clients aren’t actually in L.A., I thought I would do a quick little post for both my clients and potential clients, a little sample of the Photos Books that I offer (album sample to come). I always do flat hinged books and albums and love the way they show. I recommend doing these Photo Books for Boudoir, Engagement and Day After sessions and save the album for your Wedding Day, as that will become a treasured family heirloom and requires special photo paper and is much larger.
I absolutely put my heart and soul into every aspect of my business and I hope that it shows. Oh, and if you’re wondering, this is a sample of a recent brides boudoir book, and yes, I will be posting them shortly and trust me, they are beyond gorgeous!
|just go ahead and dissect this picture. us, in a nutshell (and yes, i am trying to high-five a cranky toddler, who is clearly not falling for my stupid distractions).|
Every 4th of July our family heads over to Ashland OR, for camping and the Shakespeare Festival. It is quite honestly the most magical town I’ve ever been to. My year literally revolves around our Ashland trip, and I start shopping for my Ashland wardrobe months in advance. James and I always say that we want to move there, and each year that itch gets a little worse. If you’ve never been, please do yourself a favor and go! Go see the plays (the acting is phenomenal), go for a walk on the trails of Lithia Park and stroll down the cobble stone streets and eat at the adorable European like cafes next to the creek at dusk, while the warm, balmy, floral air, kisses your skin. A little slice of heaven, right here in the U.S.
Since the madness of the closing down of the 405 freeway this weekend, here in L.A., is about to embark on us (even my husbands firm is shutting down at 3 today), I thought I would do a lil post about what we have planned. Since NO ONE will be going anywhere, we decided this weekend will be ALL about walking around town and having “theme” nights at home.
Theme nights used to be a big part of James and my life, and then you know, we had ourselves a baby, and well, theme nights faded into a mere memory. Well guess what folks, they’re back! With Gavin being almost 2 (and staying up later) and Carmageddon taking over L.A., we thought now would be the perfect time to start up our beloved tradition once more. What exactly does a theme night entail, you ask? Well, it’s really just an excuse to make cocktails and a feast based around whatever movie will be featured that evening. Take the movie “Fight Club,” for example. Given it’s violent, manly nature, we may have a lot of meat on the menu and Bloody Mary’s (maybe a whiskey sour for James) as the drink of choice. Or on the other extreme, take the movie “Enchanted.” That may consist of pizza (like in the movie) and carmeled apples for dessert and maybe a poisoned “Appletini,” as the cocktail of choice. It’s really just about making up names for things and eating a lot. Oh, and did I mention the best part? James does ALL the cooking in this house, and he’s honestly quite the gourmet chef. I’m talkin he wears an apron and everything!
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of shooting with the ever fabulous Stacy Jacobsen of Love Study Photography. We shot the wedding of just about the most awesome couple…ever. Makenzie and Mike are downright hilarious and so obviously perfect for each other. A true “yin and yang.”
I can’t even tell you how impeccable their taste is (hello Makenzie, I’m still scheming on how to get my hot lil hands on your perfectly nude shade of Louboutins!) and how much my camera loved them in the gorgeous Vegas dessert. I think I may have been in aesthetic heaven if it weren’t for the 104 degree weather! Thank you both to Makenzie and Mike, and Stacy for letting me a part of this great day. The pleasure was truly all mine.