Thursday, November 19, 2009

Baby "K" has arrived

Our little bundle of joy arrived on October 28, 2009 at 7:05 in the morning! He is providing us with a lot of fun and some sleepless nights. He is definitely my most favorite subject to shoot. Enjoy the photos of baby "K".

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Last weekend we went to the pumpkin patch to pick out some pumpkins. We came across this cute little pumpkin that we thought just might be the baby's size. He'll be here soon!

Kelli & Julie's wedding!

A few weeks ago I had the honor of shooting a wedding for my friends Kelli & Julie. Here are some of the highlights!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Baby "D" Nursery

I haven't posted a lot lately because we are expecting a baby! He's going to be here in a few weeks so I wanted to share some nursery pictures with you!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cinnamon Rolls

This too is a very late post. I decided to make cinnamon rolls for my husband for father's day since this was his first father's day. He loooooves cinnamon rolls and I felt up to the challenge. I decided to use my favorite cooking website for some instructions. These definitely took a long time to make so leave yourself some time. Here were the results, and let me tell you they were delicious!! They didn't last long in our house.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Black & White Cookies

This post is long overdue but for Father's Day this year I made my father and my father-in-law black and white cookies. I was a little nervous but they turned out so good. I turned to my trusty cooking website Smitten Kitchen and used her recipe. The one trick I learned after I finished is that you are supposed to turn the cookie over and actual frost the flat part that was on the cookie sheet. I will try that next time.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Meet "A" in Oak Meadow Park, Los Gatos

A few weekends ago I got to spend time with a very fun 2 year old and his family. His favorite song is "Boom Boom Pow" by the Black Eyed Peas and he had a portable stereo we rocked out to. He is one cool kid!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Meet "D" and "C"

A few weekends ago our good friends came to visit and brought their 7 month old daughter.  I was able to snap a few pictures of her.  Enjoy!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Check out Grosgain

I love this website.  It inspires me to learn to sew because she creates such beautiful things.  Right now you can win the dress featured on the blog.  Have a look!

Picnic Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Crown and Crumpet

Yesterday my mom and I went to Crown and Crumpet for her birthday lunch and then went to see Wicked.  Crown and Crumpet was really cute!  We split the tea for two and I highly recommend the hibiscus and cinnamon tea.  The inside isn't very big so reservations are a good idea, but the overall experience was really fun.  If you haven't see Wicked yet I highly recommend that you do.  It's a fantastic show and you don't need to have read the book to understand it.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Bridal Shower

This past weekend my mom, my sisters and I hosted a bridal shower for our cousin.  It was a beach themed shower and we had a great time!   

My mom sewed unique kitchen items onto an apron for my cousin and we turned it into a game.  She walked around and everyone got a minute to look at the apron and write down as many things as they could remember.  We also had a crossword puzzle filled with clues about my cousin and her fiance.  Lastly, every guest filled out some words of wisdom about marriage for my cousin.

We served homemade mushroom puff pastries, zucchini madeleines, and salmon cakes as appetizers. 

For lunch we made fruit skewers, homemade macaroni and cheese, spinach, candied pecan and strawberry salad, and cilantro shrimp skewers.

Dessert included homemade brownies, lemon macaroon tartlets, and mini lemon cheesecakes.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Birthday Presents

I was fortunate to receive many presents I loved this birthday.  Here are a few of my favorites (that were easily photographable).

My parents got me these suede boots from Steve Madden.  I love their slouchiness and color.

One of my best friends in New York always finds something amazing to give me each year and this year didn't disappoint.  Check out the bracelet similar to that of Jessica Kagan Cushman. It's french for what would the world be without girls?

And lastly, I was looking for some comfy yet stylish sweats for my birthday so my husband got me these Lululemon pants.  (not my photo)

Seascape Resort

For my birthday this year my husband took me to Seascape Resort which is just south of Santa Cruz.  I love when we can find local places that we didn't know exsisted!  We were lucky and got a beautiful Saturday in March so we headed down to the beach to hang out.  After a yummy dinner at the hotel restaurant, my husband had the hotel set up a private beach bonfire.  It was fantastic. The hotel staff brought us in a golf cart from our room to the beach, gave us a box filled with smores fixings, and gave us two chairs to sit on.   If anyone is looking for a romantic proposal spot this is it!!  Here are some photos.

(smores box)

(they do weddings on this lawn)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Homemade Soup

Last night I made the most delicious soup!  It was a creamy mashed potato and leek soup.  I had a base recipe and then added my own special touches and it was delicious!

A day in the life of my cat....

I'm currently in a photography class and the assignment was to follow someone or something for a day.  I chose my cat.  While she does sleep a lot, she does do a few other activities during the day!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Hakone Gardens, Saratoga Ca

I can't believe that I've lived in the South Bay for the last 13 years and I've never visited Hakone Gardens!  I'm a little ashamed of myself.  Last Friday I decided to take a field trip to take some photos.  I had a field day!  The rain stopped for a bit as I started my journey, but the break didn't last long.  It dumped buckets while I was trying to shoot, so I ran for the ancient tea house and waited for the skies to clear.  Here are some of my favorites!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Oscar Party 2009

Watching the Academy Awards is one of my all time favorite things to do.  Every year I have a very small oscar party where we drink champagne and eat a lot of food.  This year I went a little overboard and made the following items:

* prosciutto wrapped shrimp
* chicken wings
* caprese puffs
* brown butter parmesan popcorn
* samosas 
* chicken taquitos
* spinach and artichoke dip
* chocolate chip brownies
* lemon cupcakes with vanilla bean frosting

I then made the guests goodie bags that were popcorn containers filled with swedish fish, gummy coke bottles, milk duds, a kit-kat and some microwave popcorn.  I didn't get pictures of everything, but here are the highlights!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Valentine's Day Sugar

I'm a little late on this post but this year Valentine's Day involved a lot of sugar.  I'm not sure how it happened, but we ate a lot of sugar.  We started out at Icing on the Cake in Los Gatos, one of my all time favorite bakeries, and then wandered over to Powell's Candy Shoppe for some snacks for our movie.  Enjoy!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

collage of kids!

I thought I'd put together a little collage of all the cuties I've been so fortunate to work with over the last year or so.  Enjoy!

redwood city sunrise

Sometimes it pays to wake up early.  I don't really like doing it but then you get rewarded with a sunrise like this.  I can't decide which photo I like better.  Do you have any opinions?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

cherry blossoms

I love cherry blossoms and I'm so excited to see them in bloom this time of year.  I'm taking a class right now and I was supposed to focus on creating motion in photographs.  So the last two images have the motion included and the first two are just ones I like!