Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Holiday Card Shoot - Campbell, Ca

Next up on the holiday card list was this 4 month old cutie, Mr. "A".  He was ready for the camera and looking very dapper.

Holiday Card Shoot - Holbrook Palmer Park

It's been awhile since I've posted.  I don't know about you but I was busy hosting Thanksgiving and then preparing for Christmas!  I now have a little time to post about a few holiday card shoots I did.

First up was the "B" family.  They have a two year old and a 2 month old!  Both kids did great and we got some fun shots.  Little Miss "A" was so fun.  She hammed it up for the camera, and ended the shoot by playing in the leaves with her dad.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Family Photo Shoot - Baker Beach, San Francisco

Last weekend I spent some time with the "B" family at Baker Beach.  We got lucky and had a beautiful 70 degree day. Little A was a ham and had a fun time playing in the sand.  Her little brother was more shy and decided to stick close to mom and dad.  All in all we had a fun time hanging out and enjoying the sunshine!

You wouldn't even know it in this one, but the kids are hugging their legs....

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Monterey Bay Aquarium

We took K to the Monterey Bay Aquarium for his first birthday.  To be honest, I was really excited to go.  I haven't been there in years and was hoping to be amazed.  Let me tell you, the day was fantastic.

Everything about the aquarium rocked.  It wasn't overly crowded, the people who work there were very friendly and helpful, the food was delicious and decently priced.  We ate in the cafeteria section, not the fine dining, but it didn't feel like cafeteria food.  They had a grill, kid menus, alcohol, and a lot of fresh salad and fruit.  Their souvenir shop wasn't overly pricy either. And lastly, the whole point of the aquarium...the fish!  They were beautiful, funny, and cute.

Everything came together nicely to celebrate K's big day.  Here are some of the photos from our day.

There was one penguin, Betty, who kept playing with K and he thought it was the best thing in the world.

I think my boys had a fun day.....

Monday, November 1, 2010

First Birthday Party

I haven't written in a month because I've been planning the mother of all birthday parties!  This past weekend we celebrated K's first birthday.  We decided to do a Halloween/first birthday party so the kiddos could wear their costumes.  Who doesn't love to see a bunch of one year olds in costumes?  Thanks to all who attended we had a blast!

I've been taking a picture a day (roughly) of K since he was born.  I decided to do something with some of the photos for the party.  I had seen this online before here and really liked it.

 This was my first time etching a pumpkin, and I think it turned out pretty good.

Additional party decorations......

It was supposed to rain, so we decided to decorate the garage to have more space.  Not the prettiest place to take pictures, but it worked out.  Lucky for us it only rained a little bit.  The lanterns I made following Martha Stewart's directions.

I got so involved in the party, I forgot to take too many pictures of the food.  For lunch we had some kid-friendly comfort foods.  Homemade (non-spicy) chili, macaroni and cheese, chicken wings, green and fruit salads, and some huge pieces of cornbread!  (The mini hot dogs were actually appetizers)

I'm a huge dessert person so I felt like we needed some varieties.  Guests could take a little of everything home with them.

And last but not least, it was time for cake!  K had a really good time with it.

 All in all I think the party was a success!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Family Shoot - Oak Meadow Park

Last weekend I got to spend some time with a family who was taking pictures for Christmas.  It's never too early to start!  Little "C" is the same age as "K" which is really fun.  Even though it was a million degrees out they were troopers and got some cute shots.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

My pumpkin baby

Anyone who knows me knows I love Halloween.  I was so excited when K was born so close to Halloween.  He will forever be my pumpkin baby.  This past weekend my boys indulged me and took me to a pumpkin patch in Half Moon Bay.  The purpose was really to get some photos for K's first birthday invitation and I think we succeeded.  During our hour there his emotions ranged from high to low as you can see.  Enjoy!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Introducing Miss E!

A few days ago I spent some time with this adorable little 9 month old.  She was a ham for the camera and showed me a few of her moves.  Like a true little girl, she wore 5 different outfits like it was no big deal.

Monday, August 16, 2010

10 day old baby boy

A few weeks ago, I had the please of shooting a beautiful baby boy!  He was 10 days old and was awake for almost the entire shoot.  I was so impressed.  Here are a few of my favorites (of course he's sleeping in all of these).  I had worn him out by the end.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Family Photo Shoot - Holbrook Palmer Park

Last week a good friend from college contacted me about doing a shoot for her family.  They were in the same place at the same time and wanted to document it!  They were a fun group to shoot and I got a glimpse of what my little man is going to be like in 7-8 months..... I'm going to be a busy mommy.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Friday!

We spent this afternoon hanging out at the park.  It was a great start to the weekend.  Happy Friday!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Fourth of July

Our fourth of July was spent in town which was nice.  We attended a few BBQ's, I made my first apple pie, and our little one learned how to crawl.  All in all it was a fun weekend!