Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Patricia Ann Designs

The first time I saw the blankets at Patricia Ann Designs, I was totally smittened by their uniqueness. Very contemporary, fun, soft and cool designs. I bought one of their blankets for a photo shoot. Since, I have purchased gifts from Patricia Ann Designs for my clients.

When the owners of Patricia Ann Designs, Shelley and Pat, decided to redesign their web site, they asked me to take photographs of their blankets & silkies with babies. Here are some of the portraits from those sessions with two adorable babies.

Patricia Ann Designs is located in Lake Forest in Aspan Plaza at 22762 Aspan # 205. Please check out their new web site by clicking on the link on my Blog. My photographs are on their new site along with my banner that connects to my site. It is such a thrill to be associated with such a high quality store and two wonderful ladies.


Friday, August 22, 2008

Holiday Card 2008

This is my promotional holiday card 2008 mailer that I am sending out next week. I know it is only August but it is best to get an early start. My weekends are booking up already with family sessions; I have two back to back for next weekend. Please give me a call so I can create an instant out of time for your family to hold onto forever.


Thursday, August 21, 2008


Jack is 15 years old and needed photos for acting. He is a theatrical actor and likes performing in musicals. It was a perfect summer day and we did the shoot at a park near his home. What I like about this image of Jack is it looks like a painting. The light is soft and not harsh because we did it late in the day. I never do an outside shoot unless it is very early in the morning or late afternoon or @ sunset because of the hard edge shadows.

For this photo shoot, I used my new Nikon D700 and a portrait lens.


Monday, August 18, 2008

Flush Mount Albums

This is a page from a 10x10 album that I am creating. It is a flush mount album bound with a panorama cover which comes with an album cover. The sisters are standing in front of this gorgeous wooden door at a home in Table Rock Beach (south Laguna). Doors make for interesting backdrops for photographs.

I like the creative process of making an album, selecting the images, deciding which ones work or not and then the time spent in photoshop. A lot of time goes in to it but the end result is an incredible treasure for generations.


Thursday, August 14, 2008

Baby Drew

Baby Drew’s Mommy, Anne, contacted me when she was six months pregnant to do her maternity photos. Anne has two little girls and did not know the sex of her baby and wanted to be surprised but was hoping it would be a boy. Since Anne had her other two babies at full term, we scheduled her maternity shoot at the eight months. We were going to do her shoot at the beach during sunset. This would be my first maternity shoot at the beach, and I was really looking forward to it. I had everything planned out that Anne was going to wear white, and I even bought a white parasol but three days prior to our shoot, Anne went in to labor and had a baby boy!!! I was disappointed but happy for Anne. Here are two photographs from the newborn session of Baby Drew. I particularly like these two photographs. For me they evoke the strong bond between Mother and her baby. It is a very touching and tender.


Friday, August 8, 2008


At a wedding one of my favorite things to photograph are the details. So much time and effort goes in to deciding what type of flowers, cake, candles, etc. to have at ones wedding. It is these details that create the ambience of the wedding and reception that I like to capture for the Bride and Groom.


Monday, August 4, 2008

Following My Bliss!!

Here is a photograph of me (many thanks Andrea of AMH Creative, my graphic designer, for taking this photograph) at the Parenting & Kids Expo this past Saturday. So many of my friends came out to give me support that I felt truly blessed.

It was a great exhibit; I met a lot of wonderful parents and their adorable children. My booth was next to mid-wives, Project Cabo. I could not be more fortunate because they’re opening a birthing center in Laguna Hills and are interested in displaying my work there. What a great opportunity for me. A friend once told me to “Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.” That is what I have been doing. I feel grateful every single day to be doing something I truly love. To all my family, friends and clients, thank you for making my dreams come true.


Friday, August 1, 2008

The Parenting and Kids Expo - August 2nd at the Irvine Spectrum

On Saturday, August 2nd, I will be exhibiting at The Parenting & Kids Expo @ the Irvine Spectrum from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM. It is sponsored by Parenting Orange County magazine, and will be a day filled with entertainment, family fun and learning. If you have kids, they’ll have a blast on Expo day, and you’ll find everything you need to know to help you be the best parent you can be. The hottest family products and services will be on display. Plus, a Back-to-School Fashion Show, fun, crafts and entertainment for the entire family. Don’t miss it! My booth is close to the Ferris Wheel & I am having a drawing to win a Portrait Session (the winner of my last drawing is the baby in the tutu amongst the roses that is the header for my blog). Please stop by and see me!