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{8 month old beauty}

Monday, December 15th, 2008

This younger sis to two older brothers is soooooooooo cute. Aside from just being incredibly adorable, the one thing that always sticks out to me is her gorgeous skin. It’s this lovely, flawless light olive, and I just can’t keep my eyeballs off of her. :)

Have an awesome Monday! ~m

.the bump.

Thursday, December 4th, 2008

Isn’t the sign just perfecto??? :) Love the mood, setting, perfect belly, gorgeous prego gal…it just all fits.

Okay, now you’ve got to change gears. No more workshop. Think calm, peaceful, slow-moving stream, the sound of water passing over rocks, leaves on the bank, rustling in the wind…

And lastly…

You are such a beauty, T, and just radiate with that gorgeous belly of yours! :) Thanks for trusting me and workin’ it for the camera…can’t wait to meet the little fella.

Have a lovely day. ~m

.creative juices.

Monday, December 1st, 2008

What a holiday weekend! My sister (aka the AWESOME model that lets my creative juices flow!!!) was in town, so, of course, we planned a photo shoot.  She’s into all things vintage, so she brought an assortment of outfits with an older feel.  We were going for different colors, textures, etc.

We had an awesome day on Saturday, getting her hair cut, make up done (we were going for a pin-up sort of look!) by the lovely Brooke at MAC, shopping, and then lots and lots of picture taking.  Our mom even stopped by for the actual photo shoot and fixed Bib’s hair and such. 

It was SO much fun…I think that during the holidays, it’s often hard to get creative and shoot for myself when I feel like I should be home editing sessions or not taking any more sessions at all (I had to turn away several families this season because I just couldn’t fit everyone in!).  Anyway, these last few weekends have been really refreshing as I have been able to just relax and spend lots and lots of time with my family.  Lovin’ it!!!

These are some of my faves even though we were just WARMING up!!! Wait till you see the rest! TONS of outfit changes. :) More to come this week…as well as some pics of my last holiday card kiddos tomorrow.

In the next two weeks, I’ll be photographing another wonderful Celebrating Adoption session, some cute older babies, AND an ULTRA creative engagement session. My photographer pal Jen is coming from Washington and we’re gonna get a little cooky creative!!! Wooo hoooooo!!! :)

Have a super day and a big thanks for stopping by. ~m

.the actress.

Saturday, August 23rd, 2008

Really, my memories of this beautiful, carefree, sweet young woman have to do with fresh blackberry birthday cakes.  My family spent many summers in Seattle when we were younger and C’s birthday just so happened to fall during our visits.  Her mom, an amazing cook, would always make these elaborate and delicious birthday treats (and meals, for that matter). What fun — we even picked the delicious fruit for her cakes!  :)

I can’t believe that C is old enough (aren’t there some people that you remember as little 5 year olds?) to be embarking on her own journey…moving away from the beautiful state of Washington to pursue her dream of becoming an actress in Los Angeles.

She wanted some headshots…I told her she needed to “work it” for some shots for me, too.  :)   And BOY did we have fun!

Can’t wait to hear about your adventures, C!  Best of luck to you and thanks for choosing me for your headshots.  LOTS more!!!  {mwah!}

Have a spectacular weekend!   ~m


Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

^ My fav.  Love her hair, the angle, her hands & expression.

^ My sis with the kiddos — this is just a sweet image to me.  Everyone just seems so at peace.  :)

Gorgeous……………………………………………………check out that killer jump!!!

These images show her quiet side and a bit of her craziness.

Peach’s rendition of Bib’s jump.   Makes me laugh. Only a couple days until we get to see Bib again!  Wahoo!  Cali here we come!

Have one incredible day!  ~m


Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

^ a little texture! 

^  just being them. 



^ this MIGHT just be my fav.  still haven’t decided yet…

^  YEOW!!! + a little boost of color for ya!

Thanks for being my models, you two!   Now, which one did you want as a biiiiig canvas??????  :)

Have one terrific day.  ~m

jump | jump

Sunday, July 6th, 2008

Yesterday sis and I went picture takin.’  I constantly kidnap her when she’s here because she’s such a fun, fab & waaaaay purty model.  We have tons-o-fun together. 


This pic is TOTALLY her to me.  Love ya, Bib.  :)

And tomorrow…stay tuned for a *couples* shoot.  Not the norm for me, but FUN for sure.   ~m

-stunning one-

Saturday, March 1st, 2008


From a workshop last fall.   This young girl (not a professional model, but should be!) came totally ready to work it!  She was gorgeous, took direction well, and was super sweet.  What more could I have asked for?  :)  

Kimono, Tiara & High Heeled Shoes

Monday, February 25th, 2008

Just wanted to post something a little different!  My mom and sister (pictured) have the funnest collection of vintage clothes & accessories.


^ Love the colorful kimono paired with the vintage bathing suit. 


^ She looks like some crazy creature here…scorpion?  Tigress?  Must be a sheep!


^ Beautiful == love the back lighting from the sun. 


^  –Bubbly with a Tiara–  She’s gonna be so mad I posted this pic!!! 

{From an older session with my sis, who is in Germany right now.  Miss you, Bib!  Come back for more photo shoots!!!} 

By Popular Vote…

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

more images of J for your viewing pleasure!!!  Soooo many people wanted to see more (including me!). 

img_7016ambw1v7x5web.jpg<–she reminds me of a mermaid statue in this one!  :)   I love her sexy and confident stance and silhouette against the sky and mountains. 

{I’m so used to photographing kids, that all this editing of an adult has been a nice change.  I’m already looking forward to editing and taking more images of kiddos though.}

 img_7187shdefanttextclrpopweb.jpg <–my first time playing around with textures on an image.   What fun!!!  I felt this image really begged for a little more oomph!  This texture stuff is going to be fun.  :)

img_7163defshexbrnnvltbwweb.jpg <–Lastly, I like how she’s just peeking from behind all that’s going on here.  The diagonal lines are nice, too. 

Still have many more J images, but I can’t spoil them before I meet with her and show her a slideshow.   I have a lot of simple, classy, typical images, too…just want to show you guys some that I think are fun and different. 

Does anyone have a fav here???  My fav is #2 (for now)!  I like the texture of the whole building paired with her skirt, how she’s posed, her look, etc.  It just works!

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I got some props for newborn/baby shoots today.  A SUPER fun, vintage wicker bassinet and a wide vanity chair for placing a newborn on for a fun look.   Also bought a cool mint green chair for some toddler/kid photoshoots.   It’ll give some extra style and color to an image for sure.  Just let me know if any of those interest you before your scheduled shoot!

The blog’s gonna have a *new look* pretty soon here, so be on the lookout! 

Stay tuned for some images with cotton (?), pettiskirts, an adorable baby belly, and MORE!  AAAAnnnd have a great weekend.    ~m