Monday, October 26, 2009

Baby Hanna

My dear friend, Laura had her little girl about a month ago. After two boys, she is enjoying having a little girl in the house. Here are a few from a morning visit the other day.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Eugene & Sarah at Seabright State Beach

Eugene is one of those really really nice guys, who always has a smile for you, and every kid loves. Rod and I squeezed his wedding in between 11:45am soccer photos and a 2:45pm soccer game. Mind you, Rodney is the coach and Bella a player, so they can't really miss either. Luckily, Sarah being a typical bride didn't make her appearance 'til well past twelve once we had arrived and caught our breath. It's lucky all events were in Santa Cruz. I have not really gotten to know Eugene's bride, Sarah, but her brother showed some true colors on the microphone that afternoon. He was a riot. Practically doing a stand up gig while we waited for the newlyweds to be introduced at the reception. Pure entertainment. Sounds like a fun family he married into- Congrats Eugene & Sarah!

Meet Baby Charleigh

Pronounced like Charlie. She is one month. Our session started out like this...

But after a little feed...

and a bath...

all was good again.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Johnny & Kim at Leo Carrillo Rancho

This last wedding weekend in San Diego was so much fun!! We had the whole weekend to hangout with the bride, groom and loads of friends and family. I love the idea of stretching out your big day and having everyone around for a weekend. Too often your friends and family all come in from out of town and you barely get to say hi to them on your wedding day. Kim had a social the night before at the hotel they were staying at which was a great way to get a relaxed visit in with all those people you wouldn't get to chat with on your big day.

Kim and Johnny got ready in the same hotel room. A first for me. This was a fun shot that captured him in the bathroom where he perfected his uniform and chatted with his boys while she got her hair done in the main room.

Jophnny was gone with his boys by the time she slipped into her dress.

Kim swapped her bouquet out for her camera before taking her vows to grab a photo! Another first for me!

I love this candid between shots.

Dancing with her bell ringing flower girls. Any little girls in attendance dressed in white dresses and rang bells up the aisle before the bride walked down.

I got to shadow this goofball as he shot the wedding which was an awesome experience to see him in action as he's been doing the wedding gig for ages! "I don't know how to put this, but [he's] kind of a big deal."