I have been blessed to have photographed this girl a couple times before. I have actually seen her grow before my very own eyes. I have seen her grow from a little girl into a young lady. She has been working hard on her education, she traveled to Europe at the end of last year. She has been working out and living a very healthy lifestyle. She was always very active participating in sports. But she has been very determined. This season she is with her tennis team at school and loves it. I am very excited to see her blossom into the beautiful young lady she is becoming. So exciting to see her develop, grow and see where the next chapter takes her in life. Meet Brianna our Senior Rep for the 2013-2014 school year! Congratulations and go get 'em Brianna!
I had the opportunity to photograph Baby Bethanni for her 1st Birthday. It was definitely a family affair. Bethanni's mommy made her tutu outfit and it came out so gorgeous! I really think she loooks like the Gerber baby! She has a such a contagious smile. I hope I was able to capture little Bethanni's beauty. The best smiles we got were when we mentioned "dada" or daddy, and showed her a picture. Melts my heart, really! Here are some photos of the day.
So, the latest craze has been frozen yogurt! Well I guess for a while now. Little "fro-yo" shops started popping every where. I have been a total rebel. I was very anti-frozen yogurt. How? and Why? you ask yourself. "If it's cold and sweet, then I'm going to eat ice-cream" of course my favorite! My kids love frozen yogurt and the hubby would sneak it at work. I had friends trying to persuade me otherwise. "I run for Ice-cream! 3 miles a day!" I would say. BUT.... then one day hubby begged me to take me out for frozen yogurt, "you will love it!" he said. "I promise"... I very much reluctantly obliged as he had said it in front of the kids... of course he said it in front of the kids, he knows I can't say no to them. Geez! He knows me so well! Ok, so he took me, and let me tell you I was in love! He took me to this little shop in Orange County that's so cute and the yogurt was so fresh and tasteful, the toppings were so fresh. I was in LOVE and addicted all at once. I was smiling from ear to ear and couldn't stop for the rest of the day. That place was PINKBERRY. I know I am late on this craze but the hubby couldn't stop laughing at how I had a permanent smile on my face. Mission completed! I love yummy frozen yogurt! Here are some pictures from my cell phone. I couldn't contain my excitement to document this deliciousness!
Can you guess which one is mine? Lol! This only started another craze for me. The VERY next day, I scouted and found this little shop in our neighborhood, here in Menifee, well it's Sun City, that wasn't quite Pinkberry, but it was as close as it gets. Very fresh, very tasty. The location was also a coffee shop... I was in heaven! Very nice new little shop, cute, friendly, super clean and very well ambiance! I was in love. I know where I'll be during the summer! Super Yummers!!! YoJo!
Three weeks into Summer vacation and all I hear in the morning is "What are we going to do today Mom?!" ... eek! Trying to find things for the kids to do can be a job in itself these days. So we map out our week and the kids seem to be content with knowing the activities we will be doing and exploring. This week we hit the beach to get out of the scorching heat! The kids were ecstatic to be going. So I packed all the gear, all lunches and we hit the road. It's only 1.5 hours away... lol But, I made it early and it was a bit humid but way cooler than in town. I went for a 2 mile run as I followed the kids in their scooters; they were sweating by the time I was done. I could have kept going but I felt bad as their sweat dripped down their flushed faces and asking "Now are we done?". We hit the tide pools to check out the marine life and that was so much fun! They couldn't believe how many crabs were coming out of the rocks. We saw star fish, lobsters, baby fish, sea anemones, and lots of other things that I didn't know what they were. But it was perfect! I always envisioned taking my kids out to the tide pools when I was younger. As we kept going back to check on the meter I decided to take the kids on a little tour to the restaurant that their dad took me the day he proposed, and the exact spot where he popped the question. The kids were grinning ear to ear to hear the story. They couldn't stop smiling! Finally we hit the sand and I let the kids hit the water. My son had his boogie board, and the girls splashed against the waves, making new friends. As I was making lunch for them, my son took a break to give me a lesson on how waves are formed, how the tide is low and high, discussing how the world is round and what the horizon means. I just listened but my heart was content as I realized that moments like these are the moments they will remember forever and I will cherish when I'm old and they are grown. What a beautiful day it was! Here's hoping for more beautiful and blessed days as this. Thankful to be sharing some pictures of our day!
I have been photographing baby Emma since she was in the womb. Here she is in the WOMB with her beautiful mommy:
When she made her debut I was honored to photograph her just weeks old. So precious!
So when I got the call that she was turning 1, I couldn't believe it! Time really flies! This is why I love what I do. I get to document such beautiful moments that will forever be cherished. Of course I was ecstatic and honored to photograph her for her 1st birthday! Who wouldn't be? She is a cutie! We had a blast. I got to see her personality shine through. She is such a joy and lights up a room in an instant!
I was a bit hesitant to bring my kids, but it ended up being great! They were my little helpers. Emma could NOT stop flirting with my son. He was in charge of the lighting, and learning the lighting ropes...(you can never start too early!) She would gaze at him with such loving eyes, smile and laugh. It was too funny! We could not stop laughing!
The kids made Emma comfortable as I was snapping away! What a blessing it was to get to know Emma in her personality as a 1 year old. She was just too cute! I look forward to many more of Emma's life moments like these!