Growing up, I have always been an introvert. I was that kid that sat on the side lines watching everything around me. I enjoy observing the intricate details of life - the color, the smell, the personality, how people move in it, etc. As I got older, that joy in details grew into an admiration for photography and the ability to tell a story in a single snap shot. So whenever I get a free moment to pick up my camera, I do it! It's been a long time coming, but I am officially done with school (FOREVER, woot woot)! I'm a full time sonographer, working two jobs, trying to balance my career and my love for photography. I spend all day imaging people's insides and during my spare time I like to image people's outside :) Photography is one of my favorite past times, but with only so many hours in a day, it remains my hobby. Thus, I will be available for limited portrait sessions.

That's a little about me... now, tell me about you! I look forward to hearing from you.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Annie's Maternity

You all know how much I want to start a family, but the timing is just not right for us. So, what better way to feel the excitement of a pregnancy and starting a family than to share it with someone else?

Phong and Annie are expecting their first baby girl, Kaylee, in a few weeks. When Annie contacted me for the shoot, I was worried that by the time we could get together for the shoot, she'd have Kaylee already. Luckily, everything worked out and we were able to do the session. Annie was so great, she did her research and found the Strawberry Farm Golf Course to do our shoot. Tucked away in Irvine was this barn, the perfect setting for a sunny afternoon.

True high school sweethearts, Phong and Annie met in high school and are coming up on their anniversary. I can't think of any better celebration than to have a new addition to their family.

Thank you so much for letting me share such a beautiful milestone with you guys!

To see a slide show, please click here.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Ella Rose

Remember our beautiful momma, Liz? Well she and her hubby, Peter, had Ella!

Ella is finally here and we are all so happy she is! Born on February 1st, she was 6 pounds and two ounces!

I was a little nervous since this was my first new born baby shoot, but Ella made everything so easy. I mean, I know newborns are generally really easy, since they're content with eating and sleeping, but Ella was a little bundle of activity. She was so happy to look around and kick her feet. Considering she was more awake than most newborns, she was such a well behaved little girl.

I love Liz's style. Her home resonates with Anthropology. Every piece in her home was just perfect... especially Ella.

Here's the proud daddy with his little Ella in her Laker gear. In a few months that outfit is going to fit her like a glove.

Thank you guys for letting me be a part of Ella's life :) Love you all!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Orange Coast Church 11 Year Anniversary

Last week Orange Coast Church celebrated it's 11th anniversary with an amazing collection of the church member's art work. I was surprised at how talented the congregation is! There was quite the range of work-- photography, knitting, jewelry making, watercolor, woodwork, wood painting, and the list goes on! Here's a little sample of what was showcased. Just amazing!