Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas from the A-team!

We chose to send out our 'Christmas Card' electronically this year to 'go green'...okay, and to deliver it in time! Still an hour and 15 minutes to go! :)

We hope you had a wonderful Christmas Day today! (New Year's A-team update to come...)

Aaron, Amber, Abbey, & Asher

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Castello Family | San Diego Family Portrait Photographer

It's a bird!

It's a plane!

It's the amazing Castello Family!!!

I have to admit...when Patty contacted me to do their family photos, I was thinking that the shoot was going to be a bit challenging since she had 2 teenage boys. She assured me that they would be awesome and hard to move out from in front of my camera. Well, I was shocked...because she was right! These guys were awesome! They were fun, creative, and up for anything! We had a blast together. How can you not when your shoot has jammin' music (Patty brought her awesome sound system) and a trampoline!
Soooo cool!

Castello family, you were such a blast to hang out with! Patty, you have a beautiful family. Thanks for having me document your lives at such a fun stage in life! :)

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Wakayama Wedding Anniversary | San Diego Wedding Photographer

The Wakayama's have been dear friends of ours for years and years. My husband and Yoichi met in grade school and Tira and I met when we started dating our husbands. Yoichi and Tira's children are the same ages as our children and they all play together often.

We love celebrating life's milestones with the Wakayama's and decided to celebrate Yoichi and Tira's anniversary by recreating their wedding day "look" for some precious portraits.

We love you Wakayamas! We're so glad you got married, hehe :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Schellenberg Family | San Diego Family Photographer

Allison is great. If you know know what I mean. I had the pleasure of meeting this wonderful gal in a special Mommy bookclub that I attended (scarcely) this summer. I'm so glad that I endured the chaos and went the couple of times that I was able to pack both kids in the car and drive to whatever destination by 10:00am. It was there that I first laid eyes on her...cloth diapers. Ha! No really, she totally got me started on cloth diapering Asher by telling me everything from what types to buy, how to wash them, how to store them, how to bargain on craigslist...etc. I am so grateful! I absolutely love it. Through her giving and kind spirit, our friendship sparked!

I am so blessed to have the opportunity to kick start my family portrait sessions this year with this wonderfully spectacular and beautiful family! Allow me to introduce the Schellenberg crew:

Thank you so much Allison for allowing me to capture your precious family this year!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Asher Jude Burmeister | San Diego New Born Photographer

Aaron and I are proud to announce (to the blog-o-sphere) the birth of our son, Asher Jude Burmeister! Asher was born May 10th, 2010 (our 7th wedding anniversary!) at the Best Start Birth Center, weighing 8lbs 9oz and measuring 22.5".

Asher was born eight days after his due date and a part of me thought he would never come out! When I started to feel that the time was coming close, I resisted my desire to rush to the birth center, knowing that the birthing process usually takes longer than hoped. And so, Aaron and I took our time getting our gear in the car and dropping Abbey off at her Grandma's, etc. By the time we got to the Birth Center I was feeling ready to get 'er done (or get 'im done, I guess?), but our midwife had not arrived yet! We helped ourselves to a room, which was equipped with the water bath that we planned to have Asher in, but we were there alone -- contracting and all that jazz! Yikes! Aaron was mentally preparing himself to deliver the baby solo when the midwife finally walked in. Phew. Water birth was wonderful and we were all done with the whole birthing thing in three hours!

Abbey still likes to think that she is the baby of the family (as evidenced by the picture below), but she also loves her little brother and wouldn't trade him for all the attention in the world. Maybe. In all honesty, she is very proud to be a "big sister" and loves to tell anyone who will listen all about her baby brother.

Motherhood is so precious. Thanks for all your well-wishes and support!
The New & Improved Burmeister Family