Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Battle Crayola | San Diego Children's Photographer

It wasn't me!
PLEASE...let me explain!

You see...
I was minding my own business..
doing nothing bad whatsoever,
when all of a sudden it attacked me!
It attacked me with no good reason at all.
I couldn't very well let it get away with that!
It was clear that I needed to teach it a lesson.

So I fought the good fight, mom!
I showed it who was BOSS!
I took it down...

Have no fear...
Justice has prevailed!

You believe me...

...right, mom?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I love... | San Diego Photographer

We just had the most amazing weekend! Without embarrassing my husband too much...or acting too spoiled, I wanted to express how thankful I am for the many blessings in my life. So, though this is by no means comprehensive, I figured I'd just compile a list of a few things that I love...and let you piece together our last few days:

1. I love waking up in the morning to love bandits
2. I love the smell of roses
3. I love fresh Gruyere & Chive bread from Con Pane with lots of butter. YUM!
4. I love my new iPhone!
5. I love homemade cards
6. I love my sweet family
7. I love ERoma massages
8. I love the new Business Costco

9. I love my husband
10. I love making a special breakfast for him with my kiddos
11. I love that Abbey eats more food while she cooks than when the meal is finally prepared
12. I love that Asher is already excited about Whipped Cream and was entertained by the cap for 30 minutes
13. I love croissants with strawberries, chocolate and Mascapone cheese...can you tell I love food?
14. I love hot chocolate with whipped cream and freshly grated chocolate on top

15. I love that Abbey 'got' Valentine's day this year
16. I love her excitement for holidays (just like her mommy)
17. I love that Asher still has no clue what's going on
18. I love my kids' silly faces

19. I love that Abbey is a 'foodie' just like her parents!

20. I love that Abbey and her buddies made Valentine's for senior citizens
21. I love that she was so excited to hand them out at the retirement home
22. I love that she said, "God loves you!" and hugged every person she saw that day. I couldn't have been more proud!

23. I love each and every kid that is in her new Kid Service Group - We don't have a name just yet...but our motto is: Big Miracles, Little Hands

24. I love my sister-in-law, Tammy
25. I love that she always makes us feel special and that she is the perfect gal for my brother!
26. I love that Abbey now has a Tiffany's bag before her mother (though the bracelet was not from there)...doesn't hurt to start young ;)
27. I love dark chocolate and tulips

28. I love my parents for coming down again this year to trim our trees
29. I love my mom for always making us food and sending it home with us
30. I love God. He gives me so much to be thankful for.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Veronica's Family | San Diego Family Photographer

Aren't these ladies lovely? It's because we're related! Well, sort of... That's my sister-in-law, Veronica Burmeister, on the left and these are her two sisters, Corina and Jenny. Veronica and Eric (my husband Aaron's brother) have two darling children, Sadie and Hudson. Aren't they cuties?

Eric was not able to be at the photoshoot because he is currently in the army. We're so thankful for the sacrifices he makes to serve our country. This next picture of Veronica's family -- her sisters, mother, kiddos, niece, brother, and brother's long-time girlfriend (and hopefully soon-to-be fiance??) -- is incomplete without Eric, but it is still a precious shot of loved ones gathered together.

Here is Veronica's brother, Mario and his girlfriend of 10 years. Maybe these will turn into engagement pictures???

It's been difficult to get this family together since Veronica, her kiddos, and Corina, live in Hawaii. Life is so tough ;) Notice the flowers in their hair?

What a beautiful and fun-loving family! Mahalo Veronica and family!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Baby Annabelle Robbins | San Diego New Born Photographer

I'm so happy to share with you Annabelle Robbins' first photoshoot!

I shot Annabelle's parents' wedding and engagement in 2009 and I feel so honored that
Aaron and Keri Robbins have continued to choose me to capture their family's milestones.

Annabelle is the definition of "a bundle of joy," as she already has such a cheerful spirit, which is apparent in her pictures. Check out her smile in this first shot!

This is the best part of my job! I just love, love, LOVE following my clients through life and documenting their most precious moments! Thank you Aaron and Keri for sharing your life with me!