Sunday, March 23, 2008

happy easter!

So here's how the story goes...

on saturday, we decided it would be fun to go to an easter egg hunt with our kids. so when we got there, everyone in town was there too. they had the field split into several different hunts...1-3 year olds, 4-6 year olds, 7-9 year olds etc. well, neither jenny or i wanted to miss any of the action with any of our kids. so, we decided to put them all into the 4-6 hunt - figuring there were plenty of eggs to go around. and our 3 year old daughter would be able to find the eggs that were passed over. big mistake. the eggs were too easy to find, and our daughter was left in the dust. she was dazed and confused as the big kids ran past her and took all the eggs. she didn't find one! poor thing, she just sat there as the multitudes grazed across the field collecting all the eggs. you can see in the first picture how far from the action she was. so much for our promise of finding lots of candy... the next morning we made everything right. we hid eggs in our back yard, and as soon as the kids were up (which is always too early) we had our own hunt with plenty of eggs to go around.

waiting for the signal...

...and they're off! we of course, let our daughter go first.'s a shot just before getting in the car to go to easter service.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

steve and leah

steve and leah are so awesome! they had their heart set on doing their engagement session at the beach, but as soon as we all pulled up at the parking lot, it started raining. it looked liked a fairly localized rain cloud, so we decided to try and out run the rain with our cars. we headed south on the 101 and when stopped we were blessed with an amazing sky for a back drop. it was cold and very windy, but steve and leah never batted an eye, and never complained. here are a few shots from last night.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

california country (katie and jason part 2)

last month i had fun at katie and jason's engagement shoot, we went out to more mesa in santa barbara where jason proposed. in talking to them, i found out that katie grew up riding horses out on more mesa and that now she and jason often ride together. so, i said lets come back again and bring the horses - this evening we got together again. here are a few of the shots.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Tim and Katie

I had blast shooting Tim and Katie's engagement session tonight! It was a beautiful but windy night. Tim and Katie handled it great and were so easy to work with. Here are a few photos from this evening. Don't forget to check out the slideshow, too.

Saturday, March 1, 2008


my daughter turned 3 today! we had a great celebration complete with a pink castle bounce house, fairy wings, butterfly pinata, and a new bike. she is all girl...every time I looked she was in a new outfit. Here are a few different looks.

she has no idea how cool she looks here...but she thinks she does!