Sunday, May 25, 2008

almost hatched...

just thought i'd share some pictures from a shoot i had the privilege of doing few weeks ago. my friends jen and josh are expecting their first girl very soon, and asked if i could take some 'belly' shots. they are such a fun family, and it was a blast hanging out with all of them.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

alex and kirsten's wedding

alex and kirsten just had an absolutely amazing wedding this weekend at my alma mater - westmont college! kirsten is the stellar women's basketball coach at westmont, and it provided an unbelievable setting for a wedding. westmont's campus is actually a former montecito estate that was donated to the college. everywhere you look, there is lush greenery. it was so much fun being on campus again, i even showed up early and had lunch at the "DC" for old times sake.

the reception was held at the cabrillo arts pavillion which sits on east beach in santa barbara.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

happy mother's day!

we just had a wonderful day with family. after breakfast in bed for jenny, and some time with the kids, we headed to "the farm" where i grew up in the santa rita hills- to spend some time with my mom and dad. for those of you who don't know, my dad has become a gourmet chef in his retirement - and he cooked an amazing meal (my mom's favorite) of panko crusted scallops and jumbo shrimp, dill sauce, and spinach salad with an apple balsamic vinaigrette.

here are a few shots of the two best moms in the world! plus, the kids on a rope swing!

my mom and i

kaitlyn wasn't quite as sure about it as the boys

Saturday, May 10, 2008

camille and rosendo's engagement session

you've got to hear this story...

this past christmas, rosendo was flying up to seattle where camille and her family were. he was excited because he was about to propose. but there was a bump in the road. en route to seattle, the engagement ring was stolen! not to be dissuaded, rosendo proposed to camille - with a promise of love and another ring to come. so, tonight at their engagement session - rosendo presented camille with the ring. i felt so privileged to be there to document it. camille's face was priceless. we got so many great images tonight, but i was so thrilled with the story that i'm mostly posting shots of the ring sequence.

i can't wait for their wedding at the amazing firestone vineyard this october!

Friday, May 9, 2008

ashlee and david's engagement session

my friends ashlee and david were so much fun to be with tonight. we were laughing constantly. and they were both up for anything i suggested - except getting in the water ;) and i was only half serious about that. they are so much in love, and it showed in every picture.

we went up to the beautiful nojoqui falls county park. besides being a beautiful location, i absolutely love hearing people try to pronounce it. go ahead...try it...'s how you're supposed to say it: nah-HO-wee

however you say it, all i know is that ashlee and david are such great people to be around that their wedding in august is going to be blast!