Friday, July 29, 2011

Friday Feet - July 29th, 2011

amy - "My garden is doing so well!! I have a cucumber about 10" long!! And my bush beans are blooming too! can't wait to try a home grown vegetable, grown by me! And I got camo flip flops. Lol!"

emily - "last day of state fair performances, hauling costumes, and helping the kiddos. it was WAY too hot, that's for sure. time for things to just cool down a bit... that's for sure!"
jenny - "spending time with my oldest kitty, Xena, before work. She may be he reason our house has a flea infestation but she's still awesome"

kasey - "Took a very restless Papa on a evening walk and made him a very happy Papa! We've had humid weather and rolling thunderstorms, so it was nice to catch a break and get out!"

Monday, July 25, 2011

New Look, Same Great Taste!

Manila envelopes just weren't cutting it for me anymore, and I was also wanting something that would be a bit more sturdy when prints were needed to be shipped to clients. I took the plunge to search out and find something that made my prints feel like opening a present! With the guidance of fellow photographers in one of my forums, I found the folders and paper ribbon online, and I'm SUPER excited to mail them off whenever anyone orders something. Just a little bit more fun to go along with the m&m's and buttons :)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

"let's do 52" - wk29

As you saw in yesterday's "friday feet" post, I spent my past weekend up in higher elevation than usual. Every year when one of my siblings goes up to the Donner Mine Music Camp, two things happen. The first the camp photo, usually taken by my dad, but this year I took the reins and risked my life on the ladder in the mosquito marsh. Secondly, we have been taking our christmas card picture there for I don't know HOW long, but it is a tradition that has yet to be stopped. I took advantage of the flooded bridge to take my friday feet picture, where my ever so kind younger brother chose to mock me for doing so. So here I am, paying it back to him... in the most loving sisterly way possible with this lucky shot of a picture before he made a break for it. Apparently he's a changed person since high school, becoming a car buff and wearing hats to advertise what he's driving (once it is reassembled) :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

Friday Feet - July 22nd, 2011

amy - "Working today. Waiting for my clients mom to show up. So far she's ten minutes late. Other than that woman, my day has been pretty productive!"

emily - "a weekend in the mountains began with second shooting on saturday and then the annual donner mine music camp photo on sunday with a break in between to sleep in my bed. the bridge at the creek was flooded over this year, and the water was freezing cold!"

jenny - "This week Emily and I went to the bar for open mic night with some friends. One made up an alias, the other got sat on. Also, the shoes I'm wearing were only 7 dollars and are my new favorites!! "kasey - "Home from the states. Papa dog seems happy to have us back, and we can't help but play constantly with him. Good to be home again."

Saturday, July 16, 2011

"let's do 52" - wk28

Well, I'm off to tahoe today to second shoot a wedding with Doug Miranda. I think by saying that I am pretty stoked about it would be an understatement. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to shoot along side him this weekend, and I will certainly be telling you all about it soon! Enjoy this simple shot of Mushu from this past week - edited with my BRAND NEW lightroom 3 and photoshop cs5 :) happy saturday, everyone!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Friday Feet - July 15th, 2011

amy - "It's nice just having my dogs again! Rue and I are preparing to go make sure all of the hundreds of screws in the deck are not sticking up so that we can sand it this weekend. Whew!"
emily - "gearing up for some second shooting this weekend by watching jasmine star's last creative live workshop. love love love her! :)"jenny - "My feet are exhausted after a week full of working. Tonight they're ready for bed after a night of harry potter madness"
-"At Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the week. Today is our last whole day, tomorrow we pack up and leave. Every year we come here with the family, and every year I get a picture of my feet in the Atlantic Ocean. However, the internet here is awful slow, and I was unable to upload the physical picture. So, here is a picture of the picture on my camera, via my little sister-in-laws phone. Only a few more days in the United States!"

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Newborn Baby Cailey - Sacramento, CA

Baby Cailey's mom, Jillian, emailed me at the end of last month, sharing her excitement in preparation for her little one making her debut. She arrived July 1st, and our session was booked for when she was just 6 days little! Cailey was SUCH a little cutie, and even though she was itty bitty, she wanted to let her mom & dad KNOW she was in charge! Congrats to these first time parents on the beginning of their adventure with such a precious little one.Such a sweet little smile. Must of been having some good dreams :)
Look at those lips! And all that hair! Love it all!
Itty bitty baby feet have to be my FAVORITE. love love love
I had such a fabulous time working with this brand new little family. I hope that I'll get the chance to photograph Cailey more as she grows!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Christmas in July 2011 - Northern California Photographer Special Offer

A little over a month ago, I shared by brand new gift certificates that are available for purchase. Now that it is July, and less than SIX MONTHS until the holidays are upon us, I thought it would be time for a sale! These gift certificates are good for a FULL portrait session as well as an 8x10 gift print. Valued at $85, they can be purchased for $45 through July 31st! Keep one for yourself, and send another off to a coworker, brand new baby, or someone recently engaged. The options are endless! To purchase your gift certificate, email me at and we'll get chatting! More "Christmas in July" fun coming soon :)

Saturday, July 9, 2011

"let's do 52" - wk27

This past week has brought a decent amount of "changes" business wise. New props have arrived, forums have been joined, workshops have been scheduled, and to top it all off, my computer has arrived! It came last saturday, and I love it! It takes up MUCH less space, while being efficient and have everything right there and ready to go. AND my desk got so much cleaner in the process! While I'm still lacking in the program upgrade department (they're in the mail on their way!) I couldn't be happier with this computer purchase that was far overdue. Next change to come hopefully soon is new business cards!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Friday Feet - July 8th, 2011

amy - "Six mouths to feed is a lot! Rue didn't finish his own dinner, but he had no problem helping Tank finish his! Tank returned the favor, so all is well. :D"

emily - "I apparently like to attempt death defying tricks in the wee hours of the morning - such as standing on a swiveling office chair - but at least I can say that EVERYTHING on this desk is business related. AND I have foot room underneath it too!"
jenny - "My favorite part of summer vacation is free movies with Jake♥"
kasey -"Headed to Ramstein AFB for attempt #3 in two days to find a space available flight to Baltimore so that we may join Our family to the annual trip to the beach! We will need luck and tons of patience, which is something I at least was lacking yesterday!"

Thursday, July 7, 2011

What's Happening Today - Sacramento, CA

I apologize in advance (or more in the middle) but my blog will probably be experiencing some slow time for a little while with the lack of excitement going on here. But in the meantime, here is what is happening RIGHT NOW! I'm off photographing a sweet little 6 day newbie who will be shared with you soon enough :) Happy Thursday Everybody!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

"let's do 52" - wk26

A month or so ago, I had a personal moment, quite like that of Chandler Bing from the t.v. show "Friends." After nearly three years, I decided it was time to quite my gym membership with the local gym and figure out some other alternative. This past Thursday night was the last day on my membership, and now it is time to figure out where to go from here. It isn't that I don't enjoy the satisfaction of exercising on a regular basis... It just wasn't meeting my needs. Hopefully I'll be able to find an alternative, but until then... I'm hoping I don't become TOO much of a couch potato!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Friday Feet - July 1st, 2011

amy - "This weekend we helped luke's parents tear up the carpet in their room. I pulled up the baseboards and the evil tac boards and the staples that held the carpet pad down. I had fun, but I don't know if anyone else did. :P"
- "the 'office' is in need of some renovation... and cleaning. once my new computer comes, I guess I have no choice but to do so!"
jenny - "Went to the California coast this week with my out of town family"
kasey - "Germany has finally given us nice weather. Been enjoying the sun, with the puppy, who refused to sit still long enough for an picture."