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Thank you for coming to my site and viewing my blog. This is where I display a Sneak Peek for my clients to get a look at some of their images taken during their Photo Session. This is a wonderful way to get an idea of what I do for my clients and for them to share their experience with their friends and family! Thank you to all of our past and current clients, I am so grateful to be a part of documenting your lives. "Your Portraits.... Our Passion. Together We Create the Perfect Portraits!"

Friday, March 26, 2010

The McKiernan Three

Aren't these three kids super cute?!  They met me at the park to have their free mini-session for the 2010 Baby & Child Photo Contest with one of my print labs, Millers Professional Images.  The grand prize is $5,000 and each of these cutie pies will be entered to win one of many prizes.  The contest ends May 31st so hurry and schedule your free-session so we can enter your kids too!
The girls are also sporting handmade hats by Becky of PURDY THINGS at http://www.purdythings.etsy.com/  Thank you yet again Becky for the awesome hats!  A quick photo tip for all you parents out there, hats make cute props for photos and instantly change their look for variety!
Take a look at the sneak peek of the three siblings playing together and doing very well with the posed shots I must say :o)

Friday, March 19, 2010

Newborn Baby Portraits ~ Katherine's first photos

This beautiful 5 day old baby is Katherine Storm and she is the newest member of our Portrait Membership Program.  She was born into her parents loving arms only a few days ago and I must say she is a pretty amazing little girl!  She was very easy to work with.  Not to mention her parents who are extremely calm for being new parents!  I like to take my time with infants so I can capture them in really unique ways that are only possible when they dont move much aka: asleep =)  As I move the babies and they stir and cry for second I really appreciate the trust factor between myself and the parents, if they watch and let me do my "magic" the session will go very well as this one did =)
Also thank you so much to Becky at Purdy Things for this amazing little hat that was created by her at the last minute, you are the greatest!  Visit her site at http://www.purdythings.etsy.com/

She had the most adorable little expressions! I love the this one!

This one is my favorite if I had to pick only one...
Last but not least, Katherine fast asleep in the arm of her Daddy... It won't be long Adam until she has YOU wrapped around her finger! LOL!  By the way, love the name ;-)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Hammonds Family Portraits - Folsom, CA

This time of year we are usually dodging rain drops and rescheduling outdoor sessions due to the rainy weather but this family session stayed right on schedule! Yahoo!  This beautiful family is a "Dewey Family", the two younger of the three go to my sons school.  Each year the school has a huge fundraiser event/Crab Feed and that is how most of the families at Dewey hear about my love for photography.  Cyndi and I see each other several times a week and she has been holding on to a Free session coupon for almost a year now, LOL!  BUT, we were finally able to put our heads together, schedule a session and update their family portraits.  Take a look at this cute family...

Just for fun, this pose is called "do your own thing". It's always interesting to see what each of the children will do when I tell them to pose however they want. I am sure a lot of the time their parents can see their personalities within these shots!

Thank you so much Hammonds Family!  I really enjoyed our time together and I will be in touch with you soon so you can see the rest of the photos from your session :o)

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Have you eaten at CRUSH 29 yet?? I know, I know it has been in Roseville for quite some time now but I was never drawn to it because of the location and you can’t really see how awesome it is from the parking lot. Well let me tell you we have been missing out...until now! Our friends took my husband and I there for a belated anniversary gift last night (THANK YOU M&T) and it was nothing short of AMAZING! I am a vegetarian and even with mostly meat entrees I was in heaven with their famously grilled artichokes, the flatbread and homemade chopped pesto and salsa and the pear salad. The Blueberry Martini alone will have me coming back for more! Then for dessert... Homemade Smores... giant homemade marshmallows you need a knife to cut through it and if you close your eyes you'd swear that they had just been roasted to perfection on a fire! I know, you can't tell how much I loved it can you, so you should run out the next chance you get and eat there! Totally mouth watering and I can’t wait to go there again!  Have you been there? Let us know your thoughts!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010


We have a few more openings for your child to enter our ANNUAL BABY & CHILD PHOTO CONTEST. You have nothing to lose, it's totally free and you have a chance to WIN $5,000!! Call or email us to book your session or tell your friends that have cute kids! We have cute hand-made props available: tutus, hats, neck ties and more... Contest ends May 31st.

Baby Claire's First Photo Session


It doesn't get much sweeter than this... a newborn baby girl, a beautifully hand-made crochet hat by http://www.purdythings.etsy.com/ (Thank you Becky-You Rock!) and a baby that is fast asleep in front of a warm fire keeping her little body warm while we photographed her.  You would never know by looking at her sleeping so peacefully but she has two "big" brothers who are 19 months and 4 years old.  We photographed her family several months ago when we first met Mom & Dad...