Sunday, April 29, 2007

Derrick & Anna

I am in love with the images I got out of Anna and Derrick's engagement session on Saturday. We had a ton of fun walking around San Dimas Canyon Park. Taking pictures of them was super easy, they are very much in love and are great at finding the right mood for what I was seeing in my head. Derrick is the brother of my neighbor and I am greatful and honored to be their photographer. I am really looking forward to the big day in June when these two tie the knot!!! They are a ton of fun and were up for all my lay in the dirt, on top of a nail, watch out for the squirrel hole, don't mind the spiderwebs, and many other crazy kind of ideas.
Not so often does my favorite shot come in the begining of my shoot.. But I have to say this is almost my Fave! Below....And this is my other almost Favorite...I can't decide which one I love more!My first AMAZING shadow shot! Promises of more to come =)So, at first I was a bit unsure about the selected location, but look what we found there...a bunch of old buildings and from above! A boarded up stone-wall building...awesome!

I love doing these

I thought I'd give the sign frenzy a go! Tell me if it fits! I love these two shots.

How great is this little green shack. I meant to say amazing little green shack!
Yes, I made them lay in the grass, but it totally paid off!
Thanks for checking out this engagement session! Check out their slideshow too! Come on you know you want to!!!

Monday, April 23, 2007

Amelia Lyon Is Amazing!!!!!!

I had the great privilage of working with the BEAUTIFUL and TALENTED Mrs. Amelia Lyon over the weekend. She is so sweet and hires me to assist her from time to time. I jump at the chance because she seriously is an amazing photographer and gifted artist! So, during my assisting, I got a few quick shots in. Of course this is all Amelia on the on the posing and lighting, thanks to her hard work, I was able to get a couple of cute shots in for myself. I had a lot of fun and look forward to everytime I get to hang with her and carry all her stuff!!! =)

Thanks again to my friend and mentor, Amelia Lyon. Please go see her amazing blog and you will fall in love with her work!

The Easter Bunny was here. I have proof!

Did I forget to post our Easter Weekend Pics? I guess so..... Here they are and what a Weekend it was. We set out early on Saturday to Finkbiner Park for the biggest egg hunt I have ever seen. We almost stayed home due to the rain. The kids really enjoyed the fun and face painting.

He didn't understand what to do. We had to give a lot of encouragement and he kept looking back at us for directions.

My cute big 5-year-old bunny

and my baby bunny resisting his bunny face.

Now he's totally in character.

A small set of Susie and Zach digging in their baskets. This first one is S getting over-excited about her eraser the Easter Bunny put in her basket.

Meet sticky man....

Zach wanted into Sisters basket. I guess his wasn't big enough.

He's about to dump it out. Susie didn't mind, The EB brought her a ring watch.

Zach trying to throw his sticky man to the wall... or the floor. Check out the bunny peep missing his ears. Can you say sugar high?

A cute craft we made at great-g-mas house.

She had to take EVERYTHING out of the basket of course! I'm still picking up easter grass. And for all of you who have yet to get a easter basket from the Eb for you kiddos, think of asking the EB for an alternative to this grassy mess.... perhaps easter paper or easter foam.. It is as bad a tinsel at christmas!

We rushed through our baskets and headed off to church in Alhambra. Here is some of the fun during the egg hunt in the courtyard. Zach was ready to go we literally had to hold him back!

He did pick up that milky way, but I do beleive I stole it and ate it!

After church we headed to my Grandmas for a wonderful lunch.
Great Grandma has special great grand kids forks, spoons and knifes from ZooPals . Susie asks for them everytime we are visiting. Here she is showing off the pink flamingo fork.
I love my kids. I love when they hold your hand, i love trying to take pics of us holding hands while we're walking together. Sometimes it actually works!
Susie's cousin Madelynn sent Great Grandma some easter eggs full of conffetti. Her is Susie getting wacked on the head with the colorful treat.
Throwing eggs up and Zach watching and learning intently!
I really am blessed that we have a wonderful family to share special days with.
Then we headed back home cause we heard that the EB left some eggs in our backyard that we totally forgot to look for in the morn. Here is the driving home shot.

Turns out we did miss all the eggs in the backyard!!! Susie and Zach had a fantastic time finding them all. Despite them being a bit wet form the left over puddlues of the day before, we really enjoyed searching. This was a special easter since it's was Zach's first actual hunting year. He loved this game and wanted play all day. He did a lot better than he did at the park and the church. It took him 3 hunts to get it right. Now he's a PRO!
That's about it. Here are the eggs Z found. Happy late Easter post to ya all!

What a fun couple o days. 3 egg hunts, bunny faces, easter stew!! Must say our best easter yet! One more... me and My guy! dont forget to check out

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