Friday, May 30, 2008

Jones Family Portraits

The Jones family is a wonderful handful of fun. We met and became friends through my daughters' school and I was thrilled when Mom, Christy, asked me to take some fun family pictures. Her husband Gary mentioned to her that it would be really fun to take some shots in a mustard field. (My fave kind of thing) Christy thought I would hate this idea and have no interest in following them around town stopping where ever we felt! I told her this was called a photographers dream.. and the next weekend we were in that mustard field playing around with their 3 amazing children and family dog, Lady. I can't stress how much fun each one of Gary and Christy's children are. They each have their own set of amazing talents and adorable personalities. I have been so eager to post these images. Here is a slide-show of the day and a few of my favorite shots.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thursday thought of the day

My Grandmother found this for my daughter and is really a statement that explains all that is my little Susie..

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Dorothy Parker, (attributed)
US author, humorist, poet, & wit (1893 - 1967)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Best Food Ever

Often when My lil' sis comes to visit we go out to eat and her future hubby's favorite place is this amazing Thai food restaurant in La Verne. It was the perfect way to celebrate them getting here and to wrap up a fabulous day of shooting in Seal Beach (one of my beautiful summer wedding couples .. post coming soon)

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

New e-book to check out!

Here is the guest book created for my sister Erin and her hubby to be Adrian for their wedding on June 7th!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Jaden is turning 3

Here is another sneak peek of something i have been working on. Little Jaden will be turning 3 soon and he wanted to spend the day with me shooting his birthday pictures. Be sure to check in on me this week for a ton of full posts featuring all the portraits wedding and engagements that are sitting on my desk!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

only 13 days to go!

Until my lil' sis' s wedding that is!!! I am so excited!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Jones family preview

A couple of weeks back I had the best time with my friends the Jones Family. I have so many favorites from their session that I can't wait to post, but for now I have this for you. I have 3 other portrait shoots and a wedding to blog too! It's gonna be a busy week! Don't forget to check out the Mr. and Mrs. Brown post that has some new content! :)


Friday, May 23, 2008

1 calorie

Picture of the day:

Caption of the day:
"Mommy, I just squirted one calorie on my face!"

Thursday, May 22, 2008

18 years ago today

My amazing little brother came into this world! I really doesn't seem like that much time has passed. I remember sitting and waiting to hear the news of the healthy, beautiful little baby who came into this world at 7 pounds and 11 ounces. Though he is much bigger than that now, and way taller than I am ( which still trips me out each time I get a giant hug from him).. he is now and will forever be my baby brother. Thank you for not being too much of a pain in the rear all those years. Thanks for making me an auntie! Happy 18th to you David. Wish you were close by, so because of the distance, please give yourself a little big sister hug from me.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Mr . & Mrs. Brown

Edit: I spent the most amazing 1st wedding of the year with my friends Mr. and Mrs. James Brown. They held a beautiful ceremony at the Lindley Scott house in Azusa CA on May 3rd. It was perfect weather and an amazing setting. And Tiffany + James put so much into the planning of the day, nothing was overlooked. It was so much fun to be there with their guests and my second shooter Will Parris of Parris Studios.
We started our morning at the Courtyard Marriott in Monrovia where I met up with the ladies who were getting their hair and make up done by the fabulous Mariah Nicole.



The Lindley Scott house was beautiful and had just the staircase I had been searching for!


Tiffany was flawless and happy and so much fun to capture.

as were her ladies:

heading off to get married:


Both parents bringing her down to James:

and some fun portraits for your enjoyment:




Below is my runner up for fave shot of the day:

Aside from this being a bottom half shot and not seeing their beautiful faces, the below image is my favorite shot tof the day!


I haven't had the chance to get a fun shot like this before and was so jazzed when th Bridal Party was into to it as much as I was.

They were really letting go and having fun just as you should on such a wonderful day!

And I am really fond of the walking shots and of course my fancy fisheye lens!

So I must admit here is part of why the BP was so cool and willing to play with me and my camera:

And off to the party!

Some yummy first dance with fun window lighting

And a close up of Mr. Brown dancing with his wife

Thank you to Tiffany and James for being amazing and fun and for letting me capture you on your wedding day. It was everything I was hoping for it to be and nothing less than perfect! hope you had a great time on your Honeymoon and here is the link to the slideshow

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Went to the zoo today!

Really we did, with the 1st graders. It was a ton of fun and glad that this was a nice even temperature Tuesday and not the hot craziness we have been living in . This is me in the bus with the little kiddos! Fun Fun Fun!

Monday, May 19, 2008

It's true...

yes I am a blog slacker. I have been working though.. so Just change the picture below to say slacking excellence in the BLOGplace.

But so you know, I here by promise to give you those 30 days in a row of blogging that I had mentioned. And this is brought to you in part by the wonderful blog stalkers of mine who are too kind to mention my slacker-ness in a comment and instead send me a sweet e-mail. So here we are, Day 1 of 30.
to kick off this beautiful burst of blogging, a quick slideshow link from the wedding this weekend. click here

Sunday, May 4, 2008

I love coffee and Sundays and well..... COFFEE

My little sister and I had the best time yesterday along with Will Parris. The wedding of Tiffany and James was beautiful and fun and what made the day even better was grabbing a fabulous cup of Starbucks coffee on our way home. Mmmm Mmmm Good!
So grab yourself a cup as I get one for "myself" and my "sister" and enjoy this mini-slideshow of the wedding: Brown Wedding Slideshow Preview

Friday, May 2, 2008

Tomorrow kicks off my busy wedding season

I am so excited to start my amazing year off with such amazing clients.
Look out tomorrow night for an over-sized sneak peak.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

2007 sandra salsbury photography wedding favorites

first a shot from the toasts from a wedding I never blogged... It was a busy summer!
An all time fave from Jeff and Ashley
Love the ring bearer peekin up at them!
My fave EPIC shot from last year:
Love the faces on this almost toss ...

oh the love!!!