Saturday, December 13, 2008

Jovi: 13 years and counting

Again I had the wonderful pleasure of photographing one of Stephannie's amazing boys! This time her oldest, Jovi was about to turn 13 and she wanted to get some fun images of him. 13 can be a challenging age to capture. But thankfully this awesome young man has all ready had to put up with me and my crazy camera a few times.

Since he is into boogie boarding, we went down to Seal beach. The day was a bit chilly and we did most of his pictures on the pier but he idd og jump in the water for a few shots!

Here is Jovi:

I wanted to get his personality to show in these images and I think we did a great job of that... he is a bit serious but really opens up when you tell him to have fun.


Kids love to jump.. Well even big kids, the ones my age... and it makes great pictures!

back to the serious side of Jovi:



In the water waitin on the waves:


AND in true form, the beautiful mom of these 3 little men...


Friday, December 12, 2008

The Rice Family: Holiday Portraits

I have been really blessed this year with the beautiful people from my daughters school! Amber, Rick and their two boys, Quintin and Keaten make up this dynamic group of 4 well add Rascal their kitty in their and that a group of 5! We did this set of pictures at their home. There was no warming up for these two kiddos, as they are both all about having the attention on them. Shocking to me was Mr. Quintin, who was a total camera hog!!!! Please enjoy my favorites form the day:

Starting off with the radical Keaten:


His big brother Quintin:


And my favorite shot of the day, all five just enjoying each other:


We tried to get Rascal in there too, but I'm afraid I jinxed it by saying it would be easy.... not so much :) this is the best one we got outside and then he took off!


Told you about Mr. Camera hog right here: I guess they already knew about this condition and didn't warn me!


Gotta make mom and dad kiss, it's a rule!


My next favorite shot:


Check out this cool air band... I do believe Amber is the lead guitairist here!


the boys having some fun:


love this one:


the sun came out for a quick minute giving us some great shadows:


here is the "Christmas Card shot" gotcha Rascal....


thank you Rice family for inviting me into your beautiful home for some fun pictures!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My Next Favorite Movie

I really can't wait for this to be on the big screen.. Rarely do I go to th emovies.. I beleive I will be there many times for this one :)

Revolutionary Road,
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet,

USA 26 December 2008 (limited)

And here are the Golden Globe Nomimations :) Just incase you wanted to know and haven't yet looked it up.. I always follow this stuff, because my real dream when I grown up is to be a Director of Motion Pictures! !!! I suppose I would then, first, have to grow up !

I think My Leo Might Win this time!!!!!

Best Motion Picture - Drama
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Frost/Nixon (2008)
The Reader (2008)
Revolutionary Road (2008)
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Burn After Reading (2008)
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
In Bruges (2008)
Mamma Mia! (2008)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Leonardo DiCaprio for Revolutionary Road (2008)
Frank Langella for Frost/Nixon (2008)
Sean Penn for Milk (2008)
Brad Pitt for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Mickey Rourke for The Wrestler (2008)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Anne Hathaway for Rachel Getting Married (2008)
Angelina Jolie for Changeling (2008)
Meryl Streep for Doubt (2008)
Kristin Scott Thomas for Il y a longtemps que je t'aime (2008)
Kate Winslet for Revolutionary Road (2008)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Javier Bardem for Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Colin Farrell for In Bruges (2008)
James Franco for Pineapple Express (2008)
Brendan Gleeson for In Bruges (2008)
Dustin Hoffman for Last Chance Harvey (2008)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Rebecca Hall for Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Sally Hawkins for Happy-Go-Lucky (2008)
Frances McDormand for Burn After Reading (2008)
Meryl Streep for Mamma Mia! (2008)
Emma Thompson for Last Chance Harvey (2008)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Tom Cruise for Tropic Thunder (2008)
Robert Downey Jr. for Tropic Thunder (2008)
Ralph Fiennes for The Duchess (2008)
Philip Seymour Hoffman for Doubt (2008)
Heath Ledger for The Dark Knight (2008)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Amy Adams for Doubt (2008)
Penélope Cruz for Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Viola Davis for Doubt (2008)
Marisa Tomei for The Wrestler (2008)
Kate Winslet for The Reader (2008)
Best Director - Motion Picture
Danny Boyle for Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
Stephen Daldry for The Reader (2008)
David Fincher for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Ron Howard for Frost/Nixon (2008)
Sam Mendes for Revolutionary Road (2008)
Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Eric Roth, Robin Swicord
Doubt (2008): John Patrick Shanley
Frost/Nixon (2008): Peter Morgan
The Reader (2008): David Hare
Slumdog Millionaire (2008): Simon Beaufoy
Best Original Song - Motion Picture
Bolt (2008)("I Thought I Lost You")
Cadillac Records (2008)("Once in a Lifetime")
Gran Torino (2008)("Gran Torino")
WALL·E (2008)("Down to Earth")
The Wrestler (2008)("The Wrestler")
Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Changeling (2008): Clint Eastwood
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008): Alexandre Desplat
Defiance (2008): James Newton Howard
Frost/Nixon (2008): Hans Zimmer
Slumdog Millionaire (2008): A.R. Rahman
Best Animated Film
Bolt (2008)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
WALL·E (2008)

Kate and Family

A few months back my awesome client Stephannie decided to buy her cousin a portrait session. The session was for little Kate who is one of the most adorable little ladies I have ever photographed. When I contacted Kate's mom, Christine, she wanted to do some family photos as well and we were off to the park to get some fun moments together.

Here are my favorites from the day:

Kate and her sweet as can be big brother:


When you can't get your adorable subjects to take happy pictures.. turn a rock into a train.. instant happiness!!!!!


These two great parents can take credit for these beautiful kiddos!!!!


Adorable: love the cute ring she's rockin' .....


Since my main focus was Kate. .here are a few cute snapshots of her! Love those big eyes and that killer smile!


She was way too cute!

And a great family shot to wrap it up! Thanks to Christine for inviting me along to take such fun pictures!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Rob + Jodi & family : portraits

Taking pictures of people I know is one of my favorite things about being a photographer. Where it is a wonderful thing to get to know a bride and her future husband before the wedding and take pictures of their day. It is even greater a pleasure to experience a portrait session with a family who I already know and love.
I have been bugging Jodi to have me capture her family pictures for I guess at least a year now. She was always telling me it would be a bigger challenge than I could anticipate. I assured her I could handle it and finally the timing worked perfectly and we were off! Since Jodi and Rob have put a lot of time and love into their new backyard, we shot their pictures right at their home. I have so many favorite images and had THE most fun taking pictures with all 5 of them. Especially Mr. Zack who was, as always a crazy little ham!!!!!!

I have too many favorites. Here is the first:

This is Samantha, who Jodi thought would be the biggest challenge.. to find out.. keep scrolling


And Rob with Nick and Zack:


The three amigos!

Here is a fun little set. We had let Sam play with the bubbles to keep her in a great mood and it turned into a great series of fun: look at those faces!


So many bubbble pictures to choose from.. this was a for sure sandrasalisbury blog must see


Sam was trying so hard!


This is my fave of the 5 together:

How cute are they.... :)


Crazy Zack.. I'm not sure if I like him so darn much due to the fact of having my own Zach or because he has been in Susie's class for 2 years and is so entertaining. I counld never get enough of working with him in class. SO here he is not being a crazy ham! Jus to prove I can control my subject... sometimes.....


And Nick.. with a true smile on! I'm sure your mom is happy!


And now time for some SAM and CHEESE!!!! oh and my Fave image of the non group of 5! :)

Gotta love the kids!

No wonder they have 3 great looking babies! What a pleasure it was to take your family pictures!


One more SAM... and cheese ! What a little camera diva she turned out to be :)


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

What y'all have been waitin' for...

Here it is.. the annual early season booking discount for Sandra Salisbury Photography.

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side note,
My main page is having issues and will be back up in the next few days.
Happy Engagement to all you newly ........ Engaged !

Side blog: Personal

I am a crazy MOM! I throw over the top unbleivable parties which sometimes I enjoy more than my kid! I dress up and play the part and I even recruit other adults into this mad circus of fun! I have decided to log these adventures begining with my upcoming Pirate Party for my little Zach. You can find this new web-log here : My Kids Parites

Monday, December 8, 2008

Garcia Family Pictures

It was such a great honor to photograph this awesome little family. Robert, Samantha ans Lily were too much fun! They were warning me about the ability of baby Lily to realize the camera is there and then not smile.. but after learning her tricks.. I soon came up with some of my own. Robert and Sam wanted a few of the 3 together and then a bunch of Lily. She was so adorable in her little red holiday dress. Here are my top images of the shoot:


Here is my fave of Lily by herself.. Look at that happy little girl :)

Adorable big eyes and a great smile.. Robert and Sam will have their hands full for years to come!

Tummy time with Little Lily:

This next one was during the start of the shoot ans she was not yet into my bag of craziness that I was trying to use to get a response out of her! She is a serious little babe!

And next is my fave image of the shoot. Sam says Lily is totally a Daddy's girl and I think this proves it right here:

oh the love!!!