Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sheldon Kids {Davis family Photoshoot}

There's something I love about taking pictures of little kids. They (usually!) aren't worried about how their hair looks, what their friends will think of the pictures if they smile the biggest smile they can muster, & they're not afraid to be themselves with a camera pointed at them (although some do put on more of a "show" than others haha!). Well the Sheldon kiddos are no exception! I love seeing their smiling faces whether or not I have my camera! :)

First we will start out with a familiar face, little Miss Piper. You don't have to ask her twice to smile for you. She is seriously way too cute for her own good! ;)

Next we have sweet Saylor. We got a lot of smiles & giggles out her, although she isn't a fan of looking at the camera. But I like a bit of a challenge & I just love these shots of her!

Now let me introduce the handsomest of the group, Ranger! He is such a funny guy, always saying the cutest things & making me laugh. With him wearing his awesome little suit I felt like I was shooting an ad for the J Crew catalog or something of that sort, loved it! He is definitely 100% boy, hence the appearance of sticks in the first shot. (haha)

His serious side ;)

We wrapped up the afternoon with a shot of all three. How cute would it be to take a picture of the three of them on this same bench a few years from now...!

"I just like to smile, smiling's my favorite." - Buddy, Elf

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Aaron & Amanda {Suisun Valley wedding}

When Amanda and I talked on the Monday before her wedding the forecast was looking not so great... Rain on your outdoor ceremony is not ideal! But Saturday rolled around and we were blessed with zero rain!

Aaron & Amanda got married at the fantastic Ledgewood Creek Winery just outside of Fairfield in the Suisun Valley. It's a hidden gem & a lovely spot to get married at. During the ceremony I couldn't help but think how peaceful it was there :)

I absolutely loved Aaron & Amanda, or A&A :) They are both so incredibly kind, it's no wonder they wound up together. If the future brides & grooms I work with are anything like them I will be the luckiest photographer on the planet! One of my favorite things was how you could tell how much they loved each other, just by looking at them. Aaron had eyes for no other but his beautiful bride. Amanda's face lit up the moment she saw him.

The morning began with hair & make up of course!

Looooved Amanda's shoes!

The definition of a glowing bride... so beautiful!

Aaron & his crew!

Amanda & her girls!

Now, I'm pretty traditional. I never would have dreamed I would one day recommended a bride to see the groom before the wedding... but, confession: I've been converted. There's no denying that Aaron & Amanda's first look was my absolute favorite part of the day.

It was all I could do to not tear up while I was shooting.

Talk. About. Powerful.

How perfect do these two look together? VERY PERFECT.

In love with this shot by my AMAZING second shooter Jessie Louise! She is the best. FOR REALS.

I could have shot them until I ran out of memory cards. But alas, these two had a ceremony to get started!

This one doesn't need a caption...

Right before the first kiss, the illusive sun came out! Talk about awesome timing! :)

They're married!

Now time for the party!! Made For You did an amazing job with all the decor & details!

Congratulations Aaron & Amanda! Always love each other this much :)

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Stop & Smell the Sunlight {Dixon photography}

These next few months are going to busy ones! I'm making lists all over the place just so I don't forget something I'm supposed to remember. But, sometimes you have to take a little break. Stop and admire the flowers growing in your neighbor's yard. Notice how golden the sunlight is. How lucky we are to live in such a beautiful world.

Come on, come out
The weather is warm
Come on, come out
Said come on, come on

A blanket unfolds
A blanket tonight
The pieces of gold
They light up your eyes
Now we're alone
Now we're alive

Watching the sky
Watching a painting coming to life
Shifting and shaping
Staying inside
It all goes it all goes by

"Come On, Come Out" ~ A Fine Frenzy

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Monday, May 9, 2011

Ashlyn's 1st Birthday {Dixon party}

I had such a fun time doing some photos for little Miss Ashlyn Rose! I can't believe she's one already! It feels like it was just a month or two ago I was at her babyshower! Wow!

Her mommy, Rose, is so artistic/crafty! Not only is she an amazing photographer, she put together so many great details for the party! From the photo-banner over the present area, to the picture-mobile, to the guest book - it was all superb!

Here we have the birthday girl welcoming you to her party! :)

Here is the adorable guestbook which of course featured Rose's fabulous photography! All the little baby guests "signed" in by leaving a hand print!

It sparkled! And tasted that much better because, hello! it sparkles!! :)

Ashlyn had on the cutest hat I think I've ever seen!! Perfectly adorned with a rose, for who else but Ashlyn Rose.

We attempted a group photo of all of Ashlyn's friends,

but sometimes when you're tiny, bubbles just don't put a smile on your face!

On the other hand, they also can be pretty magical!

When you're this awesome & cute...

You wind up with a pretty little pile of presents! :)

Happy Birthday Ashlyn!

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