October 29, 2008

New Life. Clovis Baby Portraiture

I had a wonderful time photographing this 6 day old angel. I just did mom's maternity session about 2 weeks ago and to my amazement she is already here! She gave me the opportunity to use my new 'mini' baby carriage along with trying out some new inspirational poses. She was a real trooper, and even gave me a few "gifts" in the process.

Jake's Family. Fresno Family Portraits

This is the third time I have photographed little Jake in his 7 months of life, but the first time photographing him and his entire family. He is a challenge to get to smile, but thank goodness my husband came along to help out. He was able to dance around and act crazy enough to get some sweet expressions on Jake. ;)

October 28, 2008

It's My Birthday Too!

On a more personal note: At midnight this morning my husband came to me while I was working in my office and played a "happy birthday" song and danced for me with the biggest smile on his face. He then proceeded to bring me an African Violet plant (very appropriate since he is my African Prince) and two cards full of the sweetest love dedications to me.

What a wonderful way to begin my 32nd birthday! Below is a photo of us from our trip to Yosemite last Thursday. It was my husbands first time in the National Park, and the trees were bright yellow, a spectacular site.

In the closing of one of the cards my husband gave me he wrote, "Thank you for being my wife. I Love You countlessly. My love is huge, like from the earth to the milky space and back." I giggled when I read that, kind of reminds me of one of my favorite children's books, Guess How much I Love You. What a sweetie man he is!

In an hour we are meeting our group of friends out for dinner for my birthday celebration, so I must go get ready for our evening out.:)

October 27, 2008

I LOVE Newborns! Fresno Infant Photography

I just love to photograph newborns. They bring out the most creative side in me. I especially enjoy when mom and dad are as willing to try something new as I am. This family was open minded and easy going, just how I like my clients. And because of their willingness to experiment, we were able to get some wonderful images of their newest member of the family.

October 26, 2008

Mr. Blues Eyes Turns ONE. Fresno Child Portraits

I have been following this little guy since he was in the womb, with 5 sessions in the last year, wow! O how I love to watch them grow. He was all over the place this last session, exploring his one month of walking independence was his only goal during our photo shoot. Happy Birthday Marshall.

Here is our little guy's 1st year in photographs:
1 yr, 8 mo, 3 mo, 2 weeks, and in the womb.

October 25, 2008

Art for an Artist. Fresno Portrait Photographer

These two cuties are not from any typical photo shoot... they are the beautiful children of one of my favorite professors while I was at Fresno State. This mommy taught me everything I know about figure drawing and helped foster my talent in painting. I admire her as an individual, as a teacher, as an artist, and now as a mother. What an honor it was to be the one to photograph her precious children, and oh the pressure I had to get it right! ;)

Thanks mom and dad for being so wonderful, and I hope you like the way your unexpected "livingroom makeover" turned out.

October 24, 2008

Gallery Canvas Sale!

I have not posted for over a week now because I am in the middle of my busy season trying to keep up with all of my other commitments. Hang tight, because although it is taking me a bit longer, I will still be updating my blog every chance I get.

And now for some great news... I am offering a 10% discount on all Gallery Wrapped canvas orders placed now through November 14th. This offer is extended to all sessions taken in 2008. So if there was a favorite image you wanted on a canvas, now is the time to get it!

October 17, 2008

Ladybug is getting big! Fresno Family Photographer

I have been watching this little ladybug grow for the past year, and I must say that I have had the biggest adventures with mom and baby during this time. Last night I came home from our session exhausted and with dry grass from that field poking me all over. But it was worth it, we captured some wonderful images. What do you think mom?

No worries, mom is hiding behind the tree with a good grip on her!

Sometimes children make me laugh so hard that I barely manage to get the image. Take a look at this pumpkin squat... She was standing there for the longest time and then decided to take a load off, playing a precision game of balance. She had mom and I rolling in laughter.
Here is her year in review at 1 year, 7 months, 3 months, and 21 days.

Best Friends. Fresno Child Photography

I have found that one of the most challenging ages to photograph is between 2 and 3 years old. It is at this time that the children are gaining both big opinions and independence. This new found attitude is not always willing to cooperate, especially with photographs. We were lucky enough to get this sister duo (2 and 3 years old) to cooperate for about the first 5 minutes, and I am sure that these initial images will be enduring childhood memories for the girls. Happy Birthday Ladies!

October 15, 2008

Oso's New Buddy. Creative Baby Photography

You may recognize these two from the maternity session we did at the end of August. It was a perfect session with a happy sleepy baby, beautiful home and wonderful parents. It was worth the weekend trip to the bay area to capture their little boy.

Mom and Dad really wanted Oso to take a photo with baby too... this image may look like it was easily accomplished, but think again. It took a list of ingredients to make this shot work:

- One well exercised (ie: tired) Lab.
- One very cooperative baby who did not wake up even while being licked :)
- One jar of quarters (to hold up the basket)
- One can of black beans and six cans of tuna... don't ask
- A professional dog handler (aka: Dad)
- Lets not forget the dog treats!
- A dash of patience

October 13, 2008

Awaiting Little Sister. Fresno belly photography

I had the opportunity to photograph another wonderful family a few days back. They are waiting for little sister to arrive in the next two weeks or so, and I am already excited to come back and photograph their new bundle. Thanks for a session filled with fun.

I would not describe Mom as shy, as it was her idea to do this photograph, and I think it turned out beautifully. (Thanks for giving me permission to post it!)

October 10, 2008

He's got the whole world in his hands. Newborn Photo Art

This 8 day old "belle" surprised everyone by arriving 4 weeks early. Weighing in at just under 5 pounds, she was so pliable and easy to photograph. I even saw the hint of an old soul while photographing her, something I have never seen in such a young baby.

I am so very proud of this first image in daddy's hands. She is clearly taking a place as one of my new little stars!

October 9, 2008

Lion Heart. Clovis Family Photography

This little "lion" was as sleepy as can be, cooperating better than expected during our session together. What a cutie he is, and it was so clear how much his beautiful family loves him. Mom, thanks for the opportunity to photograph your little boy and sending all your friends my way!

October 8, 2008

Sitting proud. Clovis Baby Photography

A very enthusiastic grandma made this session great fun to be at. And grandma can be proud that her little man officially sat up by himself for the first time during our photo shoot. Way to go "Dr. Ray"!