November 25, 2008

Happy Birthday Dru! Fresno Lifestyle Photographer

What a wonderful photo session we had with this little lady on her first birthday. She is so bright, and was the most aware of the camera than any other 1 year old I have ever photographed. I was truly impressed! And ohh the fantastic images we captured together.

A special thank you to Grandma for letting us use her beautiful home as our background for both of her granddaughters. Miss Dru is cousins with the sweetie pie in the previous post, they are only 3 days apart.

November 22, 2008

One Year Old Beauty. Fresno Baby Portraits

I am at the peak of my holiday season rush at the moment, and am swamped with work. Because of this I am taking a bit longer to do everything. I thank everyone who has demonstrated patience with me while I work through all this craziness.

Take a look at this beautiful baby! She is as sweet as candy, and I so loved photographing her. Thank you Grandma for the use of your lovely home as the setting for this very special session.

November 19, 2008

A LIttle Girl to be Proud of. Madera Newborn Photography

This 7 day old angel has one VERY proud family. I had a large audience, complete with a video camera for much of the photo session, watching our every move! No surprise being she is the first baby on both sides of the family. Once she fell asleep, she became one of my easiest newborns to photograph, I could only dream that all my sessions are so simple. A big thanks to the family for being such a great audience, I enjoyed my morning with all of you. :)

November 18, 2008

Much Love to my Favorite "Ocean". Fresno Baby Photographs

Like many of my sessions these days, she is a repeat performer in front of my camera, the first time she was only a few days old. I am happy to say that we were able to capture countless smiles of this beautiful 6 month old, along with some seriously intriguing expressions.

November 13, 2008

Two Charmers. Fresno Child Portraits

This brother and sister team definitely had me earn my keep during their session. It was all worth it as we were still able to capture some wonderful images of this precious part of their childhood. Mom, I had a wonderful time with you and your family and especially enjoyed our chat afterward.

November 12, 2008

7 days of Cuteness. Clovis Infant Portraits

We captured some beautiful images of this 7 day old baby girl, despite the extra time it took for her to fully fall asleep. She has a wonderful home to grow up in and two enthusiastic siblings to teach her everything they know. What a lucky little girl. Welcome to the world baby "A".

November 10, 2008

Mr. Personality. Fresno Child Photography

This expressive 3 year old kept me entertained during the entire session. All the faces he had were so full of emotion. Even his serious faces have me fascinated. Thanks for an afternoon full of fun!

It's Autumn. Fresno Family Portraits

Like so many of my clients, this family has been to me 4 times in the last year. I have enjoyed each session with this little guy, watching him grow so much bigger, and smarter. And he was so very brave sitting up in the tree (with mom's help). When we took him down, he demanded that we let him go back up.

November 6, 2008

Time for 2009

I am currently booking sessions for my limited schedule in early 2009. If you would like to have photographs taken with me before April, please email me at right away, as my schedule fills fast.

I am very excited for 2009, as it will be a life changing year for me. My husband and I have scheduled a trip to his homeland of Cameroon in March. During this month of traveling, we will also be visiting Paris and Israel. I have already visited 16 countries in my lifetime, but a sacred pilgrimage to the holy land and the opportunity to meet my extended family in Cameroon is a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Because of this big trip, my schedule for the first half of 2009 is very limited. I will be scheduling 2-3 sessions a week through February. We will be leaving in early March and arriving back in early April. I will resume my regular schedule in mid-April, after recovering and showing all of you my photographs from the trip!

If you have traveling advice for my trip please feel free to leave a comment. I will take all the well wishes I can get.

November 2, 2008

Color Color Everywhere! Fresno Family Photographs

I may sound like I am repeating myself, but here is another big Sister I connected with during an earlier session. My job is wonderful in so many ways... Oftentimes I walk into a house of a new client and leave the session with new friends. This family is a great example of this happening. These 'former' clients are now good friends of mine. I have stopped by their house to visit a couple of times to play with the girls and I am planning on doing more of that.

Also, to my surprise, mom convinced my husband to be her new morning running partner!?! My husband was so inspired by the fact he will have a running partner that he took off at 11:30 pm yesterday evening, in the rain, to run 4 miles (he said he needs to start working up to their early morning jogs). Thanks mom for the inspiration, my husband is going to be even more good looking after you get finished working him out! ;)

Mom did a great job choosing the most darling outfits for the girls, and the colors look marvelous against the natural backgrounds of the park. I am in LOVE with that second photo of baby in the fall leaves. Her expression is priceless and did I mention how great the colors look?

Having Fun with Alex and his Little Sis.

I first entered this family's life when their baby was only 4 days old back in April. Fast forward 6 months and she is sitting and big brother is just as charming as ever. I did not have the kids pose at all in this first image, yet their hands seem to mirror each other.

Here is a cute little story: During our first session back in April, big brother Alex and I connected as I was taking photographs of his baby sister. He used a paper towel core as a camera to mimic me while we were taking pictures. Below is a photo Dad took of us together during that initial session.

Inspired by my experience with Alex at our first session, I gave him a mini toy camera as a thank you for being so good during Thursdays family session.

Mom emailed me later that evening and said, "I wanted to let you know Alex has not put down the little camera you gave him. He took it to preschool to show all his friends and came home with it - which is an amazing feat since daycare tends to be a black hole for items. As I type this he is laying on the couch watching tv and holding it!"

I spoke with mom today and he is still playing with it 3 days later. Mom, I think you have a budding photographer on your hands. I better watch out, Alex may be my new competition! :)