Wednesday, April 27, 2011

{Erika & Tommy: Featured on The Bridal Suite}

Hello and Happy Wednesday! I cannot express how grateful I am for being featured on any other blog other than my own and imagine my surprise when Jen from The Bride Suite, a blog created by the fantastic Exquisite Weddings Magazine, wanted to publish my work I was ecstatic!!!!
 My heart skipped a beat and I was so happy for Erika and Tommy! 
They have such a wonderful joy surrounding them and their love is truly inspiring. 
We put together a fun, nature themed "Just Because" session for them...enjoy!

Thank you soo much Erika and Tommy for being incredibly sincere and letting us
 share in such a fun time in your relationship! Studio Diner is a must soon. 
Happy Wednesday!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

{I dream...}

For so long I have been imagining a bohemian, natural bridal photo shoot and with the help of the ever amazing chakra hair studio I was able to accomplish such a fun shoot. Here is a sneak peek...
Happy Thursday!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

{Inspiration of the day}

Hello, I hope you had a delightful Easter! 
Mine was filled with family & a delicious Easter basket full of candy & my favorite Starburst Jelly Beans...nom nom nom! 
As I was feasting on my candy galore 
I found this simply lovely photo of a turquoise chair. I adore it! 
I imagine reading a good magazine or book gazing out that gorgeous window. 

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 22, 2011

{Happy Weekend!}

Hello! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Happy Easter!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

{Brooklynn is 1, can you believe it?}

If you read my blog, you will discover that I am head over heels in love with my niece, Brooklynn! I love her button nose, cute curls, bright blue eyes, actually I love everything about her.
I know she can't read this yet, but someday I want her to look back and see that her Auntie wished her a 
very very Happy 1st Birthday!!!! 
She has completely changed my outlook on life and she brings me more smiles than I knew possible (besides my husband :)). Truly, I can't believe how fast she has grown. Last week, I melted when she gave me my first real hug, her little hands wrapped around my neck and she leaned in, so sweet. Litterally, melted.  Here are a few photos from her first birthday party!! Woo! Hoo!
 There are more photos on my facebook page:). 
I love you Miss B!!! Happy 1st Birthday!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


I had soooo much fun taking photos of product for Chakra Aveda Salon in Rancho Mirage, CA
I adore Aveda's philosophy on green, natural products. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the shoot...

Happy Tuesday! I hope you are having a great week so far! The sun is starting to shine here in San Diego, so I think I might go for a bike ride :). 

Monday, April 18, 2011

{How to make a quick Pizza-pie}

We went to The Coachella Festival this weekend and we had the best time!!! More on that later this week and now I wanted  to share a quick and delicious meal. One of our favorites is Pizza. 
We are going to share our recipe and hopefully you like it as much as we do...
1. pre-made whole wheat pizza dough from Trader Joes
2. 3 Organic Bell Peppers- color is good
3. Organic Plum Tomatoes
4. Whole in water Mozzarella cheese
5. Pre-made Pizza sauce from Trader Joes
6. Organic Bella mushrooms

How to:
First, follow directions on dough, then slice all the veggies and how you like them and set aside. 
Also, slice the mozzarella thinly and place to the side.
Then, place a small amount of flour on a smooth surface and roll out the dough to fit pan. 
*If you are feeling adventurous flour hands and throw pizza dough to desired shape. This does work, but I got a little too happy when I actually caught it, then went to clap my hands together with joy and... Um we'll just say that was not so good.

 Once the dough is to desired shape it's time to start having fun! 
Place sauce, veggies, mozarella, and salt and pepper to taste. 

Cook for 8-10 minutes at 400 degrees (follow instructions on dough)
And in less that 30 minutes you have a delicious pizza pie:) 
 Happy Monday! 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

{Interviewed by Chelsea of "The Fab Photog Blog"}

Wow! I am excited to be featured and interviewed by "The Fab Photog Blog"
I am their first interview, so check it out here. It is sooo nice to connect with other photographers and learn new things, I am humbled and blessed by the support! 
Happy Thursday!

{The Lizondo Family} Preview

Time is a valuable asset in a relationship. As time goes on relationships grow, become closer, more joyful, and a best friend emerges. Enrique and Julia met 20 years ago and they are so in love...I adore them! And their kids are too cute for words! They are a sweet family and I had so much fun hanging out with them...
more photos to come soon. 
 Happy Tuesday!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

{Handmade with Love} for my clients...because they are the best!

I looooove these so much! I've been looking, searching, scouring the interwebs for all things related to gift wrapping to find something to be a keepsake for  my clients images instead of a manilla envelope (I know forgive me), but no longer. I adore genuine, handmade items that have a purpose and have style. So, thankfully my sister rescued me and designed these gorgeous CD/5x7 image pouches for me to give to my clients. Yay!  

These fantastic CD/5x7 photo pouches are Handmade by Jackie Bray. 
She did an amazing job! Don't you think? 
If you want more info on how you can get some of these fabulous CD/5x7 photo pouches, please email me at 
We have some other fun stuff in the works too! 
Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

{Tessa & Peyton} Part 2

How sweet are these twins? I am smitten! 
Here are a few more photos of our fun adventures on their styled photo session...
I'm calling it, "Lollipops and Balloons"!
I want to thank Rebecca and her husband for all of their investment in bringing this session to life!
 They are an amazing family!

Happy Tuesday!