Friday, December 16, 2011

James and Susan asked me to do the photography at their wedding.  Today we met early at the Redlands, CA temple.  It was really a joy to see them so happy together and to be the one who captured that for posterity.  James and Susan were just like any other young couple in love, and they were willing to do whatever I asked of them and as a photographer that is so very helpful.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Patricia is a long time client of my husbands.  She asked for head shots, she needed one for her Facebook, LinkedIn, and other social media accounts.  I was happy to oblige, her home is beautifully decorated, and it was dizzying trying to pick the perfect spot.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Mother & Son
I heart Nixon
Dinosaur Nixon
So cute, he finally went to sleep.
Beautiful Ballantyne baby

This is Nixon, my nephew, and exactly one week old today. My sister let me come to her home and photograph her son. Nixon is the youngest of three children, two girls and him. I was super excited to photograph Nixon. He wasn't ready to be asleep so most of the photographs are of him awake. It was wonderful to see this little boy. Thank you to my sister Adrienne for letting me photograph her son.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Kimberly asks "Which shirt, pink stripes or soccer jersey?"
Brushing her beautiful blond hair
Putting her hair up before applying make-up
Kimberly loves to paint her nails
Black eye liner to bring out her beautiful blue eyes

Eye shadow to complete the look
Time to put her shoes back on, now that her nails are dry
The hair can come down now
Twilight Woods perfume courtesy of Bath & Body Works
Kimberly striking a pose, she looks gorgeous, right?

As a young girl my mom gave my sister's and I matching Kimberly dolls, a very popular doll I might add. she was so much fun to dress, brush her hair, and pretend with. Each doll had our initial on her right foot, mine had an S of course. recently my mom let me have my doll and a set of clothes for her to wear. In a fit of inspiration I decided to photograph Kimberly doing her hair, makeup and nails.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I had the chance to go to Girl's Camp again, as a photographer to highlight some of the fun the girls were having on the fist day of camp in Big Bear. While the girls registered, met bunk mates, played together, and toured the campground I went around and photographed them. After the playing all 190+ girls and leaders gathered around the fire pit for a group photo. The girls were really great and followed my instructions perfectly. It was fun going to camp and watching the girls faces light up when they gathered together.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Original Scanned Photograph
Retouched and Restored Photograph

This is Barbara, a dear friend, and my mom's high school Spanish teacher. My mom asked that I remove the writing from the photograph and try to fix the pixelation. This photograph came from her high school yearbook. The photos you see in yearbooks from this time period were a compilation of small dots of ink. Anyway I did what I could to make the photo look better.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I recently upgraded my camera to a Nikon D7000, it really has been fun learning all the new features and upgrades this camera offers. My husband needed me t0 design a website banner for a real estate agent who he has been designing a website for. He wanted a collage of photos of our mountains and golf courses. The mountains have been hiding behind clouds, but finally he couldn't wait any longer so I headed out to seize the moment.