the bunbury family | sacramento family photographer

And now for my long overdue family session - drum roll please...

Words can't describe how beautiful this family is. I had an amazing time during our session in Folsom. How cute are these two boys? I loved watching them interact with one another!

I'll admit my first time photographing a walking toddler wasn't too easy, but once I realized letting him do his own thing was the best bet, I was able to snap some great shots. Check out the piano jam session with dad. These boys are going to be extremely musically talented!

My poor blog has continuously been neglected. At this rate I've been posting once a month, but my New Years resolution for 2010 is to keep up to date on my posts. My free time gets a little fuzzy between Thanksgiving & Christmas, so after the holiday season is over I'll have a few new posts ready to kick off 2010. So, in the mean time - enjoy celebrating with your family! Merry Christmas!


all they need is love | sacramento childrens photographer

As it's Thanksgiving weekend, I'd like to share something incredibly close to my heart which I am truly grateful for - the opportunity to be involved in these kids lives.

Alongside Be Change, I've had the opportunity during the past few months to connect with the kids at Oak Ridge Elementary in Oak Park - the roughest neighborhood in Sacramento. I truly believe that every child deserves a fighting chance, equal education, opportunity, health care and healthy, nutritious meals.

Be Change/Equal Start has partnered with the Sacramento Food Bank to provide each child at Oak Ridge a bag of nutritious food, every Friday, for the rest of the school year. We're talking about 475+ bags of food donated to these kids, so that each child will have food for the weekend. I lead the Friday Food Fill Up & I've snapped a few photos over the past few months.

These kids are amazing & as much as I'd like to think that they need me...I need them, too.

Want to lend a helping hand? There are many ways to get involved including Wednesday afternoons filling the bags, Friday afternoons handing out the bags, running in the CIM to raise funds for health care for every child on campus, or donating to the cause. Click here for more info & take a peek at the "get involved" section.


lagging on updates

I'm lagging in the update department, but I have many new updates coming your way...that is, once we finish unpacking our new home. That's right, new home, our very first home & we're oh so excited.

Upcoming updates include - family session, Utah adventures & a new project I'm involved with for Equal Start, including the cutest kids and donated food in the roughest Sacramento area, Oak Park.

And because I simply adore this photo for it's accurate portrayal of us -

Eddie & I - Utah


left my heart in portland, OR

A few weekends ago Eddie & I flew to Portland, OR. The best way to describe Portland is to deem it a mix of San Francisco [minus a couple million people] with the beauty of Lake Tahoe. A place so wonderful, I can't help but long to move there, asap. Don't fret, my roots are here, and I won't be moving any time soon. Below are a few photos from our trip including - our venture up the Columbia River to view lush waterfalls and landscapes to die for.

Next up - snapshots around Portland including - the city scape, Portland Saturday Market, old churches & random findings.

And if you're planning a trip to Portland, we have a few fav spots we'd recommend you try.

If you love sushi [the REAL sushi, not American frou frou kind], check out Sushi Ichiban. Not only is it a classic sushi go-around, but the prices are fairly cheap and the sushi is amazing.

And to add to my adoration, they have an incredible bowl of ramen. Which I might add, I'm always on the hunt for amazing ramen bowls, and Sushi Ichiban wins, hands down.

If you're a devoted book snob, like me, you'll find anything and everything at Powell's City of Books. It's 4 stories of color coded rooms to help guide you to find that perfect book. This isn't a bookstore for browsing, this is a bookstore which sucks in multiple hours of your time, without your consent. Eddie literally had to drag me out after two hours of book searching. The highlight: the rare book room, you can marvel at the treasures, but don't touch that $350,000 Lewis & Clark Expedition unless you plan on adding it to your cart.

Coffee lovers, have I got the place for you, Stumptown Coffee. Not only is the espresso amazing, but the mixed drinks rival the likes of Peets Coffee. The hip design & decor will have you coming back for more. Did I mention they feature art as well? So grab that one of a kind donut from Voodoo Donuts, and head on over to get your caffeine fix.

And last, but not least, Portland has some amazing breweries, but one of which I'll mention. We first encountered this beer last Halloween when the dead man bottle caught our eye, ever since, Eddie's been hooked on Rogue. Check out the Rogue Brewery for good food and booze. If you don't want to make the trek to the Brewery, check out their booth at the Portland Saturday Market, which we also recommend you check out.

And because I can - my fav new boots put to use in downtown Portland.


nicole & paul | sacramento wedding photographer

Nicole & Paul's wedding in Loomis allowed me to dive head first into wedding photography. I must admit, Nicole was more mellow than I was, but once the night progressed on, my jitters vanished. I simply adored shooting their wedding day, it was such a blast!
Below are a few of my favorites from their memorable day.

Paul & Nicole, thank you for letting me be a part of your special day!