2 years down - a lifetime to go ♥

Two years ago, on May 31, 2008,
I married my best friend, my other half, my soul mate, my husband.

We've grown so much together since we said "I do" and I wouldn't change a thing about it. Not only were these past years filled with love and laughter, but a new home and a puppy helped complete our 2nd year.

I can't wait to see how our lives will continue to blossom as we grow older together.
I love this man more than I ever thought possible.


foto friday | re-run

foto friday has taken a backseat to a special occasion (which shall be posted later this week)

In the meantime, enjoy this photo from our last trip to SF

Happy Memorial Weekend!


GPOFW | 05.26.10

gratuitous photo of finn wednesday


Audi | Sacramento Senior Portrait Photographer

Meet Audi - an outgoing , head-to-toe beautiful senior at Lodi High. Audi has plans to join a nursing school program and is deciding if she wants to start her college experience at CSUS or Azusa Pacific. Not only does this girl have a sweet smile, but she's got the heart to match it.

And we can talk about the amazing choice of outfits?! We drove around Elk Grove with a backseat full of clothes discussing what would look best with each location. I must admit, I loved every single piece of clothing (and accessories) Audi brought to our session.
I love shooting sessions with amazing outfits & choices galore.

Wouldn't she make an amazing model?

Audi - thank you for giving me the opportunity to capture your senior portraits. I had an amazing time tromping through field after field with you (& thank you for being so easy going with my crazy ideas). Good luck next year, I know you'll have an amazing year!


foto friday | 1869

I like to find old items with a history, even when they're found in train yards.

I'm so far behind in my blog posts - I promise to be caught up this coming week.


GPOFW | 05.19.10

someone got a new little bed

(gratuitous photo of finn wednesday)
photo taken with an iphone


foto friday | AMGEN tour of CA

Eddie is really into biking - so when the AMGEN tour kicked off in Sacramento last year, it was a must-see. Granted it fell on Valentines day last year, t was actually a ton of fun running back and forth trying to snap shots of the bikers & waiting for that 10 second glimpse of Lance Armstrong & Levi Leipheimer zoom by.

This Sunday kicks off the tour in Sacramento - and if you're in town - GO! Besides the fact that everyone and their mother is crowded downtown, it's an enjoyable experience. The guys ride time trials around the Capital & Tower Bridge area, and then Monday the tour heads to Davis & onward. {map}.

Even though I brought my camera last year, I swear 89.4% of my photos contained only bike tires, helmets, butts, or the crowd because these guys are speed demons. Um, hello, look at those leg muscles!

If you go, let me know!


GPOFW | 05.12.10

I love that his little legs are peeking out while cuddling with daddy.

(gratuitous photo of finn wednesday)
photo taken with an iphone


foto friday | here comes the sun

Little darling, it's been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it's been here
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
and I say it's all right

I love sunny days.


GPOFW | 05.05.10

my little guy is so tall now
his little (oh-so-sharp) teeth marks appeared on Eddie's hip
such a little chomp jumper

(gratuitous photo of finn wednesday)


we're praying like nuns, run eddie run

Before we get started, let me just say that by no means am I talented sports photographer. I have no interest in it. I think photographers excel in specific categories - mine being couples, not sports. However, the only time you'll find me at a sports event, camera in hand, is when Eddie is on the field.

A few posts back I talked about Eddie's 50 mile run along the American River (here & here) - which started at CSUS and ended in Auburn - we're talking an all uphill trail run. The furthest Eddie had ran before this was 33 miles in training, and before that was the 26.2 CIM. He's insane, but he's not the only one. Jason Harper & Michelle Purcell ran the race too - they are all hands down, incredible and inspiring.

I wish I could say that I wanted to focus more on capturing great photos of him, but my parents, brother, bff & I were at each stop as his support crew, and that was my number one priority.

Eddie was sending mobile photo updates the entire race which you can view here. He also explains why he ran 50 miles & it's a pretty good reason if you ask me. If you want to hear Jason, Michelle & Eddie talk about the aftermath of the race, you can find the podcast here - Episode 222, Till I collapse AR 50 mile recap.

$5 says he'll do a 100 mile race next...just wait & see...