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And off she goes.... all grown up and off to college!

July 10, 2018  •  1 Comment

When I started photography, I mostly photographed young kids and families.  I still love to do that!  But in the past couple years I've started photographing high school seniors and I LOVE it!  It's so much fun to see the excitement of starting the next chapter of their lives!  I love hearing all the exciting thing ahead for them as they head off to college or decide which branch of the military to join or if they have other exciting plans!  

Last month I had the honor of photographing my very own niece in her graduation gown - the day before the actual graduation.  We headed to the State Capitol in Sacramento after a celebratory family dinner to take a few quick pictures.  I still remember her as a young girl when we met - she was the cutest flower girl I could have imagined for my wedding.  We had nearly matching dresses!  But enough about memory lane - let me tell you a little more about Sala! 

Sala is going to do AMAZING things.  She's accepted to American University in DC but she'll also be heading to Japan for a couple years in the middle of her schooling!   Her grandparents live in Japan so it's not a foreign place to her.   I can't wait to see what the future holds for her!  


Princess and her F.R.O.G Dance

June 03, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Friday night I had the amazing opportunity to photograph my daughter's Girl Scout dance for Princesses and their F.R.O.G.s (Father, Relative, or Other guy!)  I had a blast calling everyone princess or frog - great way to not have to keep up with 70+ names... haha!  For those that don't know me, I'm HORRIBLE with names.   I tried to take some candids of the dancing - but most of the time I was taking more formal pictures with our fancy schmancy gold sequin backdrop.  It was perfect for the mardi-gras type theme they did!  Everything was gold, purple and green!  The girls got to decorate face masks.  It was just an awesome night.  This was my daughter's first year in Girl Scouts so I hope this is a yearly thing!

Here's just a tiny sample to show just how much fun it was.  These girls loved to dance, sing at the top of their lungs, and enjoy hanging out with their dads (and their friends!).  It was a joy to watch.  


Outdoor Pre-school Graduation Session!

May 27, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Look who's growing up way too fast and ready to graduate pre-school!  She's ready though - ready to enjoy a great summer before starting kindergarten at John Adams Academy.    So beautiful and sweet - the world is yours little one!



"Little Grads" Mini Photo Shoot!

May 27, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Today we had our photo shoot at the Art Box for our little Grads!  We had three awesome kindergartners sign up!  Here's a cute little sneak peek of them acting super cute as we celebrated finishing up their Kindergarten year and ready to become 1st graders!  Almost time for a well deserved summer break!


kindergarten_graduation_sneak_peekKindergarten Graduates!As we celebrate memorial day weekend, it just seemed fitting for me to share photos of them in red white and blue!

Blog Kick-off

May 25, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

I've been debating for a while - but I think I'll give this blog thing a shot!   I hope to blog about all my future sessions and ideas.  If you want to hear about other things along the way - just let me know!  

Currently I'm gearing up for my "Little Grads" mini Sessions this Sunday, May 27th.   From 2-5pm I'll be doing indoor mini sessions at the Art Box in Fair Oaks.  I love that they are willing to share their space with me for a few hours to offer these fun sessions!  They are just 15 minutes long (because honestly what 5 year old has an attention span much longer than that when it comes to sitting for pictures?)  $40 pays the session fee and includes your choice of 2 digital files.  What a bargain, right?!  So if you have a child graduating from pre-school or kindergarten this year, Sign up here at:

Extra photos will be available for purchase once you view your gallery!  

Kindergarten GraduationKindergarten GraduateSample Photo for our Indoor Mini Sessions

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