Happy holidays | Rocklin & Roseville Portrait Photographer

I wanted to wish everyone joy & peace this holiday season.  A big thanks to all the families that trusted me to take their photographs this year.  It’s truly a blessing to be able to do something I love.  And so happy I decided to have my first ever holiday mini sessions.

You might recognize a few of these families, and some new ones too!

Have a wonderful new year and hope to see you in 2013!



N is for Norah | Auburn Newborn and Family Photographer

Next week my “babies” are starting kindergarten and first grade.  Summer whizzed by quicker than usual, but we managed to pack in quite a bit for a wonderful summer break.  Now that school is around the corner, it feels nice to slowly ease back into a routine. I’m seriously thrilled to have a little time to myself as both boys will be in school full time.  New recipes to try, projects to tackle, pictures to take, yoga at 9 o’clock in the morning instead of 5:30 am when it’s still dark out, the possibilities are endless {big smile on my face}.  Oh, I’ll still see my little buggers plenty since I’ll be volunteering in both their classes and shuttling them from activities.

Speaking of little buggers, this beautiful mom {below} has four of her own.  I was really excited when she contacted me about a newborn session for her newest addition, Norah.  I was more than happy to capture the love this mother has for her children.  And you can literally see the love…

And if you think sweet Nora is precious, these three would have to agree with you.

A is for Aubrey | Roseville Newborn Photographer

I love springtime.  Trees full of pink and white blossoms, the pitter patter of rain, Easter candy {especially those creme eggs!}, and new life… What better time to come out of hibernation then for the birth of sweet baby Aubrey {Miss M’s first}.  I think there’s something in the water at my son’s preschool.  Miss M is the second to have a baby this year, and two more bundles of joy will be on the way.  I’ll quench my thirst at home, thank you.  Oh, but how I do love little itty bitty babies.  They are so precious and soft and they smell delightful.  I can’t help but think back to when my boys were newborns.

Enough reminiscing, and on to the good stuff.  Check out this beautiful new family.   Can you tell where she gets her good looks?

Snug as a bug, tucked safely in mamma’s arms.

Aubrey and daddy.


Still dreaming, sleep tight little princess!

Hello twenty-twelve! | Rocklin Extended Family Photographer

I hope you’ve had a sparkling start to the new year.  Our family spent a quiet weekend visiting with old friends {playing games, cooking, and catching up} and rang in the new year in bed.  I wouldn’t have had it any other way.  Although, a little rain would have been nice.  Our first week of January is being spent in Tahoe and no snow to be had, except for the man-made kind. Definitely not as fun for sports requiring the white, fluffy stuff.  My four year old has been dying to catch snowflakes on his tongue ever since we told him about our trip. Oh well, another time… “You can’t always get what you want…You get what you need.”  We’ve been singing that Rolling Stones’ song to our boys since they were wee ones, I’m confident the boys will get it {eventually}.

Speaking of wee ones, I’ve known all the kids from a recent session since they were babies.  In fact, I was fortunate enough to photograph the littlest one as a newborn.  When their mom asked me to photograph their family including grandma and grandpa, I was more than happy to do so.  Portraits with grandparents and grandchildren are so precious.  If you haven’t taken some, you definitely need to do it soon.  These types of photos will be treasured for years to come…like this one here.

Aren’t the grandkids adorable?  She wouldn’t let him kiss her, but you can tell there’s a lot of  love for big brother.

Mom and her two sweet boys.

What a doll!

See the way big brother is looking at his baby brother?  Just plain sweet.

Thank you R family for a fantastic session!

Spring will be around the corner before you know it…a beautiful time of year for portraits.  In fact, any time of year is a good time. Click on “contact” above to schedule a session.

The season for family & friends | Danville Family Photographer

Five days until Christmas and the Elf on the Shelf has hightailed it back to the North Pole {the little one couldn’t help himself and tipped him over, twice!}.  Someone is in serious danger of getting coal in their stocking this year.  I’m really looking forward to seeing my family for the holidays.  We are having a Christmas Extravaganza in our household.  Good food {homemade apple pie and other delights}, games {Xbox Kinect anyone?}, baking and decorating gingerbread faces, and just plain being together.  I can’t wait!   And a week later, our good friends from the bay area are spending New Year’s weekend with us…’tis the season for family and friends, past & present.

Speaking of the past…R and I went to college together.  We even worked at the same companies after graduation, but we lost touch in the last ten years.  We reconnected again through Facebook {I love it when old friends resurface this way}.  I was truly honored when he and his wife asked me to take their family portraits.  Rain was in the cards, so we met at Blackhawk Plaza.  One of my favorites from the session.  I love how she is hanging on to mommy’s finger.

Big sister always had a beautiful smile for me.

R, you did good.

Another favorite, what a beauty!

Like mother, like daughter.

It was so great to see the N family.  I hope ten more years doesn’t pass before we meet again.  Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season and a happy new year!





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