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working mom

2 Apr

We are shooting TWO weddings this weekend!! Have I mentioned how much I LOVE my job?? Ain’t nothin’ like shooting a wedding. Especially for two couples who both hired us quite awhile ago and the weekend is finally here!! How fun is that??

But that means I’ll need to put on my ‘working mamma hat’ for the weekend while these two go spend some time with family. I will miss these little monkeys for sure. But I am so ever grateful to have a job where I can still be me, get outside with my hubby, and focus on other things for a little while.

And I am SO grateful that we have amazing family who will always watch our boys for us.

Here’s a couple snap shots I took with my phone. Rider is officially sitting up now, so this was his first ‘big boy’ ride in the cart at Target. These two are so funny. I love them.

Here’s to working hard, getting outside and being CREATIVE. Seriously, it’s the best.


13 Jul

I won’t post all the pictures we posted on our site here, but I did want to post a few. Jason and I photographed a wedding back in April and we completed all the edits this past week! We are very, very proud of the work that we did and I wanted to share it with you here!

I love photographing weddings. It’s hard work, that’s for sure. Especially while being pregnant! Ha! But I love that it’s such a big and important day for a couple. I love that everything is beautiful. I love that there is so much LOVE in the air. I love that a wedding usually always reflects the couples individual style. And what I love more is being able to spend time with our clients and get to know them through the process. It’s so gratifying to watch people you would consider friends as they say their vows to one another.

And they’ve asked us to capture it. Wow.

It’s so amazing to be able to pay very close attention to our work in post production. To be able to collaborate with Jason and to put something together that genuinely tells a story. I just love it, the whole process from beginning to end!

Julie and Luke’s wedding was an amazing event. It was such a fun wedding!! People danced, drank and celebrated. Here’s a few of the pictures that were my favorites from the day. To see all the pictures, please check out our Session Nine Photography site. I love being able to create memories for people. This is my job?? Are you kidding me?? Wow. What an honor.

home again

16 May

I’m home again and very thankful to be here! Although, I had a BLAST in Cali and the Boudoir shoot I did went amazingly well!! Girls weekend away is definitely a MUST and I really should try to do it more often. This time I was away from Cruz for two nights, which is the longest I’ve ever made it away from him. It wasn’t hard, but I did miss him terribly.

Seeing him and Jay are the reason’s I’m thankful to be home.

So today I head out to photograph a wedding with Jay as Session Nine Photography! I’m stoked about it, it’s going to be a beautiful wedding! Let’s hope Rider allows me to work and doesn’t sit so high up that he causes my back to KILL. Like he’s been doing lately. Doesn’t he know by now that mamma’s gotta work?? Ha!

So I’m glad to be home, grateful for the trip I just had and ready to embark on the next two weeks which are going to be CRAZY. The packing has begun and wow. We have a lot of stuff.

But I’m grateful always to come home to this face. I love this picture- taken last October.

I’m not sure that it gets any cuter. I mean, really.


18 Mar

Monday, March 15th was a day that changed my little sis’ life! My baby sister, Danielle, got engaged to her boyfriend of two years, Cameron! It’s been a long time coming for them. They’ve known each other for almost seven years and Cameron will tell you that he’s been hoping for her to be his wife for a long, long time. Aw!

So Cameron called me almost a month ago to tell me that he was going to ask Danielle to marry him, and it wasn’t a shock to me at all. To be honest, I was expecting the call any day! He had said that he and Danielle had looked at rings and that Danielle had seen one that she loved. She wasn’t expecting an engagement for at least another six months, but he was prepared to propose much, much sooner! I headed to the jewelry shop with him shortly after our convo to take pictures of him purchasing her beautiful ring!

Then the planning began. Cameron and I went back and forth about where the best place for him to propose would be. Cameron asked Jason and I to be there to take some pictures of the entire proposal, so we chatted almost daily about creative ideas. The thing that made it tricky, is that my sister knows Cameron SO well, that he was worried she would know he was up to something. It had to be a proposal that would completely catch her off guard because he wanted her to be completely surprised! To his surprise, a few days before Cameron was going to propose, Danielle suggested that they go to the zoo- on the very day that he was planning to propose!! Cameron decided it was perfect. It was “her idea” and she would suspect nothing. So he totally went with it. It was perfect.

Cameron and Danielle spent the day at the zoo and Jason and I arrived at the zoo right at 4:30. Cameron had to hide the fact that he was texting me to make sure we were in the same spot! Jason and I stationed ourselves right in front of the zebras, in the bushes and brush. I was convinced that a staff member at the zoo was going to wonder what we were up to! Especially since I was hiding behind an electrical box! Ha! I even looked around at one point and couldn’t see Jason anymore- he hid himself SO well! Finally, we saw them coming!! I was more nervous than ever, and Danielle had no idea what was about to happen!!

So they checked out the zebras for a few minutes. And I’m pretty sure I could hear Cameron’s heart beating out of his chest! And right at the moment where I could see Danielle getting impatient and getting ready to take control of the zoo map, Cameron grabbed all of her things out of her arms (purse and all!) and placed it on the bench. He got down on one knee, and gave her the biggest surprise of all!



I was hiding behind the bushes, crying, and taking video because my little baby sister just got engaged!! And after Danielle and Cameron were finished hugging, Cameron pointed over to where I was hiding with a camera and both Danielle and I lost it. Well, Danielle was already crying happy tears! But she was so happy to know I was there witnessing her amazing moment!

Yes, that’s me running to her once she saw me!

Next we all spent the evening celebrating! We had a family dinner celebration planned, but it wasn’t set to start until later in the evening. So Dani, Cam, Jason and I all headed down to Z’ Tejas on Mill Avenue to grab appetizers and to recap the proposal. Then we shopped at Urban Outfitters and roamed the streets, laughed and just had a blast.

Then we headed to Macayo’s for dessert to see the whole family! It was so fun to have everyone together to celebrate Dani and Cameron’s engagement! We all ate way too much food, laughed way too hard, and had so much fun.

The whole day was about Danielle and Cameron and it was very special! Weird that I’m going to have a brother-in-law. Weirder that I’ve known him longer than I’ve known Jason! Ha! But Cameron is just like my brother and I’m so stoked he’s going to be my family. He makes my sister so very happy and I can’t wait to see and be apart of their lives unfolding together.  I’ll be posting pictures all through their engagement, I’m sure. So keep your eyes peeled for updates and such.

Congrats Dani and Cameron! I can’t believe the time has finally come for you guys to get married!! Remember not to stress too much during this time- it’s supposed to be fun and a way to celebrate the beginning of your lives together. Woo hoo!

And these are too funny NOT to post. Hahahaha

hotel del

29 Aug

We are at the Hotel Del Coronado this weekend. It’s obvious why this place is one of my favorite places. It’s gorgeous, it’s historic, and it’s on the beach in one of my favorite places ever- San Diego. And not just San Diego- but on Coronado Island.

We are here this weekend for Megan & Doug’s wedding! Megan is Jason’s cousin and we are so super excited for their marriage and that Doug is going to be apart of the family. We love them and are so happy to share this with them!

Besides it actually being pretty hot here, this weekend could not get any better. We plan to spend the day out by the pool, at the beach and taking pictures of Megan & Doug as they get ready for their wedding day. It’s going to be amazing!


quick one

25 Aug

We are trying to leave town tomorrow, so as you can imagine, I am running around like a chicken with my head cut off!

Seriously, I have a lot to do to get ready to leave.

I wish I could write more and explain everything that’s happened so far today! We got some very good news from two separate clients this morning about some pretty big projects that are coming down the pipelines. It’s unexpected, thrilling and slightly overwhelming! But I am not complaining. I get to be home with my boy.

My boy.

He is teething today- BIG TIME. I just got a new product in the mail from Belle’s Biscuits– a company in Maine that asked me to try out their teething biscuits. They are adorable and I am so excited for Cruz to try them. A full review will be coming as soon as I can give them to Cruz. He’s napping right now, so that wouldn’t work out too well. But stay tuned for that!

So we’re heading out tomorrow to San Diego for Jason’s cousin’s wedding on the beautiful Coronado Island! We are so excited, we can hardly stand it. We have a couple photo shoots lined up while we’re in Cali and we are planning on taking some excellent pictures of her wedding while we are there.

I’m excited to get out of this heat.

I know this post didn’t really have a point and it wasn’t very thought provoking. But I thought I’d write about the jumble that’s going on inside my head.

Now onto packing which apparently takes days when you have an infant.

Cruz at 6 Months Old* Cruz is 6 months old in this picture. And his facial expression accurately indicates the way that I am feeling today: Not sure if I should laugh or cry; shocked but calm; overwhelmed but relaxed. Ha.