Here is our newest addition to our studio! I am totally in love with this backdrop and I know it will be a popular choice and who better to model it then our mascot Bandit the Boston Terrier? I love my dog! =) This will be a great set for the little ones we photograph and we also have a matching tutu and headband for the little girls...don't you just love dress up!
Here are a few pics of Bandit with our new backdrop...
Every great model needs a great headshot!
Modeling is such hard work sometimes..
Stay tuned! We will be announcing this week our new Model Search 2011! Do you have North America's Cutest Kid?
2011 WOW! Where did 2010 go? I always find it interesting when I talk to people and ask them if they are going to make a new years resolution. Some people are totally against resolutions for the simple fact that it's hard to keep a "promise" to do somthing all year long. However, I say if you want to make a resolution to do something that will better yourself or others...why not?
2010 was a BIG year for us! Our business has grown and we really took advantage of some great educational opportunities this year to better ourselves as photographers and business owners. Don't get me wrong, we have a long way to go to get our studio to where we dream it to be, but like any dream worth achieving, with a lot of passion and hard work we can make it happen! I feel so blessed to be able to spend time with the different families we meet and have the opportunity to create beautiful portraits for their homes. Hopefully portraits that they will pass down through the generations!
As we look onto 2011 it's hard to even imagine what is in store for us! I'm sure it will be filled with challenges that will help us grow as people and business owners. We also are looking forward to the start of our new family with the addition of a baby boy coming in May! I know that being a mom is going to be the most rewarding "job" I will ever have. I really look forward to having a deeper understanding of a parent/child relationship and I know that becoming a mom will also help me relate to the families we meet on an even deeper level.
As for resolutions, I have a couple I want to make. My first resolution is to blog more often. I truely enjoy writing (well in this case typing) and I feel that it's a great outlet for anyone who likes to express themselves and it's also enjoyable for people to read and learn about others. I think this is why my favorite type of books are biographies. Something about learning about other peoples mistakes and success is very interesting to me! My next resolution is to be more outgoing with my business. I would not say I'm a shy person, I really enjoy meeting new people and talking to them however for some reason I get shy when trying to promote our studio to others. I really believe in the work that we do and I really want to do more person to person marketing.
Well, if you got through this whole post I thank you for taking the time to read about our past year and our excitement for the future! 2011 is going to be a great year! We thank all our family and friends for their support and all the new families we have meet through our studio this year. Last year Ron, my mom and I woke up REALLY early and went down to the beach to catch the first sunrise of the year. This year I wanted to do the same thing but being 5 months pregnant, sleep is a lot more valuable to me these days so I think I will take the time to do some much needed sleeping in, however a blog post is never good without a photo so here is the first sunrise of 2010...
I love the holiday season because it's when so many people get their annual (or this year what seemed to be a first time) family portrait! I'm always shocked when I ask people when they had their last family portrait and they say it's their first one and they have a child, or two or more and they haven't ever done a family portrait. To me, these portraits are priceless!!! What else do we have to remember this time in our lives when our children are at this particular age, then portraits? And what always gets passed down from generation to generation to keep these memories alive? Portraits!!! When I look back at images from when I was growing up, sometimes I can only remember particular parts of my life BECAUSE of the images we have. It's so important to document your family and your children's life! I think everyone should get a portrait done at least once a year!
Here is a video of some of the wonderful people we got to meet this holiday season!
We had the pleasure of photographing the soon-to-be parents of what I'm sure is going to be such a cute little boy! As soon as I talked to Carly on the phone I knew we would hit it off right away. Her and her husband are a fun, vibrant, sweet couple and we had a blast. We did her maternity session in her home and it was fun and challenging all at the same time. I am totally the "planner type"....I like to know what I'm going to do before I do it. However, doing an in-home session it's totally on the fly because we have no idea what the home looks like. We lucked out because she had a nice, large sliding glass door that worked perfect for the lighting and it was fun to get creative with my setups. I can't wait to meet their little guy! I'm sure he will be just a fun and sweet as his mommy and daddy are!
Mom and Dad both love Rainbow sandles and I can't believe they even make them this small!! Who wouldn't fall in love with little sandles this tiny!!!
It's a boy!!!
It was such a pleasure to meet you both! Can't wait to meet your new little bundle of joy!
Do you know someone having a baby? Get them a gift card for beautiful portraits so they can capture this very special time in their lives!
We had the pleasure of traveling over to Irvine to meet this beautiful new baby boy and do some holiday and family portraits. I always warn new parents to allow PLENTY of time for thses precious newborn sessions because as they soon find out, we are no longer on our schedules, we are all on the "baby schedule" and whatever baby wants to do....we go with it! This little guy gave me a run for my money! I have never seen a newborn that is such a little wiggle worm while sound asleep. It was SOOOOO adorable!! Each time he would wiggle around I totally thought he was waking up but he was still asleep! It was just too cute!
Here are some our my favorites from his session....
I just love these little toes!!!!
This little angel was born just in time for him and his family to enjoy the holidays together!
And their first official family portrait.....
Congratulations on your new family! We look forward to watching him grow!