Over New Years, (yes I know it's really late) my family went on a last minute trip to San Diego/Anahiem! We went to the beach, Disneyland, the Rose Bowl Parade, & the San Diego Zoo. The trip almost didn't happen due to Storm Goliath blowing in, but we found a small window of oppurtunity on the Sunday after the storm hit. My mom called Dallas and I saying you have 20 minutes to be ready! We're coming to get you now! So we through clothes in bags, and were out side ready to be picked up in about 10 minutes. It was crazy! So on we went to California!
Several years ago I had the chance to photograph twins and this year, I was lucky enough to do it again. I had double the fun with Chelsei & Caitlyn on their shoot and even had their little brother jump in a few photos. I'm sure they get tired of the question, but my favorite to ask is who is older. The reactions I get are the best. haha!
So i give you... the beautiful Chelsei & Caitlyn!
In the midst of trying to post blogs every day, today I felt inclined to share a personal one tonight. I recently read an article about how people don’t remember the kind things you’ve done if you’re ugly doing something else. In today’s society, if someone is succeeding, there’s always that one person trying to bring them down. Taylor Swift said it best with her lyrics, “People throw rocks at things that shine.” In between vague Facebook status updates and “private” comments made on a thread, hurtful words last much longer then kindness. Not to mention that once something is on the Internet, it’s out there. Why would you want to put something out that come back and bite you in the butt later on in life? It just doesn’t make sense. Mean people use their own insecurities to bring others down and when that happens, honey, hold your head high! Don’t be the victim, but be the bigger person and use the stones they throw at you to build something bigger and better. One of my favorite quotes from Jen McKen on her photo blog is, “If you are ugly on the inside, I won’t take your photos to make you look pretty on the outside.” In the end, stories are told about the kind person who always wins in the end. So go out and be nice to your neighbor. Leave a compliment on a friends photo. Post an uplifiting quote on your social media accounts. And before you click post on your next status update, think about how your words will affect someone reading it.
P.S. To the special person reading this... YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!
Kirsten has followed my photo page for as long as I can remember and when she contacted me about shooting her and Edgar's engagement, I couldn't wait! :D They were adorable in front of the camera. She even asked if we could shoot in the place where they first hung out. It was a beautiful day full of laughter and love!
I give you... Kirsten & Edgar!
I have known the Maxey's for years and now that Blake is a senior, I officially feel old! All his older brothers just wanted to get their photos done and over with because "Mom said we had too!" But Blake showed up ready to smile for the camera! He was all about getting his pictures done!
I give you... the handsome Blake!
When Bailey came into her first meeting with me, we discussed what she wanted for her location. She and her mom said that a city feel is what would show her personality the most! And she wanted to include her love for Harry Potter. A girl after my own heart! I told her to bring several different books from the series and a blanket as well as outfits to match the chic look for a cityscape. We started off with laying the blanket out and dicussing Ron and Hermoine's love for each other. Classic romance story that will last for decades right? :D After that we headed to Main Street. You know, because that's about as close as we'll get to Roswell having a cityscape! I LOVED how all of Bailey's photos came out! From the books to the city, we wrapped her up in one amazing photoshoot!
I give you, the beautiful Bailey!
Martina showed up ready to rock her session and thats exactly what she did! We hit the light perfectly and even managed to capture some night shots towards the end of her shoot! She lit up my camera with her smile! We even managed to grab some shots with the leaves still on the trees after all the hard rain we had that week! She was a champ!
I give you, the beautiful Martina!
I have always been pretty good at writing. My counselor's would look at my test scores and be confused because I was very proficient in writing, but my comprehension wasn't as good. They said in majority of the students it was reverse. Breaking the status quo, this girl. It makes me laugh, thinking back to that, because almost every single blog I post, within a couple hours, my mother is texting me that there is a mistake somewhere in the writing. I want to put it out there, I write my blogs on my phone while waiting for people, sometimes really late at night while laying in bed, or actually at my computer when I get some free time between designing a brochure or eating lunch. Most of the time, I don't proof read the post like I should. The content area doesn't have spell check or auto correct. Yes, I write and I have mistakes, but people come to look at the photos. And if you've read all the way to the end of this paragraph, YOU GET A GOLD STAR! Happy Thursday ya'll!
Lucas's session started out just like any other session. Met at the studio, headed to the first location. Shoot. Head to the second location. Shoot. And if there's time, head to the last location. After we hit the second location, we walked back to the car and Camille went to unlock the car so Lucas could change for the last location, and she couldn't find her keys. She checked her pockets, and even walked down the street looking for them. Nowhere to be found. Finally, we got a spare set a keys headed our way to find that her keys were sitting in the back seat of the truck! We had looked so long that the sun had gone down. We had to finish Lucas's shoot the next day. I told her that I was gonna post what happened so she'll never be able to live it down! :D Needless to say, the shoot was awesome! The viewing session was awesome! This whole session was awesome!
So I give you... the handsome Lucas!