Monday, December 29, 2008


I had the most amazing shoot today. This family blew me away. They were so chill and funny and comfortable to be around... Their style was so classic and vintage in a way And their son (Van) was SO gorgeous. sheesh. Here is a sneek peek and trust me, you'll want more. I'll post some more on my photo blog when I'm finished later this week. Sigh.

Sunday, December 28, 2008


So Rob and I decided it would be nice to take Larz to see the snow for the first time. We went up to Strawberry for a few hours. He had so much fun! He kind of flipped out at first but then started getting used to it. Man it was beautiful up there.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

blue specks

There are these little blue specks on my photos when I upload them into my blog but not when you click on them. . sorry.

Larzy Larz

Oh my little man cub..He's so good at flirting with me.


Its pathetic, but the only time I get to see my dads side of the family is on holidays. They live really really far. I know, thats a lame excuse. My heart aches for my grandma all of the time, yet I never get in my car and drive to see her. She is such an amazing woman. I love her so very much. My sisters and I are going to go see her every month from now on. I have some time to make up for! On Christmas Eve we went out there to see her, my uncle, which may as well by my dads twin, and my cousins.... all 7 of them. What a beautiful, talented, funny lady my grandmother is. . . how did I come from her? ha

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Dear little Sister...

You radiate beauty beyond what you can see. I love you so much. :) I simply cannot wait to meet my new nephew.

The Andersens.

This is My best friend Heidi with her family. Her mom is an amazing photographer and has a studio. They are seriously a hilarious family. She once told me that when their mini van was about to hit its 100,000 mark, they all got in the van together and drove around a parking lot in circles until it hit the number and then celebrated. ha. They all dressed up like the characters from harry potter and took some pics in their studio.. She is the girl in all black. I forgot the charaacters name but its freakin hilarious. Really, who does this kind of stuff?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Long day

Today was a long day. But I loved it. I played with Larz in the backyard. He showed me his melons. (I was jealous) . . He was being so happy and charasmatic for me and my camera. I was trying to get him to wear a hat because it was going to be cold. We were headed out to see some Christmas lights. I put the velcro together on the hat and he couldn't get it off. He freaked out and I was laughing so hard I almost peed my pants. ha. Poor guy. He loved the lights so much. He was climbing under the ropes to go see up close. He saw sponge bob and wouldn't stop saying his name out loud.

Here comes the sun!

Little darling I feel that ice is slowly melting,
Little darling it seems like years since it's been clear,
Here comes the sun, here comes the sun,
It's all right, it's all right. (great Song)

It is finally showing itself. I had to cancel all of my shoots over the weekend and early week. I needed that money but more importantly I think I needed the rain as well. Rain is always so cleansing for me and obviously for the earth. I was sitting outside this morning having some tea. The clouds were just rolling on by and the sun was out. This is my little hang out. Yea for sunshine!

I wish..

I'm sitting here editing with Vh1 on my tv behind me. That Taylor Swift song came on, the romeo and juliet one. I watched the video and can I just say, I want to live where that was shot. jeeeeez. And I'll take that horse ..and the dress. . I don't even need the guy in it. I'll just run around the field alone, sing to myself, twirl in my dress and pet my horse.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Az Skies!

Besides the fact that its FREEZING here right now and I hate it, the skies have been ridiculous. The other night this was what I got to see. This photo has not been touched AT ALL!!!! Look at the colors! I took a walk with Larzy and he was oooing and aahhing at the sky right along side his mommy.

Friday, December 12, 2008


Here's a picture from one of the million shoots I've done this month...sigh. I'm tired. But this is Tashina and Nate. My little sisters friend and now my friend. They were on fire folks! Check out my photo blog for more.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


I've lived here in Gilbert since 1990. I have fallen in love with my outer surroundings. I've been blessed enough to have this view for the last 18 years. I have been in such deep thought lately about my life. I was driving and pulled over to take a deep breath with the help of this view. Standing there watching the birds fly over my head, feeling the breeze through my hair and staring at the mountains stand still like they have for years helped to ground me a bit for the time being. Superstition mountain has always had some magic power over me. I just want to run to it whenever I see it. I love it here. My radio was on and my windows were down...fitting song....

Oh, mirror in the sky
What is love
Can the child within my heart rise above
Can I sail thru the changing ocean tides
Can I handle the seasons of my life


Rob spoils Larz. I bring home a ball and a sponge bob doll along with fraggle rock the movie, and a week later Rob brings this home for him. He just sits in there with his favorite pillows and snacks (the mouthful of crackers for example) and watches cartoons. Its like his own little drive in. :)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Love him.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Trouble maker

SO anyone who knows me knows that I pretty much could've killed my parents with the amount of stress and worry I've put on them growing up. I take the credit for my dads grey patches of hair entirely. Poor guy. While eating lunch with my sisters and mom yesterday, my mom gave this to me. I couldn't remember the why's, when's or how's of this card. I talked to my friend Heather and she told me all about it. We were going to mexico and decided to get some fake id's. I'm 17 in this photo. I look innocent. And yes folks, that is my natural hair color. I used her brothers girlfriends name but still used my real address. My mom has kept it for all of these years. I'm such a moron.

Monday, December 1, 2008


My mother is the most special woman I know. How am I so lucky to be her daughter? Everyday I strive to be like her. I've observed her over my life, but especially lately now that I have my own family. Her patience is never ending. He eyes are always sparkling. How can you be so happy all of the time mom? How did you raise 6 children? How are you still so in love that I have to turn my head sometimes at your house so I don't have to watch you two k'noodle? How do you still love me unconditionally after everything I've done in my life? How is your garden always so perfect and beautiful? How have you made so many quilts and blankets? YOU are beautiful mom, in every way. When times are hard in my life, I always think of my mother and I know all will be alright. Love you mom.