Sunday, May 29, 2011


I am in love with the smell of rain.
All things refreshed, reinvigorated, renewed.

Not only did it sprinkle at the end of this session, but then proceeded to downpour...
it was gorgeous.

This families spirit did for me what rain does.

They are a beautiful family.
They have inside jokes.
They love to laugh.
They totally instigate each other.
They were up for just about everything.

They brought the rain.
Thanks, friends.

Monday, May 23, 2011


i'm over the thinking part that comes with choices right now.
i tend to overthink.
it's how i'm wired.
but right now, i'm tired.
(see, i'm even rhyming without trying)
so i let the overthinking take a rest for a few minutes.
it kinda paid off.
for years our trash bags have been down in the hallway closet by the other household goods.
in my mind it's just where it belonged.
it made sense to be with its friends.
other household things.
i segregate that way.

don't misunderstand my rant here.
i love love love love love when my husband takes the trash out.
9 times out of 10, a new bag doesn't get put in.
it's not sooo bad unless you just cracked an egg and you need to throw it away.
then, it makes me fussy.

i tried keeping extra bags in the bottom of the trash can.
that works for 2-3 times until the bags run out.
back to square one.

today i needed to add another bag because i cleaned out my fridge and pantry and had to move on to bag number two.

WITHOUT thinking, i grabbed the roll of trashbags and walked over to the trashcan to refill.
i "started" thinking WHY did you walk here with the whole roll??
*double sigh*
in frustration i shoved the roll under the sink.

what the what.
angels singing.
flashes of brilliance.

why haven't i ever thought to do this before???
here's to fresh bags in the trashcan and to less thinking.

in the cool of the sierras

cutie patooties!
i loved their energy.
thanks for a fun afternoon B family!

Monday, May 16, 2011

...and you thought it was too late...

...for senior pics?

you can still have your photos done.
we did these this afternoon and they are already finished!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

a blustury day

it was obvious that a storm was coming!
we had perfect overcast skies and some blustury winds for our shoot.
what a seriously beautiful family.
easy-breezy, and lots of fun.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

brotherly love

it's fun to see siblings having fun together.
they tell quite the story with their expressions.
this family plays hard and was full of smiles and laughter today.
what a fun session.

Friday, May 13, 2011

better than lightbulbs

she's glowing, right?
nothing better than that pregnancy glow and the smile it evokes for what the future holds.
i love seeing mommies, daddies (and aunties) get so excited about the little new life.
what a privledge to get to capture this excitement.
i can't wait to meet the little "yolk."  
{the babies nickname since they are waiting to find out the gender!!}

Monday, May 9, 2011

raindrops on roses and california cows

somehow i think i got the lyrics of that song wrong...

today was a nice overcast picture taking day.
and then it rained.
a lot.

we got our shots and wardrobe changes done lickity-split so this little diva
didn't freeze her tookas off.