Danielle declared to one of her best friends her senior year in college that she wanted to travel the world, focus on her career…maybe NOT even get married….

A couple weeks later…Justin showed up and stole her heart. Love changed the course of their lives forever.

Justin & Danielle you two are amazing and  we love living near you and we love sharing the moments we have had and will have with you.

We spent the day wondering Monterey and I had completely forgotten about the eclipse that was happening right when we were taking the sunburst photos.

Life sure has a way of surprising us.


Sneak Peak Justin & Danielle.

These two lovelies are gorgeous. Just gorgeous. I got home from taking their photos last week & my husband called Justin right away to tell him, “You are both SUPERMODELS, SUPER-MODELS!!!” He’s right. And if you’re wondering why my husband called the man in these photos it’s because they’re best friends.

I can’t wait to show the rest, coming soon.

CoLab 2012

I turned left onto a dirt road with a sign overhead titled “T-Bear Ranch”. To my left were rows of trees and to my right were brown horses who greeted me as I made my way to several parking spaces just before the “the hot snack shack”. I walked past the piles of hay and was unwelcomed by a couple of very protective  geese protecting the mama goose who was busy laying her precious egg.

One of the hosts of the two day workshop CoLab2012, Maddie, opened the door and welcomed me with a smile on her face as she offered me coffee, scones, & tea with cream and sugar, just how I like it. She managed greeting & entertaining while petting her 170 lb. English Mastiff named Juno.

I knew I could get used to this place with insanely cute animals & lively welcoming people. Maddie, Emily & Jonas and special guest Meg Keene provided so much valuable information that included: technical instruction, business tips, and overall inspiration & insight on how to move our photography businesses forward. We also were able to have hands on experience with a live shoot with two models.

I have been busy reflecting on all I have learned, and I have come to realize…I miss Juno already.

Natalia, you and Danny were absolutely beautiful together.

Juno…you won everyone’s heart.

Tee Time for Two.

On Adam’s birthday,May 15, Adam had the day off and so we went all around town doing whatever he wanted. Of course golf was included on his list of wants for the day, so off to Spyglass we went. I really enjoyed sitting back, watching my man play golf, and playing (or at least trying) to play with him on his favorite course in the world. It was beautiful, and as usually the wind was blowing , the air was ocean fresh, and families of deer came to spectate as we went from hole to hole.


Stuart & Madison.

“Did your first year go fast?” Madison asked me as we were driving to another destination to take photos. We discussed how quickly the first year of marriage went for us and I expressed how shocking it is to be coming up on mine and Adam’s 2 year anniversary.

Our husband’s have been friends since high school, or I should say they started out as enemies playing on rival basketball teams and then went to college and became friends. Since you know… they were no longer competing against each other. And what a good friend Stuart is. I look up to Adam & Stu’s friendship, and see them as outstanding men.

Madison and I quickly became friends and it has been fun being newlyweds together and sharing moments with the four of us. Happy 1 year anniversary you two! We love you both so much.

Below is proof of Madison’s amazing smile & striking eyes along with Stuart’s tall, dark, and handsomness.