Nov 19, 2009

A snapshot into Jess and Mick's Day. it has been awhile. A LONG while...I know...and due to my slackerness my computer is busting out of the seams with photos that need to be blogged! So, in attempt to clear some space and check in with ya'all I am going to give you some quick wedding updates starting in no particular order for the next several weeks.

Here is Jess and Mick! These crazy love birds are both law students living in San Diego and both so laid back and easy going that I absolutely LOVED- LOVED working with them! And I must say that Jess is the sweetest girl ever- she is always laughing and having a good time! Thanks you two for being so easy to work with and allowing me to capture such a fun wedding!

My top five favorite things about their wedding:
1. The peacock feathers and colors they used (some of my favorite colors)
2. The cute kids who were not camera shy
3. Watching Jess and Mick laugh at each other and themselves
4. Watching everyone enjoy themselves in the photo booth
5. Watching Jess and Mick listen to the sweet things their friends and family had to say about them during the toasts (I got a little teary not gunna lie)

Check out the snapshot of their day:

Sep 9, 2009

Dare to get “glamified”

You have spent countless hours searching for the perfect dress that you will wear only for a fraction of the time you spent looking for it. So…I DARE you…no DOUBLE DOG DARE you to take photos with your dress on prior to the wedding day. Still not convinced? What if I told you that I will throw in a FREE “mini session” of your choice when booking with the fabulous Camilla Orosco to do your makeup on your wedding day. Why not show off the fierce “new look” on the day of your test run by having me take your photos. Not only do you get a glimpse of what your hair and makeup will look like on the big day…but you get an incredible mini session with yours truly. Still not convinced you need a makeup artist? Let’s face it…professional makeup = professional photographs and what better way to pamper yourself and be “glamified” (my personal made up word) on the day of your wedding. I DARE you.

(Photo: Camilla adding the final touches to Cissy's makeup before our shoot.)

Cissy looking fierce downtown.

Then off to Alberton's Park in Boise where Cissy is looking so Elegant.

Cissy was married last weekend in McCall...stay tuned for some more photos of her wedding day! Thanks Cissy- you were a gem to work with!!

Aug 4, 2009

a man's best friend...

So, while I was in Colombia I was walking with my sister and came upon this scene. I saw each boy at one end of a puppy as they tried lifting him.

I couldn't help but snap a few shots. They discovered me with their wide grins and I continued to watch them play.

Then I watched them wrestle, kiss, hug, and "play" with their little best friend.

Was this dog being tortured?

...but then I got a closer look and could see how happy he was to have his new little friends. I guess too much attention is better then no attention right?

It was pretty cute. A man's (child's) best matter where you are in the world.

Jul 30, 2009

It's a blogger blog world.

Amy and Matt are yet in the blogs again... featuring for their famous Krispy Kreme donuts- Brenda's Wedding Blog spotlighted their unique and very deliscous choice. Brenda's site is fabulous and complete- check it out.

Also, Andri from Always Andri Wedding Design from London also has fabulous ideas worth checking out and even featured a photo of Amy and Matt on her blog.

For the Wedding Planners out there: Both these blogs and sites are great to look at for ideas and inspiration for any upcoming event! Happy Planning!

My favoritist (not a word I know) thing about this couple's wedding was the awesome wardrobe that was worn by them and the wedding party. Hopefully you are not sick of these two yet because there is more of their day-before-session to come!!!

Jul 28, 2009

Road Trip!

On our sweet road trip to Oregon we noticed that there was NOTHING but I mean NOTHING but road for miles! So, naturally, we did what any couple would do and decided to take a break. We carefully set my camera on the hood of the car and began to shoot sequences of us dancing and jumping in the deserted road. So, this photo led to another photo…

then another…

then another…

and then 50 shots later we got this lovely shot!

I think we only got one good photo of us BOTH up in the air. All in the name of PHOTOGRAPHY.

Jul 21, 2009


I heart because the weddings that are shown are so...funky...and so...rock n roll... I love it!!! Where were you when I was planning a wedding??? You are the dopesickest wedding site ever and I am so glad you are here for all my brides to get ideas and inspiration!!!

So, I was absolutely honored when Kat asked to use some of my photos of Amy and Matt for her check out Skater Chick post to see my photos!!! I will be posting some of my favorites from this wedding real soon! YAY!

Jul 19, 2009

"Trash the Dress"...your dress says so.

Dear Bride,
It seems you have forgotten all about me. I used to be “the perfect one” and we spent one blissful day together. Now it seems you have forgotten all about me. Shoved in a dark and dingy closet… I live waiting… hoping... for you to take me out and put me on again. Please call Cristi Dame to capture the moments we shared together before I fade away. Schedule a "Trash the Dress" or "Fashion Session" ASAP before I begin to wither away. (sob)
Yours Truly,
Your wedding dress (your long lost friend)

Jul 15, 2009

i love my dog.

Okay- so, this post may seem like I am obsessed with my dog...but I do love dogs in general...and have been visiting my dad in Bogota, Colombia for the past week and was listening to some Cat Stevens as I gazed out the window of a bus at the passing green farmland... Cat Stevens just seemed to fit my mood and this song came on. It made me miss my dog...his name is EL Guapo (the handsome one)
(Photo of El Guapo taken sometime last year while on a walk)

"I Love my Dog" By Cat Stevens
I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.

All he asks from me is the food to give him strength
All he ever needs is love and that he knows he'll get


All the pay I need comes shining through his eyes
I dont need no cold water to make me realize that

I love my dog as much as I love you
But you may fade, my dog will always come through.

Na, na, na, na, na, na, nana...

and pretty much repeats the chorus over and over. Gotta love the “Na Na Na" part - What a rad yet random song. Cat Stevens is a genius!

Jul 14, 2009

The three-year-old window.

When working with a three year old…there is always a window…if you blink…it’s over.

This is Chloe…she is a spunky three-year old who loves the camera and I LOVED taking photos of her last November.

We started strong…she posed…trying to put her foot up against the wall (adorable) and was what we say in Spanish- Pura modela (pure model) Note: I am in Colombia right now so my mind is thinking Spanish.

Once the window of time was up...we knew it was time to change it up.

It was uncomfortably cold for the poor little Nena (once again…Spanish on the brain) So, we had to pull out the good old bag of tricks…TICKLE MONSTER.

Play into her “DOGGY GAME”

“Don’t you dare give me a smile”- REVERSE PSYCHOLOGY...

Then through the viewfinder I saw this look. Her face in this last photo is telling me everything… it was time…the window was gone.