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Life is good!  I recently moved my office to the top floor in my home.  And seriously, why didn’t I move a long time ago?  I now sit and can look out at the beautiful ocean, and I feel really inspired.  I feel like it is just really important to be thankful for all of the wonderful experiences I have had, for the great family I get to hang out with, for the amazing clients I get to work with each day and for my really diverse group of  friends who surround me with love and support.  And the best part, I can now call a lot of my clients, friends.

So now to new friends, the beautiful Remillard family!   I spoke with Lisa about them wanting a really beautiful three generation family portrait.  We talked about all kinds of great locations, and decided on a location with an ocean view.  The only problem was each time the date came, it was too windy, rainy, overcast or something that prevented us from shooting on that date.  Finally I said, let’s try something different.  How about the Mission in San Juan Capistrano?  As it turned out, her mom was a docent at the Mission and it held a special place in her heart.  AND…. she had an inside connect that allowed us to shoot beyond closing time.  Don’t you just love an inside connection?

Not to make any of the adults feel like I don’t love them, but the best part of the session was Lisa’s adorable niece & her pink monkey!  Such a cutie.  It took a lot of fake sneezes and peak a boos to get her great big smile, but it was so worth the effort.  Enjoy!

p.s. my Spring Mini sessions will be announced tomorrow!  Just in time for Easter!

October, November and December were the busiest months for Blue Sky’s on record.  Thank you to all of my fantastic clients for trusting me with capturing your beautiful families over the holidays.  I hope to share lots of these sessions over the next few months.  I am thankful for so many things as we start 2014.  The health and happiness of my family, wonderful friends, to be active in my community, for new opportunities to stretch my creativity with a job that I adore.

One of my most recent sessions reminded me why I love photography so much!   The holiday season was wrapping up, I really felt it was time for a well earned break and I only had one session left before Christmas.  I headed down to historic San Juan Capistrano, one of my first favorite locations for a session.  I had not photographed around the train station much at all in 2013.  While I was super excited for the session, I was also thinking about how great it would be to get all my sessions completed for the year and start my Christmas shopping (yes, this was 5 days before Christmas).

Then the Frum Sisters showed up!  With bags full of clothes and accessories and lots of great ideas!  I forgot all about what I needed to do and just got excited to create some one of a kind images.  We literally laughed the whole session.  What a joy these two beauties were to work with!  And their Mom was amazing as well.

And then I realized, that this was a gift to myself!  That every day I get to do what I love and create images that bring joy to others.  How lucky can one gal get!  Enjoy! :)

 

Oh how I love this session!  Here is a cutie sneak peak at a few of the images from Day One.  Day two includes a vintage Merry-go-Round so you have to come back and check it out! :)

Is it already September???  This year has been roaring by!  Seriously, there is only about 10 weekends left until our holiday card cut off.  Please book early this year, because we are already, almost completely booked on the weekends for October.  I want to make sure all of the families I love seeing every year have an opportunity to get the prime lighting spots.  Also… I would really, really, really appreciate it if you would vote for Blue Sky’s this year for Children’s Photographer of the Year.  We only have a few weeks to vote, so just take a moment!  I thank you so much!   To vote, click on this link: Children’s Photographer of the Year!  Have a beautiful day!

There is nothing I like better than kids!  They are quick to play games, love to play make believe and let me fulfill my need to play dress up on a regular basis.  I hadn’t seen these two kiddos since I did a newborn shoot with this gorgeous girl (Mom, it was definitely toooo long!  I missed you…. :)  Mom and dad definitely passed on the beautiful genes, cause this whole family is a photographers dream come true!  Not only that, but they were super, duper easy to work with!  Can I say “I LOVE my job”!  Anywho… I wanted to give a quick sneak peak.  More to follow!   Also, fyi to all of my Blue Sky’s family and friends, my schedule is already almost filled for October.  Please call to book your holiday session as soon as possible so we have lots of time to play and get amazing images. Enjoy.