Monday, April 28, 2008

At Last!!

I feel like triumphant horns should be sounding with this announcement....

My website is live!

Click on the link to check it out - and I would love to hear any feedback from anyone!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008


So, as i've mentioned before... I love my dogs like children. In fact, dogs are even better than children. They are always there to come and love me, they are potty trained in a couple of weeks, and no one calls child protective services when I leave them home alone all day.

Since Brandon's been in Hawaii, i've been taking care of a lot of little projects that have gotten backed up - mostly editing related (which means i've spent a lot of time in front of the computer lately). Apparently when i'm out and about, they use the afternoon as 'naptime' and haven't appreciated my interloper status. So when I hauled out the camera the other afternoon, this is what I got:

Moosey (his real name is Maximus... I don't know how we ever got to Moosey, but he likes it): i'm trying to be cute for you...

But I just... can't.. stay.. awake...
Moosey was clearly unhappy about having to follow me outside the room to take a picture of Bandit:

I didn't even bother trying to wake up Bandit, who was passed out in the doorway of my office

But when I went on the other side to take a picture, he woke up... and tried to hide his head in his paws. Ah, the celebrities have taught him well....
And the ultimate 'if dog looks could kill'... look. Seriously, have you ever seen a dog look so pissed off?

I guess my lesson was... they don't like picture time in the afternoon!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


Exciting announcement coming soon... I can't wait!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Brian and Stephanie - Day After

Last Sunday, a group of people from the awesome San Diego PUG got together to shoot some couples at this gorgeous home in Rancho Santa Fe.

Brian and Stephanie graciously volunteered to be the first of our models. These two got married a few months ago - and had no good pictures of the two of them from their wedding. Simply amazing, considering how good looking each was!

A huge thanks to Jeff for organizing this whole event. You are awesome!

The beautiful bride:

Isn't the look that he is giving her just to die for?? It's the look that every girl wants to be on the receiving end of - the mixture of passion and undying love is just palpable.

Her adorable shoes:

A few more:

Friday, April 11, 2008

Happy Birthday... TO ME!

Brandon greeted me this morning with a 'Happy Getting Old Day.' I want to feel sad... but he's right. I'm getting old. Boohoo :-(

(see my newest self-portrait? its amazing how one can age overnight)

Friday, April 4, 2008


One of the MANY places that I have traveled this month is to the first four UCLA tournament games. First, let it be known: I never really watched March Madness until 2003, when I somehow won my office pool (and I really mean 'somehow'... I picked teams based on how I liked their mascots!)

Since that time, however, i've really gotten into basketball - especially when UCLA is playing! This year, Brandon and I decided that we really wanted to go to an actual game, so what better time than the first two rounds of the tournament (when we don't have to deal with Westwood traffic).

We had an amazing time in Anaheim. Our seats both days were next to a former UCLA cheerleader (who is currently a doctor) who was just absolutely adorable. She brought her tiny asian mother.. who had the most unexpected scathing commentary for the other teams - she looked like a sweet little lady, but was yelling very pointed comments at the players. Hilarious. (and I am so kicking myself in the butt for forgetting my point and shoot BOTH days!) The second round game went down to the wire and was decided on (an admittedly debatable) blocked shot sealed by a dunk. The whole crowd was on their feet the last two minutes of the game, with the stadium filled by the steady chant of the 8-clap.

The only problem was that the second game - vs. Texas A&M - was so exciting, we had to go to another. And another. Which meant driving back and forth from Phoenix. Twice. What can I say, i'm a loyal Bruin.

And although I don't have the same beginners luck I did when I won my office pool... while in Vegas at WPPI I still decided to put some money on my team. I've never placed any wager on any type of game, but I was compelled to do it. UCLA all the way! Unfortunately, the payout isn't that good (since UCLA was favored to win at the time)... but still, everyone cross their fingers and hope that I will be enjoying a little extra-special treat on my team :-)
(my pile of tickets :-)

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Andrea & Mike - part 2

When I said tomorrow.. apparently what I really meant was a week from then. At last, here are some of the detail shots!

First, the flowers were absolutely incredible. Andrea and Mike both really like wine, so they had a wine theme for the wedding, including flowers in all kinds of reds with gold accents in the reception... Andrea's bouquet had this gorgeous gem around the stems. :

As the piece de la resistance - a wine barrel to hold their cake! (which was the most delicious wedding cake i've had)

They used wine labels as table numbers...

Finally, detail shots of the dress and shoes!