Saturday, October 25, 2008

Around the Corner...

I walked through the mall a few days ago, totally out of sort. Was that... Christmas music... already?! But it's only October! End of October, maybe, but its still hot outside.

But, yes, alas, it's that time of year again. For my 2008 brides and grooms, I will be re-releasing your events online this week so you can give your family the best gift available - pictures of you! Any purchases made before December 1 will receive a special holiday discount of 10%. Also, i'm moving over to a new and improved proofing system, so I will be sending you additional information on how to log in and view your photos.

For my 2009 brides... my 2009 prices take effect next week! So, if you have been dragging your feet on booking (or sending in that retainer), please note that your current quotes are only good through the end of the week. For those that want to take advantage of the last remaining week of 2008 prices, if you book before November 1st, I will still honor those prices.

Happy Christmas to all, and to all, a good night!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Jennifer and Jayson - Engagement Teasers

A couple of teasers until I get everything on the new mac up and running (and can process everything!)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Miscellaneous Monday

My poor blog is suffering! So a quick miscellaneous post:

(1) I got a mac, including a cinema display! It's beautiful. Practically like viewing the images life sized!

(2) This has seriously put me behind in editing. Had I realized it would be such a pain to switch everything (programs, images, etc) over, I would have done it in my "down-season." So to those waiting... coming, I swear! And then I will catch up with the blogging! (I think i'm 7 or 8 weddings and 3 e-sessions behind... eek!)

(3) I second shot a wedding this Saturday with a delightfully glowy Chenin Boutwell - half of the team behind TRA! It was awesome getting to work with someone who is so successful (and is an attorney to boot)!

(4) During Saturday's wedding, I quickly ran to my car to grab something. As I came back I noticed this large... something with a tail and perky ears - dog? fox? (then I realized that foxes probably aren't prevalent in Palos Verdes) - raccoon! It had to weigh at least 40-50 pounds. It was one of the biggest raccons that I have ever seen.

(5) Instead of wedding cake, Saturday's wedding had cupcakes...mmm... cupcakes. So I grab one for the road (meyer lemon, delish!), notice a trashcan on the way to my car, and toss the wrapper in the trashcan. I hear a noise, stop, puzzled... then the raccoon's little paws grab the top lip of the trashcan, and he pops his (big) head out. I stumbled back a few feet, frozen, heart racing. I stood there for a few minutes, basically afraid to move, then dug out my video light and made my way back to my car. The wedding is now even more memorable!

And, in honor of the dog-sized raccoon, I google image'd 'giant raccoon.' Courtesy of google:

(yeah, i'd never hold a raccoon either, yet alone one that large. 75 pounds!)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Sarah & Reve - Wedding

Back from the blogging dead! (and more importantly, from vacation, which I will tell you all about... sometime before I go on vacation again). I shot Sarah & Reve's wedding a few weeks ago with Melissa McClure at the Hilton in Mission Valley. After an exciting morning chasing down the wayward groom and groomsmen, we finally met up at the church in Chula Vista. While Melissa (and Brandon) shot the ceremony, I traveled over to the hotel with the awesome coordinator, Brenda Swan of Swan Soirees. To all brides who have even the slightest doubt about a coordinator - they are worth their weight in gold! Brenda ran everything on time, made sure that everything was set up correctly, moved things around, and just made the entire event it's most fabulous!

Aren't the pink flowers incredible?! Just my color ;-)

The bouquet and garter tosses were both TONS of fun!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Just a quick note to let everyone know that I will be on vacation (starting right... now!) until October 9. I don't anticipate having much internet access, so I won't be responding to emails. If you have something urgent, please call!