Throwback Thursday

Let me just start with this:

I love these two ❤

I just can’t get enough of Bentley’s grumpy old-man face and Kenna’s intense eyes.

Kelsey-174

This photo shoot was supposed to be one of jumping in puddles and playing in mud, but the Oregon weather surprised (again) and blessed us with sunshine instead.

Kelsey-113

I chased these rascals around for a couple hours and came away with gold.

That belly!! And the grumpy face! AH – too much cute!

Not to mention this little doll blowing sparkle into life like a fairy!

I’m missing these 2 cuties ❤  These will forever be some of my favorite photos!

Happy Birthday, Clyde!

I hope your fifth birthday is as fun as your third birthday was!

New Opportunities and Favorite Memories

I have totally neglected my website as of late and I feel terrible! I have good reason, though:

I’m a nanny! This is my first week caring for the cute kiddos, so I’ve been trying to fall into a routine. I get to hang out with a toddler all day and read Frozen books, swing, color and decipher babble. 😉

I’m also a fresh part of a really cool new app called KKTalkee, which helps people in China learn better English through live video broadcasting. Basically, I deliver a bunch of content and then answer any questions and encourage them to speak. I’m really loving this because those who know me well know I’m a total stickler for grammar and spelling, and I’m also following in my grandma’s teaching footsteps – just in a modern way.

It’s been a week of firsts! Glad to have the nerves shaken off and ready to grind 🙂

When Moo.com has a sale, I always take advantage. It seems like these sales happen right as I’m running out of business cards – win! Anyways, I was taking advantage of this sale last night, which meant perusing my photo catalog to pick out my favorite photos from the last few months, so I can print them onto my new set of business cards. It sounds silly but I hardly ever look back at my work, so going through all of these photos totally brought back memories. And made me homesick.

In no particular order, here are a few of my favorites from last fall:

Clair!-110.jpg
Seriously missing Clair and our pho dates. Nobody understands my obsession with Cilantro like this beauty.
Clair&Hayden-239
Are they the absolute cutest or what?!
Clair&Hayden-183
This is hands down one of my absolute favorite shoots, ever. I had so much fun documenting their love. I don’t think they could be anymore photogenic!
Clair&Hayden-258
There are so many amazing shots from this session, it was incredibly hard to narrow it down even this much!
Clair&Hayden-227
Can you tell I love sun flares?
VTeam-15
There are few things in this world that bring more joy than teaching one of your favorite things to a group of young ladies who are dedicated and determined. Oh, and absolutely hysterical. This is the 2015 RHS Varsity team. Shout-out to my JV & JV2 girls also ❤
V_OC-95
I could do an entire pack of cards with just volleyball action shots (like I did last time). Hard work pays off and it shows.
Kadyn-57
These ladies also clean up pretty darn well 🙂 Kadyn asked me to take her senior photos and they turned out beautifully, with her bubbly personality shining right through!
DrewSP-21
Speaking of seniors, my brother is one and graduates in a few months! WHAT?! Time seriously flies, people.
DrewSP-95
What happened to the little cutie playing rec basketball? He’s 6’4″ now, an entire foot taller than me. It is so cool, yet so weird, watching siblings grow up.
Kate&Cass-77
Kassidy and Kate are the cutest sisters ever. We had a ton of fun during this shoot!
Kate&Cass-89
Sisters by birth, friends by choice, together for infinity.

 

Kate&Cass-118
This is easily my favorite photo from their photoshoot. I don’t know what it is about this one but I just love it.
Peck_Birthdays-91
Last but not least, this little ham! I’ve been taking his photos since he was about 3 months old. It was so special for me to be able to see him grow and to document it. I even got his first steps!

I think I’ll look back through my work more often. This was just what I needed to cure my homesickness ❤ I can’t wait to start networking here so I can get some more amazing clients!

Happy Friday!

The sunrise was absolutely incredible this morning! In case you missed it:

10-16_Sunrise-11

Let’s make today great, and this weekend even better!

Photo Bucket List

I have always wanted to photograph the St. John’s Bridge and finally got the chance to do so on Sunday! Clair and I were up there extra early for the sunrise in the freezing wind, but it was so worth it! Clair!-18

Clair is one of the amazing coaches I assist for. I am so lucky to have a job that allows me to meet awesome new people!

Clair!-37

My subject was beautiful, and the soft light from the sunrise only added to the fun. The wind, on the other hand, was not cooperating. 😝

Clair!-48

After we got some amazing shots on the bridge, we headed down below to Cathedral Park to cross off a few more photos from our bucket list. The St. John’s Bridge is absolutely regal, and easily my favorite bridge in Bridge City.

Clair!-155

The colors in the park were incredible – every shade of green, yellow and orange. Fall is here!

Clair!-90

The last shot we crossed off our photo bucket list was one with bubbles. So simple, but the colors and the light below the bridge made it perfect!

Clair!-170

I can’t think of a better way to spend a Sunday morning!