{Aiden} is Here!

As you know, I have been putting together a maternity/newborn project for the past few months and this new mommy is part of it. This post consists of a few photos from her maternity session and a few from Aiden’s newborn session. This little guy is too sweet and was wide awake. Thank you for being so patient and allowing me to capture this special moment if your lives. Keep a look out for my final project coming in about a week!

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The {Niece} Is On Her Way!

Very soon I will become an Aunt for the first time. My sister, Nicole will be having her first child in July or August of this year. My family is so excited for this bundle of joy to arrive and begin a new generation to this family. So of course being the photographer of the family I took my sister’s maternity photos. Here is a look into the session and watch out for my little niece, Jordan’s newborn session very soon!!

Jaxon is Here!

I have been putting together a maternity/newborn project for the past few months and this new mommy is part of it. I caught her about two weeks before Jaxon actually arrived and man was I lucky I did. This post consists of a few photos from her maternity session and a few from Jaxon’s newborn session. This little guy is two cute and a smile to die for. I see a lot of his dad in him but Keisha says everyone thinks he looks more like her. Thank you for being so patient and allowing me to capture this special moment if your lives. Keep a look out for my final project coming in a few weeks!

My Love To {Taplin Photo}

While at Brooks Institute I have met some incredible people and some amazing artists/photographers. I will be graduating from Brooks in exactly a month and so it is that time for graduation announcements. I asked my dear friend and felloqw photographer, Emily {Taplin} Riley from Taplin Photo to take some shots of me for my graduation announcments. While deciding when to set up the session we decided to go with a time while my boyfriend, Andrew of three years was in town so we could get some photos together. It was such a great shoot and we were having so much fun we almost forgot to even take my graduation photos. Emily does an amazing job and her style is so amazing, it defines who she is not just as a business but as a person as well. I encourage everyone to go check out her work at www.taplinphotoblog.com. She is an incredible photographer and an even better friend. I am not someone who enjoys being in front of the camera but she makes it enjoyable. Thank you Emily! Here are some of my favorites from the shoot.

Me {+} The Water

Here I am busy as a beaver and right in the smack middle of my being crazy busy, I go on a five day boat trip with my underwater class. We took off from Santa Barbara Harbor to San Clemente where we spent two days in the wonderful ocean watch bat rays, leopard sharks, sea lions and flying fish surround by tons and tons of kelp. Then from there we went to Catalina for two more days in more gorgeous ocean, lots more kelp, rocky shores, and beautiful reefs. We ended the trip at Santa Cruz Island at the Channel Islands, where I enjoyed the sun and dreaded getting off the boat when we docked back in Santa Barbara. This trip was one for the books, I know I will remember it forever and always. When I stepped off I immediately was hit with depression, I couldn’t believe it went by so fast and how amazing it truly was. The water is such an incredible place to be, and filled with so much life below it and above it. I think everyone should get a chance to explore it and I can’t wait to see it more and more. This was a great experience and I look forward to furthering my career with underwater photography. I want to take this time to thank the crew from Truth Aquatics for taking us out, keeping us safe, and making some incredible food for us. Thank you to my class from Brooks Institute of Photography for making it so much fun and enjoying the time I spent with you all. Then of course the man that made it all happen, thank you Ralph Clevenger one of the most awesome teachers I have met. Here are some photos from the trip, keep a look out for more photos as my underwater portfolio grows.

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Behind the Scene Shot with Julia and Jane

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Kelp off of Catalina

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Splash of Water

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Kelp off of Catalina

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Jane off of Catalina

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Jane off of Catalina

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Jane and David the Dolphin off of San Clemente

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Alia off of San Clemente

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Alia off of San Clemente

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Laci Kayaking

 Our Boat, The Conception

Ralph Diving off the Boat

Evita on her Surfboard

Laci Kayaking

Lilly

Lilly

Squid

{Diehl} Wedding

I would like to give a big congratulations to Stacey and Nick Diehl on their recent marriage! This wedding was so fun and I was surrounded by some amazing people that just loved to have a good time. I know Stacey has been anxiously waiting for some photos of her wedding so here they are. I hope you enjoy them. Congratulations you two!

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Bridal Boudoir {Inspiration}

So I was slowly looking through the internet the other day and found this amazing photo by the wonderful talented Elizabeth Messina. This photo is absolutely beautiful and elegant. I have begun offering bridal boudoirs to my wedding packages, I think these are fabulous gifts the bride to be to give to her husband to be on the day of the wedding. Just will make him even more excited to see you walk down that aisle. I would love to do a series of photographs like this of women and just their veils. Who would be interested in it?

This is my inspiration

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Jose Villa, another wedding photographer that I am absolutely obsessed with and try to get my creativeness from him. this man is truly amazing and his photos speak for it.

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Instagram {May Photo A Day} Contest WINNER

Here it is, the day you all have been waiting for! The day that the Instrgam Contest winner will be announced!

Because I was so proud of how many of you actually stuck out and entered it almost daily, I decided to give away the big prize and two other smaller prizes! Thats a total of THREE WINNERS! I know you want me to just get on a tell you who the winners are already but I wanted to show you all a little collage I did of all your photos during May 2012!

You all did such an amazing job! I’m so proud! Thank you all for entering! And now……drumroll please…… the winners are…..

Congratulations Kaitlin! You are the overall winner but wait! Theres more!

Congratulations Sabyn! You entered the Instagram contest the most with 26 entries total!

Congratulations Kat! You ended up on my blog the most as my most liked Instagrams!

Thank you again to everyone who entered and played along with me this whole month! I would love to know your opinions on this contest and how I could improve it or never do it again or if I should even do it again! Thanks again!

WINNERS YOU HAVE 24 HOURS TO CLAIM YOUR PRIZE!

Day Thirty-One {Something Beautiful}

Today’s Photo A Day Challenge was

SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL

This was my instagram of Something Beautiful

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This was my favorite entry of the day

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Great job

Mallory Ross!

Keep a look out and see if your instagram is chosen as my favorite of the day!

Thank you for all of the entries today

Day Thirty {Your Personality}

Today’s Photo A Day Challenge was

YOUR PERSONALITY

This was my instagram of Your Personality

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This was my favorite entry of the day

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Great job

Kaitlin Rowe!

Keep a look out and see if your instagram is chosen as my favorite of the day!

Thank you for all of the entries today