Saturday, January 19, 2013

And Baby Makes Four...

Well, it's time for me to come clean about why my last few posts have been so delayed...I am happy to announce that we will be adding to our family!  We are so excited to welcome our newest Little One at the end of June 2013.  Colt is SO excited to be a big brother!

Princess Laikan

Laikan's Mommy Nikki is a very good friend of mine!  Nikki has always been a huge fan of Mermaids and when I found out she was having a little girl, I knew her Princess needed a Mermaid take tons of cute photos in, of course! And I was flattered when Nikki asked me to take are a few of my favorites of Laikan the Mermaid!

Adventures in DSLR-Land...

About two years ago I discovered the magical word of DSLR cameras...I got a Canon Rebel T1i for Christmas 2010 and since then I have been trying to learn how to take great photos.  I don't consider myself to be very's more of a hobby-in-progress! But when my friend Sarah put out a request on Facebook in need of some photos taken of her band Anvue, I offered...I told her I'd be happy to take a few if she couldn't find anyone better. Long story short, I got to do my first photo shoot ever...and if I do say so myself, I think they turned out pretty good!  Here are a few of my favorites!


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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Daniel and Kayla

As you might have read in the post before this, one of my dearest friends, Kayla, got married last June. I was so honored when she asked me to help with her wedding...and I got to be a bridesmaid too!
Now Kayla is super talented and creative on her own...she did most everything all by herself and it turned out amazing! But I did get to help her with her flowers. It was quite an adventure!
We went downtown to the LA Flower District bright and early (6am!) the day before the wedding and got everything we needed for bouquets, boutonnieres and centerpieces and then we had a party at the Bride's house where her family and friends all pitched in to put them together! Each Bridesmaid got to design her own bouquet, choosing the flowers herself and I helped Kayla design her Bridal was such a fun day and I was so happy to be involved!

At the Flower the color on those peonies!

Construction begins! These are our 'concentrating' faces...

...we smiled too, though!

The Bride's Bouquet
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My the peonies and the lace!

Who doesn't love a shoe photo? Can you guess which one's are mine?
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Pretty girls and pretty flowers.
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And the handsome men with their boutonnieres.
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Seriously, she's a Knock-Out!
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Her bouquet is my favorite!
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Congrats, Kayla and Daniel! We love you!