Tuesday, April 28, 2009

our brown eyed girl is back!....

Meet Miss Caroline... I had the pleasure of photographing her on a few prior occasions, and I always look forward to the next time as soon as we wrap up the current session...

Miss Caroline is so fun to be around and never disappoints the lens, as you can see.. Here is a sneak peek of our afternoon together...

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Are you ready for some cuteness?

Okay.. here you go!... Cuteness Overload... :)

I had the privilege of photographing beautiful Estela, daughter to Director Alejandro Monteverde and beautiful actress and former Miss USA Ali Landry.

I had so much fun on this session... Estela kept me on my toes, but I just followed her lead while she showed me around the nearby neighborhood and had a blast photographing her beautiful personality.. Here is a sneak peek of our session... I had a very hard time narrowing down, so here are just a few to give a teaser.. :)


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Wanna "Get Tha' Funk Out" ?

Registration is now open and selling out very fast! Only a few more spots left.

Come on over and check out our BLOG and get to know us a little bit more. Visit "Get tha' Funk Out" and see what all the funkilicious is all about! :)

Gina ;)

Thursday, April 16, 2009

had to share... ;)

Happy Thursday friends..I am taking the day off today.. Work will be here tomorrow.. The day is too beautiful not to enjoy it.. :)

Something fun to enjoy!

Now, go enjoy YOUR day! :)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Meet Miss Jamie...

Jamie is the daughter to a really good friend that I had the pleasure getting to know this year. Since our girls are in the same kindergarten class, we usually plan play dates once a week after school, and this time I brought my camera along...

I just started taking pics.. no pressure, no expectations.. just having fun...
she is pretty cute, huh!

there were more cuties too.. Stay tuned! ;)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

a crazy walk in Target... ;)

It's pretty crazy when you are walking through Target, and you get a phone call from one of the Oprah producers, uh!. Hello!!!!! but even better when you have friends like Matt and Madeline to go along with this story... but the story does not begin here, it begins when I first met Matt and Madeline.

I was actually quite nervous to meet Matt.. not knowing what to say to a man that had just lost the love of his life 27 hours after giving birth to their beautiful daughter. I say "hello"... He welcomes me in, his family and friends welcome me in and from there...I made some remarkable friends instantly... Maddy was so small, holding her and knowing how much love she had.. It was quite apparent that these two had a special bond.

and lucky enough to give this now famous robot a little piece of love.. ha!....

The story didn't end there. Over the year, I was fortunate enough to build on that friendship with Matt and Madeline,

one that would eventually bring us all back together a few weeks ago for Maddy's first birthday shoot.

music credit: The talented and beautiful Amy Seeley. Thank you Amy for allowing us to use your song to record such beautiful moments to a beautiful piece of music... We truley appreciate it.. :)
film footage : Onward Films

I couldn't believe how much she had grown, and it was so nice to see that Matt, too, had grown as a father to young Maddy. All one has to do is visit his blog and see how much his story, his pictures and his words have touched so many people...

With his blog, he is not only documenting his powerful feelings, but also documenting each day with and for his beautiful daughter Madeline.

And so there I am, back in Target, walking down the aisle, when the producers from The Oprah Winfrey Show call me on my cell phone, asking to use my pictures as well as my awesome husband's video for a segment that they are doing on Matt's story. Of course we said yes, HELLO.... it's Oprah... because if what we do, capturing moments, can help highlight his story as well as the Liz Logelin foundation, then we are in all the way.

Thanks Matt for sharing your story and sharing Madeline for all us to all enjoy. ;)
For those who have not visited Matt's blog yet, you may want to start here
Matt and Madeline will appear this Monday the 13th on Oprah.. please check your local listings for times.. ;)

Monday, April 6, 2009

Coming up soon...


A session to document family being together..Lovely... It was a pleasure to document this family near their home in Orange County.. To document the kids being kids and family being together. Just the way it should be.

There are so many more, but I will save the rest for their enjoyment first.. :)
Enjoy the sneak peek!