January 14, 2013

Baby Ayla

Totally going out of order at this point, but I’m determined to get some of these posts up!

I’d like to share a little photo + video slideshow of Baris and Sheena + her adorable baby bump. I just love getting a little peek into their personalities! It was a fun project – I’m looking forward to doing more of these this year!

…And here’s introducing the beautiful baby Ayla! I can’t wait to photograph this family again and see how much she’s grown!

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December 27, 2012

Siegert Family | Ventura County Family Photos

It is time to start blogging some sessions! This will be a slow process for me, but it’s a start (and so overdue)! Here is the lovely Siegert family. I went to high school with Sherry. I have been blessed to photograph her family for the past two years, on my visits back home. This year’s session included an adorable new addition! I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to photograph their growing family next year!❤


December 26, 2012

December 19th-26th: Photo-a-Day Challenge

Playing catch up! Here are my photo-a-days for the past week!











Jolly (this one deserves two):


Christmas (2 for this one too):


And today, peace:


Merry Christmas, everyone!

December 18, 2012

December 18th: Photo-a-Day Challenge

Theme: Glow


December 18, 2012

December 17th: Photo-a-Day Challenge

Theme: Made of Paper


December 16, 2012

December 14th-16th: Photo-a-Day Challenge

Bad Joni (again)!!

This project is difficult for me to do on weekends! So, today’s post will include my photos from Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Friday’s theme: Zipper


Saturday’s theme: Patterns


Today’s theme: Green


December 13, 2012

December 13th: Photo-a-Day Challenge

Theme: a house.

Here is a before and after shot from the entry of our house. When we bought it, I couldn’t see beyond the spider webs, horrific flooring and cabin-like orange cedar and pine everywhere I looked. My husband, however, saw something much more promising. After many months of hard work, sacrifice beyond belief, and the generous help from so many people, we moved into our beautiful home!


December 12, 2012

December 12th: Photo-a-Day Challenge

Theme: Container

Today’s theme was perfect, as I received a special “Secret Santa” gift today, that just happens to be a container! It is a beautiful box with a peacock feather on the outside (I love peacocks!) and a shell texture inside. Check it out!


December 11, 2012

December 11th: Photo-a-Day Challenge

Theme: Ornament (ooh, sparkly!)


December 10, 2012

December 10th: Photo-a-Day Challenge

Theme: Handwriting.

I was hunting all around for my letters from the tooth fairy for today’s post. I have one that is from the littlest fairy. In her tiny writing on steno notebook paper, she wrote about how she nearly broke her wing because of my messy room, and how I almost rolled over on her. She would always write how proud my dad was, and how proud my mom would be, of my sisters and I. I’m determined to find them (although they may still be in California), but I will post a few when I do find them.

In the meantime, here’s a special note from my dad. He wrote this message on the inside cover of a Bible that he gave Ryan and I on our wedding day.