Friday, July 29, 2011

new website/blog!

I've moved!
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See you there!
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Thursday, June 30, 2011

my best friends birthday

Todayyyy is a very special day!
It's my best friend's birthday :]

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My sister Britney and I have been the closest of friends pretty much ever since I was born (shes older, you know).
The moment Britney's little toddler arms could hold me, she covered my baby face in kisses.
Let me just tell you...
some things truly never change.
I don't think I have ever received so many smush-your-face-in-my-hands-kisses on the cheek from anyone else. (Which, now that I write that I guess that would be weird if I got that all the time from people haha)
Anyways... what I mean to say is that there is a special kind of love between me and my older sister. We shared a room together all the way into our high school years and I am convinced that it made us closer than we would have been otherwise.

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I have the best memories of us making crazy dance videos when we were supposed to be packing for a trip or sneaking over and jumping on each other's beds in the dark to freak the other one out.
Plus, it made borrowing clothes that much easier :] Now that she is moved out I don't know what to do with myself sometimes.
Britney is honestly one of the kindest, sweetest, most caring people you will ever meet.
She is always encouraging and uplifting.
She is a total princess at heart. The poofier and sparklier the dress, the better. (See: prom/wedding)

She's the biggest goofball if she is comfortable around you (fortunately I get this side of her everyday).
She can talk up a storm nowadays ;)
She is the best new mother to her sweet daughter Bethany.

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She's gorgeous and has a smile that can light up a room.
She's my best friend,
and the best older sister I could have ever asked for.
I love you Britney and I am so grateful for you in my life :]

Happy birthday lovemuffin!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

portraits: sistafriend {britney}

A little while back, Michael and I went on a walk around my neighborhood about an hour before sunset and I just about DIED at the gorgeous light we saw coming through the fields. The way the sun was glowing off of the wild flowers was absolutely stunning and I knew I wanted to bring someone back to do a photo session.
Which brings us to my sister Britney :]
She is one of the prettiest people I know (I promise I'm not just saying that because we're related) and I knew she would be perfect.
She is always up for my ideas and we had such a blast on our little session together.

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One of my absolute favorites.

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Isn't she BEAUTIFUL?!

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She even sat in the dirt in her pretty dress for me. And it was definitely worth it... just look at this lady rockin' it out for me ;)

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Favorite favorite favorite :)

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And finally... a shot I have always wanted to take. Blowing a handful of glitter into the air. Britney girl, you made it just as magical as I imagined it would be :]

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Thanks for modeling for me missy. You're perfect.
And gorgeous.
Lets do this again soon okay?
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Monday, June 6, 2011

christina + thomas: engaged

Not too long ago, I had the pleasure of shooting an engagement session with Christina and Thomas at the lovely Balboa Park in San Diego.
They were such a joy to to work with and I am definitely looking forward to their wedding this summer!
Here are some favorites from the day.

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One of my very favorites :]

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Side note: I was totally jealous of Christina's gorgeous hair... just look at how pretty it is!

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Congratulations Thomas and Christina!
I can't wait until your special day!
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