Friday, July 27, 2012

The Vaughn Family {Family Photography}

I had the privilege of photographing the Vaughn family a couple weeks back and it was so fun! I don't think I've told you but they are just a sweet family and they were up for any ideas that I brought up to them and they threw in some of their own ideas and poses as well.

Now make a silly face! haha I love that the guys were totally up for that.

This was Dad's idea. :)


The boys! :)


I always like when the Grandparents come along for a session.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Impromptu Photo shoot 6-30-12

A couple weeks ago I was scheduled for my first "official" photo shoot since my maternity break. Well, the poor mama was having contractions all morning and couldn't make the drive to me. She didn't have the baby, false alarm, but I'll be taking that little one's newborn pictures now, so I can't wait! :)
Nancy (my sis-in-law) was going to come along to assist me so we decided since we already had the kid watching duty covered for that time we would take advantage of it and go out for a mentoring session instead (Nancy's working on getting out of auto and doing great might I add!). I volunteered my daughter Kiera, who was totally excited and willing to be our model; with 3 younger brothers she loves having that girl time. I didn't have to do much directing.

Here are a few of the shots that I got.

Kiera quote, "It's a little doorway."

Kiera quote, "Can I draw now? I really want to draw that little tree!"

 Even drawing while she's walking. 

I couldn't decided which I like best, color or black & white.

 We asked her to stand where there was just a little bit of light hitting her face. Then she started swinging her arms (probably to make her dress spin) and this was the result. :)

 She said this is called a scale that she learned in gymnastics class.

She's a precious little person, my sweet girl.

Monday, July 2, 2012

End Endo Pain for a Dear Friend

I recently learned that a dear friend of mine, a friend that I've known since Jr high has been dealing with the pain of endometriosis for quite some time now. Rachel (my friend) has been unable to obtain insurance since she has this pre-existing condition. 

There is a fundraiser going on to help Rachel pay for a laparoscopic surgery to remove the endometrial tissue from the places it should not be growing, which is what causes so much pain. Originally the amount needed was $23,000 but has since been lowered to $16,000! God is good! You can check out the fundraiser page and all the updates going on here

So why am I telling you all about this? I would like to help Rachel reach her fundraiser goal and get the surgery that would help her not have to deal with severe pain.

Here's where you come in! 

You could help by booking a 30 minute family mini session for $80 from July 3rd-July 21st and 80% of that will go to help Rachel reach her fundraising goal and get the surgery she needs. The sessions have to take place between July 3rd and July 21st and will be in a local, outdoor location (La Habra). Prepayment is required to reserve your session time. 
You will receive your proof disc from the session (w/approx. 15 images) and 5 prints of your choice in either wallets, 5x7's or 8x10's.

There's also a garage sale to help raise funds which is mentioned on the fundraising page. Make sure to check it out and help if you can.

You can hear Rachel's story here.

Thank you!

Phone: (562) 400-2579