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Baptism Shoot of 2 Sweet Girls- Mia & Alice

These sweet girls have made a decision to get baptized to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  The baptisms will take place in one of the churches, but we took pictures at the Newport Temple.  These girls have known each other since birth so taking pictures of them together is such a special thing that they will always remember.

Much love and support to these 2 sweet girls !!

Enjoy!

Alice’s Photoshoot

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The Girls Together

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Mia’s Photo shoot

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Color Bomb Fun

After my last session with the Stanger family we busted out the color bombs.  These are so fun , youthful, and magical in a way I was excited to use them again.  Definitely fun to use within a shoot.  So let me know if you are ever interested!

 

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Mother and Daughter Shoot

A year can go by so quickly , and I am so excited when friends reach out and ask me to take their pictures.  Last year I got to take pictures of my friend Abba and her mom.  They are literally the cutest duo, and I hope one day I will take pictures with my daughter like this.  I am so happy Abba reached out this year because it’s so nice to see old friends.

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Crenshaw Family

I love this Family ! I mean I really love this family ! I have known this family for 20 plus year, and their daughter Courtney is one of my best friends like a sister really to me. I even call Lisset Mom, and don’t get be started on how much I love their grandma Lala. Every member of this family is so dear to my heart. To Courtney’s sisters who are my sistas sistas, to their children I just love this entire family so much.  They resemble love, strength, courage, kindness, devotion and so much more. I hope you Enjoy and love these pictures because I do!

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Nielsen Family

Let’s just say I’m a big fan of the Nielsen Family! Our son’s have been best friends since the age of 2, and to be able to see them this summer was such a treat. I love this family and these pictures capture so much love. Here are some from our shoot.

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P & C Nursery

These beautiful succulents are from P&C Nursery in Corona.  The owner Eugenia is such a sweet lady who has created a very beautiful nursery.  Lillian and I enjoy visiting the nursery, and Eugenia even let her water the flowers.  Just being there and seeing all the different types of plants was really neat.  During Spring, we planted many vegetables from the nursery and we all loved picking the vegetables and fruit that grew in our garden.  If you haven’t checked it out and are local, I would stop by especially with the kiddos so they can enjoy the nursery.

Here are some succulents that she will be putting on her website.

Enjoy !

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Japan

Japan!! I went to Japan!!!

So excited to share these pictures of the recent trip that I took with one of my best friends Courtney.  It was 6 days in Japan starting at Osaka then Kyoto, a visit near Mount Fuji at Lake Hamanako, and ended in Tokyo.

I’ve been looking forward to this trip, and it was the furthest place that I have ever traveled too.  I get nervous on planes, but I was able to conquer that fear on the 16 hour flight hehe.  I was excited to be in a different culture, taste the food, see new things, and just try to soak up everything that I could learn while I was there.

What impressed me the most was the people. Their kindness was above and beyond what I expected.  They were so helpful and went the extra mile in trying to help you.  We met a nice older man on the subway day 1 in Osaka. I believe his name was Inu.  He was getting off at the same stop, and walked us in the right direction in where we needed to go .He also wrote down some  Japanese phrases we could use.  Another incident, in the subway hehe Subways are not something I use so I would ask people sometimes where we needed to go , but when walking in a store and asking someone for directions even if their was a language barrier, we used hand gestures to communicate, and they would even ask around to their other employees in trying to help us.  The sweetest gesture to me was when I asked a group of teenage boys about directions to a nearby temple, they got out their gps  and walked 11 minutes with us to the front of the temple. We talked about baseball and other things ,but I felt impressed on how caring the people were there.  Also very considerate Ex:  no talking on your phone in the subway , if you talk to other people around you to keep it down.  Taking care of your own trash.  They would carry bags inside their bags and just take care of their own trash. Everywhere seemed really clean ,I honestly didn’t see any liter on the ground.  Courtney and I were kind of obsessed with these awesome vending machines they had. I remember a group of of girls getting excited and clapping and cheering after Courtney got this cute little elephant from one of them.

So the people and their kindness impressed me .

Food wise, I was excited to try some food. We had a list of what we wanted to eat from each city.  I’m not as adventurous as my friend Courtney (I feel she has a wide pallet) but i did try everything and had sushi raw fish style for the first time. I think I may have eaten an eel too.

My favorite places to Visit was Nara Park  (all the cute deer are there among the Buddhist Temple and  the oldest Shrine).  The Golden Buddhist Temple  was so beautiful and I had so much fun in the Tokyo  Mori art digital museum . The most coolest museum I’ve ever been too. Fun for all ages .

I honestly enjoyed It all but these were my favorite.

Hope you enjoy the pictures !

p.s I took more picture then this but these were my favorites  that I took. I have plenty of me standing in front of cool places and giving a peace sign or holding my hand out gesturing hey look at this hehe but what’s on here was me tapping back into photography something that I’m slowly bringing back into my life. p.s.s I love photography but life gets busy so when I’m ready to take on that schedule you’ll see more of it .

okay here it is  My japan pictures !!

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Kitty cat hat vending  machine.. I mean Come on with how cute this is. and Yes i got one for Cutie

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nighttime Osaka

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Okonomiyaki- it’s like a hearty egg/potatoe/pancake mixed  with some veggies – BOMB

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Osaka castle

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Cute school groups on field trips. They would ask you questions for their homework. Aren’t their outfits adorable

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Love this Picture of my best friend

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I could spend the day here

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artist Yayoi Kusama – modern art museum in Kyoto

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The nice boys I was telling you about

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We had a geisha perform for us at a special dinner

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At Lake Hamanako- Too cloudy to see Mount Fuji , but we got a glimpse from the bus … It was way beyond the clouds. So high

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Shibuya Crossing Tokyo

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Mori Digital art musuem – It brought out our inner Model hehe

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Lillian’s 2 !!

My precious little peach is 2 years old! Time has really flown by this year. I have really enjoyed seeing her sweet personality come through, and we all just love her to bits!  One of her favorite things to do is to go shopping.  Any kind of shopping but especially the grocery store.  She gets free cookies, stickers, balloons, and we have made friends along the way at our local grocery store. Those who work in produce will cut fresh fruit for her every time and bring her a small plate of it.  It’s too cute and they are so sweet! Unfortunately they have a no photo policy, so we took pictures at another grocery store nearby. Everyone at Vons was very nice and Lillian had a absolute blast. I love my sweet girl! Happy Birthday to Lillian! Mommy’s, Daddy’s and Bobo’s aka Orion’s Best friend!!!

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Sneak Peek of Fumi and Tomasi Maternity Session

For Fumi and Tomasi maternity session, we decided to do an early sunrise beach session in Laguna Beach.  Having a sunrise session during summer is great!! You beat the heat, crowds, and get to see pretty hues of purple within the sky.  They are such a sweet, easygoing, and fun couple to be around, and I cant wait for them to embark of this new adventure of parenthood.

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