Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Holidays!

If this doesn't say Merry Christmas I don't know what does. I would give my clients a special thanks for all the smiles and laughs they brought me this year, thanks guys!

PS. Mason and Alex you are not allowed to grow any bigger, I can't bare the thought of loosing my snuggle bugs. Love you guys.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Holiday Mini Sessions

I know I know I have been terrible about posting lately. I ended up going to Seattle for Thanksgiving and haven't had time to stop since coming home. Here are some pic's from some holiday mini sessions a did a few weeks back. Some of you might have seen these on facebook.

This was such a fun day. All of you were a dream to work with. So great to meet all of you. I look forward to capturing future memories with all of you!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


I have gotten a few notes about my paragliding adventure at Torrey Pines in SD and thought I would share a few pics I took of that day.

Oh what an amazing day that was. Video still to come.

I am completely booked for the holiday mini sessions this weekend!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Holiday Mini sessions!

I know this is a little late but I have decided to pair with CC ROO a baby and kids boutique in Costa Mesa. I have been searching for a boutique that matches my shooting style for a few years and when I walked through the doors I new I had found my new home. Such a cute store.

Love them!

Over half of the sessions are sold out. If you are interested shoot me an email at

Holiday Mini sessions!

I know this is a little late but I have decided to pair with CC ROO a baby and kids boutique in Costa Mesa. I have been searching for a boutique that matches my shooting style for a few years and when I walked through the doors I new I had found my new home. When I walked through the doors I was blown away at how cute their store is.

Love them!

Over half of the sessions are sold out. If you are interested shoot me an email at

Friday, October 22, 2010

My Birthday Adventure part 2

Ok, so my birthday was almost 20 days ago, but there was one thing that I had to postpone due to weather, paragliding. I went down to Torrey Pines Gliderport and went paragliding for the first time. It was so so amazing. Have you ever rode Soaring Over California at California Adventure? Well this was like that but a million times cooler and there were no Japanese tourist taking pictures in front of me. So so cool. If you ever get the chance to do it, go for it. The guys at Torrey are real pros and took me for a ride I will never forget. Note to self: make time in my schedule to take the lessons so I can get my pilots license. One more thing to add to the bucket list. Don't worry internet I will let you know if I get my license and I take you up for a spin.

Felt like a wedgie suit. It doesn't do nice things for my thighs.

So amazing. Flying free over the ocean like a bird.

Love my hair!

While up I noticed two people below with funny tan lines. :)

I also sprang for the video. I need to edit that down a bit and add a cool music track, thinking something bob Dylan, since my instructors name was bob.

So stay tuned for part two with Video!

ps. bob had never heard the saying "BoB's your uncle"

Friday, October 8, 2010

My Birthday Adventure

Some of you may know that I am a Michael Jackson fan, so for my birthday I decided to visit Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, California.

When I told people that this is what I wanted to do for my birthday adventure I got a lot of funny looks. So here is some of the photos from that day.

Three and a half hours and a little stop from CHP officer we arrived at the gates of Neverland Ranch. The atmosphere was mostly quiet but we did meet some friends along the way.

Everywhere you look you see messages written to Michael and his family.

This was the message that I left behind.

A message that John left behind.

This was one of the friends from the UK that we met. Notice his monkey shirt. How fitting for the Ranch visit. Him and his buddies just cracked us up.

Did you know that Neverland gets more then 60 guests a day Monday thur Friday and on the weekend more then 200. On the anniversary of his death they had more then 300.

More writings on the wall.

These are some of my favorite lyrics from the song You Are My Life from the album

Once all alone
I was lost in a world of strangers
No one to trust
On my own, I was lonely
You suddenly appeared
It was cloudy before but now it's all clear
You took away the fear
And you brought me back to the light

Sweet words that he most likely sung to his children.

More well wishes.

Notice the missing sign. Lots of things are missing now that the Jackson trust is only part owner.
This was taken just to the left of the gates.
Did you know that Neverland Ranch is more then 3,000 acres of land? Imagine all the fun one could have on four wheelers one could have.

Down the road from the main gate. It was kind of funny to hear children playing in the background while hanging out.

Our next stop took us to Solvang, CA. We felt out of place here. I think the minimum age requirement was 70 years old and you had to have matching outfits with your spouse.
Sorry I didn't get a picture of that.

I did get a few pictures of Roosters!!!

Taking a moment to ponder life on the big shoe.

Our last stop of the day was the current home of Michael's children and mother. The house is unmarked and is located off Hayvenhurst Ave in Encino, CA. The gate just happened to open for a landscape truck to come through so I could get a quick peek. :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

And I am off!

Today I am off to Neverland Ranch to visit the gates of the former home of MJ.

Happy Birthday to ME!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Miss Maya!

Miss Maya turned 6 and this was the event of the year to attend. Little Miss decided to go with a Tea Party theme that was enjoyed by all.

Here are are some of the highlights.

Table setting complete with lit candles and lemon aid.

Practicing on how to walk like a lady, after all only true "ladies" attend tea parties.

After tea was served a round of croquet was in order.

Nothing like some ice cream cake after playing in the hot sun.

The ladies of the afternoon. Oh I love your hats and gloves.

The gentlemen of the afternoon.
I don't know if they really liked the tea party or just came along for the cake. Mason next time you come to a tea party you might want to think about taking a bath beforehand. Although this is a great way to keep the girls away.

For more of this fabulous event check out it out on my Facebook page Lovebug Portraits.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


Ok, so I have been a little MIA lately. So sorry. My other life has been keeping me pretty busy. Hopefully, I will have a few days to catchup on a few things here.

Here is a little bit of randomness that has happened in my life in the last few months.

Happy Birthday Big Al! So glad to be your auntie.

Yes, that is pink crayon. And yes I did pull it out of her mouth, but she still managed to eat everything that was laying on the floor. Oh Baby O, you are a cute eating machine.

Oh family love.


Paris' smallest building. I think that smart car was wider that it.

Paris Candy.

Athens, Greece.

Monday, July 26, 2010

It's that time of year again. The OC fair!

Oh man I can't believe it has been another year. This year I entered 3 pictures into the OC fair photography contest and had 2 rejected but 1 made it in. Little did I know that would be all it took. This year I placed 1st in the professional color / black and white misc. category.

This was a picture that I felt inspired to take one day after coming home from a meeting. Some days I feel the beauty of the earth so strong and feel that I have to capture it for all to see.

So after I found out that I placed 1st I rounded up the monkeys and we went to the fair to celebrate.

Oh Maya I love how you embrace the camera. One day you will be a super star!

I guess the boys are getting to old and big to hold anymore. Oh so sad. Oh May May where did the days go?
I think this hot dog is bigger then her head. What do you think?
Got to see the racing pigs. Oh how the kids loved it.

Keep working Baby O! I love how her whole body goes into eating this.

Remember when we thought these were the coolest rides EVER.

SO much fun with the monkeys, can't wait for next year.