Friday, January 30, 2009


It's always a good time when I get to photograph children, but six at one time? AMAZINGLY fun! These kids are from two different families but get along like brothers and sisters, so sweet, so much fun! Meet.... The Ballock Bunch!

Thursday, January 29, 2009


I love this family! They were so kind to follow me all around downtown Bakersfield, in the freezing cold (well, ok, cold for the desert - we have thinner skin people! It feels like freezing to us). I had a blast with you guys, thank you!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Welcome to my home... I was getting just a small (ok, maybe a large) amount of pressure to post these pictures, and since I don't have a personal blog, everyone is invited! So, here is my wonderfully old house - my husband and I share this rented house with a cat, a creature in the wall and a backyard tenant! We love it - and so do you :)

Here's the view as you walk in the front door...

My new favorite detail, the typewriter (I'm not exactly sure how it ended up claiming the second desk... maybe I'm just getting tired of computers...)

Say hello to orange chair number two - that's right!

where I spend most of time time playing - I mean working. working.

Guest room. Why does everyone seem to be drawn to this color blue. If I had one ounce of painting energy this would be GONE. Sorry everyone - but your blue pains my eyes.


boring bedroom.

And I mostly put this one in here because our toilet is now awesome. :)

Hope you enjoyed the tour - come and visit soon!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Well, it's been quite some time since I last posted, (maybe I just have to accept my fate as a terrible blogger?), but this time I have a grand excuse - or at least something worth noting on this blog even - Eddie and I moved to Sacramento (Roseville to be exact) this month! Just in case you weren't sure where...

It has been a long and crazy month full of new adventures and now I'm finally coming back to reality and will resume my postings as normal...hopefully. Business here will change to say the least but I am excited about the new possibilities presented in being closer to Sacramento and the Bay Area!! I love this town! We are living in an awesome old house in downtown Roseville that was built in 1936 - I am absolutely loving it! As we search for a house of our own to buy I can't help but fall more in love with old houses, they are just so unique - and smelly and quirky and not perfect and fun! Anyway, thank you all for your patience as I made my way up north. I am still booking weddings all over California and I will be posting my last adventures with some families in Bakersfield over the next couple weeks!

(images courtesy of a good friend/non-photographer/but would do an awesome job if he was - Ryan MacDiarmid)