Thursday, July 28, 2011

{Event} Ride In The Light

A couple weekends back I was honored to be one of the photographers for "Ride In The Light", a Christian motorcycle rally. It was a lot of fun. A place where two worlds collide in one place glorifying the name of the Lord.
Friday night kicked off the rally, where bikers got to head to Miner Street park to enjoy one of the summer's Concert In the Park concerts. After the concert they headed out of town for a twilight ride.  Saturday morning, more registration & the Poker Run, which toured through the south end of the county this year.

Most of my time on Saturday was spent at the Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds capturing events that were going on there. There was a wheelchair parade, car show, & vendors. Once the riders returned from the run, they had some bike games. The evening was spent listening to music  by 2 great artists, Truth Be Told Band and Bryan Duncan, dancing & fellowship.

Early Sunday morning the riders took a "SONlight" ride out through the Little Shasta Valley, soaking up some of that beautiful country air. Followed by "Biker Church" in the midway, with more worship music & a great message from Ron Heagy, a quadriplegic inspirational speaker. After worship, there were bike blessings & everyone went on their way, uplifted & ready to face another week.
I am excited to go back again next year. It was truly a blessing to be a part of this great, growing event.

You can find them on Facebook HERE > RIDE IN THE LIGHT <

Monday, July 25, 2011

{Monday Minute} Splash of Summer

It's been a while since I've done the Monday Minute, so tonight, here goes a little Splash of Summer, summer colors, summer rains, summer skies, I love almost everything about summer, except the super hot.

We had some unusually cool days & some extra rain this month... it was lovely. 

I've been working on a little project for me as well, getting the kids out & about as much as possible & just taking a few minutes to shoot some photos for me. Here are a few of summers beautiful blooms & bugs (& my first ever butterfly close up capture).

And it wouldn't be summer without the bluest of blue skies & some white puffy clouds surrounding the beautiful mountain we are so blessed to live in the shadows of.
Hope you had a great Monday. Ours was fabulous. Hoping that I will get back on a regular blogging schedule.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

{Mini-Session} Carnival Fun

The fair is on it's way!! In just a few short weeks the annual county fair will be here to celebrate this fun event & give my awesome clients a chance to get some fun portraits for a fraction of the price, I've got a few time slots scheduled for Carnival Mini-Sessions .

Included with your $75* session fee is a disk on 10 final images and a printing release. Session fees must be paid prior to your session.

Times available:
Wednesday evening sessions:
7:00pm  7:30pm  8:00pm  8:30pm

Thursday sessions: 
morning- 9:00am, 9:30am, 10:00am  
or evening- 7:00pm 8:00pm

Saturday morning: 9:00am 10:00am  11:00am 

Drop me an email or give me a call to schedule your Carnival Fun mini.

*$75 covers time, talent of your photographer and the 10 image medium-resolution disk, printable to size 8x10, you may add additional images to the disk for $15 per image.

{Sneak Peek} Lil' Baby C & his family

Oh my teeny, tiny baby, and oh how I love them. This session went so well, I couldn't have asked for better weather, a better sleeper, everything just went the way a photographer hopes it will go. I absolutely love the results of this outdoors newborn session.

 Mom & dad making a heart around baby's little tiny toes, such a sweet way to remember just how tiny these little people are when they start their journey on this this earth.

We had the perfect little spot in the park & the sun kept peeking in & out of the cloud cover. It was a beautiful day for portraits.
This sweet little one has a couple of brothers & sisters as well, who are just as smitten with him as mom & dad.

Thank you guys, for a wonderful session, I'll be linking you up to your gallery this afternoon.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

{Sneak Peek} Miss A - 3 months

Little Miss A, just turned 3 months. This was our 2nd time meeting up, as she's a Bellys & Baby's club member, and we'll be meeting up again in just a few short months. She is an absolute doll, so sweet and those bright eyes, ahh.. I love being able to capture her.

If you remember from the her 'late' newborn session, her daddy is a fireman, so here is her special 3 month "fireman' pose. I'm super excited to get to her 1 year mark & put them all together. It will be such a fun way to see how she's grown.

It was also her big brothers turn to celebrate a milestone, so we did a little mini-session with him as well. He loves his baby sister so much (and KISS - you know the band that was so popular in the 80's-, as well as a few other things).

Thank you guys so much for another great session.  I'll be seeing you Monday with your entire proof set. :)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

{Sneak Peek} Just My Little Ones

Ok, so not really a true sneak peek, because I've seen all the images. On the 4th of July, we did our 2nd annual kids portrait session.  Here are a couple of my favorites from our quick little sunset session. They are modeling some 'boutique' style shirts, I put together myself, with a little inspiration from Pinterest.

 Little Missy Sassy Smirk in the middle, the leader of the monkey pack.
 Showing off their true smiles, we were singing "And we park the truck when things get hot, girl park the truck", thank heaven they have no clue what it means, but they sure do love music.
 My biggest too fast!!
 Something that's very rare...a true smile with dimples & all.  This is my most difficult subject, pretty much ever.  But when she cracks, she's just a doll.
 Ahhhh...the big boy & that 'manly' haircut.

 And he's NEVER happy standing still for longer that .12 seconds...let me go, you stinky girl!!

I can't believe how grown up they look... Such sweet little "Bratt's" err... Pratt's.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

{Sneak Peek} Mr E turns 2

Where does the time fly?!  Seriously, I can not believe that Mr E is already going to be celebrating his 2nd year in this big wide world.  It seems like just last week I was taking some photos of E the "belly" and E the brand new baby.

He's growing into quite the busy boy...a running blur everywhere. While I was there this week, I got a lesson in tree trimming. 1st you size it up, then you mark it and then you can cut it down (however, dad advises NOT to hold the bar on the chainsaw!)

And sometimes capturing the little guys takes a little creative kid wrangling, which produces lots of laughter, a few screams & extra fun!!
 Happy Birthday little big guy!!