Monday, May 31, 2010

Engagements on the Kern River - Bakersfield Photographer

I love using nature as backdrops, and really got excited when this couple wanted to do something by the Kern river. We had a great time getting to know one another and enjoyed the beautiful evening light. Thanks to Casey for assisting at this shoot. Congrats Anthony & Erin! I'm looking forward to your wedding!

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Friday, May 28, 2010

Freyday - Happy Memorial Weekend! Bakersfield Photographer

It's Frey-day! How many of you out there just pronounced that "Fray" day? Raise your hand, it's okay! I'm going on 6 years as a married woman with that name and sometimes wish the 'e' would disappear so it would be pronounced correctly :) SO. Freyday is the same pronounciation as Friday..... Anyway. Happy Memorial Day weekend! Being a military spouse and having several military clients along with family who served, it's important to me to remember those who have given all for my freedom. "To help re-educate and remind Americans of the true meaning of Memorial Day, the "National Moment of Remembrance" resolution was passed on Dec 2000 which asks that at 3 p.m. local time, for all Americans "To voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a Moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to 'Taps."

The Moment of Remembrance is a step in the right direction to returning the meaning back to the day. What is needed is a full return to the original day of observance. Set aside one day out of the year for the nation to get together to remember, reflect and honor those who have given their all in service to their country."

So enjoy the time with your family and on Monday, please remember those who have served this country and the families of those men and women. Special shout out to Martinez, Mason, and Hill who are clients of mine currently serving overseas. You and your families are constantly in my prayers for a safe and quick return! Also, shout out to my clients who have served and are currently home: McClelland, Layton, Flores, Williams, Wolfe, Orr, and Brobyn

Here's a glimpse into my life as a marine taken before I had any photographer friends:
And possibly the most emotional day of my life as Eric left for Iraq for his 1st deployment:Hoo-rah! Have a great weekend...up next week, an engagement session and wedding in Tehachapi!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Congratulations Class of 2010! Bakersfield Photographer

With close to one more week of school left here in Bakersfield, I thought I'd post about my most recent HS Senior. I had the pleasure of photographing my friend and local author Dana Martin's (check out her writer's blog here!) daughter who will be graduating next week from high school! When I heard this fashionista loved my yellow couch from before I figured out a way to take it to a different setting and we were able to get it on top of the downtown parking garage.
Even with a bit of rain, I loved this session and the uniqueness of it! Special shout out to Bosco and Jaisyn for couch carrying/assisting/styling and to Jenny from Little White Dress! Enjoy a few of my favorites along with the final Graduation Announcement we put together and what it looked like:
Jordyn's 5x5 Trifold announcement in her school colors that I designed:Congrats again to my Class of 2010 Graduates! Enjoy your last week of school and good luck on all of your future endeavours :)
Here's a photo Bosco got of me keeping the couch dry during a brief little rain delay :)
And here's a photo I got of background Bosco...

Monday, May 24, 2010

Flashback love engagement session- Bakersfield Photographer

He was a football player. She was a Cheerleader. Now they're getting married! Megan and Josh are such a fantastic couple and after spending an hour with them in the blustery wind on their old stomping grounds, it was evident their love for each other ran deep. We met on the football fields at Bakersfield High School (BHS..go Drillers!) where they went to school together. We took the idea and ran with it...literally. I made them run with a football, make out under the bleachers, write love notes on the locker room chalk board, and just enjoy each other in the stands. Here are a few of my favorites....

Congratulations you two! I cannot wait for your wedding day!


Friday, May 21, 2010

A boy & his horse - Bakersfield Photographer

It's Freyday! I had the privilege of photographing a really cute little boy hanging out with his horse this week. Being a Texas girl and getting to hang out with beautiful horses is second nature and I was so excited to capture these moments for his mother. Here are a few of my favorite images. Have a wonderful "Frey"day and weekend everyone! Up next week: A BHS engagement shoot and more senior photos!
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