Monday, November 16, 2009

Amazing Weekend with MeRa Koh and Brian

This is Ruby my daughter and grandma is playing this little piggy with her little piggies. Papa is the background he is just relaxing feeling the breeze on a hot day on our family vacation. What emotion do you get when you see this photo? It makes me smile thinking of the love they have for Ruby and the gentleness captured in this playful but quiet moment.
This is my husband and his dad. Look at this picture what emotion do you feel? I see a son catching a soft glimpse of his dad in this classic car his dad just refurbished. Refurbished meaning to make something old new again. You know its not new its still old but a newer older model. Just like Father and Son.

I had the privilege to spend the weekend with 20 creative and talented women and MeRa Koh the Celebrity photographer and her husband Brian. I won a contest called running on empty and had some sweet friends and family nominate me in the running and I won! The contest was a ticket to a workshop (CONFIDENCE) with MeRa Koh and Brian, and if you know anything about photography you would know MeRa is one of the best I have ever seen. She has had many awards for her work, she has built a camera for SONY, and Her images capture a beauty and emotions that are a tell tale of this woman's soul! Frank and I meet MeRa and Brian at there house for a meet and greet on Friday night and she is so much more amazing in person. We were so surprised of how down to earth, giving, generous, and happy they both are. MeRa laughs fill the room with sunshine and is so contagious. I had a full two days of just sitting under her and Brian's tips and teaching about photography. More than that, I learned so much about me the artist child within. I left inspired and ready for action and CONFIDENT. There were so many tears and laughter and bonding done this weekend that made me just realize this is something else I was created for. Storytelling through photographs.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Cousins Love

This is a photo of my brother in law near his baby son. I adore my brother in law like a true brother, and have watched him change his life to this really neat man. He loves his family and this little snap just captured a fraction of his guidance and love for them.
My nephews during our family camping trip. So sweet.

These are a few snapshots of my nephews the one above with the green shirt is my son! However this just captures the sweetness of their relationship. They adore each other and fight sometimes like brothers.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sweet moments toddlerhood

This little peanut was determined to take this pumpkin home with her. What a cuttie!

Just a curious face

This is such a tender shoot! Its of my Ethiopian daughter and her Best friend Grace who is also Ethiopian. They came home from the same orphanages two years ago and continue to see each other.

sweet moments of life

This very precious time pregnancy. I was fortunate to capture a friend and her baby bump. I loved being pregnant and know its such a blessing to be able to carry a child till full term and then see his/her face for the first time is absolutely priceless.

Two year old Alealani

I got the chance to capture my sweet friends daughters second birthday. This sweet pea came all the way from Kazakhstan last August. I just love chubby cheeks and fingers of a toddler and enjoy capturing the every day details we seem to forget as parents. The tippy toes of a little one looking over a table. The sweet face and chubby cheeks. The twirling hair of a little girl dancing to her own tune. Real moments.