Turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy!

Turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy!

Not only is Dr. Gebroe, the best vet…his family is pretty cool too. We had a lot of fun goofing around and snapping a photo or two. Enjoy the sneak peek. More to come!

Love this dog! And her mama. We had so much fun at Kenneth Hahn Park. Gorgeous weather. (80 degrees in November!) Gorgeous light. (my favorite time of day!) Gorgeous family! Enjoy this sneak peek. More to come!

Waiting for Santa is rough business!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted on November 24, 2011

I’m always filled with mixed emotions at this time of year. Living in Los Angeles, I don’t live close to my family, so I miss out on all the things I used to do as a kid. Makes me a little sad, but thankful that my childhood had such great memories. Luckily, the husband and I have created a few traditions of our own. I’m grateful for friends, my animals and all the love in my life.

I hope your Thanksgiving is full of turkey, lots of pie and that warm fuzzy feeling being with family and friends brings. Thank you for sharing your special moments with me. I’m so grateful I have been able to capture your memories this year.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow. ~Melody Beattie

I love meeting new people. Especailly people who love their dog like I love Gabby. Michelle and Buddy are a quite a pair! Buddy is adorable. Michelle is beautiful. I had such a blast photographing them. Thank you for trusting me to capture your sweet boy!

Turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy! Happy Thanksgiving! :)

What’s more nerve-racking than photographing 15 untrained dogs? Photographing your derby coach and her family. It’s true. When Chica asked me to take her holiday photographs, I was so excited. She is gorgeous, so is her husband. Add in a pit bull and schipperke and you know I’m in heaven. Then it hit me. My coach! I’m photographing my coach.The nerves hit. I know silly…especially because Chica Go Lightning (an amazing derby player) is one of the nicest people I know. Turns out it was easy as pie. All that worry for nothing. ;)

When I got home and started culling through the photos I was horrified. This family is too cute for their own good. And mine. Every single shot was beautiful. It made the editing process difficult. :) I couldn’t get rid of this one….or that one…or that one either. So I didn’t. See for yourself. Gorgeous couple. Gorgeous park. Gorgeous dogs.

Turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy! (password to the gallery is Chica’s derby number)

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My husband always says everything happens for a reason. I think he may be right. (Don’t tell him I said that! ;) ) A few weeks ago, I photographed an awards ceremony for the Culver City News. It was an early morning event and I’m not a morning person at all, so it was a challenge getting up. Boy am I glad I did. One of the award recipients was the wonderful organization, K9 Connection, an experience-based program which educates and inspires at-risk teens through bonding with and training homeless shelter dogs. Each individual program serves counselor referred teens at participating schools, and concludes with a graduation ceremony and the placement of each dog in a permanent home. Our work then continues with monthly follow-up “check-ins” and student mentoring for all k9 connection graduates. The founders Katherine Beatie and Pat Sinclair were there to accept the award.

At the end of the event I debated on introducing myself. (I am shy, believe it or not and always have a hard time approaching folks about my photography. Even if it’s for a good cause.) At the very last minute I decided, what the heck and bit the bullet. I’m so glad I did, because these women are amazing. Today I had the day off and so I drove down to Venice to photograph their lastest graduating class. I’m so excited to do more.

Turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy the fantastic kids and the dogs they’ve trained. :)

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