Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy Birthday Mom!

Today is my mom's birthday. She is an incredible woman and I am very blessed that she is such a big part of my life.

Happy Birthday Mom!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Hiking With Dad: GR Thompson Reserve

Today my Dad and I took a hike in the G.R. Thompson Wildlife Reserve. It was freezing cold - Probably the coldest weather I have ever been in! Besides that it was a good hike and a fun day.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Riley Family and baby Jack

Yesterday, I got to do a family shoot with my aunt and uncle out in Virginia. It was a special visit for me because I got to meet my 4-month old cousin Jack for the first time! As you can see from the pictures he is an awesome kid. I had a lot of fun taking pictures and playing with Jack but the best part of the day for me was at the end of the visit. Jack was pretty worn out from the shoot and I got to hold him for about 20 min while he slept. It was definitely a special moment.

They are a great family and I am so happy for them. Enjoy the pics!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Autumn

The day before Thanksgiving it was raining but I got a chance in between showers to go out and get some pictures of my sister in our Grandparent's backyard. I love the way the fall colors were coming out with everything still wet from the rain. Too bad we don't have more autumn in California.


Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tehachapi

Last weekend I drove up to Tehachapi, CA to spend an afternoon driving around, exploring, and taking pictures. The weekend before I was driving on CA 58 for the first time ever and was blown away by the natural beauty of land near Tehachapi and the Tejon Ranch. I was on my way to a family session and didn't have time to stop - so I came back a week later.

This area is now officially on my list of favorite places in California. I wish I could go back in time and see what our state looked like before people came and built crap all over the place. Untouched places like this give us a glimpse into the beautiful California we have lost. I can't wait to go back and explore some more.

Here are my favorites from the day. It was raining a bit in the early afternoon which led to some cool lighting, cloud-filled sky's, a few rainbows, and a sweet sunset! I lucked out in choosing to go that day...Enjoy!