Archive for January, 2012

Yup, I’ve finally reached my thirties. Yesterday was the big 30th birthday. I had all these crazy goals that I wanted to hit before I turned thirty. Miraculously I met most of them. My biggest goal was to be able to run around the lake without stopping or walking (it’s about 3.5 miles). I finally accomplished it just two days before my birthday. I also had a goal of losing fifteen pounds before I turned thirty. I came close and lost ten. I started working out four months ago after my husband told me I needed to get a hobby other than photography (ironic, i know). So I joined a gym and started “Boot Camp.” It seriously rocks my socks off and I now absolutely love working out. I feel better than I have in ten years and I am up to doing 64 pushups in a row. And no, these are the REAL push ups. No girly stuff for me. πŸ˜‰ It’s been so fun to accomplish goals and do things I didn’t think I could do.

So that’s me turning thirty. I’m cool with it all. πŸ™‚

Today is Declan’s fourth birthday. I seriously cannot believe he is four. He was JUST born yesterday, wasn’t he??? We had an all green birthday party for him. He only wears green colored clothing and loves all things green. It was based around green lantern, but mommy went all out and had green cake, green chips, green veggies, etc, etc. It was a very fun time!! Today he took cupcakes to school and was so proud to finally be one of the “big four year olds.” I love that little guy. He’s the comedian in the family and no matter how stressful a day has been, he keeps us laughing. He is totally awesome and I’m grateful that I can be his mama.

So here’s the latest pic of me. My daughter says I look mysterious and Β like I’m ‘up to no good’ in this photo. Oh well, I don’t have many photos of me since I’m behind the camera most of the time. I was setting up for a session and did some self portraits to test light. All of the smiling ones were HORRID so this is the best I’ve got for now. πŸ˜›

And my sweet mister D. I love him so very much and he makes me smile constantly!!!

This gorgeous wedding was held at The Loft in Astoria, Oregon. Astoria is one of my absolute FAVORITE places to photograph!! We got lucky with the weather and ended up with some outdoor photos even though it was SUPER cold out.

I had the extreme pleasure of my second shooter being my dear friend Amber Anderson of Amber Anderson Photography. She is amazing and we always have a blast when we work together.

Huge congrats to Jamie and Jarret. I’m so thankful and grateful that you selected me as your wedding photographer. I known you have a lot of choices out there and I’m so lucky to have been a part of your special day!!!

And enough of the chitter chatter; here’s some of my favorites from the day!!!!