A perfect Dutch Baby – Inland Empire Newborn Photography

blogging got put on hold a little last week while I was getting ready for my brother’s wedding. But this week should be full of new stuff for you!

This is beautiful baby Dutch. He was a modest little cutie, he was totally not a fan of being naked. Menifee Lakes Newborn Photography

Happy Monday everyone! Hope your week is fabulous.



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Eva & Mark : A Newland Barn, Huntington Beach Wedding

It was such a gloriously gloomy morning when Eva and Mark were married. The ceremony was pleasantly cool, and the lighting was stunning for photos. And as if on cue, right as things were heating up in the reception and guests were ready to dance, the clouds burned off into the most beautiful sunny Orange County weather you could imagine.

Eva and Mark are a beautiful complimentary couple. Mark is more stoic, and Eva’s smile lights up a room. I shot this wedding with Jeremiah of Bonjean Photography, so this was my first time meeting the couple, but they were both so wonderfully inviting. They were married at Newland Barn in Huntington Beach. Huntington beach wedding Corey Morgan Photography

if you can’t tell, I am pretty madly in love with her dress.Eva & Mark Vintage Lace Wedding Dress
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Hope you had a fabulous long weekend!

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A Beautiful Baby Boy – Riverside Newborn Photographer

First of all, I love his name: Brendan James. So cute and so classic! And second, holy moly he’s the cutest. He was so alert the whole time, just watching everything. Even when he looks like he’s sleeping? I can pretty much promise you he’s not. Not a cry out of him though! Such a trooper.

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Have a happy Labor day weekend! Here’s to hoping you labor as little as possible.

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An Afternoon at the Los Angeles Arboretum : Candis + Patrick Engagement Portraits

Candis and Patrick have that gift that makes me kinda jealous. Ok, well, I guess I’m jealous for a couple reasons. 1. They are perfect together. They compliment each other beautifully. And 2. They have that effortless way of making other people feel comfortable. Not in an overly chatty way, but in this simple welcoming honest way. I was so thankful for the great conversation and totally comfortable silences as we walked the mile plus walk around the LA arboretum.

And I really love they way those two elements combine. Their love is amazing, and they are both so beautifully comfortable in it. I love the way Patrick made Candis laugh the whole time.  Their love just radiated through Candis’ gorgeous little smile.  It brings me so much joy to be able to watch love like theirs in the budding stages of their relationship.

Their wedding is just two months away, I just know Candis is gonna be a knockout in her wedding dress.

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Elijah is one! + his awesome family : Temecula Family Portraits

I seriously left this session thinking about ways I could “borrow” Eli.  I would say steal, but I don’t want to scare anyone. He was such a stinkin cutie.  I’ve never had a 1 year old look at the camera smiling the whole time. He was such a champ.

This is one of my favorite families around. I feel so fortunate to be around for all the milestones in the their lives. You guys are awesome.

Happy Monday guys! Hope your weekend was as perfect as mine.

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the best + worst part of working at home (plus a killer tomatillo salsa)

The best part about working at home is being home. The worst part? Being home. For sure. Because on days like today, when I’m really easily distracted, I have the choice to allow myself to be. No boss, no coworker’s drama, no… anything really. I do miss the work environment a little bit. But now that I’m home a lot, I have an awesome veggie garden, I can cook more, run more, and have more deep conversations with Nala. My Golden Labradow. Ok, she’s a crazy mutt, but either way. Tomato, Tomatoh.

Speaking of tomatoes – I am currently sweating from a tomatillo salsa I just whipped up. It’s that hot. I’m not complaining, but my keyboard might melt soon. I’m not big on recipes, so I’m pretty darn good at making salsa because very little measuring is required. In the aforementioned garden, I planted all the goods I need to make completely homemade salsa. The only thing I didn’t plant was garlic, and for some reason all my cilantro died. I don’t have the greenest of thumbs.

I love a good green salsa. There are a lot of mediocre green salsas, but when I find a good one… I’m a happy lady. So I’m on my quest to make the perfect one. In my mind, green sauce is spicier than red, and is full of cilantro and jalapenos (and of course tomatillos). I’m actually still pretty far away from perfecting it, but today’s concoction was a pretty darn good alternative.

If you aren’t familiar with tomatillos, I would suggest you acquaint yourself soon. They aren’t just green tomatoes. And they are not “tomato-tillos” like my mom says. They’re ripe when they start to break out of the bottom of their husk. But my plant likes to drop them much sooner, so I’m no expert.

If you want to make a killer salsa, take about a pound of tomatillos out of their husks, cut them in half and roast the little guys for about 5-8 minutes at 400. Then add half an onion, a couple small jalapenos, cilantro, garlic, and lime juice. Add a little salt, pepper, and cumin to taste. (I roast about half of the amount of onion I add so it has both the sweet flavor and the bite). Then blend it all together in a food processor or blender and viola. You have a quick, easy, and flavorful salsa. You can also use it as a sauce for fish, or green sauce for enchiladas.

I haven’t tried to make this with raw tomatillos yet, but that might be my next experiment because what I’ve been making so far is pretty sweet. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know! In the meantime, I’ll continue on my quest for the perfect green sauce.

Below is a husked tomatillo and the delicious finished product. My salsa is way less green than yours will be. All the jalapenos left on my plant have turned red. Might be why my salsa is so hot too. 

I would love nothing more than for you to find your favorite person, make some of this salsa, make some tacos, grab two cold ones and enjoy.

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Mike + Sabrina – Guardian Jet Center Engagement Portraits, Ontario CA

I got up at 5 am for this shoot. Which really isn’t that crazy, but getting up while it’s still dark, gathering my multiple bags, and cruising through my old Starbucks felt strangely familiar. That was the exact routine of early mornings getting to my old job. Which, during the holidays, I got up before 5 every day of the week. It was not my favorite part of that job. But honestly, I would get up in the dark every morning to shoot at an airport. To shoot anywhere really. That’s how I know this “job” is the one. So if anyone out there is looking for a sunrise session, I’m totally ready for it. 

I didn’t know that the Inland Empire had a Jet Center. But I guess most likely that’s because I’m not in the business of needing to store or use my personal jet. If I did, Guardian would totally be the place I’d use.

This was the long-awaited second half of Sabrina & Mike’s engagement shoot (the first half is here). It’s been in the works since about January, and I’m so glad we could make it happen. I could not be more excited for Mike and Sabrina’s wedding. They are so sweetly and simply in love that I can’t stand it.

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Mike & Sabrina are my 9.10.11 couple, so wedding pics are coming soon!

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