Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Andrew and Jessica - Save the Date Sneak Peek

We interrupt your regularly scheduled programming of newborns, toddlers and kiddies...
yes, this is a post with zero munchkins!

No noses to wipe, no diapers to change and no snacks to feed little ones - what?? 
You mean I don't have to make silly faces and weird noises at you?

Here's a glimpse of a recent save-the-date session for an awesome duo - fierce one moment and funny the next, these two were up for anything! 
A&J, enjoy your sneak peek~

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A&J Sneak Peek

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Josiah's Newborn Session - Full Post

Wow, life has been...busy!!
You too?
Welcome to the lovely madness that is Fall.
Before you rush out to grab a pumpkin spice latte, put your Uggs on and prance in some leaves... R E L A X ... for 5 minutes, it's time to look at baby pictures!

It's been a while, but remember his sneak peek?
Well, here's some more of J's little cuteness! I love how he looks so different in every shot - so many new expressions - he was only one week old when this was taken.

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Josiah Bearhat
Josiah B&W Diptych
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Josiah Gray
Family Storyboard
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Congrats again Pete and Jiso - can't wait to see him next time we visit Seattle!

Chong Family

Friday, September 16, 2011

Hug somebody


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"I don't discriminate - I'm an equal-opportunity hugger."
~Author Unknown

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

You at Two

Dear Noelle,
Two years and two months ago, we moved to CA... and then you were born!
I call you my California baby.

You love:
(or "Elmo-mo" as you call him)
any stuffed animal, even hideous ones
the song "Jesus Loves Me"
to copy whatever your sister does
to dance and show off your hops
your pink blankie
natto (google it :) )
your Curious George doll
aunties that give you unending yummy snacks
your awesome parents and big sis

You dislike:
touching real animals, esp. hideous ones
being cut off from snacks
being cut off from bubbles
any insect that flies
the vaccuum (too loud)
Shamu (too big)

This is you at two!

Noelle's Second Birthday

Happy 2nd Birthday Noelle~ 
We love you forever and ever

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Koh Family Session - Sneak Peek

This post is long overdue, but here is a sneak peek of my awesome niece and nephew and the family session we did together back in Seattle...

Love the first picture because I didn't even ask him to smile...he just really adores his mommy!

I love my Mom
And love the special bond between a brother and sister..

Brother and Sister
P.S. Dear Mason - your football photo is awesome. I'll show it to you soon!
And Riley, Hollywood is waiting!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Airplanes and Bowties

You won't find these things in my house... nope.
Everyday I'm up to my ears in tutus, princess shoes and baby strollers, so I'm always fascinated by boy accessories - newsboy caps, bowties and sweater vests - love it!

Here's a sneak peek at Joshua's 1 year old shoot in preparation for his upcoming airplane themed 1st birthday party. His little bowtie was adorable - this boy is gonna be a heartbreaker!

Joshua was also the first newborn shoot I ever did - so special to be able to capture his first moments and then celebrate his first year of life - enjoy!

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And a trip down memory lane...
Newborn Joshua

Any parent will tell you...that first year goes by SO fast!
Cherish every moment~

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First Day

Dear Naomi,
Today is your first day of preschool.
Mixed emotions .... happy for you, sad to see my baby growing up, wishing I could hold onto you a little longer...
Where did the time go? I still remember bringing you home from the hospital and all of a sudden you are 4 years old. 
Nowadays you say funny things like,
"Mommy, make it happen, let's go." 
"I used to pick my nose...(pause).... Actually, I still pick my nose right now."
"Mommy, don't call me Naomi! Today, I'm Princess Marina!"
"Mommy (sighing deeply), I think I'm going to need a cast." [shortly after getting a shot in your arm. Later on, you mentioned that a sling would work fine too.]

Happy with Mr. Goat
And last night, because you were feeling a little scared about your new school, you prayed, "God, please help me be thankful that I can go to school and help me not complain to Mommy and Daddy....". 
I know you will do great and you will love everything about preschool. You'll probably run into the room and not look back.


Just remember to give your mommy and little sis an extra big hug when we pick you up...
we will miss you more than you know! 

[pics taken at Santa Ana Zoo]

Thursday, September 1, 2011


You washed your face and then washed his.
I like catching you in your sweet moments.