February 24, 2011

38 Weeks


Me at 38 weeks. And I'm not even 38 weeks anymore, I'm 39 weeks and 2 days. This little girl could arrive any day now and that would be fine with me. I've been burning through my to-do list as fast as I can, but it seems for every one action I cross off, two get added. I've accepted it will not all get done no matter how hard I try.

My mom has been here all week and I'm so thankful. So now we just wait, and I keep working until a baby stops me : )

P.S. I took a photo of me at 38 weeks with Baker in front of these same pictures. Wow, I look really different.

February 17, 2011

Betsy & Stenn's Engagement :: Santa Barbara





An adorable couple. A pretty party dress. Our new-to-us BMW 2002. Sunny Santa Barbara.
Recipe for one fun afternoon of photography.

February 14, 2011

Smile


Happy Valentine's Day. xoxo.

February 9, 2011

Charmaine & Derek in Utterly Engaged Issue #14



Love seeing Charmaine & Derek's wedding in the new issue of Utterly Engaged. This online wedding magazine is gorgeously designed and full of beautiful imagery and ideas. Thanks to Charmaine & Derek for having me - It was such a lovely weekend - and sweethearts Lucia & Henny of UE for publishing!

See the entire issue here (Charmaine & Derek's wedding pp.127-147)

February 8, 2011

A Spy Birthay Party

After I saw a Save The Date like this in MS Weddings, I wanted to use it for a birthday party invite. So, spy theme it was. I downloaded the templates from marthastewart.com and changed it a bit in InDesign. These were printed on my Epson Workforce 600 first printing the words, then running them through a second time to print the red squiggles. I ordered the decoders from The 3D Market.
Made a birthday banner in Photoshop and printed on cardstock. Two kinds of homemade mini cupcakes - chocolate & lemon, striped trays & napkins from Ikea, Stripey paper straws.
 
Who doesn't love a photobooth? I collected disguises from different stores and my own closet.

At 36 weeks pregnant, a party in our small house seemed like too much so we decided on the very awesome indoor playground in town & one of Baker's favorite places. Socks are a must so we brought extras just in case (inspired by Charmaine & Derek's bowlception I photographed in October...their extra socks even had little personalized wrappers...adorable).

Goodie bags! I have all these manila envelopes left over from photo school days so I designed labels for the bags to make them look like secret agent folders. Sunglasses from Oriental Trading, mini-notebooks from Target with smaller labels I designed, pencils for spy notes and stickers...because stickers are always fun.
Fuji Instax photos from the photobooth! We scanned these then sent the actual polaroids in the thank you notes.  Fun fun.

February 7, 2011

B is Three



Our little B is three today! All through this pregnancy, it has been "the baby will be here after you are three". Well, he's three which means he's about to be "the coolest big brother" (his words).  
 
Baker has been coming up with some priceless quotes these days, recently a conversation with Forest about racing and Forest trying to impress upon him that you can still have fun even if you don't win.
Under his breath, Baker says, "That's not the point".
Well, what is the point?
"Winning!"
Oh dear.

We celebrated at one of Baker's favorite places last weekend with a simple & low key Spy Themed party.  Even though Baker is asking when his "big" party is...???? I thought it was pretty fun and will do a little party post tomorrow.

Happy Birthday B. We enjoy your spirited nature, sense of humor, love of learning, and compliment skills (You're a cute mommy, you're a nice mommy...those are the best). We know you will in fact be the coolest big brother.