Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Cool Door

While shooting a portrait session recently, I saw this cool door. The house above it not so cool, but the door! Sweet!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Kelsi's Sneak Peek

I had the pleasure of shooting Kelsi's senior portraits. Here is a preview of things to come...

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Happy Birthday

I celebrated my 44th birthday yesterday with a bunch of teenagers. I know, not a typical birthday party for a middle-aged dude, but I happen to coach high schoolers in the fine sport of cross country, and the schedule called for a big meet in San Diego on my birthday. So it was a "working party."

The kids ran great -- present enough! -- but afterwards we were able to relax at the city pool there in the park where the meet was held, and so we all had some pizza and fun times.

Here are a few shots I took while at the party, including the surprise birthday cake while they serenaded me with the oldest song in the books.

A fun day for me!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Neil and Amy

I got to know Neil way back in the early 90's. He was a bright, talented teenager, full of direction and purpose and a positive attitude that screamed, "I can." Amy was a year older, and in that she wasn't on the cross country team that I coached, I missed the opportunity to get to know her during those years.

Neil and Amy graduated in the mid-90's and our lives all went in different directions, sort of. Amy graduated from UCR, Neil from UCI, and I moved from teaching at Ayala in Chino Hills to King in Riverside. Their high school romance continued to blossom and they ended up getting married just after graduating from college.

Time has been good to Amy and Neil. High school sweethearts, they've recently celebrated 10 years of marriage and are parents to Raymond and Clark, two of the cutest little boys you could lay your eyes on.

During our photo shoot, we got to catch up on the last 15 years, marveling at how time flies. Neil is a successful business man in Corona, Amy left teaching to raise her boys but has recently started up her own event and wedding planning business. Given her amazing organizational skills and professionalism, the firm is aptly named, Every Little Detail. Check her out online and on Facebook!

Through 90 minutes of shooting a host of images of their adorable family, I enjoyed chatting, throwing "high fives" to Clark and Raymond -- both of whom were troopers for almost the entire shoot -- and having fun capturing the Nehmens before another fifteen years passes us all by.

Thanks Amy and Neil ... not only was it great capturing the beauty of your family in images, it was even more fun catching up on what is the beauty of your lives. Keep on!