Wednesday, December 4, 2013

November 2013

Kabuki's parents called me to see
if I would do a location shoot.
Of course!
Kabuki is a Shitzu mix and has cancer.
They wanted a photo shoot at their
favorite location near Pt. Vincente.
One would never know this little
guy is sick as he pranced excitedly
to his favorite bench.
His Mom posed him in a variety
of poses, one more adorable than 
the next. He was perfectly happy
to accommodate her!
Seeing the wind blow this little guy's
soft fur at the beach, was pure joy.

I have known Frances' Mom since she was four-years old.
I love spending time with her daughter and son at the South Coast
Botanic Gardens. They merrily run from spot to spot,
readily posing. We have been visiting the garden annually
and posing in the same locales each time. I love seeing their
growth from year to year.

Anniversary Joy

In October, I had the pleasure of photographing a
fiftieth anniversary party for a local couple.
Four children, 14 grandchildren and
three great-grandchildren!
This family really knew how to party
and all could feel their love and
appreciation of one another.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

August Wedding Bliss

My second daughter, Amy married a remarkable man,
Kristian, in Half Moon Bay, CA.
A garden wedding by the sea with
all of the bridegroom's family from
Denmark present.
Wonderful warm, loving feelings
pervaded throughout.
At dinner that evening, Kristian's father
led a toast and then the
Danish Bridal Waltz was played. We all surrounded
the couple in a circle while they danced.
Encompassed in love.
Wishing them a lifetime of love, health and happiness.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

July, Celebrate!

A wedding overlooking the Pacific Ocean
on a warm July night.

Fiesta with Mariachis!

Lawn game participant.

Best Dog.

Stunning Succulent Bouquets.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June, Full of Parties

Bride to be, Amy, is pondering how to answer 
questions posed to her fiancĂ© Kristian, at her bridal shower. 
Since Kristian hails from Denmark, 
we gave the shower a Danish theme. 
Dessert: Danish pastries of course! 
Traditional Danish sandwiches were 
served as well as Danish beer. 
It was a heart-warming party to honor 
my 'second daughter.'

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

May In Stitches

No grass growing around this quilter.
Traditional and art quilts alike.
One for a skateboarder.
The other for a galley. 
A cartography quilt of LA's South Bay.

April Showers

Sunny Day for Susan's Spring Bridal Shower!
Happy happy bride, soon to be Mrs. Robinson.
So much warmth and good wishes 
from friends and family.

March Birthday Boy

The Most Happy Fella: My brother-in-law, 
Bernie November!
At his 75th birthday brunch, we dicussed naming
Bernie's Bend at Hot Creek Ranch.
Why not???

February Fiesta!

Fiesta at Heirloom LA!
Yummy corn right off the truck!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Lion Love

Not just a highlight of 2012, but a remarkable experience of a lifetime. The crowning moment of our trip to South Africa and parts north.

This was taken at the Lion Encounter in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. It is an active conservation program for African lions.

Pictured here is a 17-month old male lion. Nearby is his sister. They play together just as kittens do, except that their paws are bigger than our heads!