a much gooder blog.

ok ladies and germs, i moved my photography blog to HERE.

check it!


Little Charlotte, the most perfect pumpkin of them all, had the best time running around the pumpkin patch in
Escondido. I don't know what was cuter, her little gingham dress or her persistence when trying to pick up the
pumpkins that were five times her size. I had such a great time here at the patch, it brought back so many memories
of my massachusetts childhood and how our pumpkin patches and orchards always put you in the mood to welcome Fall.











Thanks for the smiles Charlotte, and thanks Melissa and Chet for giving me an excuse to go on a hay ride!


my friend nichole is lucky enough to have an october 31st birthday. this makes me extremely jealous. but i decided
to throw a birthday party for her anyways. i only got to take a few shots since i was playing hostess, but it was a
total blast and everyone's costumes were hilarious.

lori - the irish mexican:


candice - batgirl:


amy - little dead riding hood:


kerry - a deviled egg:


tracy - a christmas tree:


ben - zohan:


carp - the shamwow guy: (haha!)


cupcakes - skeletons:


and the beautiful birthday girl - medusa:


i love how all the pictures are all tilted because i had a fake knife glued to my forehead. :)

happy halloween! (and thank god it's over, we had 3 parties this year, pretty sure i'm retiring the old knife thrower's
assistant costume)

time to set up the christmas tree!


I'm so into halloween this year, I'm getting out of control. I'm throwing a party Friday night so here's some of the
hot Halloween action I've going goin on up in here!

Can't wait!


yesterday a friend found a little guy wandering around and asked me if i would take him in until we found his home.
of course i said yes, i have the softest spot for orphan dogs. well little jack is just about the cutest puppers
on the planet (ok next to robo). here's the little guy, a.k.a. jack. i just had to take some pics of him.


annnd this is robo (my dog - prepare to see a million pics of him in the future) looking not so excited about the new guy.


in fact - he's so not excited that he won't let jack have any of his toys, drink out of his water bowl, and get any kind of
attention from me.

hopefully we can find this little dude's home, i don't think he's going to stay here :(

oh! i almost forgot! i was tagged on Life Happens to do one of those "7 things about you" lists. i'm not a big fan of
passing the burden onto anyone, so i feel like its fair to link the "challenger" but invite anyone who reads this to do if
they feel like it. there. no burden.

here goes!

1) every night, before bed, i put on my comfy pants and do a "comfy pants dance". its very ridiculous, has lots of
flailing and shuffling, and is always hilarious if i do say so myself.

2) i was a retail store manager for over 10 years. i ran several multi million dollar stores during that time. i quit
my job, went to school for graphic design, and am now a photographer. but even now when i go shopping, i fold the
shirts on the tables for peace of mind.

3) i grew up in a house that had a yard with a huuuuge garden in it. for years and years i ate fresh veggies plucked
right out of it, from peppers to carrots, tomatoes, onions. we had apples, strawberries, even pumpkins along
with hundreds of varieties of flowers. however. i have a black thumb. i can't belive i have kept this one plant alive
for a couple years (i think its a weed).

4) my parents were hippies and named me after the union of james taylor and carly simon. gag.

5) speaking of music, my number one dreamboat is trent reznor and my first concert was richard marx. i am a closet
britney fan and put on stevie wonder's greatest hits once a week. the beatles have always been/will always be
the greatest band ever (during their drug experimenting years, that is). and i can not STAND puffy and kanye.

6) i'm originally from boston (well, auburn) massachusetts, love the red sox and the patriots, miss fresh maine lobster,
and occasionally don't pronounce my R's.

7) i put balsamic vinegar on my pizza. i've been making pizza zingy since '99. did i really just say that?

ok. time to eat. mmm pizza.



Being in a relationship with someone in the Navy will guarantee you lots of highs and lows in life, that is one thing
I can guarantee you.

But moments like these - like what I'm about to show you - make it all worthwhile.

My amazing friend Nichole called me a month ago and told me the exciting news - her husband "Carp" made chief!
She asked me if I would attend the pinning ceremony and take pictures of the big day, the day she gets to walk up
in front of everyone and put his pin on for the first time. This is one of those once in a lifetime moments, and
I got to document her (and their son Jack's) overflowing pride and ear-to-ear smiles.

Congratulations Carp!









and we just did a few fun family pics outside, look at this bomb diggs old plane we found "parked" in the lot!



Thanks for letting me be a part of your big day Carps!


look what i can do.

guess what!? (what!?) i went to school for graphic design!

which means i can design just about anything you want, from birth announcements to invitations, save
the dates and christmas cards. i've done them all.

obv i can take your pics, but if you live 3000 miles away (hi friends and fam on the east side!) i can also
use an image you already have.

oh and: i give you the option of having them printed up on nice beautious paper and sent to you, OR i can
simply email you a digital file and you can do some biz with your local printer. either way, you get a
custom card and all the other moms/families/friends will be jealous.

isn't that the POINT?

pricing will be up soon, or contact me for deets if you're antsy.




a downtown san diegan italian wedding with cookies and the color turquoise? yes pls.

aww i loved this wedding. everything was put together beautifully and the crew was a ton of fun.



this church was beautiful!! our lady of the rosary, right in the center of little italy.







p.s. this wedding party ruled. every one was super excited to take pictures and they came out great. how funny is this?!



and last but certainly not least, some detail shots:






congrats anthony and shauna, here's to many many many many years of happiness! *clink*