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Things have been pretty quiet around here. We have been visiting family and working on our yard–things that truly make me happy! 

Last weekend marked the beginning of Portrait Sessions for us and we really had a great time being out in the beautiful weather with a client. I felt rejuvenated and alive–made me know why I fell in love with Photography years ago.

Well, all this to tell you to keep an eye out for some blog post in the coming weeks of beautiful people who are either graduating, getting married, or capturing family memories. 

One last sneak peek of this pretty lady before her blog post next week. 
If you didn’t see the first sneak peek, check out our facebook page!

This rain in Chico caught me off guard and we’re hoping it leaves by this weekend so we can enjoy being outdoors with our clients again!

Back to the grind

I am back to the grind after spending a week in Maui with my mom and youngest sister. It was a lot of fun and I am sore from hours of laughter–literally. We are all sore from getting to ride horses for 5 hours into the Haleakala Crater.
 I thought I’d share just a few photos as I still have about 600 to go through. 

Pina Coladas just taste that much better in Hawaii!
This little one–she is just too much. Can you tell she loves being the center of attention? It’s true. I gave her a little camera lesson and she took the photo of the flowers on the left! She was shooting in Manual mode–very smart girl:)
We stopped on the side of the road to enjoy this sunset. 
 I think this gives a good idea of what our week looked like–beach, sun, blue water, smiles, and giving Kennedy our undivided attention. I love her to pieces!
Thank you, Mom! Definitely a trip of a lifetime.

Northern California Photographer–Baby Elizabeth

Elizabeth was such a joy to work with. She was just a little over a week old and was asleep for most of the time–snuggly as ever. 
 I just love the look of a newborn little girl in her daddy’s arms. Her little feet are too cute.
Look at her little pout–so smoochable.
 Gosh, just so sweet. Mom let me have some newborn snuggles before they left and we all had a great time. 

Being a kid

Sometimes, you just have to be a kid. Amongst all of the adult things that we deal with on a day-to-day basis–be a kid. It is fun to giggle, to watch a silly movie, to wear pjs all day, or to build a fort.
Travis and I both had a three day weekend last weekend and we wanted to do something fun–something different. We planned on camping in our backyard. But, the rain on Friday put a damper on those plans. So, instead we he built a fort in our living room.
As I was falling asleep, I thought that in a few hours I would be nudging Travis to get in our bed with me. But, I also had a little inkling that wanted to be able to say that we slept in our living room fort all night. You know, on the hard ground…roughing it:)
We ended up sleeping the whole night in our fort and it was great! Not sure that I am going to ask Travis to set up another fort any time soon, but, I’m glad that we did it. I felt like I was a little girl have a sleep over with my best friend. I guess that is because I was having a sleep over with my best friend. Fancy that.
I hope that we continue to act like kids every once in a while. Even when we have our own kids, I want to build forts with them and have sweet kids taking up our fort. 
So, don’t forget to have fun in this crazy, but beautiful, world. Build a fort or go camp in your backyard:)
February 23, 2012 - 12:04 am

krystrom - This is so awesome!!! I LOVE that you made it through the night:) So great seeing you guys in Chico last weekend:) Love Katie

February 27, 2012 - 4:39 pm

DoolittleDesign - That's cute! Ben and I used to do that stuff before Delaney, but now my sleep is too precious. I forsee forts again in our future. take care!


Surprise, Mom! Happy Anniversary and Happy Valentine’s Day. Enjoy these photos of sweet twins Brooke & Abigail, and their older brother Trevor. Their Dad is surprising Mom with this Session for an Anniversary gift–too sweet!
We started out at Bidwell park to get a few ‘everyday’ photos of the kids playing in the park–swings, slides, more kids…they were happy.
 Trevor is in his element at the park.
Trevor reading to his twin sisters–they love him.
 We ended our Session in a field at the South end of Chico. Thank you to Grandma Pat, Auntie Kim, and Emily for your help!
Happy Anniversary Dennis and Andrea! You have lots to celebrate–including these three beauties. Enjoy! 
February 27, 2012 - 4:40 pm

DoolittleDesign - What a cute idea! Love it!