Kaylee at Six Months

What a difference six months makes! Oh yes – Kaylee wasn’t ready for newborn photos at all and she let us know. So, fast-forward six months and we have a little model-in-the-making! She was adorable and we got lots of great photos this time.

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Baby Natalia

The parents weren’t able to get “newborn” photos, but one month old Natalia was still tiny, petite and no doubting that she is a girl with that adorable pixie face. She wasn’t always too sure about this strange person aiming a scary black box at her, but we managed to capture enough pictures of her and her doting parents. Here are just a few.

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Engagement Photos in Cayucos, Ca.

Julie and Joaquin live in the Bay area, but have a special connection to the beach and Cayucos, in particular. So while they were staying at On The Beach Bed and Breakfast, I met them for their engagement photos there. Their hopes of photos on the pier (right across from the B&B) didn’t happen because of a major renovation to restore it was still in progress. But we found lots of nice spots under the pier and along the beach.

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Jones Family

This is the perfect time of year to photograph here on my property in west Atascadero with all the beautiful greenery surrounding us. Little Connor had plenty of energy as we traipsed around here and there – and he was so excited to see the little tractor, as he Loves trucks and tractors! Two month old Julia was so adorable, and there is definitely no mistaking her for a little girl. Abby did a great job choosing the perfect coordinating clothing, and Ryan was a great sport as we wandered around looking for the perfect spots for the pictures.

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Bitterwater Road

Bitterwater Road, east of Paso Robles, Ca. off of Hwy. 46 E is one of those long meandering country roads that I’m sure lie outside every town. This time of year is the best time to take the time for the mini road trip. I intended to wind up at Shell Creek to get some wildflower pictures, but I pulled over a few times too many and it was too dark by the time I got there. Here are just a few of the many photos I took that day. If you want to see the photos larger, just click on one.

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Let’s share the road, please.

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A roof sitting atop a collapsed structure. I was told later that it used to be a general store.

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An abandoned property?

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Obviously, I think, no one lives in the house . . .

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I can see for miles . . . Interesting – there is no fencing between the cows and the roadway.

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Sort of looks like something you would find in Europe. Couldn’t tell if it was once a structure or a wall.

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My trusty steed and some of the gorgeousness I got to observe that day in March, 2015.

Capturing Clouds in California

A cloudy day around here for a photographer is like a ufo sighting – we have to run out and see if we can capture a shot! So on 2-28-15 I took off on my trusty steed down Hwy. 41 E. Perfect time of year because the grasses are still green, and that doesn’t last long around here. A sky full of puffy clouds can turn a mundane country road view into something a bit magical.

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Cloudy day in San Luis Obispo County, Feb. 2015

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Baby Kaylee

Little Kaylee was feeling a bit camera shy on the day we had scheduled for her newborn photos. So we went a few days over the official “newborn” stage. But she was much more comfortable and we got some adorable photos of this little cutie.

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My Hero

“Do not confuse notoriety and fame with greatness . . . For you see, greatness is a measure of one’s spirit, not a result of one’s rank in human affairs.”  Sherman Finesilver

IMG_0361The flags won’t be flying at half mast today. The story of his passing won’t be told on the nightly news. But for people who knew and loved him, today marks the day we lost someone so very special. He was the guy who would always bring light wherever he went, from visiting his little niece (me) many years ago to the waitresses in his favorite coffee shop – he was so good at making people feel special and at putting a smile on their faces. I could write a book (there’s a reason he’s my hero) – but this isn’t the time and place. So here is my tribute to Robert Lee Brace, Uncle Bob to me. Today he joined his beloved wife Isabel, and I can just see them dancing away to his favorite, Stan Kenton.

I took the photo of him in Atalanta a few short years ago doing a fan dance with a giant leaf, with that smile that I will never forget.   “The great man is he who does not lose his child’s heart.”  Mencius

Is there someone special to you? If it’s been a while since you’ve seen them, then it’s time to give them a call or a visit.