Category Archives: Personal

A Love Letter To My Husband

Dear Curt,   It’s hard to believe today we are celebrating  our 21st wedding anniversary.  Sometimes it feels like it was only yesterday and other times seems like it’s  been a lifetime!  Either way, I could not imagine my life without you.  You are my greatest gift from God.  The odds where against us from the beginning,  we come from two different worlds and yet somehow we managed to make a world of our own.  People told us we would never make it and that it would be best toView full post »

The Big Reveal!

Today’s post is a very special post.  It’s the Big Reveal day I have been talking about for the past few days!  Today I am sharing with you something that I have been wanting to do over a year ago. Something that I have been working very hard at and I can’t believe it’s actually happening!  But before I share the big secret let me first tell you how it all came to be. As you know I am a Wedding and High School Photographer.  Over the past three years I used the seniorView full post »

Happy Holidays

This will be the last post of the year. It’s a very well known tradition for photographers to write a post of  the best of for the year that is coming to an end.  I however decided to give myself permission not to stress out about it since I haven’t even made my selections from  my archives and I did not think ahead.  I am taking some time off to spend time with my family over the holidays and focus on my goals for 2015.  I am taking sometime off to reflect on what worked whatView full post »

It All Happened in Courtroom 2!

Normally I don’t like courthouses. I actually dread the idea of having to go to a courthouse but this time was different.  This date was marked on my calendar with a big happy face.  It was a day we had been waiting patiently for few years now.  A day that would change many lives forever, a day that our family would grow plus one.  And it all happen in Courtroom 2! Normally when we have a new member in our family we like to introduce them to the world.  But today is not  about anView full post »

Eugene Wedding Magazine | Eugene and Destination Wedding Photographer

Eugene Wedding Magazine Photographer Someone please pinch me! I still can’t believe that one of my styled weddings has been published in Eugene Weddings Magazines. It has been a long time goal of mine. 2013 was a year of getting out of my comfort zone and dreaming big and believing that dreams can become a reality with hard work and perseverance.  This was my first time submitting to a magazine, so I was a beyond excited when Eugene Weddings contacted me with the news that they wanted to use myView full post »

A Gift From My Dad | Eugene Portrait Photographer

When I told my brother that I had done a photo session of our dad at Owen’s Rose Garden, his response was, “are you crazy?” “You don’t photograph men in a garden, men need something  manly!” HAHA! I would tell you which one of my four brothers said this but I know at least my three sisters will be reading this, and maybe my brothers too and it would be fun to see if they can figure out which brother made this comment. All I can say to my brother is that realView full post »

A Taste of My Heritage: Guachinango, Jalisco, Mexico

Guachinango , Jalisco, Mexico. This year I started working on a personal goal of mine. While I can’t give a lot of the details right now, part of it was me visiting my hometown of Guachinango, Jalisco, Mexico. A place that will always be home.  And just to be clear, I said “Guachinango” not to be confused with “Huachinago”. Unless you are from Guachinango or Jalisco, Mexico, you probably never heard of this place. Guachinango is a small town nestled in centralView full post »

In Search of God’s Purpose and A Drean Come True! – Eugene Portrait Photographer

You know, you know when without a doubt that its God’s will to do something or go somewhere but when you do the thing you thought you where suppose to do or go to the place, you are frustrated because you don’t see the writing on the wall? But because you know it was His will, you are still trusting Him that on his perfect timing He will reveal his plan…. Twelve years ago I was at an intercessor prayer conference and while I was there Africa kept coming to mind. Not sure why but it was anView full post »

Happy Birthday JJ! | Eugene Portrait Photographer

I was told the odds of me having children were against me but God had a different plan for my life. He has blessed me with two amazing children. I was almost four months pregnant when I found out I was pregnant with Jeremy (JJ). I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I was to hear the good news. I didn’t want to find out if I was having a boy or girl. I love surprises and suspense. However, I knew from the beginning that he was going to be a boy. I fell in love with this littleView full post »