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2012- The Year In Review | Santa Clarita California Portrait Photographer

2012 has been such a fan­tas­tic year! I had 94 por­trait ses­sions this year and had the plea­sure of pho­tograph­ing 37 brand new peo­ple. Many of my for­mer new­borns came back to see me for mile­stones and fam­i­ly ses­sions. It is such a joy to be able to cap­ture the very first por­traits of so many chil­dren, I am tru­ly hon­ored by the trust fam­i­lies place in me. My own lit­tle fam­i­ly con­tin­ued to pros­per and grow, I am tru­ly, tru­ly blessed.

 

 

2012 California Family Photographer of the Year | Santa Clarita Portrait Photographer

I have the most excit­ing news to share!!! The Pro­fes­sion­al Pho­tog­ra­phers of Amer­i­ca and the Pro­fes­sion­al Pho­tog­ra­phers of Cal­i­for­nia released com­pe­ti­tion results this week. I am super proud and hum­bled to share that I’ve been named the 2012 CALIFORNIA FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!! I am also the recip­i­ent of the Fuji Mas­ter­piece Award for the state of Cal­i­for­nia. The com­bined scores of the four images I sub­mit­ted ranked in the top 20 for the West­ern Dis­trict of the PPA and in the top 10 for the state of Cal­i­for­nia. My image of lit­tle Fre­ja with big sis­ter Isabel was the big win­ner. Cas­sidy and Jake in the heart also received a mer­it and will be mov­ing on to inter­na­tion­al com­pe­ti­tion. The Glover fam­i­ly smooching and sweet lit­tle Cassie round­ed out my entries for this year. My images will hang at Pro Pho­to Expo in Pasade­na in August and I’ll have some snazzy new plaques and tro­phies for my office :)

Toddler Time and the WPPI download | Santa Clarita Baby Photographer

I have so much blog­ging to catch up on this week, expect lots of posts from me! I’ve just returned from Wed­ding and Por­trait Pho­tog­ra­phers Inter­na­tion­al con­ven­tion and trade show in Las Vegas. My web­site com­pa­ny Show­it asked me to come and speak on a pan­el about find­ing your niche in the por­trait indus­try and cre­at­ing a suc­cess­ful por­trait busi­ness through spe­cial­iza­tion. What an hon­or. I was lucky enough to speak with out­stand­ing boudoir pho­tog­ra­ph­er Jen­nifer Rosen­baum of Jen­er­a­tions Boudoir in New York and amaz­ing high school seniors pho­tog­ra­ph­er Hol­li True from Ore­gon. We had a great time and hope­ful­ly shared lots of use­ful infor­ma­tion with those in our class. I went to plen­ty of class­es as well and near­ly ran myself ragged with ven­dor par­ties, get togeth­ers, class­es, sem­i­nars, trade shows, oh my. I brought back so much fan­tas­tic infor­ma­tion I can wait to imple­ment in my busi­ness and I got to see some amaz­ing new prod­ucts I can’t wait to use as well. Anoth­er thing I brought back is the ear­ly Beta release of Showit’s HTML5 mir­ror­ing, holy amaz­ing­ness! If you are not an inter­net geek what that means is my full web­site is now avail­able in all it’s gor­geous­ness right on your tablet, smart­phone or ipad. It kind of rocks, check it out. Best of all I got to hang out with dozens of amaz­ing pho­tog­ra­phers and friends. I’m a lucky girl. Here’s a few high­lights from my trip:

 

I don’t think I can have a blog post with­out babies, can I??? Some of my sweet­hearts are grow­ing up and came to see me in the last few weeks for mile­stone shoots. Stel­la and Jacob are both two years old now and sweet Cas­sel is 21 months. Time is fly­ing!!!

 

Kylee | Santa Clarita Portrait Photographer

Recent­ly I had the priv­i­lege of pho­tograph­ing a very spe­cial lit­tle girl named Kylee through the char­i­ty orga­ni­za­tion Inspi­ra­tion Through Art. Kylee suf­fers from mito­chon­dr­i­al dis­or­der which caus­es a com­plex mul­ti­tude of health ail­ments. Kylee has a feed­ing and a drainage tube and wears a lit­tle back­pack that holds her nour­ish­ment. She has a hard time tol­er­at­ing heat and cold so we did her ses­sion here in my stu­dio. Kylee’s sib­lings all suf­fer from mito­chon­dr­i­al dis­or­der in vary­ing degrees but Kylee is the most severe­ly affect­ed. Kylee was back in the hos­pi­tal just after our ses­sion. While I hear she is doing well I hope you’ll join me in prayer and well wish­es for her con­tin­ued recov­ery.

 

2011- the year in review | Santa Clarita Portrait Photographer

2011 has been an amaz­ing year!!! I had the plea­sure of work­ing with 32 tiny new peo­ple. I was able to cap­ture some first smiles and even a few first steps! Over 40 babies came to see me for mile­stone ses­sions. My Fall sea­son was jam packed full of fun fam­i­lies. My lit­tle fam­i­ly has con­tin­ued to blos­som, I am tru­ly blessed. Thank you for let­ting me be a part of your year.

 

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