“I Clicked It Up a Notch” February Contest :: Okinawa Newborn Photographer

My most favorite picture from February is this picture that I took of 1 day old Gunner.  I visited my friend in the hospital because I wanted to get a few shots of this miracle as new as I could.  I’m going to take some “official” newborn shots of him this weekend – SO excited!  We’ve all been waiting SO long for this lil guy 🙂

Click It Up A Notch

Baby G-man :: Okinawa Newborn Photographer

I LOVE MY JOB.  I get to share special moments with families that just overflow my heart with so much love.  I have a major soft spot for babies which I think grew when I went to the Philippines.  Yesterday (Friday, February 24, 2012) at 7:51pm (Japan Time), Gunner was born to Jaime&Travis 🙂 I stopped by the hospital real quick so I could meet the little man, as well as, grab some hospital pics.

First of all, I have never seen a dad as happy as Travis!  He opened that door with the biggest smile on his face.  Proud daddy 🙂  Sigh.  That baby took my breath away with his major cuteness.  He will definitely be a heartbreaker.  There is so much love in this little family already.  And Jaime looks amazing after having a baby the day before.  She looks beautiful and happy and ready for mommy-hood.

The miracles of babies will always confound me, and it will probably last until I have my own children.  Stay tuned for more pictures of Gunner – we’ve got a newborn session coming up!

R+K = Twinsies :: Okinawa Baby Photographer

I got to meet this pair of 7 week old babies this past Monday.  Boy, are they adorable!  It was my first BABY shoot, and it was twice as many as normal 😉 Baby R and Baby K were just precious and definitely entertaining (as all babies are to me).  The best part was when mom and dad put them in Thing 1 and Thing 2 costumes – CUTE x 2!

Project 365 :: Day 20 :: “Lines”

Okay, so a design element to use are “lines.”  First thing that popped in my head was LIGHTS.  AND the lights that I was thinking about are the strings of lights that farmers here on Okinawa use over their crops.  I still have no idea what their purpose is, but I’m assuming either UV or warmth.  They aren’t always on a night (which is another goal of mine), however I do enjoy looking at them during the day too.  I get this happy feeling when I drive past them, sort of the feeling I used to get when I’d drive back to Santa Barbara from Temecula when I’d see that ocean.  Those views cause me to take in a deep breath and when I release, I’m happy 🙂

Project 365+1 :: Day 18 :: “Bull Fight!”

I got super lucky for this picture!  I was on my way to pick up my husband from Typhoon Motors (one of our on base car repair places) when I saw a bull, as I usually do on this road.  However, today it was LOOKING at the road.  FINALLY.  I stopped, got out, and started taking pictures.  Well, this older gentleman and child stopped and got out too.  The man tells me, “there will be a bull fight in 20minutes, at 2.  A practice fight.”  COOL.  I drove off to tell my husband, and then I came right back.  They were bringing in another bull, and he was HUGE!  The man tells me, “that bull is mine.”  NO WAY.  Anyhoo, he tells me he is about 800kg (converted to approx. 1764 lbs!) and should get to about 1000kg.

The fight was so awesome to watch.  They were pretty excited to get in it!  🙂  Here’s my favorite shot from the fight.