Wednesday, August 10, 2011

We've Moved...

I am so excited to announce our new blog home. You can now find our most recent posts, photography sessions, stories, and contests at our newly designed blog...

We have loved and appreciated our fans and we hope you join us at our new blog home!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Mops Mommas at Big Valley Grace, Modesto

Meet all of these Mops Mommas from Big Valley Grace in Modesto, CA. We serve along side of each other in a ministry called MOPS also known as Mothers of Preschoolers. Mops is a place where Moms can find friendship, encouragement, and resources to be the very best mommas that we can be.
I just started coming to the group last January after I quit my corporate job... I was looking for a place to get connected... a place to learn from other mommas... and a place to be real. I was so thankful to find so much authenticity and transparency. It was so comforting to know that I wasn't the only one with a strong willed child... and that I wasn't the only one who struggles to keep up with housework... and that I am normal- if I am lucky to squeeze in a shower. What we share is a desire to love on our families, develop their little minds and hearts, and teach them truth of who Christ is.
A couple of months ago... my heart was a bit restless and I began to pray about a place to serve. Both Jared and I had served for years in the high school group. And I miss it so much. We stepped down when our little ones arrived just because it was just so hard to give it our best in this crazy season of life that we are in. I realized that for this time... my home- my kids- my hubby need me to be focused on them and our home is the place where we need and want me to be investing in. After a bit of time I still felt like I was called to be serving outside our home too but I had no clue what that looked like... about the time I started praying about the right place for me to be - Heather (our lovely and fearless leader:) asked me to be a part of serving in MOPS and I knew it was the right fit... the best place for me to be. I absolutely love seeing and being a part of other moms finding a place where they belong... A place to ask questions... a place to vent... a place to be challenged... and a place that meets you right where you are at. I can't wait for fall to be here and to start back up with lots of new faces!
I was blessed to be able to snap a few photos of these ladies for the BVG Mops Website. These lovelies will be leading this fall for the.
So this is your official invite... if you are looking for a place to get connected or know of another momma who is- we would love to get you plugged in!
For more information about what MOPS is check out this link:

And for more information about MOPS at Big Valley Grace click the link below:


Friday, July 22, 2011

Family Photography - Sperling/Gondek Families

We had a wonderful morning on the 4th of July capturing this fun family photography. This is yet another moment where I am so thankful that I get to capture priceless moments of cute kiddos for parents to enjoy for forever! And I am still convinced that kids grow up way too fast! I can remember holding "A" when she was just a few months old! These sweet ones belong to cousins of ours... and I think its pretty neat that I get to spend a bit of extra time with them (and use photography as the excuse)

love this one!

I have the feeling he just might be a heart breaker! He is just too cute!

I love her smile full of giggles!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Sonke 40th Anniversary - Celebrating Family

I loved being able to capture this family photography as we celebrated the legacy of 40 years of marriage! It was really neat to see the generations of their family all together. My favorite part of the night was when all of the kiddos gathered around close!

Click this image right below... to see their fun family photos ... and video too!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Matilda Jane Fall Release Trunk Show - You & ME

Who's excited??? I AM! Come join us as we get to see the lovley new clothing line from Matilda Jane Clothing. Our release party for the You & Me fall line is on:

August 1st, 2011 4:00-6:00 pm (*please note a change in time- we wanted to give a bit more time for those coming from work)
email me at for directions!!!
or call 209-505-5250

***Interested in a FREE mini session from Recollect Photography?***

-Receive a FREE mini session from Recollect Photography with each order from our trunk show. (value of $100)

Can't make it to our show??? No worries - simply check out the MJC website and call in or email your order to me no later than 5:00 pm on August 1st, 2011 to

You can check out their website for more information on all of their fabulous finds!!! The collection tends to sell out fast which is why we are so excited to host our trunk show on the opening day! I have been in love with their collections for little girls (and ladies too ) for a long time now! They are just so sweet... and my favorite part is how comfy they are.

This line is filled with incredible colors and patterns which are perfect for Fall photos! I can't wait! We'd love you to bring your friends too!

Family Session - Bryant Family

I loved being able to spend some fun time with the Bryant Family! Ugh... their boys were just too cute!

The boys played with trikes, trucks, and baseballs... and we were able to capture them in their elements!

Cute brotherly love...

So... one of the cutest parts of the night was when little "C" put on his sunglasses with his cool guy look! Click on the image below to see a full video fusion slideshow with little "C", his sunglasses and sooo much more! It's crammed with cuteness from the whole family!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Families- The Sonke/Johnson Cute Cousin Crew

I always get excited to photography this sweet family! Little Miss "T" just loves to be in front of the camera... And I love to capture her!!! This time was especially special because their cousins where in town and we got to all play together!!!

Love the big group shot!

Such sweet cousins! Cute too!

Ok... seriously... their video slideshow is bursting with cuteness! I am so excited to share it with you!!! Click on the image below and enjoy!