Monday, December 7, 2009

Happy Holidays

The holiday season is my favorite time of year because it's time for family and tradition. Every year, I love sending out our family's Christmas card with a new group portrait. I also enjoy photographing other families who honor the same tradition. Here are some of my favorite photos from a 2009 holiday shoot with the lovely Yeap family--Allan, Beth, Lizzie, and Oscar. Here's to wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday!

Monday, September 14, 2009

My Best Friend's Wedding Reception

Jennifer and Michael Dykehouse tied the knot on Sept. 4, 2009 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Here's to wishing the the happy couple all the best for a long life together filled with love and laughter!

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Livermore Valley Wine Auction 2009

Tri-Valley winegrowers raised more than $200,000 for local childrens' charities with the 2009 annual dinner and auction. There were 250 people in attendance, and a four-way tie for highest bid of the evening when $5,000 was paid for each of the following live auction lots:

* Cuda Ridge Portuguese Clam Bake in the Vines
* Create Your Own Taste Experience with Tamas Estates
* Darcie Kent Commissioned Painting

The beneficiaries of the auction were the Oakland East Bay Symphony, ValleyCare Foundation, Children’s Skin Disease Foundation, and Kaleidoscope After-School Program—Easter Seals Bay Area.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

My Little "Son" Shine

Almost one year ago on April 14, 2008, my son, Maxwell, was born. I will never forget the blissful feeling I had when I first cradled his 7 lb./14 oz. body in my arms, gazed upon his sweet face, and squeezed my loving husband's hand tight. It has been a wild ride so far--this experience called motherhood! But I would never take back a moment. Maxwell inspires me to be a better photographer and a more compassionate person. His smiles and laughter have filled my life with joy. He is my little "son" shine.