Saturday, December 12, 2009

I was visted by a yummy little elf today

Oh yummy, yummy, yummy baby! She was so not wanting to sleep so I had to be quick with the shutter finger when she blinked. Oh but she was perfect in every way! Can't wait to see her again :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Back up and running

Yeah baby I've got the good ol bloggiety back up and running. Whew was that some drama that I don't care to go through again. I'm not going to go through it all here just because I think it would give a certain person way too much joy to know I even care for a minute that took time out of her day to try and hurt me. Let me just take a moment to tell this woman something, just in case she swings by here again; honestly is the best policy, fact checking pays off and I give you no power over me so nothing you try to do to me (including trying to get me fired) can phase me. Ahhhhhhhhh revenge may sound good but I will tell you honest justice will always feel better the morning after.

So my little blog is back and running. My life has been busy, busy, busy these past two months!!!!!!!!! We got to go to my one of my favorite places on earth for the baby's first Halloween. It was amazing to see his face and reactions to all the lights and magic. I think he's a fan :)

Speaking of the little man, he's not so little any more!

And I'm still doing the photo game. I got to photograph a wedding last night that has to be my favorite this year, hands down. I cried the whole time. It was small and warm and full of love. I left wanting to go snuggle into bed with my husband and son and tell them just home much I love them and how grateful I am they are mine. I just can't decide which of these I like best. Any thoughts?

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Going Private

My sweet friends this sorry little blog is going private. I have too much that I want to share here and don't because of the fear that someone will use it for evil doings. So if you want to be on the list please send me an email or leave me a comment and I'll get you on in a jiffy. Hey evil world, I just fortified a part of my family, take that!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Edit, edit, edit

I have to admit this has been my favorite wedding to edit in a long time! I loved these two sweet kids. They are so in love with each other ;) Chris had written a poem to his future wife when he was around 13 years old and his sister read it during the ceremony. Amber was so moved. It is just so fulfilling to witness love and get to capture it for people. Here are a few of my favorites so far.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


I'm working on the wedding for the bride who held these flowers and wore this dress. See you in another 50 hours, lol.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

love it!

Totally gonna print this and frame it for the house =)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

last two days of class I came up with these ...

Thanks for all the positive feedback on the photos. I've been having a great time learning all these fun tricks. And I seriously believe in sharing the wealth, so I'll teach ya anything you want Christy and Jenna, just let me know!
Oh and Jenna - I have plenty of openings for a family session in August, September and October. Let me know which month works for you and your adorable family.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

by popular demand

a photo of the not so little any more man.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Latest photo from my class

We were suppose to make the photo look like a vintage old time photograph. I love the old tin type look that this one has. I'm a geek about old photos and there are often times when I take something and think how great it would look aged. So here ya go. It's not for everyone - but I really like it.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Seriously loving this and may drop off the face of the planet while playing around!

Oh my heck the possibilities. I'm drooling over how to scrap this like 10 different ways!!!!!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

I was tagged and I just love this dang things so here's the latest as tagged by Amie.

8 Favorite Shows:

1- So you think you can dance
2- Survivor
3- Amazing Race
4- Lost
5- Bones
6- CSI
7- What not to Wear
8- Cold Case Stories

8 Things I did yesterday:

1- Worked 9.5 hours
2- Scrapped with the girls
3- Made a killer batch of Pozole
4- Got some great books & clothes at Once Upon a Child's summer clearence
5- Edited pictures
6- Folded clothes
7- Watched Pirates of the Carribbean
8- Drank a homemade chocolate peanut butter shake

8 Things I am looking forward to:

1- Having fun with friends on the 4th
2- Finishing getting the office/scrapbook room organized
3- Going to see Harry Potter in a few weeks
4- Swimming with my boys
5- Disneyland this October
6- Ordering our family photos the Rae Lynn took
7- Scrapbooking Friday night
8- Losing some weight finally.

8 Favorite Restaurants:

1- Pei Wei
2- IchiBan
3- Chipotle
4- Oregano's
5- Rio Mirage
6- Lo Lo's Chicken & Waffles
7- Pete's Fish and Chips
8- Taste of India

8 Things on my wish list:

1- To lose enough weight to fit into a size 10 again.
2- To buy a car for DJ without going into debt.
3- A cure for diabetes
4- To have one room in my house have a complete set of matching furniture.
5- A Cricut Expression
6- A Wide angle lens and a shoot sac for my photo business.
7- To actually get clients for my photo business.
8- To never have to spend a night in the hospital for anything other than spawning a new life again.

8 People I Tag:

1- Rae Lynn
2- Sher
3- CaseyLu
4- Teri
5- Carrie
6- Christy
7- Jessa
8- Anyone else who wants to join in!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Has it really been a year?

Thanks to everyone who supported us through this year of blessings and trials. We love you all!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Beautiful Sedona

We woke up on Memorial Day and decided to throw the baby in the car and get the heck out of dodge for the day. So we thought either Prescott or Sedona, and since we hadn't ever been to Sedona that's the direction we pointed the car and went. We didn't think to really research anything or get directions, duh, so it was a very fly by the seat of our pants day. The baby screamed bloody murder for a good hour of the drive then finally fell asleep. It was a beautiful drive up there with hardly any traffic at all.

Once we got to Sedona we just drove until we found an interesting little corner with lots of trees, terracotta walls and cobblestone streets. So we decided to stop there and do some walking. There were some amazing shops including a photography studio that affirmed to me that I have 0 actual talent with a camera. Oh my heck I would have sold the car and walked home to buy a few of those prints, absolutely amazing.

The architecture was just beautiful. On one corner it felt like a small Tuscan village and then you'd turn around and it looked like old Mexico. I was frothing at the mouth for a family or a bride and groom to photograph. (I just found out that a good friend of mine and here family were wandering around the same day and time we were, dang it and they just had a baby too, great photo op)

So here are some shots from the day. We are so going back in July for another day of exploring.

I loved this frog sculpture. Totally made me think of Mr. Todd's wild ride.
There was amazing art all over this place. I loved it!

Caden was fascinated by the flowers. I leaned him over and he would just stroke the petals then look back at me with a big smile. It was so cool to see him exploring.

I didn't get to be artistic like I wanted cause there was a ton of people and the baby really wanted us to keep moving. Any time I tried to set up a cool angled shot I would have to wait for the people to clear and he would start screaming so I just walked and shot. Oh well next time right?

Even though I'm the size of a small planet, I love this picture of us. The sun was blocked for just a minute by the clouds and the lighting is great and I love how lush everything looks. Oh and the little man is adorable too =)
He was very interested by the waterfall and the sound of the water. I would hold him up so he could see down in the fountain and his legs would start going crazy. Hence his new nick name Crazy Legs Cuglietta.
You can totally see how his eyes are changing in this shot. The look s green here!

And here's the red rocks. Loved them, loved them, loved them.

So it was a great day. We got stuck in the biggest traffic jam I've ever seen and I was raised just outside of San Francisco and have lived in LA. We sat on the 17 and I was in 1st gear for over 2 hours. It was unreal. So any families that want to take the trek up there I'll totally photograph you in that gorgeous little villa of shops. then we can eat at the amazing little Mexican restaurant there, mmmmmmmmmmmm yummmmmmmmmmm.

Monday, June 1, 2009

I know where I'll be November 20th

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A year ago today

I was holding this miracle in my hands

And today I am holding this miracle in my arms

Happy mother's day to all the amazing mothers in my life. I am better because I have known you.