Not your skinny no fat latte kinda photographer!

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I am a down to earth kinda gal with a camera! I love to shoot anything and everyone, not something you can typically say about your job. I am from a small beach town near Jacksonville, Florida, and wouldn't have had it any other way. The beach is my second home--my retreat and inspiration. I have been called charismatic yet laid back---its a wonderful blend! My style includes bold colors, and fresh black and whites--classic meets contemporary with a twist of that beach lifestyle~

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Jacob Lucas---

Jacob Lucas and his gorgeous blue eyes. Thats all I can see when I look at these shots. For once, he was happy to stand and have his picture taken. Believe me, despite being a photographer's child he has few "great" pictures. Jacob hates the camera most days, preferring to keep his head down or simpy run away when he sees me reaching for it. Today though, was completely different, and it was today that I was able to really get my favorite pictures of my son. My son who I remember holding in the hospital not quite three years ago when he was born. My son who my mother swore up and down that I deserved as I complained to her about him coloring on the floor. My son who I look at each day and can never quite decide if he looks more like me or my husband. Today though, he I know exactly who he looks like. He looks like Jacob Lucas.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I am now known as "The Perfect Wife"

I have to say that I am the perfect wife. I know that sounds conceited, but my husband told me that I was--therefore it must be true! Okay, let me give some background. My husband is turning the big 3-0 in about a week so I knew that this year I had to do something outstanding for him. I didn't want to do the typical card, cake and balloons type deal so I really searched and searched. In the end my mom helped me to find the PERFECT gift!

Greg, as many of you know is a die hard Houston Astros fan. He lives for baseball and despite their track record loves this team without fail. For any fellow baseball fans out there, many of you know that a lot of teams go down to Orlando each spring for Spring Training at Disney's Wide World of Sports complex. This year was no different.

Looking at the schedule it was found that the Astros would be playing against the Braves over a 4 day period with the final game on a Sunday. I called my mom to get us tickets and the plan began to get into motion. In the span of just a couple of days I was able to secure airfare for us to Florida, a babysitter for Jake (thanks grandma and grandpa) and VIP Skybox seating for us for the game. Now for the tricky part---I had to call Greg's master chief and BEG him to give him a day off for this weekend of surprise. Of course being such a great guy, MC had no problem giving him the day and keeping the surprise up until the very end.

The day arrived and I called Greg to tell him that our water heater had exploded in the garage and all of our stuff was flooded/destroyed! MC of course I could hear laughing in the background because he knew it was a total farce and just an excuse to get Greg home! Greg, got home in record time to find bags packed and airplane tickets in hand. He was a bit confused but he rolled with the punches considering he was planning on how much a new water heater was going to cost and not about what a great weekend we were going to have!

All in all, the weekend was a blast. The Astros ended up losing to the braves in the bottom of the 8th 3-2, but that's okay. We got to see some of our favorite guys (Yay Berkman and Pence!) and got to see the talent of some newbies for this year. We got to spend time with family and friends for a day as well which was a great way to finish out a fabulous birthday weekend---therefore sealing my title as the Perfect Wife!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

My funky hula girl!

Okay so thats the title of a song running through my head right now by a local band in Hawaii called Blue Canoe, but I thought it fit. Kora is a funky hula girl! With her dark soulful brown eyes and flowing brown locks, there is no denying her Samoan heritage! I was so excited to meet her and her mother this weekend, and despite the wind and harsh sun we had an excellent time! Kora is looking to break into the modeling scene, so if anyone is looking for some fresh talent, look no further! Hopefully when she's walking along the catwalk she'll remember her first photoshoot with Erin Colleen Photography and think so herself, "Ive come a long way!"