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September 2012 Archive

Sep 29, 2012

Happy birthday Boden & Zoey!! {the twins turn 3!}

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BODEN AND ZOEY!! If you’re new to this blog, Zoey and Boden are my twin niece & nephew. They live up in Oregon and I try to visit as much as I can. I’m not able to spend their 3rd birthday with them, but luckily we were able to spend a week in Maui together just last week.

Where do I begin with these two? Their 3rd year went by so fast! These spunky 3 year olds are running around like crazy and love to color, play in the water, ride bikes, talk talk talk, sing, watch “Cars moomie”, play with their cars/trucks/trains/tracks (Boden) and sniff their blankies (Zoey). As much as they are “twins”, they have their own unique personalities. Both are caring, happy, stubborn, adventurous and love to laugh. Boden LOVES his cars and carries them everywhere. Don’t try to take them away…he will not be happy. He’s also very observant. As I was pushing his stroller on vacation, I said to my sister, “You take over (pushing the stroller) while I go to the store to get a few things.” As I’m walking away, Boden says, “I’m NOT ober!” “What, Boden?” “I’m not ober, I’m BODEN!” His “v’s” are “b’s” and he thought I was saying that HE was “over”. Yes, Boden, you are definitely not ober. So cute. These little ones say the funniest things and, as most toddlers are, are very matter of fact. Zoey and her blankies. She reminds me of me when I was little. She carries at least one of her blankies around most of the time and holds the tiniest corner of it to her nose. The smell must give her comfort because she NEVER wants those blankies to be far from her. She’s also the girly girl and loves to carry “purses” and wear her new jewelry Grammy and Papi gave her. And the two of them together? They just love each other so much (unless one steals a toy from the other).

Boden & Zoey – HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I feel like the luckiest aunt in the world to have you as my niece and nephew. As you get older, it’s hard for me to be so far away from you, but luckily we have fun technology like Skype so I can be “in” the room while you play with your new birthday presents. Even when we’re on the phone, it just melts my heart when you say, “Hi Aunt Megan!”. I can’t wait for all the new adventures and discoveries that you will have this year! I hope you always know that I love you very much and will always be there for you. And you can always count on Aunt Megan to fill up those piggies with quarters when I visit. I hope you have a very Happy Birthday today with lots of cake, frosting, cars, trucks, kitties, pumpkins and more cake!! Love you B&Z!!!

Here are some Instagram pics from year 3!

Last year at their 2nd birthday party and trip to the pumpkin patch…

My favorite pic of the munchkins.

B loves the Beatles shirt that aunt Megan got for him.

Christmas 2011

Funny faces over Skype

Feeding the piggies…

Yummy gelato in Maui!

Yummy POG juice in Maui!

Sep 24, 2012

Marry Me Monday ~ Katie + Dennis = Married! {Thursday Club, San Siego}

As I was beginning the day with Katie, I complimented her on the blue shoes she chose to wear for the wedding. She said, “Thanks! I had to cut the bottom of my dress off to make sure everyone could see them!” And it was true! Her short dress was PERFECT for her and definitely showed off her fancy blue shoes!! 🙂 I’ve known Katie for about 8 years and couldn’t be more happy for her to find the love of her life, Dennis. They are one of the most laid back couples I’ve ever photographed and definitely don’t want to be in the spotlight all day, but they had an AMAZING wedding surrounded by family, dear friends…and DELICIOUS food! One of the best meals I’ve ever had at a wedding!!!

And you have to scroll all the way down to see some of the best dancing photos I’ve seen at any reception. There was definitely a lot of fun had at this wedding!!

A girl always needs a few options for shoes…

See! Short dress to show off her blue shoes! 🙂

One of my favorites…Katie and her big brother.

A very proud father walking his baby girl down the aisle…

They had a lot of family & friends to celebrate with!

Katie and her siblings…

The lovely bridal party 🙂

Love this one!

Dennis put together each and every one of these centerpieces!

Okay, let’s just stop right here and grab the tissues…father/daughter dances always get me choked up!!

And here they are…the BEST dancing pics ever…

Did I mention that Dennis is a jeweler and designed Katie’s ring!! Isn’t it gorgeous??! Oh…and I forgot to take the ring photo at the wedding, so I just hopped on a plane to where they were honeymooning and shot the rings in Maui. 😉 True story! Okay, I didn’t go JUST for that…you’ll see Katie & Dennis in Melissa & Brandon’s photos soon. Katie was a bridesmaid! I love my friends and feel so blessed to be a part of their wedding day!! Love you Katie & Dennis!!! XOXO!!

Venue – Thursday Club; Catering – San Diego Paella; DJ – Steve with Unique Mobile Sounds; Hair – Julie Merritt; 2nd photographer – Evan Yamada

Sep 3, 2012

Marry Me Monday ~ Meggan + Ryan = Engaged! {San Diego, CA}

Happy Labor Day everyone!! I know the long weekend is almost over (sad face), but I think these photos will turn that frown upside down…I know they did mine. I had such a fun evening with Meggan & Ryan! It was my first time hanging out with both of them so they were a little nervous as we began our session. But as you will see, it didn’t take long for them to get comfortable with the camera and each other. It’s almost like I wasn’t even there at the end! Talk about SEXY! yowza! So without further ado…here are Meggan & Ryan!! XOXO

A lot of laughter is a great way to start the day…

I loved their outfit choices! So much color to make the photos really stand out. Love!

Meggan = STUNNING!

When we got to the beach we started to have some fun…

Seriously?!? That’s hotness right there.

Just hanging out, taking pics…and then comes the COLD water… 🙂

One of my favorites.