Thursday, October 7, 2010

Jessica {Class of 2011}

I had such a great time hanging out with Jessica last evening. This is the third time I've been able to work with her, but this time it was all about her as we celebrated her Senior year!! Whooo-hoooo! Between her busy schedule (volleyball, planning an awesome murder-mystery themed homecoming dance, mathletes....} and my upcoming move I was beyond thrilled when there was actually a date that worked for both of us to link up. I would have been so bummed to not be the one to get her a rockin' yearbook pic!

We hit the Harvey House in Barstow as the main location for her Senior Portraits. {and met some cute little dogs ... one makes a cameo appearance in one the pics going in her gallery hehehe} There was also a funky purply-pink building I'd been eyeing for some photos that we took advantage of ... and of course the Drive-In!

It took me forever today to try to go through and pick out which ones I wanted to use for the sneek peek {obviously! This is a big one!} so now I'm finally getting full-force into the gallery :-) Jessica-hope you love 'em! You were -as always- so great to work with. Have a BLAST this year, and be sure to keep in touch. I can't wait to hear which school you pick {my vote goes for the funky eclectic campus...but you'll do great no matter where you decide to go!} Thanks again!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Carla's two loves {OpLove Photography}

OpLove DOD disclaimer: "The photos and other content of this publication do not constitute or imply any endorsement or recommendation by the Department of Defense."

OpLove sessions are always such special sessions; military families sacrifice so much for our country, and being able to give them some precious moments to hold on to throughout a deployment is truly a honor. They deserve so much more, but it's nice to think in some way you're contributing to making time apart just that little bit more "bearable." This particular OpLove session is especially heartfelt for me as I've had the  pleasure of getting to work with this family several times over the past few years. I first met them when I did their engagement session, and have been able to follow their love story out to D.C. and back, leading up to this - the birth of their first little one, and now a deployment.

I can't lie...I spent a long time surfing the web for the perfect words to accompany this sneak peek. But there aren't any words, in my opinion, that can truly take the emotions of a deployment and make them less raw or any easier to swallow.

Thank you for the sacrafices you are ALL making for this nation. I look forward to getting a carepackage full of photos and cookies out to you, but certainly more look forward to getting the note saying you're home safe and sound. I can't wait to work with you again! Much love to you all, and many congratulations on your completely perfect little man!