Archive for June, 2010

The Color of Summer

This will definitely be a busy week of posting some of our latest sessions, but we just had to put a little something up showing a few from Vanessa and Nick’s lovely wedding at Monte Verde Inn on this past Sunday.

How could you not be in a fabulous mood with the ever cheerful color of yellow everywhere as the wedding accent of choice.  You could also find touches of yellow on the Monte Verde Inn grounds as well since their gardens are just incredible as usual this time of year.

One of my favorite details of the day was Vanessa’s Wedding Dress.  While helping her with the final details of getting ready, she told me the story of how she found her gown.  I was so touched that she acquired her dress through an organization that donated 100% of its proceeds for breast cancer research.  Here are a few sites that offer this amazing opportunity: Womens Dresses, Brides Against Breast Cancer, and Donate My Dress

We had such a terrific time with Vanessa and Nick along with their family and friends. 

Congratulations again to a beautiful couple.  We can’t wait to see you again and share the memories of such a perfect day at such a perfect wedding site, The Monte Verde Inn.

Class of 2022


I truly didn’t expect to be so emotional as I was for Zachary’s Kindergarten graduation.  I always hear that everything is tougher when your youngest child goes through the process, but this entire experience was much more personal for our family.

Without going into too much detail, many of you know that Zach has signs of a hearing disorder called CAPD  (Central Auditory Processing Disorder).  Basically, dyslexia with hearing.  He hears fine.  Actually too fine.  His hearing senses are extremely acute and he has difficulty keeping all the information that comes in organized and simplified.  The stimulus can send his emotions over the top when the volume and his surroundings are more than he can handle.  So, you can only imagine how difficult this can be in a school setting. 

But by the middle of the year, he pushed through with the amazing help of his teacher and everyone else at the school along with his family and friends caring and devoting their time and energy to help him find his balance.  He reads and writes and draws all the time now.  He is truly excited to be in school and loves to be challenged.  Zach is already asking when does First Grade start.

So, with all these wonderful emotions, we are heading to Monterey.  A little business and a lot of family time.  A first for the Boys and I to see the Aquarium.  Since we told Zach where we are headed, he has been designing and creating an art book that will show what he is going to learn about with ” … all the species of sea life…”  he will get to see.  I hope his teacher knows what an inspiration she has been for him. 

Zachary’s graduation ceremony was perfect.  The kids sang their hearts out and we all learned about the individual humor and personality of each of these adorable children. 

Each child received a special candy award from their teacher.  This was really cute since it was her way of describing a very strong memory she had for each of them.  Zach received gourmet jelly beans “for bringing the most amazing lunches to school”.  He even brought one for her one day.  His idea!

We love this kid more than words can describe.  Next stop… 2022.  Wow.


Today is a very big day for some special studio members.  It is graduation at Placer High School and we couldn’t be more excited for them.

Meet Megan, Bailey, Mitchell, Aaron, and Kelsey with the gradating class of 2010.

These are very remarkable young adults, and they are going to be truly successful in their lives.  We had a blast hanging out and working with them this last year and hope to see them around.

Enjoy the experience.  We are excited and thrilled for all of you!