Today is one of my favorite Monday’s of the year! It’s the Monday before Christmas!  There are so many emotions floating around right now. There is the excitement of the holiday season. There is the anticipation quality time with family in Wisconsin. Not to mention the uneasy feeling of not knowing if our baggage will arrive with us!   There is so much to do and so little time before we spend some quality time with Delta airlines.  Thank you Delta for forcing us to spend so much time talking and bonding (ok, Brett will spend some time sleeping) as you take us to Milwaukee via Atlanta! Seriously – don’t ever re-route us again!  Seriously, Atlanta is not even remotely along the way.  I digress…

I wanted to share with you one last post before Christmas.  Many of you know that Brett holds down a day job at the University of San Diego and I’ve always wanted to do a photo shoot there.  Thanks to Saifa and Linda, we got that chance a couple of weeks ago under an ominous cloud of ‘almost’ rain..  We are looking forward to photographing their wedding day in May. But until then, we hope to see you guys at the donut shop and maybe out mountain biking – ok, I’ll leave that last part to Brett and Saifa.

Merry Christmas!

Template 1

Saifa and Linda-170

Template 2

Template 5

Saifa and Linda-048

Template 4

Saifa and Linda-201

Template 7

Saifa and Linda-071

Saifa and Linda-074

Template 9

Saifa and Linda-085

Saifa and Linda-090

Template 8

Saifa and Linda-100

Saifa and Linda-119

Template 3

Saifa and Linda-133

4 Responses


    What a gorgeous couple. Wonderful work!

  2. Juliette says:

    Hey Em- just wanted to say I love you! I just spend a few minutes getting caught up on all your recent blogs. And of course I loved them all – stunning work as usual!


    Beautiful shots – I love the one of her playing with her hair – very soft and sweet.


    [...] with excitement ever since Saifa and Linda booked us last year. You might remember their engagement shoot from USD that we captured on what seemed to be one of the coldest days of the year.  From that [...]

Leave a Reply


I think I have mentioned this before, but a part from photographing Engagement sessions and Weddings, Maternity shoots are definitely one of my favorites. It is just such an exciting time in a couple’s life whether it is the first, second, third or fourth baby- the mother is always glowing with beauty and the father is beaming with pride. It is such a pleasure for me to capture these moments for them to look back upon. Brett and I are getting excited about our own Maternity session and look forward to sharing those with you when the time comes, but for today it is all about Mark and Cherisse and the anticipation for their little boy to arrive anytime in the next 4 weeks!!! Mark and Cherisse are dear friends of ours which always makes for an even more fun shoot. It has been so fun for Cherisse and I to be pregnant together and both with little boys, so this was truly a treat for me to do their shoot.

Enjoy and let me know if you would want me to capture your special moments! :)

Cherisse Maternity-019 copy

Cherisse Maternity-034 copy

Cherisse Maternity-023 copy

Template 1

Cherisse Maternity-091 copy

Template 2

Cherisse Maternity-098 copy

Cherisse Maternity-099 copy

Template 3

Cherisse Maternity-120 copy

Cherisse Maternity-126 copy

Cherisse Maternity-137 copy

Ok, with the next pictures, I am sure it is not hard to figure out that Mark is a die-hard Patriots fan and well… soon baby boy will be too. :)

Cherisse Maternity-147 copy

Cherisse Maternity-145 copy

Cherisse Maternity-148 copy

3 Responses

  1. Allison says:

    You are the cutest little family! I just adore you guys! Cherisse- you are beautiful! Way to go, Em!

  2. Anna says:

    I love the pictures of her in the red sweater, she looks gorgeous! I also, being a Pats fan, love the jersey pictures!!! Such a cute idea. :)


    Beautiful! These pics make me happy. :)

Leave a Reply

Page 1 of 3123