She’d tried online dating. And she’d dated some real duds. But what the heck? Why not try one more time? So she did, and she met this guy on OK Cupid. The chatted online, they emailed. Then the phoned. Then they met. And well, that was it.
Sherry and Daniel have a love that runs deep. I kept tearing up as I edited these photos at the way he was looking at her- like she was the most precious thing he’d ever laid eyes on. Daniel makes Sherry laugh, and he makes her feel secure. I’ve known Sherry for years, and it always warms my heart to see my girlfriends fall in love with great guys. Sherry is a beautiful girl, and she becomes even more beautiful when Daniel pulls her close. She glows.
We met at Balboa Park for Sherry and Daniel’s engagement photos, and we could not have had a more perfect day!
We had a great time with them at their wedding! Stay tuned for those gorgeous photos!!!
It's a Christmas musical fantasy that includes dialogue and singing by costumed insects, creatures, shepherds, and Mary & Joseph. The animal kingdom comes alive to tell of the Savior's birth. Organized by Crystal Pridmore, music director at Stella Maris Academy.
Please click the "Buy It Now" button to submit an order for a DVD of the "Angels, Lambs, Ladybugs, and Fireflies"
performance on December 13, 2012.
Orders will ship in December.
DVD + shipping
This past June, we had the chance to spend a very special day with two extraordinary people. Kristen and Patrick are the real deal. This is one couple who knows how to love. They love their friends and family, they are passionate about their careers and education, and they know how to throw one heck of a party! Most of all, they know how to love each other- fiercely.
When I stepped into the bridal suite that morning, I saw a calm, confident bride. Kristen was positively beaming from the very start of her wedding day!
I loved that Kristen chose a custom hanger from Etsy for her wedding dress! These are so cute!
I saw these gorgeous bangles from BHLDN and died. Kristen has STYLE!
Darrin over at Daily Darrinity did a fabulous job on these unique orange and navy flowers. The stole the show.
My heart melted when Kristen's little flower girl looked up at her beautiful Auntie in awe as she slipped on her wedding dress. This is one of my favorite wedding images ever.
I love this. Many brides like to choose a special wedding day perfume, so whenever they wear it again, they immediately remember their wedding day. Kristen went with classic Chanel Chance.
As I was with the ladies, Bryan captured the guys.
Kristen's Dad came to see his little girl when she was ready. And this is when I started crying that day!
When everyone was dressed, we went out with the bridal party- Bryan with the guys and me with the girls.
I also snagged some portraits of beautiful Kristen.
Kristen and Patrick chose to do a first look. I set up Patrick and walked Kristen over. They had a special, private moment together. It set the tone for the day- it was a sweet, intimate moment.
Then we moved on to some couple pics! These guys were pros right from the start. Every photo was like this- pretty much perfect!
Finally, we nabbed the rest of the bridal party for portraits before the ceremony. We wandered up and down the Prado for some gorgeous pics!
These flowers. I'm obsessed.
There are so many more amazing images to share from the beautiful ceremony and reception! I can't wait to show you!
Please click the "Buy It Now" button to submit an order for a DVD of the Ballet Folklorico de UCI performance on June 8, 2012.
Orders will begin to ship June 29.
The DVD will include the entire concert and a Highlight video of the event.
The cost of a DVD is $19.99 each with a $5.99 charge for shipping.
Quasi Studios took some wonderful pictures and are available here:
It all started with Food Inc. We watched that documentary, and our worlds were rocked. We'd always made an effort to eat "healthy," but healthy usually translated as a little salad on the plate of BBQ we were having for dinner. We got our 5 a day, but not much more. After that movie, we started doing more reading and researching. We went on a juice fast, we even went a little crazy and did a raw foods diet for a few months- and we were so healthy and energetic the whole time! We learned about organic vs. conventional produce. Now, the dust has settled from our tornado of health education, but a few of those major changes have stuck. We still drink a tall glass of fresh carrot juice every morning, our breakfast is a giant green smoothie, and we subscribed to Abundant Harvest Organics (ahorganics.com).
I love my box of fresh farm produce, and I talk about it a lot. People ask me often what comes in the box, and how much it costs, so I thought I'd do a blog entry with some pics so you can all see it.
It's seriously like Christmas comes once a week when I go with Parker to pick up our box of veg on Wednesdays!
This week's fare looked particularly enticing. I unpacked our box and let Parker party with the contents!
Parker was happy to be my produce model! And don't worry, Mom, I hosed him down good after our shoot. He thought it was great fun to bury is hands in the stone fruits!
We get the small box subscription for $22.80 per week, and they PACK our box full. This week, we got the start of a salad:
Some delicious looking cherries
Apricots (Parker loves these all whipped up for him. He smacks his little lips and gives me apricot grins!)
And here's the box shot, so you get an idea of how much comes in our crates:
Swiss Chard and a fragrant bunch of basil leaves.
Strawberries and green garlic!
We have been subscribers for nearly a year now, and it has been awesome to support our CSA. They are a group of family farmers. Every week in our box, we get a newsletter telling us who grew our fruits and veggies, keeping us updated on the farm goings-on, and giving recipe suggestions. The variety has been awesome, and we've had to google more than a couple box additions to figure out what the heck it is and how to cook it! There are add ons you can order (extra fruits and veggies, grass fed meats, raw milk, cream and cheese, etc), and drop off locations pretty much all over California.
And if you sign up, then you can help me figure out how to cook everything! Several of us swap recipes and links via Facebook.
Oh, and one more thing. After I put up a status update saying we'd signed up for this amazing box of magic, one of our brides wrote me to say that Uncle Vern (who owns the company and writes the newsletters) is HER uncle! And we were totally on his farm when we shot her beautiful wedding in 2010!
How do you like that? So there you have it- the Pridmore's
like to eat healthy!
Happy Wednesday, everyone! :)
And one more pic of Gail and Mark, just because they're adorable! >