Thursday, September 24, 2009

Weekend Beach Trip, Part Two!

The next day we went down to the beach and decided to get in the water. It was so cold it was painful! Ouch! Charlotte had none of that. We pretty much had to hold her the whole time. Smart girl.

Later we went to lunch at the BlackFish Cafe. It was awesome! Lincoln City really had some good food. Yum! After dinner that night we decided to go check out the sunset. Words cannot describe how gorgeous it was!

The sun just about to set

Mario and Charlotte watching the sun go "nigh night"

Looking at a shell or rock (or some kind of typical beach thing...)

I just love her so much

Taking a walk down the beach

Family picture!

The next day was gorgeous! Unfortunately it was our last.

So serious


Charlotte ready to go. She kept saying "home" when we asked her if she liked the beach

Charlotte getting one last look at the beach

We had a great trip and it went by way to quickly. You really can't ask for anything more than getting to be in a beautiful place with loved ones. I can't wait to go back again!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


It's been a while since I really got to photograph someone other than my family! I was excited (and a bit nervous!) to take some pictures of our family friends Katie, Gale, and their beautiful daughter Montana. They do so much for our family and I hope that I was able to do a little something for them.

Montana has a smile that can light up a room! She is fast and crazy to keep up with though! Man, I was sore for a couple days running after her. I think the photos I got made it totally worth it though! I can't wait to take more pictures for them!

Here is a sneak peek at the photos I was able to capture for them. There are quite a few of them here! Thanks for waiting so long. Hope you like them Katie and Gale!

I started out with them on the playground:

Montana has the most beautiful hair


Doesn't she have the most adorable dimples? Her smile is just so contagious

There is just something I really like about this one

After the playground Montana and I ran over to the shore of the river:

I love detail shots

Drawing in the sand

Eye contact and a smile! Perfect score!

The family!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Weekend at Bella Beach

Mario, Charlotte, and I went to the beach out by Lincoln City, OR this weekend. The weather was just gorgeous. We went with a group of friends and stayed at a lovely beach house. Two nights was definitely not enough! Wish we were there now enjoying the lull of the waves under the stars...

The beach house we rented: Annabella

On our way down to the beach

Almost there!

Mario running in the freezing cold waves


Mommy and Charlotte

Dipping her feet in the ocean

Playing in the sand

Jennifer, Tina, and Amanda

Walking back to the house (with sandy feet!)

We went to Kyllos to eat and all of the tables had a gorgeous view of the beach:

Trying to put her crayon on the straw while waiting for her fish and chips. Oh, she had calamari and liked it! She's such a good eater.

All of us going back to the beach (well everyone was wondering what was taking me so long)

Bella Beach sign

Amanda taking Charlotte in the water

Mario taking in the waves

It got colder and Charlotte was not amused

Charlotte's feet in the sand

She got soaked by a wave when Amanda took her into the water. At this point she was over the beach.