Sweet Dreams

Id like to think sleep is overrated. I wish I could adopt my husband’s mantra “I’ll sleep when I’m dead,” but the truth it, sleep is a top priority, a premium commodity and unfortunately for me, a distant memory. I haven’t had a full night’s sleep in months. I am one of millions who suffers from chronic insomnia. I could use my insomnia to my advantage, and clean the house, fold laundry, or even quilt a little but the thing I find myself doing most (besides trying to fall asleep) is scrolling through the internet or editing photos because everyone knows, housework is for the birds and even the birds are sleeping at night. If I had my way, I would be enjoying those sweet ZZZZZzzzzzzs of slumber that my soundly sleeping husband so easily finds. I do my best to think positive and those late night thoughts and ideas keep me motivated for each new day. I am looking forward to the summer and many weekends filled with time in the garden, sunset photo sessions, weddings, parties and fun memories to capture. I recently spent some time with an engaged couple to talk about their upcoming wedding. It was fun, I had really been looking forward to the date and I’d love to share a candid photo of them and another of my girl enjoying our garden. It’s these things that make each day something to look forward to, maybe the anticipation of every awesome day keeps my mind awake at night. I guess it’s a fair trade. Nina event-7136 event-7161 lylas blog-6112 lylas blog-6073 IMG_6893

Babies for days

Today I am just sharing a quick gallery of some recent baby photo sessions. I hope you see how much I adore these squishy faces. Welcome to the world sweet little loves. baby in a basket baby in basket 2 baby lights-8863 baby love-8994 christmas baby-8953 jflo faves-7139 lucero-1066 smushy face squishy face sweet baby boy sweet baby glow

Busy mom Syndrome also known as B.S.

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If you have children, you are familiar with B.S. Busy mom Syndrome. It’s that thing that happens when the ideal mom you want to be gets  taken hostage and controlled by that maniacal  busy mom with things to do, places to go and a short time to get there.  Before you know it, you don’t recognize yourself anymore. Even worse, you’re such a drag […]

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It Was Wedding Bells, Boots and Beauty on The Yellow Brick Road

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When you’re invite to photograph a down home boot scootin’ country wedding and the address is on The Yellow Brick Road, you don’t ask any questions, you slip on your finest cowgirl boots, throw your camera over your shoulder and ease on down the road. From the moment I walked into the reception area I could […]

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The beauty of early mornings, gratitude and love

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Each morning I wake full of gratitude and love. I am living proof that you are never too old, too fat, too busy or too flawed to find happily every after. What you focus on, you will receive. By this I mean, go out and get what you want. In my case it was the love […]

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Over the River and Through the Woods

best friends

The thing I love most about photography is this. Photography isn’t about what you click for clients, it’s about how you click with them. And, if you know me, you know that I like LOVE people. I feel most accomplished when clients become friends. So when my friend Cynthia called and asked my to take a few […]

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The Priviledge of Pregnancy

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  Pregnancy is a time full of anticipation and hope. A mother may wonder many things about her unborn baby but one thing that is never a question is the love she has for her baby. This will be Kristy’s fourth baby. I always admire her ease of pregnancy and how beautiful she is when she […]

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El Camino High School Homecoming 2012

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Like a flashback from every homecoming I have ever been to, I enjoyed an evening of glitz and glamor with a few friends this evening. In a whirlwind of high heels, hairspray cell phones and pizza, I managed to snap a few quick candids of Gretta, Luana and their friends  before homecoming. Look back through some of my archived […]

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OHS Homecoming 2012

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In a whirlwind of high heels, hairspray, pizza and rain showers, I managed to snap a few quick candids of Miss Casey Killion and her friends who stopped by our house to meet before homecoming. You can follow me on Twitter and instagram @ninascorner or on my facebook page “California Candids”  

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Family, Fun and Pyramids

The Pyramid. You see....you must fulfill one need before you can proceed to the next

I love fun and food family. I can honestly admit that most everything I do in life these days are done in the pursuit of all three both of the above. That said, I also have an insatiable appetite for more, more, more time enjoying both. I am sure everyone who has enjoyed a long day […]

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