Monthly Archives: April 2010

Two fabulously fun people are getting married tomorrow!

Tiffany & Micah, I can’t wait to be a part of your very special day tomorrow. Thank you for choosing us to be a part of your lives, it means more than you’ll ever know.

We wish you an amazing wedding and even better marriage!!

See Tiffany & Micah’s Engagement here.

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When Heather first contacted me about taking her college senior pictures I was beyond excited. I love seniors! High school and college seniors are my loves. Plain and simple, I just love them. Through our talks on email we decided that the beautiful fields in San Diego would be the perfect starting point and so that’s where we started. And it was GORGEOUS! The weather was perfect, the light was amazing, and the girl… well, beyond stunning is what I come up with…

Meet Heather, California State University, Fullerton Class of 2010!

part 1 of 2.

My clients always come rockin the outfits! Love!

The light and colors… just pure beauty.

One of my favorites!

I love movement in pictures and I think Heather did an amazing job here.

Stunning.

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Happy Earth Day!!

In celebration of earth day, and yes I kind of celebrate it… well, because I’m a scientist… What? Being a Bill Nye the Science Guy lover doesn’t make me a scientist?… Ok, I’m just an ex-science teacher but still a scientist at heart, this post is about me and a goal of mine that relates to Earth Day (which may be debatable by some). As some of you may know or may not know, I’m a wannabe vegetarian. You know, wannabe- w-a-n-t  t-o b-e

Wannabe -also Informal. n.

  1. One who aspires to a role or position.
  2. One who imitates the behavior, customs, or dress of an admired person or group.

See, it all started with pork fat. Yes, pork fat changed something in me. Up to a year ago I never grasped how anyone could not like meat. How anyone could be disgusted by the site, smell, and taste… I just couldn’t grasp it. I grew up eating meat, grew up around people who hunted, it was just a part of my life that I didn’t think about or question.

It was a year ago when my husband and I were looking for a place to eat lunch. We were doing our usual, him-“what do you want to eat?” me-“I don’t know, what do you want?” him-“I don’t know, what do you feel like eating?” (as if the “feel” word changes the question, um no! it’s sill the same question!) in the middle of our lame game that we were playing, he spots a BBQ restaurant- game over, I can’t compete with BBQ! So we pull in (BBQ is not my favorite but I wasn’t completely opposed to it either) we walk in, he orders, I order, we sit, we wait. Order comes… I take a bite. And it was at that exact moment, I felt that feeling that people have described to me about their revulsion of meat. My mouth was filled with fat, I tried to chew but I couldn’t, I felt my stomach and mouth violently reject the taste and texture, I spit it out onto my plate, no, I didn’t spit it into a napkin, there was no time for that, It had to be out of my mouth that second! That very second!! I was so grossed out! And to see it in front of me, me just looking at it for what it was, made it even worse…

It was that mouth full of pork fat that changed my perspective, changed my thinking. It was my Aha! Moment. I finally comprehended the thought of being disgusted by meat. That initial horror has wore off a little and I haven’t given up meat completely but I do think about that moment  A LOT! So, I’m making my way over to the other side, slowly and at my own pace but that’s my goal.

And so to celebrate Earth Day, because it kind of relates-and it does because I say it does, here are my picks for trying to make the move to vegetarianism:

This is in no way to try to get you to go meatless, this is just my story, my thoughts, struggles, etc.

One of the most powerful things I’ve seen thus far: Documentary on the treatment of animals. This is extremely graphic, be warned-  click on the link to see the trailer http://www.earthlings.com/

Good book about eating less crap: be warned again- foul language http://www.skinnybitch.net/

Although, not about vegetarianism but still good information http://www.foodincmovie.com/

If you have any recommendations, please feel free to share! :)

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