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May, 2009


Babies on the way?!?!?

Posted in Personal by Donny

As you all know, we are expecting a couple additions to our family…. it seems as though they may be coming early.  We had quite a scare on Friday and Saturday where Holly went into pre-term labor and an emergency c-section seemed imminent…  but, as of this writing (11 pm Sunday night) its looking more hopeful that we can let them bake for a day or two more (and hopefully much longer).  Thank you to everyone who has been praying for us and checking in with us.   We apologize ahead of time for taking a little longer to follow up with phone calls and e-mails.   We are definitely going to be at the hospital all week this week without internet service.   We’ll check back in with you as we can.  Thank you for your understanding.

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Good luck and be safe, our dear friends. Let us know if you need anything.

denise olson
6.07.2009

lots of wishes for all of you!!!!!

Holly, Ever present is His watchful eye, and if ever there were a family deserving of the blessings He bestows it is yours. I will keep you and yours in my prayers! It was a pleasure meeting you and your family and you’ll always be one of my favorite memories when I think of RightStart Rancho Cucamonga!
-Karen

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Big Announcement!!

Posted in Personal, Portraits by Holly

Well, from the picture below, it may not be that big of a surprise what our announcement is!  We are pregnant!!  However, the bigger surprise is that our family will be growing this summer by not just one baby, but two!  Thats right– twinsies!!  We are incredibly grateful and excited!  The past months have been such a whirlwind of trying to get things ready for the kiddos and adjusting to a twin pregnancy (fyi: very different from a singleton pregnancy)!  The picture below was taken about a month ago at only 24 weeks!!  Crazy, huh.  My belly wasn’t even that big when I delivered our daughter!  LOL.  Donny and I have been having fun recently and have done a couple photo shoots of my big belly.  Here is just one photo from one of the shoots. Hope to post more soon!

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Funny story behind this shot.  We were on a somewhat major street and had pulled aside to get shots in the yellow flowers/weeds.  Donny wasn’t really liking the shirt I was wearing and suggested I take it off…. I kinda laugh now, because I normally am pretty conservative on these matters, but… when it comes to cool pictures… the picture wins, right?  — Cars definitely started slowing down!!  LOL…   So moral of the story is that I know we ask a lot of our clients to do funny things and ask that they trust us — we even have to take our own advise sometimes! (Disclaimer:  We generally do not ask clients to take their clothes off :) )

We can’t wait to share more with all of you as our family grows!  Thanks for being a part of our lives!

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Tiffany
5.19.2009

Congratulations!!
And that shot is amazing!

Wow…love that shot! Congrats again!

Kristi Klemens
5.20.2009

You’re so beautiful, congratulations you two, can’t wait to see them!!! :)

Jenn
5.20.2009

Amazin! and Holly, you are so beautiful.

Kristine
5.22.2009

Yay!!! Congrats! You look gorgeous!

Erin
5.27.2009

WOW!!! Congrats! Can’t wait to see the pictures of theses little ones! God Bless!

Beth Armsheimer
7.10.2009

really beautiful light and location!! :)

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Jon’s Senior Session

Posted in Portraits by Holly

Well it is definitely “senior season”!  We had a great time with Jon’s senior session and are looking forward to all the seniors that we have lined up for this year!  We’ve got a whole new line of products for 2009 that we’re sure you are going to love!

We took Jon to some neat places not too far from our studio and had a great time!!

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We found some rubble– and everyone knows we can’t resist rubble.  Too fun!

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I love the next set of images!

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Thanks for giving us the awesome opportunity to photograph your senior photos, Jon!  You were awesome!

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Maria
5.15.2009

Oh wow! Jon! awesome. I love this one…..CUTE, CUTE!!!!

Maria
5.15.2009

Oh, I meant I love the one with you against the wall with the black shirt. Very nice! But, I like them all.

Jenn
5.17.2009

I LOVE pics 4 5 and 6. I hope Jon’s mom, dad, or whomever are happy with their boy’s pics. I know if i was his mom, i would be so happy and thankful to have pics like this of my son…amazing holly and donny! you guys are simply amazing.

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Candice and Phil’s Wedding

Posted in Weddings by Donny

Candice & Phil’s wedding was simply a blast!  I knew from their engagement session that their wedding day would be full of joy and laughter — these two elements were delivered in spades!

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Candice’s dress…

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Candice looking beautiful…

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Lovin’ the reflection in this shot!!!

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…the fellas…

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…and beautiful ladies…

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…the guys showing off their matching Nike’s…

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…some fun shots of our couple…

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…never a shortage of laughs with these two…it has been a while since I’ve worked with a couple who has as much fun as these two…

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Shots of their cake…

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Without exaggerating, Candice’s father gave one of the most meaningful toasts I had ever heard.   I can only hope to one day give a toast half as meaningful as the one he gave.  Phil is a sports writer and, throughout the day, there were lots of references to athletics.  Here Candice’s father is holding a non deflatable basketball as a visual reminder to never let their relationship “deflate.”

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…first dance…

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…you may notice the basketball rim in the background.  At traditional receptions, guests tap their glasses with a knife to get the couple to kiss.  At Candice and Phil’s reception, guests had to make a basket to get our bride and groom to kiss.

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…Phil serves on the worship team at their church and, during the reception, serenaded his bride with an original song…

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…their rings…

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…the garter…

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…some kids having a great time!

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Congrats you two!!  Thank you for letting me share in your day!

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Baby Giselle

Posted in Portraits by Holly

We had so much fun photographing Giselle!  You may remember Jara’s maternity photos, or some of the past sessions we have done with their family!  We even had the opportunity to photograph Giselle’s brother when he was born!  It is such a blessing to be able to document a family as it grows!

Doesn’t she look adorable!

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Giselle was such a wide-eyed little one!  She stayed awake throughout the whole session!

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The happy new family!

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Momma with her little girl…

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And how could we resist getting shots of her precious little feet.  We love details!!

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