Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The Mauigoa Family

The Mauigoa family was visiting from out of town.. The husband was so funny he kept shaking and saying how do you guys live in this weather.. I laughed and said in my T-shirt what weather.. This is still warm.. He started laughing and says You guys are crazy.. lol.. I love it when out of towners (is that a word lol ) come here I love to watch their face as they watch everyone in amazement wear shorts in winter.. Guess when your from Utah you become IMMUNE to the weather.. Except for today it was REALLY REALLY cold..
I have known the mom of this family for a long time, and can I just tell you that she looks as beautiful as she did from back then.. I know I cant stand people like that.. LOL.. Mele thanks for letting me capture your family and thank your husband for braving the weather for me and coming outside so I could take some photos.. lol.. You have a beautiful family..

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Burgess Family

I have known the mother of this beautiful family for a LOOOOOONG time.
Fondest memory of her...
Young Women Camp at Lake Arrowhead, all of us leaders where in a meeting, while the girls were in workshops.. when an announcement came through that we all should go back to our girls someone had played a prank on one of the cabins and had made a mess of things toilet paper everywhere and just left a big mess, as I stood up from the meeting I looked at the door and their stood one of my beehives crying and waving for me to come to her, I looked at another leader from our ward and said.. Walk quickly I think it was our girls.. At the end of the day our girls ended up cleaning it up and admitted to playing a prank on them. It was all in camping fun and no harm was done..
Yvonne I'm glad to see that from that little beehive crying in the doorway, you have turned out to be a strong mother of 4, watching you interact with them I know you are a great mother.. Dont worry your wild days at YW camp secrets are safe with me.. (and anyone else that reads my blog)...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sneak Peek... The Vanisi Family

I promised that something would be up on Tuesday so with 7 minutes to spare.. Enjoy...
The Vanisi family is one of those family that I can honestly say I have known their whole life, and their father has known me my whole life.. The Vanisi's are the type of family that if you need anything they are there in a minute willing to roll their sleeves up and get to work, I hope my children are just like them.. I cant remember an event that has happened in my family that they haven't been there to help... Thanks for being such an example to my children and lets face it to me.. Love you guys.. I will post more in a few days...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sneak peek... The Toki Family

I know exactly what your thinking... How could so many GOOD LOOKING people come from one family... I know the answer... Look at the Grandma and you will know.. Introducing the family of the late Eneasi and Silia Toki. Although the father of the family has passed on his spirit lives through his wife, children, grandchildren and yes even great grandchildren. The children all threw a surprise birthday party for their mom so they thought what a great time to get together and have family pictures taken. Some of the siblings are from California so going outside was a crazy idea, I told them this is still T-shirt and shorts weather they looked at me in amazement.. I had so much fun with this family but like I always say its easy to shoot em when they are all looking good..
Thanks for letting me capture you family photos Toki family. I've always loved hanging out with your family..

So rumor has it that the boys did a routine to "Single Ladies" by Beyonce.. So I asked them to show me some moves, and without even thinking about it they all struck a pose. I could not stop laughing.. Thanks for the laughs boys, wish I was there to see the actual routine, I'm sure Beyonce would of been proud..

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Leo Family

I shot these awhile ago and have been meaning to blog them but I got busy with things and when that happens to me I loose sense of ORDER.. Literally..
Introducing the Leo family.. What can one say about a family so beautiful, the parents are beautiful, the kids are beautiful and that about sums it up.. This couple/family was such a joy to photograph that our session was a breeze. The daughters are going to end up on the cover of a magazine soon, and yes you can quote me on that. Their oldest son is so caring for his younger sisters, he is always watching over them, what a good brother..
Thanks for letting me capture your young and ever growing family.. Shooting them reminded me of when my kids use to believe everything I said.. Oh to go back to those days.. lol..

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Iongi Triplets....

I love shooting the triplets.. They are so beautiful.. You gotta love it when they come beautiful and they listen... They love to have their pictures taken, and most of the time they were ready to pose before I even called them up to do it.. lol.. Good luck to you Daddy when these three grow up, get ready for a battle.. hahahaha..

Just in case you guys dont think Im funny... Here's some shots to make you think again... Because I'm hecka FUNNY... hahahaha
Not.. Ok you caught me, those of you that really know me know I'm not this funny.. Their dad ended up making funny monkey faces behind me..

The Team Mom Family

What can I say about this family.... Hmmmm.. We had so much fun shooting that the laughs never stopped.. lol.. The older son Tanner is going through his I'm COOL stage so making him laugh was a struggle. I ended up reminding him that I'm COOL so it was Ok to smile for me.. Guess what it worked.. These boys have such a special bond with their parents that I'm actually jealous.. They are the true meaning of a family that plays together stays together.. There is such love and support between them that you end up admiring them...
Thanks for letting me capture your family pictures.. It was so fun..

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Leituala Family

I have known the Leituala family for what seems like forever.. And its been a great forever.. Merv (the dad) was my oldest son Davids lil league football coach from the age of 8. He got stuck with the job of showing US (meaning ME) the proper way to put the football pads on in his pants, who knew the knee pads went in the knees... hahahaha.. Now I'm a pro..
Merv and Julie have such a beautiful family and such well behaved kids.. Their kids are the kids that you tell your kids they can hang out with.. Did that make sense? They are such a busy family, all of the kids are involved in at least 2 things each during the whole year.. The oldest son plays football for Kearns, if you don't recognize him, you'll probably recognize him from the back, he's the one running past you and getting into the end zone... GOOOO FOAI... so talented and yet so humble, that's how all the kids are. You can tell they come from great parents who lead by example..
Thank you for letting me capture your beautiful family although I must admit you guys make my job very easy...
A BIG thank you to Merv for taking my son and putting him on the "A" team when he was 8.. I will never forget the day he came running out of the group meeting yelling "Mom, Mom, Mom I made the "A" team" and me looking all confused asked if that's a good team and Julie coming to my rescue and explaining the WHOLE splitting of the team. I'm glad I didn't know that beforehand I would of been a nervous wreck..

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Tupoumalohi Family

Usually when I shoot a family there is a certain time slot allotted for it.. Oh say at least an hour for small families more if its a big family.. I am pleased to say I shot this in 20 minutes .. And No I'm not kidding. Sarah needed some updated photos of her family and she needed them quick I mean 2 day notice type of quick. Between our busy schedules and our kids busy schedules the only time we had was after our kids football games and before another BIG shoot of mines, on Saturday.. I met them at the park at 5pm (but they didn't show up till 5:10pm.... Husbands have no sense of time when it comes to photo sessions.. haahaha) we had a quick photo session and I was in my car on my way to the other location by 5:30pm.. I think the photo session turned out NICE real nice, but when you've got a beautiful family any photo session is going to turn out nice.. Sarah I'm glad we were able to get some new family photos for you, you have a beautiful family.. Let me know when we can have a REAL session..

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Sneak Peek... The Leo Family

I was blessed to have Julie (the oldest daughter of this beautiful family) ask me to capture some memories for her family, which included her mother and her brothers and sister and all their spouses and children. I have known Julie for what seems like forever now, and we have grown to be great friends (even though she went to Granger and I went to Kearns she is totally forgiven because her boys play for Kearns High and lil league so she is now a full true COUGAR).. Thanks for a great Saturday evening I now know why their kids are so great, they learn from the example of ALL the adults in their lives, grandma, mom, dad, uncles and aunts you can tell the bond between this family is unbreakable..
Oh and one last thing... GOOOOOO Foai.....

P.S. If your wondering why this sneak peek has so many pictures, its because I promised every family that their would be one picture for each of them.. I didn't say which one... So enjoy the one of one of their kids.. Gotta leave ya with something to look forward to..