Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New Beginnings

It's a new year..... WELL past the beginning of it, and of course as usual I'm WAY behind on keeping up to date with my blogging. So much has happened since my last post. I did not blog about getting engaged. So I shall do that now. Jacob and I had been dating for almost 3 years when he popped the question. We went camping over Memorial Day weekend (May 24th-27th) in Sequoia National Park. We were celebrating his 30th birthday, or so I thought. I knew his family was going to join us on Friday the 25th. What I did not know was that he had planned a proposal for Saturday the 26th and had arranged for my family to be up there as well. The entire weekend was crazy memorable. We drove into Sequoia National Park on Friday early afternoon, we went to check out General Sherman and all the other large redwoods, and it began to snow! We were SO not prepared for snow. We got to our campsite, set up our tent, attempted to start a fire that kept getting put out by the snow flurries. We went to bed, and woke up with snow on the ground! It wasn't cold enough to stick past morning, but it sure was cold. Jacob and I went for a drive up to a lookout point. Jacob, knowing me well, thought "she's probably thinking I might propose..." He was right, I was thinking "this would be the perfect place to propose, but you're going to end up disspointed, it's not going to happen, so just forget it....." He didn't propose. However, we drove to another lookout that looks out/down on the valley of trees. It was beautiful. It was this huge granite rock slab with the best view. Jacob said he had a poem he wrote that he would like to read to me. My back was bothering me, thanks to the car accident I was in just 2 days prior, that's a story in itself.... SO, I sat down on a rock, facing his best friend who was hiding in the trees. Now my mind is thinking, "oh my God, I think he's actually going to propose!" Thank God he wrote his prposal down, because I could not recite what he said to me. Of course I said yes, we kissed and hugged....and then, both of our families arrived to congratulate us! It was awesome =)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Post Wedding Shoot: Allison & Bret

I had the lovely opportunity of working with Katie and her husband Scott, of Max & Poppy, and newlyweds Allison and Bret for a "post wedding day" photo shoot.
We headed to the outskirts of Temecula to an area surrounded by trees, wheat grass, sunshine and a few abandoned buildings. It was the perfect setting for this post wedding shoot.
Allison and Brett were a joy to work with, a beautiful couple and we were able to capture some incredible images. This shoot took place way back in September/October, and I'm FINALLY adding it to my blog.
I enjoyed every moment of this session and look forward to many more.

Enjoy! =)

A New Chapter

As I begin my new journey as a wedding consultant, with the hopes of having a bridal boutique someday, I wanted to transition my blog as an avenue of displaying my work. At 27, I have come to the realization that I absolutely love to plan/design weddings and want to make a career doing so. This will come as no surprise to those of you who know me so well, especially to my mother who has been telling me that I should be a wedding planner for years..... Truth is, I've been fighting it. I absolutely did NOT want to work with bridezillas. However, not all brides are bridezillas, and I can definitely pick and choose who I want to work with. So, here goes my new chapter as a wedding consultant/coordinator.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012


So, tomorrow is February 1st!? How did that happen? And, it's 2012! Craaazzzy!!
It feels like only a couple of years ago that I graduated high school; my 10 year is THIS year!! It also feels like months ago that I was in South Africa; that was last October (2010). I went to London with Stef back in 2008/2009, I think!? That also feels like it was less than 2 years ago. Jacob and I have been together now for over 2 years. That one still blows my mind. It feels like I've known him for several years, but also seems as though we've only been together for several months. I can't imagine my life without him in it. He's my everything.

It's crazy where life leads us. People come and go in our lives, friendships evolve, fall apart, and often mend again.
I've had the blessed opportunity to reconnect with a dear friend from high school; Meghann Sloan, now Meghann Murphy. It's been so awesome reconnecting with her, getting to know her kids and who she is now as an adult, a mom. I sometimes still think of us a high school kids, so it's very odd at times to think of her as a mom. She's a great mom! Her kids are very sweet. They have their moments, yes, she'll tell you that, but they really are great kids and she's doing a fantastic job raising them.

It's also unreal that my little sister is going to grad school for her Masters. She really left me behind in the dust. lol. I'm so proud of her. She knows what she wants, what she needs to do to attain it, and she's going after it. I admire her. I miss her, of course, because she's on the other side of the country, but she's only a phone or skype call away =)

I feel very blessed with how my life has turned out. I couldn't really ask for anything more....well, maybe a couple of things. But honestly, I'm blessed and grateful to all that God has given me. I have an awesome, loving, caring boyfriend, amazing family and wonderful friends who love and support me. I'm a very lucky girl.

Friday, January 27, 2012

My addiction

I've been spending a lot, and I mean A LOT, of time on wedding websites and pinterest. It's quite the problem. I think it's turned into an obsession. I just can't help it! Each time I click on a new link or image, I'm lead to several more that I just fall in love with. Does anyone else out there have this sort of problem!!? Be it with the same type of sites or not! I literally get to the point where my legs hurt, from sitting in bed with my laptop on my lap, and I'm incredibly hot due to the heat generated by my laptop. And yet, I still struggle with logging off and putting my computer AWAY!
I've been pinning away, but I've also attached some images that I just adore.

Oh, and fyi, I'm helping a friend with the decor for her wedding, and I am a wedding consultant, so I guess it's not so odd that I'm constantly on wedding sites.

Back at it!

Hello, fellow followers!
I'm still alive and well. It was just brought to my attention, because I recently logged on, that I have not been on here since October!! WOW!! I'm so lame. LOL
I'm happy to report that I am no longer unemployed! Yay! What a relief that is.
I'm currently a wedding consultant at David's Bridal in San Diego (Mission Valley)
It's defintely a position that is more suited for me.
So far, I'm liking it. We'll see how things progress! =)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Job Searching.....

Can I just say, job searching absolutely sucks. I'm sure others of you out there would agree.
After the day I've had today, I will be increasing my "I need a new job prayer" by like, a thousand. Rough day, which means an evening of red wine and jog hunting for me! At least the wine part is fun. I also decided that maybe it's time to create a profile on LinkedIn. I've had the account for a little while now, but I haven't done anything with it until now. So far, it seems like it will be productive. However, I'm having difficulty posting my resume. I keep getting an "unexpected error" message. And I don't know why. Other than it being unexpected, that's the only answer I have. Any who...... that's been my day. So, now I will enjoy my second glass of wine, thank you very much, and some leftover homemade chicken and dumplings =)