Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sweetie Beadie

Sweetie Beadie is a company owned by such stylish and sweet woman. I met Charity and Debbie when I did a family shoot for Charity's GORGEOUS family a couple of years ago and they have hired me to do sessions for them ever since. They are so amazing and while helping them with their business project I fell in love with their work. I secretly coveted these earings from the moment I saw them! Yesterday I was re-shooting some of their jewelry and I shared with Debbie some of the things I have been stressing over in my business and my life. She is just so easy to talk to! Dang it! Anyhow, today Charity brought me a gift bag with more than I could have imagined (actually brought me to tears) and guess what was part of the gift bag... the earings! YEAH BABY! Check out their website and amazing work here

Monday, April 19, 2010

Krisit's Vintage Bridals

I am shooting this beautiful brides wedding images in May. The photographer (Jessica White Photography) who referred Kristi to me will be my second shooter and she let me second shoot her today during the bridals. I hope that makes sense. It was so much fun and though I got in Jessica's way every other second forgetting that I was shooting the side shots lol. It is so hard to not be the man in charge boy o boy and am I bossy! :S

Beautiful Newborn

This precious angel is the daughter of my dear friend Melissa and Jared. To say I fell in love with her is an understatement...she literally stole my heart. xoxo

Saturday, April 17, 2010


At a crossroad... and I've made up my mind. Sometimes tough decisions are necessary in order to have sanity. Right? Yesterday was a big day for me with the ending a big chapter in my life. That made me re-evaluate my entire life. Sit down and think, pray and ponder. Make tough choices. Come to terms and in touch with reality. I feel like an American Idol contestant that has a terrible voice, the people that love them support them and rally them on with their signs and tears of support. But Simon is there to keep them grounded. They storm out all mad and say "next season", "I'll prove you wrong". Well, not me. LOL No more next seasons for me. I am taking my passion for photography and keeping it as a hobby. I will be doing limited sessions until end of May unless it's been already scheduled. Thank you for being a fan of this page which I will keep. I am not sure what I will do with my website at this point the blog and this I will for sure keep up since it costs nothing to maintain. I am not sure, but I will know more in the next couple of weeks. A smart business woman I am not. ;)

Watch for more nature pictures and more Logan pictures. :D It's been a great, passionate and hard experience the past 8 years and I have grown as a person through it all. Raquel

Friday, April 16, 2010

I love Spring!

Joselyn and Brandon Engagements

These two young-ins were so shy! And yes I am calling them young because I have known Jocelyn for a long time and I feel old she is getting married. Maybe she is too young and I am not as old as it may seem. LOL ;) Brandon, you know I couldn't resist posting your picture of you imitating me trying to pose you. Or what ever it was you were trying to tell us with that shot. LOL :D

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Super Deal on Florida Sessions April 23-26th

I have a two gaps I need to fill time in between sessions in FL or it won't be completely as successful as I hope it is. So I am offering super mini sessions: 20 minutes 1 person 10 images $75.00, 30 minutes 1 person 20 images $100, Families or Group up to 6 people 20 minutes 15 images $125.00, 6 people 30 minutes 20 images $150.00. (this session that this image is from was shot in 30 minutes and we ended with 123 images)

To add additional people to session it's $15.00 per person.

There are 10-15 sessions available on this offer, it will depend on what time slots are chosen.

I have two hours on Saturday April 24th afternoon and 3 hours to fill on Sunday April 25th Afternoon.

Clients that have already booked or book from this offer refer a friend that books and receive a free 16x20 print of your session as a thank you. :D

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

What happens when I take Logan with me on shoots...

My niece

This is one of my beautiful nieces. I am working on a project with her and she truly inspires me. :D