October 26, 2008

Welcome, Ryan James!

Two of our closest friends, Rebekah and Frank, recently welcomed their second son, Ryan James. The day he was born fires were raging all over SoCal -- very apropos since Frank is a firefighter! Perhaps Ryan will follow in his daddy's footsteps. No pressure, Ryan. : ) Congratulations to Rebekah, Frank and big brother Ty! We love you guys!

Here is baby Ryan enjoying a little snooze. He looks just like his mama!

October 24, 2008

Our Inspiration

I've always had a love for photography. The idea of freezing a moment in time is quite extraordinary. I think of that every time I look at my wedding pictures, which were taken a decade ago (!). Photography was the one area of our wedding budget that we didn't skimp on -- and it was worth every penny.

Today, my inspiration is my baby boy. The day Jaden was born he re-ignited my love for photography (and I'm sure Braden would say the same). Our son makes me see the world with new eyes. And what better way to capture his innocence, sweetness and energy in exploring the world than through a camera lens? Here are a couple of recent photos that Braden took of our "inspiration" -- fresh from an afternoon nap!