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Family Portrait Session @ Happy Hollow Park & Zoo

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

Father’s Day

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Snuck over for a quick photo session to surprise Dad on Father’s Day…

Jackson in Los Gatos

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

My good friend Deb was in town from Chicago a couple of weeks ago. She wanted me to take photos of her son, Jackson. But he was so not into getting his picture taken. A 6-year old boy — that’s normal! He wasn’t falling for any of my tricks so it was a short and sweet session. But we got some good ones. And we definitely got a lot of different expressions!

tough guy

showing me his karate moves

finally a sweet face


Aquaphor is the miracle healer for photoshoots.

Wednesday, July 27th, 2011

I do not know how many times I have had to edit out little scratch marks, drooling redness, rashes, etc from babies’ faces.  We do not charge for this editing so it is all done out of the sweetness of my own heart.  (← Need to say with Southern Accent)  A couple of weeks ago we had a photoshoot postponed a week of my nephew Zack.  He is five months old and loves to scratch!!  His face was, I think I used the term, “jacked up”.  I am a stay at home mom and watch my sister’s kids during the day to make some extra cash. I decided that I wanted to see if the healing powers of Aquaphor would work on Zack’s face. I use Aquaphor for Rocco’s eczema, diaper rashes, drooling marks and pretty much any skin condition that comes up.   I have to say, the following week when the shoot took place he was a new baby!! His face was flawless, well there was one mark, but one mark is a lot quicker to remove then ten.  It was amazing. I am always trying to save time in editing and this will be my new trick with the babies, as long as I can get the mommies on my side.

By the way, I did do some color enhancements but did not remove any marks from Zack’s face.



Zack By KaiKaibEaN Children's Photography

photography workshop w/ shannon sewell

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

I (well, actually Chris!) recently discovered Shannon Sewell on [FRAMED] — if you haven’t checked it out, you should!: Ok, so I LOVE her and find out she’s coming to Santa Cruz for a workshop. I signed up… and a Friday or so ago spent an amazing day with her and 10 other talented women at the Bonny Doon Winery. It was a glorious day and so FUN and I learned a TON! Here is a shot of Shannon in action and one of the adorable models. And below that, a few pics of my friend Annemarie and her two kiddos using a new lens and a few new Photoshop actions ( — THANK YOU SHANNON for sharing so much with us all! ~Debbie