July 31, 2010

My Friend Summer and best little party friends...

I decided to skip my trip to Seattle today and opted to hang out with my kids.  Summer is almost gone and I don't know how many more days we will have left to play in the sun.  So worth it!!  I have had so much work in studio this summer, that it felt good to shoot in natural light.  That last picture of my son is after he lost his grasshopper, and I told him to go shower.    Why is it so depressing to say goodbye to summer?  P.S. I watched "Inception" and haven't slept right in a week.

July 28, 2010

The Beautiful Kylee Malone comes to visit!

Meet Kylee!! We had a wonderful time shooting this beautiful senior.  I love when I'm looking through the lens and I see someone light up from the inside.  Every time she smiled she lit up the room... even made her mama cry from sheer fabulousness.  It was such a joy to work with you Kylee!!  Best of luck preparing to hit the books at the University of Utah.  We can't wait until you come back home to our Utah.  Utah loves you!!  Thank you Kylee, Kay, and Rox for arranging everything.  A special thanks to Angel and Janae who were magic on hair and make up, and Sepa and Aubs for assisting. -  xoxo Omi

July 13, 2010

Tuesdays are for the birds

Okay, I'm sitting here trying to post with a wiggling two year old boy on my lap.  Not happening!
I need some stress relief, in the form of ice cream or maybe donuts.  I guess I should just go running.  Have a great day

July 9, 2010

Faith, Elton John, Traffic, and Mistakes

Today in traffic I caught an Elton John song on the radio while I was flipping through the stations looking for something to keep me awake.  For a few seconds, my heart stopped, my chest got tight and my ears started ringing.  It was like my heart had fallen into it's million broken pieces all over again,   something it hasn't done in ages.  Not that I have any special attachment to Sir Elton himself.  It was just a song.  Just a memory.  Something that used to mean so much to me.  Something that has been forgotten with the exception of a song or two.  It (the music) was my private reminder that it's all been worth it.  All of it.  Even the things that broke my heart.
Faith, my beautiful model above, is good at many things.... really great at a hand full of them, and dreams of one single thing.  She, like all of us gets nervous and unsure.  She doubts herself, and second guesses the changes and the decisions she's making to open up her heart and really go after the thing she really wants.   BUT...she is doing it!!  And I'll cheer her the whole way!
Most of us are scared of breaking our hearts on our dreams.  But it's so much better to have a dream, live for it and  fail, and fail and fail and fail again, because every single time we make a mistake, we correct our compasses and those adjustments lead to our destinies.  When we really try for something...when we really want something, we risk being hurt.   Fear can be overcome...and I'm no expert, I feel like I've come a long way.  I've learned that it's much better to make mistakes and find my way than to do nothing....especially when it come to our dreams.  -goodnight
Hair and make up credit: Angel Moleni

July 5, 2010

ESE and AUBS....poppy fields: Alpine Utah

This month has gone by far to quickly. I've been getting more and more behind with the blog, and once I get here, it's all down hill.  So a quick remedy to my down fall is to post.  JUST POST.  Tonight posting pictures doesn't feel like enough.  I feel like talking, but am too tired to actually talk.  I'm all caught up in my head and usually that just means I need a good nights sleep.  Good night all.  Ese and Aubs we love you both!