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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

holiday scheduling and available dates! **UPDATED 10/15


i can't believe its almost here already! school is going back in session, wedding season is beginning to wind down, and its FALL! which basically means its time to get my bootie in gear and get started on FAMILY PICTURE TIME! my favorite time of the year!

    Every year, my schedule gets totally and insanely crazy, going from my average 3-5 shoots a week, to around 20! And between the 9 different ways of contacting me (FB, website, email, voicemail, text), plus the typical back and forth as we figure out what works- i tried to come up with a new solution! I will post my weekend availability on this blogpost. if you are interested in a weekday slot, let me know the dates, and i will check my calendar- those are always almost open- its the weekends that get crazy!
     If you need a weekend slot, check below! if you are the first to book either a morning or an afternoon slot- you get to choose where i will go! once chosen, that is where i will stay (mornings are usually 7am-noon, evenings are 2-7pm). Message me with the time and date that works best for you, and i will fill in slots in the order i get requests for them! provided that there are slots booked back to back, during the holidays, there are NO travel fees on weekend slots! If you book a weekday slot, travel fees do apply, unless we also find someone to piggy back with.
    NOTE: please mention whether you are interested in a mini shoot or a full hour shoot, so i can schedule accordingly. Also, be sure that i respond back to you with  the confirmation that you are confirmed for the spot, before you count on it! check back later to make sure its on the blog- as i will update whenever i am able to. just because you request a slot, does not necessarily mean that it is yours!
    i have weddings on every saturday in october, so i am already pretty jammed on the weekend! if you are the early sort- get your pics done in september!

    i am SO SO looking forward to seeing all your lovely families again! contact me if you have any questions!!

sat oct 25th
MORNING- temecula tbd
     8-820am- autumn hererra mini
     820-840am-lindsey craig mini
     9-920- MINI AVAILABLE
     920-940- ashley green family mini
AFTERNOON- booked- wedding

Sat nov 1
MORNING- oceanside
    750-810- lisa gomez mini- hosp grove
    830-850- alisia faumuina-home, oside
    910-1010- lori heisler- oceanside pier
    1010-1030- tasha borders family mini- oside pier

AFTERNOON- booked- wedding

Sat nov 8th
   MORNING-  san clemente
   830-930- Susan Lemond
   930-1030am- nikki mcintosh
   1030-1050- MINI AVAILABLE
  1050-1110- patty signorile
   1110-1130- priscilla brierley mini
   1130-1230- cassondra teig fam
  AFTERNOON- temecula winery
    140-240- carrie scow family
    240-340- megan bijan Fam
    340-4pm- eileen cabebe mini
    4-5pm- rucker family

Sat nov 15th
   MORNING- la jolla scripps pier
     740- 840am- AVAILABLE
     840-900- kaci orosco mini
      9-920- kim kelley mini
     920-940- kristen mikus mini
     940-1000- lauren sherman mini
     10-11am- laura lavoie family
     1100-1120- macie kreutzer mini
   AFTERNOON- carlsbad beach
     120-220- courtney slater
     220-240- cheryl baker fam mini
     240-340pm- kristen cardillo fam
     340-400pm- amanda goodrich mini
     400-420- lisa bosse mini
     420-440- kathy feast mini

Sat nov 22
  MORNING- old poway park
      8-9am- AVAILABLE
     9-10am- nichole harris fam
     10-1020am,- tracy austin mini
      1020-1120- lesley banda family
      1120-1140- kate troxell fam mini
     1140-1240- adriana hobson fam
     1240-140- stacy dietrich

  AFTERNOON- old town temecula
     240-300- stacy palchanis mini
     300--400- erika putman fam
     400-420- holly loredo fam mini
     420-440- julieann perez family mini

Sat nov 29
  MORNING-old town temecula
      800-900am- AVAILABLE
      900-920- amanda harriff mini
   920-940- gaby arroyo mini
    940-1000- alexis ravin fam mini
    1000-1100- AVAILABLE
  AFTERNOON- jeffery open space trail, irvine ca
      145-245- AVAILABLE
      245-345- sherry huss family
     345-445- AVAILABLE

As my schedule fills up, i might possibly add in local shoots (Temecula) on sunday afternoons. i might also add in the first week or two of December for any latecomers- i tend to get things done on the holidays very quickly so people have time for Christmas/Holiday cards, so its almost never too late!! let the craziness begin! :)

joie de vivre!!


  1. Hi! I'm a friend of Mari Gill. My name is Carrie Scow. I was hoping you could takes some photos of my children (4). Could I take the Oct. 4th slot from 3:50 to 4:50? Thanks so much! My number is (507) 993-1967.