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[lindsay & tony] a simi valley wedding

on july 17, lindsay and tony became one. their love was radiant. and their love was simple. they looked at each other with thoughtful glances, and they were the best couple to photograph. and under the beautiful golden california sun, they glowed.
here are some pictures from the wedding, and you can check out sharon's and kenzie's as well.



i had another post planned, but i decided this one deserved it all by itself. you see, my youth leaders Cody & Michelle are going back to Iraq soon. Cody, the junior high youth leader in the valley, started a non-profit organization called the Preemptive Love Coalition. And in their organization they have a company where people from Iraq who make shoes called Klash. There shoes look like this-

aren't they the cutest things you have ever seen?! these are the little girl shoes.

and these are the men's and woman's shoes.

each pair is made by hand, and up to 40 hours is spent to make these one of a kind shoes. and the best part, all of the proceeds go to heart surgeries for children with heart problems!

reading and tea. not as lovely as it sounds.

this is what my week has been like. summer reading for school and iced tea. oh and ahhmazing coconut macaroons!


sad news.

remember a long time ago, i said i would be home from camp with tons of pictures to share? sad news. i only took 14 pictures at camp. and they were all from the bus. and they were all blurry. so i sadly tell you i have one decent picture to share with you..

this is colton, morgan, and i in the middle of some brown city on the way to the best week of our lives :)


just a hint of my weekend!

so.. the bucket list is making another apperence. this time, its full of memories that i could never forget, and its almost half way done! and sense it is MY bucket list, i think that its okay to add more and more things to it whenever i feel like it :) so. if you already haven't heard. i met sharon clark this weekend. i seriously SQUEALED when i saw her at marie calendars. we talked over steaming food, and laughed until our bellies ached. sharon made us feel like we had know her our entire lives, and she wasn't even freaked out over our insane obsession over her!! we went over to the wedding location. oh yeah.. did i mention that? we shot a WEDDING with her. thanks to a gorgeous bride who was so kind to let us come! we got there before the wedding party, so we had about an hour of sharon teaching us to use our cameras the technical way. seriously both kenzie and i's pictures have never looked so good! sharon also let me use her dreamy lense. sound to be good to be true? just wait. after a beautiful ceremony and family pictures we had a quick 5 minutes to shoot with the bride and groom. and that 5 minutes produced the best pictures ever! with golf balls strewn in the background,gorgeous desert mountains behind, and the most beautiful sunshine ever, we got amazing pictures to say the least. and like the ceremony, the reception was insanely beautiful. with hot pink and black? i mean come on... SO good! and to end the best day of my life, we sat outside at in and out chatting away until 11:30 :) SO. back to the bucketlist.. here it is-

{Bucket List}

Meet Sharon Clark. Accomplished july 17th, 2010 (pretty much best day of my life)

Read the entire Bible.

Read all of Nicolas Spark’s Books.

Make someone laugh.

Buy something at Anthropologie.

Shoot a wedding. Accomplished july 17th, 2010 lindsay & tony’s wedding in simi valley, ca.

Write down a dream.

Go to a Jasmine Star Workshop/ Smitten Photography Workshop. No longer necessary. Sharon gave kenzie and i our own 2 hour lesson completely free. While letting me use her lense the entire day!

Fly a kite.

Have a picnic.

Scream praises to God at the top of my lungs. Hume lake 2010

Use a Polaroid camera.

Take silly pictures in a Photo Booth.

Go to Africa.

Finnish a scrapbook. dc scrapbook

Write letters more often than emails.

Finnish a book in 2 days.

Do my own pedicure that looks decent.

Deliver a letter by owl-post.

Start my own photography business.

Be involved with a non-profit.

Spend a whole day at the beach.

Dance in the pouring rain.

Go to Hogwarts. Accomplished july 12, 2010

Not worry.

Plan a wedding.

Visit England. Work in progress. Went to epcot!

Drive to Seattle.

hopefully i will be able to put up pictures from the wedding soon!


home from florida!

finally home from vacation..
right now i'm over at my friend sam's house with demari and jackson! but i must say, florida was amazing! harry potter world, epcot, beaches, turtles and so on made the trip SO fun! thanks for being so flexible and bearing with the ugly blog header!
3 days until the wedding with Sharon! AH!!
here are some pictures from the trip-

we made so many british friends!

harry potter world!!