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March 11, 2011

Bridget is going to be very smart, I can sense it. She is also going to be a swimmer.

At fourteen days old, she flails her arms, kicks up a storm, speaks her mind, and wiggles out of her swaddle faster than you can say diaper rash.

I was finally able to get a few snaps of my beautiful, one-of-a-kind Godchild. I am thrilled to be a part of her life and watch her grow.

February 4, 2011

My husband and I have an amazing marriage; yesterday we celebrated our 10th anniversary.

When I say amazing I don’t mean perfect. We have had our laughs, silly races around the house, pulled pranks on each other, and are like glue, always stuck together. We have also had problems and fights; but somehow we have grown better and stronger rather than apart.

We are completely different people than who we were ten years ago, yet I love him more today than I ever have. He thinks I am the smartest person in the world, he brags about me, and supports my dreams. He makes me a better person.

This is the first picture of us, ever. :)

I was 20 and he was 24. He had a motorcycle that I hated and never got on, so eventually he sold it. I was a salsa dancer and he was an all-american marine.

And these we took today… two kids, one dog, and three houses later.

So Happy Anniversary to my dear husband and I. This amazing adventure is only the beginning, and I know the best is yet to come :)

January 30, 2011

One of my dearest friends is about to have a baby. This little girl is going to be born into so much love: from an amazing, huge family of strong women, two big sisters who are so excited to meet her, and a bunch of devoted friends who are going to spoil her rotten ;) My friend is extremely blessed to have such a support system, I couldn’t be happier for her.

Today we celebrated baby B’s upcoming arrival with an intimate, relaxed baby shower. It was unusually warm for January, a beautiful, sunny day. We indulged in some scrumptious desserts and good conversation and had a truly memorable afternoon. Here are some of the details:

The decor was executed by the talented interior designer Misty Smith.

“A Piece of Cake” in Tyrone, GA made the gorgeous two tier marble cake with caramel filling that was to-die-for. Martha with “A Piece of Cake” reproduced our bird theme beautifully in this custom creation. The flavor and texture of this cake was just amazing; needless to say, it was all gone by the end of the party.

Instead of the traditional games, the guests each hand-made a bird ornament out of eclectic, mismatched fabric, and inserted a wish for the baby before closing it. These birds are going to decorate a mobile that will go in the nursery. Isn’t that the cutest idea?

And finally, just a few of the girls having fun :)

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January 10, 2011

Two snow/ice falls so far this winter… yipeee! The most we’ve had since we moved to Georgia. This morning I decided to pay a small tribute to photography master Ansel Adams, and I ventured out in the ice to get some black and white shots of our humble winter wonderland. So bundled up in my coziest winter gear (that still didn’t do the job, blame it on being a hot-blooded latina) I went for a walk crossing my fingers that I wouldn’t slip on the ice and shatter my lens.

There something about walking alone in the snow that is so peaceful. It has an appeal of its own. The birds have left their homes, the streets are isolated. The only sound resonating in my ears was the crunchy layers of ice swooshing under the weight of my rubber boots; and the now bare, skinny tree branches shivering when kissed by the icy rushes of wind. It’s like the world, nature is holding it’s breath in awe of its own beauty. I smiled the entire way (ok, I smiled about half the time, and the rest of the time I held my scarf over my numb face) and I came back home energized.

January 7, 2011

If you saw how happy I get when the temperatures drop and the prospect of snow is on the horizon, you wouldn’t think I was born in the middle of the Caribbean. Four inches of the fluffy white stuff is forecasted for Sunday and Monday, and it’s Christmas all over again at my house. The kids are over-excited; ok, the parents are over-excited too, discussing the necessary equipment to turn my steep front-yard into a wintery slide.

At some point this afternoon I opened the doors to my front porch and found this view. For a while I thought maybe the forecast was wrong and snow would arrive earlier. I was in awe of the beauty of this angry sky and just had to shoot it. I then smiled as I remembered that sometimes there is beauty in the anticipation of a great event. There is so much beauty around us every single day.

December 26, 2010

According to some locals this is the first time in 17 years it snows on Christmas in Atlanta; hurray! My friends up North may be laughing at our enthusiasm right now, but truth is, we enjoy every little bit we get, even if it is just a few miniscule snowflakes. There is something magical about snow that makes the world brighter and more cheerful, and specially around Christmas time.

Now being born and raised in an island in the Caribbean, my tolerance for cold temperatures is something to be ashamed of; I only lasted about fifteen minutes outside. Enough to get involved in a snowball fight with the girls and get a few snapshots of the action. My goal: to get some thermal gloves and long-johns so I am better prepared when February comes around.

Some of my favorites from today,

November 20, 2010

I spent some time this afternoon photographing this blue-eyed beauty. She is an aspiring actress and model with some impressive roles under her belt already. Here are a couple of my favorite shots from our session:

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November 14, 2010

I love kids. I remember being in such a rush to grow up and now I long for the freedom of being a child. We think we’ll be free when we reach adulthood but little do we know that childhood is true freedom. I wish I could get that message across to my kids: enjoy that feeling of complete adventure and spontaineity that you have right now, absorb every minute of your innocence, but I sound like an adult when I say those things.

It took about a millisecond to convince these kids to lay on the grass and roll down the slope of their backyard; their parents are probably going to remember me for a long time thanks to my little idea. :)  If I could postpone twilight and hadn’t had 20 lbs. of photographic equipment on me, I would have rolled down the hill with them (again, adult thinking). In retrospect, I wish I would have and then their parents would remember me for a long time as a complete lunatic.

These kids have the most amazing personalities; we hit it off right away and although I didn’t roll down the hill with them we did hold hands and skipped down the road together. Here are some of my favorites from our afternoon.

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November 13, 2010

I just can’t stay indoors with this mild, gorgeous weather and the splashes of jewel tone colors everywhere. Fall is my favorite season and I am taking full advantage of it this year. My favorite shots of the day… :)

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November 7, 2010

Whenever I have a little bit of down time in my schedule inevitably the camera turns to my own children. Especially at the age of two just a couple of months make a huge difference in the way they look and express themselves. So this weekend me and my favorite toddler enjoyed the change in weather in our own backyard, and while she discovered leaves, acorns, and pointed out squirrels, I snapped and soaked it all in.