Sunday, December 30, 2007

Happy New Year!!!!!!

Happy New Year!!!! Orange Gecko Designs has been working very hard at designing this
New Year's line of Greeting Cards, and WOW!!!!!! These will look so great as
Birth Announcements, Birthday Cards or Invitations, or any type of Greeting Card and they are going to be great in the OH EIGHT Holiday Collection. Make sure your Greetings and Invites are going out to your loved one's with your personal touch. These are available now, and look for the complete line in my Boutique after the first of the year. Visit for more details and more customizable designs.

Friday, December 28, 2007

"Portrait of Arwen"

This is Arwen McKinney...isn't she a cutie......she has a particular fondness for her bear, which, to me, makes her even cuter!!! And is she ever the sweetest little girl. Arwen is full of life and we captured some beautiful photographs of her and her family. Mr. and Mrs. McKinney's Holiday Greeting cards were beautiful and are very patiently awaiting their proofing session, so this is just a sample for them until I get back. I can't wait for them to see their proofs of their children.


Logue New Year's Card

Ran out of time for Holiday Greetings? Well, here's an idea to ring in the New Year with warm wishes...


Monday, December 24, 2007

"A Photograph Can Speak For Itself"

and this one speaks for itself.....

Monday, December 17, 2007

The Hutchison Family

I photographed the Hutchison Family yesterday so that they would have something special to place inside their Christmas Greetings. What a WARM HOUSEHOLD!!!! She has three handsome sons with their significant others and her youngest son, Kyle just got engaged so her family will continue to grow with lots of love....Congrats on the engagement and Happy Holidays to all the Hutchison's......

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

The Milano Children

"Holiday Journey"

Dr. Shafai and the Girls....

These are the beautiful ladies who work with Dr. Shafai. This photo was soooo totally fun!!!! Don't they look great???? This Doctor and his staff are amazing. They are a fantastic team and it shows in this portrait. Dr. Shafai is one of those pediatricians who knows each child by name right when you walk into the office. He is the same pediatrician who picks up the phone if you call and helps you with ANY questions you have. If he is with patients, one of these awesome staff will talk with you until you are comfortable and have your questions answered. I mean, seriously, as parents, isn't it important and comforting to have a pediatrician you can talk to and trust? This session was totally fun and laid back, too. There are four other Doctor's and a PA that compliment this Medical Office and I can't wait for them all to see how great their photographs came out......

Aungst Cards

A couple of requests from the Aungst Family....

Monday, December 10, 2007

More AND More Greetings Galore......

More and More, Greetings Galore!!!!!....

Greetings Galore!!!!

Check out the Steen Family's Holiday Greetings....

Can't Wait for -"OH EIGHT"

Busy Busy with cards coming in...And "The Orange Gecko Elf" sent this one to me as a little sample of what's in store for my Boutique next season.....

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Lucas Steen

A "Moment of Time"......

Lucas's Mommy is on a plane to Florida to meet up with her precious little boy and her husband...I wanted her to have something special to wake up to tomorrow....

Monday, December 3, 2007

Steen Family Holiday Photo


I photographed the Steen Family last weekend to update their photo for their holiday greeting card. They chose to have their session at the Mission Inn. It is so beautifully decorated for the holidays. Can you believe how big Lucas has gotten? And of course, not only has he gotten big, but even I thought that was even possible!!!! And, as usual, a totally awesome family. I have the best clients!!!! I have more cute shots of him, even on-the-go, so keep checking back for updates of the Steen's Photography Session.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Solid Siblings

Tyler, Lindsey and Ally...Solid Siblings
I know my nephew and nieces are checking for an update everyday:) They are so excited to see their pictures, so, I thought I would surprise them with a little something special.
Love you guys~

Mia and Daddy....

This turned out totally cute. We attempted a "family picture" over the past weekend. HA HAHA is all I can say. I have discovered that being a photographer doesn't always mean getting pictures of my own kids :) And boy am I lucky I don't have my own kids for clients.....:) Nicholas is TOTALLY CAMERA SHY....he likes the idea of having a mommy for a photographer, but any little sessions with him....FORGET IT. He gets so upset, poor little guy. But, Mia, she loves our little mini-sessions, and she LOVES her DADDY even more......I did get some sneaky one's of my little man, so perhaps I can get up at least one:)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Got Caught....

So Mom and Dad were caught in the act....and I couldn't resist posting this cute photograph :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Milanos

I photographed Jimmy, Michelle, Delaney and Kendall Milano, this past weekend. Our cousins, and very, very good friends. These girls came complete with "giggles and smiles" And Mom and Dad weren't too shy either!!!! This is another family that is just awesome. Totally committed to being together and having fun. As you can tell by now, I am just so proud to be part of such an amazing family!!!!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Machado Collage

A little something for Stacey Machado and her family......

Mirror, Mirror....

Mirror, Mirror....

This is the ladies room at my daughter's dance studio, Dellos.... I caught my daughter checking out her cuteness :)

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Aungst Family

I photographed the Aungst family last weekend.....this is actually my sister-in-law and her beautiful husband and children. I am an only child, and when I came into this family, I gained so much. This family is unbelievably AMAZING. Tim and Lisa and these kids are a huge part of our lives. My children are growing up with these kids, and how lucky are my husband and I to have such phenomenal role models for our children. My heart overflows with friendship and respect for Tim and Lisa. I couldn't have ever had a sister that means more to me than my sister-in-law.
Our thoughts and prayers are with them and the extended Aungst. Tim lost his father to cancer, just yesterday.
Tim and Lisa, thank you for always being there for us and the kids~

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Cassese Holiday Card


This is just another little Holiday Greeting Card that that
"Orange Gecko Elf " left me....I really hope that Jessica and her girls love it as much as I do!!!!

One Beautiful Girl

This is one Beautiful Girl!!!!!! This is Alena Ford and isn't she something else. We photographed some great shots of her during the Ford Family session. I think she could be a model. And I just have to add that she is personality ALL THE WAY!!! Just a super young lady all the way around.

Watch out Mom and Dad!!!!........ :)

Cards, Cards, Cards.....!!!!!!

Hey everybody, Holiday cards are arriving daily!!! The little ELF at Orange Gecko Designs has been busy, busy, busy.... Thank you so much to all my WONDERFUL clients who are patiently waiting on previews from your sessions, I have been a bit behind, but spent the weekend getting caught up. I am power posting, with many more on the way.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Ford Family

I photographed the Ford Family last week. Does anyone remember Kellen? This is his family. They are soooooo awesome!!! This family brings new meaning to the word "relaxed"!!! They came down to the beach and just basically enjoyed their afternoon. What a great family and their photographs have come out so beautiful. I can't wait to book their proofing appointment!!! Perhaps I will just have to put up a couple more teezers :)

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Look What Our Little Tinkerbell Found....

Our Little Tink found herself a Peter Pan for the Preschool Halloween Parade......

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Our Student of the Month!!!!!!

We are so incredibly proud of our son. He was student of the month in his Kindergarten class at Lake Hills Elementary. We are loving the curriculum at this school and the teachers are AWESOME. Our son works very hard at being a good 5 year old, and it is paying off. Even though we know "boys can be boys" :) There are days, when my children just simply bring tears to my eyes. They don't even have to do anything special!! I just love them. That is probably the biggest reason I became a photographer. I spent OODLES of time trying to stop the clock and capture their every fleeting moment, but to no avail, here we are at 3 and 5. Now, I share that gift with my clients so that they can see what I see behind the lens :)