February 16, 2009 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: Previews
Due to the rain, all of my shoots that were scheduled in the past few weeks had to be rescheduled. Oh and surprise...it's raining AGAIN. Yeah, i'm officially OVER the rain.
Don't worry though, starting this weekend (unless the weather decides to "RAIN on my parade" some more LOL), the sneak peeks will be coming back like crazy. I was also waiting on two of my clients to give birth....and guess what?....they both had their babies on the SAME day! :) Newborn shoots are always tricky to schedule since you can't really schedule them until after the little ones arrive. Add that on top of rescheduled shoots, previously scheduled shoots, etc...and yeah, things get a little nuts :)
So yeah, the next 3 weeks are going to be busy for me, but then i'm taking about 2 weeks off around PJ's 4th birthday! Who said she could turn 4 already!?!? :(
Anyway, DON'T FORGET that *THIS FRIDAY* (2/20) is the last day to enter your kid(s) into the *MODELING CONTEST*!
The winner will receive a modeling contract with Zuri Model and Talent AND win a free shoot with me (to provide head shots, etc)!!
To read more and get instructions for entering, check out the original post here - http://www.lot116.com/blog.php?id=383
Oh and remember the gorgeous little girl Jacklyn that I photographed last month? - http://www.lot116.com/blog.php?id=373
Well after her shoot, I sent her photos to Lindsay of Zuri. A few weeks later, Jacklyn and her mom met with Lindsay and signed with Zuri! Hopefully soon we'll be seeing Jacklyn's beautiful face in stores, magazines, etc :) Congrats Jacklyn!! :)
February 13, 2009 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: My Life
We hope you have a wonderfully SWEET Valentines weekend!
.........and PJ says "GO CRAAAAAZY!"
Happy Valentines Day weekend everyone :) Nothing crazy planned for us besides a hot date tomorrow morning....to get our taxes done!! Ohhh yes, hot right? ;) But yeah....Valentines day is EVERY day in the Cruz household :) Honestly the best part about Valentines Day now is being able to make goodies for PJ's class, help her make her Valentines cards, etc. I can't wait to see her face when she opens up all of her cards from school today :)
Oh and a special thank you to our friend Cindy from http://www.orangeturtlephotography.com/ for being so sweet and bringing PJ a box of chocolates for Valentines Day :) We are actually having our first EVER professional family pics with them in a few weeks. I'm scared to death of being in FRONT of the camera, but I figured we better have SOME family photos (fat or not LOL) before PJ's like 10 years old ;) Plus there's no way I could turn down their offer to take them. They rock! :)
*P.S - I know these photos aren't the greatest color-wise. Gloomy day, completely pink/green room, no flash, etc..... so I they are basically SOOC, but I bumped up the contrast/sharpness a bit and let them be. I just wanted to get them up today since most people aren't online much during the weekends :)
February 09, 2009 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: My Life
I have a love/hate relationship with the rain. I love it when I can be curled up at home watching movies all day......but hate it when I need to be somewhere. My 3 shoots for this weekend had to be rescheduled due to the craptastic weather. Can't it just rain on the days that I DON'T have scheduled shoots? ;)
On top of the fact that the weather ruined my weekend, PJ suddenly broke out in fevers late Friday night. Saturday morning the fevers continued, and she even coughed and gagged at one point and threw up. Yeah....good times....especially since that night was my brother in law's engagement party! There was no way we couldn't go to the party (my husband is the best man and PJ is one of the flower girls), so we trekked through the rain and tried to enjoy ourselves as much as possible...all while worrying about PJ. Poor PJ slept on the couch 90% of the time we were there....and then asked to go home. If you know PJ...you know that's NOT normal. She's usually the kid running laps around the house, helping herself to desserts and any other junk she normally doesn't get to have, etc. What I HAVE managed to get her to eat in the past 3 days isn't as much as she normally eats during half to ONE day. Oh and she has not left our bed for longer than maybe a few hours total....all weekend (and today). She's definitely not feeling well.
As if the weekend couldn't get any worse, Sunday she threw up again....and started having....well as PJ calls it... "diary" (oh yes, i'll let you figure that one out ;) LOL). So while my sister's and their families left for a week in Mammoth early this morning.....PJ and I (who were supposed to go too) are here at home, stuck in the house while the rain comes down...and the winds are blowing so hard that i'm just waiting for the Wicked Witch of the West to ride by on her broomstick.
What a killer weekend right? Yeah, try not to be too jealous ;)
Anyway, i'm not even sure why I posted that pic above in color. The mood around here is more like this..........
I did manage to snap some photos at the engagement party though (since I was the designated photographer...like all family events).......
In other news..............
*MODELING CONTEST* - Thank you to those who have already entered. The contest will be closing on February 20th, so please send in your entries a.s.a.p! I'm super excited to see who wins....and who I get to have a shoot with :) Here is the link to the entry for anyone who missed it - http://www.lot116.com/blog.php?id=383
*BOOKINGS* - I am currently BOOKED THROUGH APRIL, so if you are looking to book a shoot for MAY or later, please contact me a.s.a.p since I book up several months in advance.
*MINI SESSION* - One family needed to reschedule, so I do have 1 more spot open for the mini sessions on Saturday - April 18th. Here is the link -
If you are interested, email me a.s.a.p to nab that last spot :) Mothers Day is just a few weeks after that, followed by Fathers Day, so it's the perfect time to get some photos done for gifts.
Thanks for reading along. I'll leave you with some iPhone pics from this fabulous weekend.......
This might have been the only cool part of the weekend........
February 06, 2009 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: Previews
Again, all of the kids that came out that day were just amazing and sweet.
For those interested in going to one of Jay Reilly's awesome workshops, here is his blog - http://www.mycameraisbiggerthanyours.com/
Another magical rainbow effect here (just missing some unicorns - hardy har har)...........
February 05, 2009 | Posted by: Julie Cruz | Category: Previews
I have so many images I want to post from the workshop, so i'll start with some of the urban/street shots........
I love the little rainbow patch on the bottom right side of this pic :) ........
Shots from the beach will be posted soon :)