Saturday, May 29, 2010

Mac and I finally got time to stop by Urban Barn in Escondido today. They used to be in Temecula as La Maison Rustique and were only open one day a month. Now they are open Wednesday thru Saturday every week!

Vintage, funky, eclectic - think the Paris Flea Market transported to sunny Southern California. The owner - Linda - has always been great about letting us take photos and here are two collages I created from the wonderful, one-of-a-kind items in her store. Urban Barn also has great classes and fun events, so check them out at 155 W. CREST Street, ESCONDIDO, CA 92025 WED. - SAT. 10-5; 760-743-7225


m+m Photography is proud to donate a $350 photo session to the Santee-Lakeside Rotary club's silent auction. The event is called Symphony at the Lakes; An Event Benefiting San Diego's Young Artists Symphony
and the Santee-Lakeside Rotary Clubs Youth Outreach Programs.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Vintage Flowers

I got some beautiful flowers at Wholesale Flowers in San Diego yesterday. We try to go a couple times a month and see what's in stock. This trip I got white hydrangeas and some red dahlias just tipped with yellow. I love seeing fresh flowers on the dining room table, and I love photographing them. Tonight I antiqued the photos a little for something different. Enjoy!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Excelsior Academy Aloha Nights!

Saturday night we got to shoot the graduation party at Excelsior Academy, which was attended by students in all grades and their parents. It was an absolute blast - a real "family" affair - and we got to dress up our onsite studio with Hawaiian themed props for the photo sessions. With the fan blowing and wearing our Hawaiian shirts and leis, we (almost) felt like we were in the tropics. We got some fun and beautiful photos, and some really silly ones too (sometimes those are just the best).

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to all the graduating seniors - what a great way to end the year!

A big shout out to our good friends Juliana and Patrick from Lani Ki Photography for their invaluable assistance and (as always) great company. And so many thanks to Laura and Joanie for helping make this possible.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

San Diego County Fair starts soon!

The San Diego County Fair opens on June 11th - just two more weeks! Taking photos on the midway at night - with all the colorful lights and rides spinning around - is an absolute favorite of ours.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Welcome to the world!: Peyton Marie

m+m photography had the pleasure of photographing Peyton Marie last weekend. Just 10 days old she came into the world at 7 lbs 9 oz to the proud parents, Nichole & Matthew. She was such a sweet little charm to work with too! I have to say this was one of our best newborn sessions ever. Since the optimum window for newborn photography is under 10 days old you never know what to expect. This is the time when they are the most "curly" and we can just about move them into any position for those cute images. Peyton requested only 4-5 breaks in the session while she took refreshments - not bad at all - what a sweetie! Mac

5/17/10 Update - This fun picture of Peyton Marie waiting at the door is the Best Overall Design Winner in the PhotoDuds design contest. Woohoo - what an honor! Love, love, love PhotoDuds!