Twin Moms

I did a shoot for twin moms, Ashley and Alesha, and their wonderful happy family. I knew them through my friend Laura and I was so blessed to have the opportunity to photograph them. Although space, constant movement and the artificial lighting were challenging, I am very satisfied with the results.

They wanted to do a theme shoot, something along the line “I hope your Christmas Rocks” hence the Rock Band theme with the kids playing their instruments. Kayden was definitely born to hit the drums as you notice the scuff marks on the set. Baron was rocking on the guitar as Maddie shyly attempted to sing some Christmas tunes. It was THE cutest idea. You will see also that there no shortage of kisses!

Hope you enjoy these photos. Click on any photos below for a full set on Flickr.

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This was their goofy photo which turned out fantastic!

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The Twins, Ashley and Alesha
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Maddie, Kayden and Baron.
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Kayden, can he be ANY cuter!!!!
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The beautiful shy Maddie
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Baron, very mature for a 7-year old!
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Rockin’!!!!
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Proud daddy
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With Auntie Laura!
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Ninja Party #2

After the party at Chuckee Cheese and a nap, Ninja Treyton had another party at his house. Families only, this time. He was very delighted that everyone came and played along with wearing the ninja head band that his mommy made.
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Chinese food, what else do you think Ninjas eat?
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Wait a minute? Buzz? Is that you?
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Baby Kian, the youngest Ninja in the house
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Ninja Kian with Grandma
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These two ninjas are sisters
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Uncle Matt, I mean Ninja Matt, the sisters sibling
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Ninja Kian with Great Grandma, Ninja Peggy
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Ninja Jean, Ninja Treyton’s Grandma is also very fond of Star Wars Legos
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Ninja Jeff aka Ninja Treyton’s Daddy
Yeap, had a great time this one ninja. He finally got what he really really wants.
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Yes, he’s super spoiled, but we can’t help it

How Do Ninjas Celebrate Birthdays at Chuckee Cheese?

Although I favor more and more to party at our house, I always get reminded how exhausting it is and I’m left with no pictures. Although I’m never short of party ideas, I rarely have time to execute a plan.
What I love about Chuckee Cheese, it allows me the opportunity to spend time and talk with family and friends and catch up on things. I get the opportunity to take pictures! YAY! You send your kids off to the play area with peace of mind that no one’s going home with the wrong kid or worst, snatch your kids. The adults can sit and occasionally have adult chats between “Mom, can I have more tokens.” or “Mom, so and so wouldn’t take turns.”
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Ordered some black ninja cupcakes and arranged them to resemble number 5
The goodie bags looked good!
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Here’s the Ninja who’s celebrating his birthday. He’s ready!
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Aang, the Airbender came
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Leonardo, the ninja turtle came. He’s taking a break today that’s why the mask is off. Buzz light year came too!
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Two ninjas, one of the training session.
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Connor, Brianna, their momma Diana and Treyton
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Don’t be fooled by this. This is actually a part of Ninja training.
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Time to blow the candles
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The downside of having black frosting
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Since Treyton was intimated by this ticket blaster, his BFF Eduardo did it for him
So, after the party at Chuckee Cheese, Ninja Treyton went home to take a nap to prepare for the second party at his house, click here to see photos.

Ninja Party Prep

Treyton celebrated his 5th birthday this year and three-days away before his Chuckee Cheese birthday celebration in the late morning and a birthday at home in the evening — yes, all in one day– I decided I wanted to put a little more effort this year. Here’s what I did for kids goodie bags.
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First, the invitation

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I bought some ninja figurines at Party City, a set of 12 was about 5 bucks. Some fortune cookies and ball and jacks (my favorite game growing up!)
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Jeff made about 30 of these origami Ninja stars from regular papers. I packaged them out with some mini markers for the kids to decorate their own ninja stars.
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Then I bought a yard of white fabric from Joann’s, 2 bucks, cut them up to make ninja head bands. I wrote each kid’s name with fabric pen in Japanese (thank you Google Translations). I also made some for the adults for the evening party.
I bought these chinese takeout containers from my favorite Chinese restaurant, Que Viet, for 10 cents each (way cheaper than the Container store). The chopsticks were from Sun Food, an Asian grocery store, a buck fifty for 10 sets.
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Voila!
So how did the party go?
Click here for Chuckee Cheese Party and here for the evening party with the family.

Have you met Hudson?

I had the pleasure of photographing Hudson, a year and a half cutest ever little boy with him momma Mary and his pop Max. Their pooch Bended is quite a hoot! I was excited when Mary said she wanted me to photograph Hudson wearing a traditional Korean outfit. The outfit was absolutely gorgeous and Hudson looked quite handsome in it.

I had such a great time shooting them outdoors as well, not only the weather and the light was super accommodating for September, the spot that Mary chose was an awesome pick! I hope I get to watch Hudson grow over the years ahead.
Here are some of them. Click here to view the complete set on my Flickr account and or slideshow on the bottom page. Enjoy!
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