Friday, November 22, 2013

6 Things {The Girl Behind The Camera}

So if you have a Facebook, which lets face it most of everybody does these days, you probably have noticed one of the latest trends. Which had something to do with posting a certain amount of *random facts about yourself that people may not know* and if you like or comment on the post then they give you a number to post your own things. Some how I singed up for this, my lovely cousin Steph gave me the number 6. I don't usually go along with the Facebook trends because they kinda drive me crazy but I decided this time, why the heck not! After typing it all out I thought it would be fun to share on my blog for people who may or may not know me. So here it is... I even decided to add more detail to some of the subjects...

Here goes 6 things you might not know about me...
- My dream was to be in the WNBA. I played basketball my entire life till my senior year of high school when I found out my Grandpa had cancer. I have only picked up a basketball maybe 5 times since then.
- My real name is Angelica. I shortened it to Angel when I was in 4th grade b/c I was made fun of constantly...Even though I was much nicer than the Angelica from Rugrats ;) Still to this day if someone calls me Angelica I cringe.
- I work at a Independent and Assisted Living Home as the Concierge. I have a huge heart for the elderly and I know more then ever that this is where I am meant to be at this time in my life. I was raised by my Grandparents which instilled in me a kind and patient heart. They are my heroes and I will forever be grateful for the life that they gave me.
- I often find my self going against most people's opinion of what I should do and how I should live. Not to be rebellious but simply because I follow my own heart. This has been good and bad for me. I am only 25 and I have lived the life of a 40 year old. I haven't always made the best decisions but I know whole heartedly that I have learned from every mistake that I made and believe that everything I have been through has made me a better person.
- When I dream about my future and the possibility of a family, I envision a little Pug dog farm with a few French Bulldogs in the mix.
- I am as low maintenance as girl could get and I like it that way. I have never been a girly girl, and growing up everyone knew me as the tomboy that just wanted to play a game of basketball with the boys. Thankfully I have matured in that area and as of recently have started to enjoy putting outfits together and throwing in a little dressiness with my normally casual outfits.

Hope you enjoyed getting to know a little about me! Stay tuned for a cute little newborn/family session on the blog next week and a possible *Outfit of the day* post!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Isabel with IM Events and Weddings {Portrait Session}

This pretty lady has a genuinely kind soul with a lot of spunk and fun! Which I think makes her PERFECT for planning any kind of event you could ever dream up! Meet Isabel of IM Events and Weddings...

When Isabel let me know that she needed headshots for her new website that she was building I was so excited and this is why, First: Of course to get her pretty little face in front of my camera. Second: To hear all about her web design and ideas for her business she was about to be launching. I love seeing people pursue their passion and work hard to get where they want to be and that is exactly what Isabel is doing. As we spoke about her business and her deciding between what logo she wanted to use and what site, I couldn't help but notice all the giddiness and excitement she had. It reminded me so much of how I felt when my business was first taking off. I think its highly important to keep passionate, driven people surrounding you as motivation and inspiration in your own life. These are my favorite kind of people and Isabel fits into that category for sure. I can't wait to see how far she goes and with all the experience she already has and motivation she is sure to do BIG things! I snagged this little intro off her website to share with you to help get a better idea of Isabel and her business...

"IM Events and Weddings is a full service wedding and event planning company based in the foothills of Calaveras County. IM Events and Weddings proudly serves Murphys, Angels Camp, Sonora and surrounding areas. We were created with the mission to be versatile and unique, like our clients and events. Whether it's planning a Wedding, Baby Shower, Funeral, Birthday Party, Bar/Bat Mitzvah or Corporate Affair. Whatever the occasion IM Events and Weddings has a package for you."

Check out our little portrait session we did and make sure to stop by her website:

It was a honor to work with Isabel and I hope to be working with her again very soon. :) -Angel

Friday, November 8, 2013

Casey & Jeff {Engaged}

Here is a couple that I admire. Their personality's compliment each other so well and they were such a joy to spend time with. Before the shoot we had breakfast together and I am thinking about making that a requirement now before any of my shoots...Food first! Haha! Kidding. But really, just spending that little time with them before the photo shoot was wonderful! It's good to get comfortable with people before you throw them in front of your camera. It gives them a sense of comfort and myself for that matter. They made my job way to easy and they brought their pup along! She melted my heart. Such a sweet loving dog and so awesome to see other people treat their dog like it's their child too. We relate on that SO much! But anywhoooo...Here is Casey and Jeff's Engagement photos! Enjoy...
-Angel T Cupp