Wendy + Josh {Maternity}

Words just escape me. I know what I want to say but I just can't get them out because these two. I heart them. Two of the nicest people you will ever meet. And they're having a baby. (they actually have had said baby, I am just really behind on blogging sessions) Wendy + JoshWendy + Josh Wendy + Josh Wendy + Josh Wendy + Josh Wendy + Josh Wendy + Josh Wendy + Josh Wendy + Josh Wendy + Josh Wendy + Josh Wendy + Josh Wendy + Josh Wendy + Josh Wendy + Josh



I knew when I scheduled a shoot with a three-year-old I would need to bring the big guns. I have a three-year-old and if I want photos of him I probably resemble a National Geographic photographer stalking my subject in the Serengeti.

Now I may not be familiar with raising girls, but from keen observation I deducted that confetti and cupcakes should go over well. I mean, who doesn't like cupcakes?

I first hit up the dollar store and scored two big bags on confetti and ribbon. I didn't use the ribbon and I only used one big bag. They were BIG BAGS of confetti. It was a major score.

Little girls like ribbon and confetti, right? ;) I'm entering unchartered territory.

I contacted one of my past clients who makes cupcakes and cakes as a hobby and asked if she could make me half a dozen cupcakes.

Then I got super specific and asked for one pink, one purple and one white...and a white one with a pink A and a white one with a purple A. But the A had to be girly and not a stick-figure primary type A. And not hot pink, just a girly pink but certainly not pastel pink. And can you make one a lady-bug too? And can you have them ready in 4 days from today because I didn't plan ahead like I thought I would?

And she said "no problem."

I picked them up a couple of hours before our shoot and they were absolutely exactly what I imagined.
These particular cupcakes were vanilla with almond frosting. I gifted them to my clients and rumor has it they were delicious.
Cupcakes by Krissie

Cupcakes by Krissie

Cupcakes by Krissie

Cupcakes by Krissie

Cupcakes by Krissie

Cupcakes by Krissie

 I recommend if you are in the Carlsbad area and in need of a cake or cupcakes for a special occasion, give Krissie a call. (I'm not going to lie, I did get a bit of frosting on my finger while I was taking these photos and it was heavenly. I'm still thinking about it.) Everything she makes is absolutely all hand-made and one of a kind. Now I'm off to figure out some obscure holiday to justify ordering more cupcakes.

(I honestly thought this posted waaaaay back and now just saw it in my drafts folder! Doh! I'm a baaaaaaad blogger)



What do you get when you mix cupcakes, confetti, tutu's and a three-year-old who refers to herself in the third person? Adorableness. Yup.

Did I mention that she brought "the fierce"?

My youngest son is completely smitten with Aaliyah. He has signed his little three-year-old heart to her. She does command quite the fan club. Even the geese couldn't resist the adorableness.

This is by far my favorite photo from the session.

Aaliyah absolutely refused to look at me. Nevertheless we got some pretty nice shots of her and we finished our day with a lady bug cupcake made just for her.






Oh, Hey

What do you know? I can still log in and type. Phew...I think I was allergic to blogging for a few months there. It's embarrassing how long it's been since I've blogged anything. But I've caught the bug again and whoa, I have a lot to share with you...
So I'll leave you with a teaser or two.
Then in another six months, I might let you see the rest of them. ;-)
(Or you can always check out my  Facebook or Flickr or Instagram (username: Trysha_ or...or...or...)

And I could make these smaller...but why?

Carlsbad Family Session K&J 8.6 067 Anika Matt K&J Wedding M & D Cupcakes by Krissie A


What's In The Box?

Oh yeah...I posted a teaser oh about a zillion months ago about a box I found in my parents barn attic.

Going through boxes in my parents attic was a hodge-podge of jobs past. There were Anchor Blue boxes, paper boxes pilfered from an old office job and Outback Steakhouse boxes. Yup, that good old dark bushwhacker bread comes in some pretty sturdy boxes. {My favorite job joke; the salads at Outback are layered with lettuce, dressing and then the toppings....so when we brought the salad out to the table and people asked "Where's the dressing?" we would reply "Down Under." hahahahaha! Get it? Outback? Down Under? It makes me LOL every single time.}

After 10 years, I hadn't really thought of any of the boxes other than cringing every Christmas when my mom would have to get in the barn and move them around. Oh yeah...those boxes. The ones I should move from her place to mine. What are in half of those boxes anyway?? Old yearbooks, books, college textbooks...meh. Stuff. Junk. Nothing I missed.

Trigonometry homework from 1998? What am I ever going to do with that???

I went to college...once. A long time ago.

Junior year of high school
What color is that lipstick? My junior year of high school. 1997-1998

Except this box. I knew this box was up there. I knew which Outback Steakhouse box it was and where I had put it. I had asked my mom repeatedly about This. Specific. Box. Instead I kept getting boxes with crap in them. Utter crap. {Hello 1994 Pearl Jam concert tickets. I didn't even like Pearl Jam.} Every time we moved, which is A LOT, and my parents helped I asked her to bring me the box. So finally on this last move from Las Cruces to Carlsbad {which actually required two moves, one from our house to her house and then to Carlsbad. Let me just say that moving your stuff twice in just as many months stinks.Why on Earth is our couch sooooooo heavy?!} I got my butt up that ladder and pulled out alllllllll my old boxes.

I am a true child of 90s music. Original No Doubt, Everclear, Green Day. That Madonna tape is a fluke. I plead the fifth on that one. Unfortunately so many of the cases didn't have the discs. I had them in my car and when that car was stolen, so were all my cd's. RIP Beastie Boys collection. I hope who ever stole my car looked at my cd's and thought "she has good taste." But probably not since it was found 4 days later with over 1,000 miles and Mexico plates on it.


My husband and I had a good time going through all the music and reminiscing. He's 5 years older than me, so he would say something like "That Green Day cd came out when I was a senior in high school" and I'd say "I bought it in the seventh grade."
I Love the 90's

So there you have it, the contents of the mystery box I posted about back in September that you have certainly forgotten about but I never did.