Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year!!!

I'm a few hours away from celebrating a new year and ending a wonderful year. I'm excited about 2009. There is so much I want to do this upcoming year. I have set a bunch of goals and hope to be able to accomplish them in 2009. I have no picture to show today but I will have a ton more to come in 2009. Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy New year!!!

Love alway's

Velia, Frank and Diego

Friday, December 19, 2008

Crazy weather..

If I was living in Chicago my heater would have been turned on and I probably would have been walking around with 2 sweaters and 2 pants. Not here in Florida. Today we had 80 degree weather. Isn't it crazy?

Just before the sunset which is my favorite time of the day (the golden time) I took Diego to get a few shots. Now I have to call Frank to show him how nice is here while he's overthere probably shivering. :)

Peek-a Boo Time!




Thursday, December 18, 2008

2008 Favorites!

I can't believe the year is almost over. Last night I sat hours and hours organizing all my pictures and made a special folder for all my favorites of 2008. I am really looking forward to the new year and all the upcoming challenges.

Diego has grown so much and has developed a wonderful personality. He hit a huge milestone at the beginning of January (8 months) began walking. I'll have to look at the rest of the pictures at home to remember the rest of the big milestones. :) He has truly been a blessing in our lives. Each day he makes me smile and has brought so much joy. Before leaving to Chicago I have a cool idea of showing you his personality.

Here are a few I had on my flickr... I have a ton at home.



















Friday, December 12, 2008

Eskimo baby!!!


We are getting ready to go to Chicago in a couple of weeks so I had to get this hat. He really worked the camera today :). My camera got here yesterday so I am still trying to learn all the features. What best way to learn .. My little model is awesome.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Christmas session Part1






It's been a while since I have updated this blog. To much going on to go into detail but I still shoot often and this month is going to be a super busy one. Today I attempted my first try getting out of the way a few ideas I've had. There is going to be 3 parts since the next shoot will be this Sunday and hopefully by then I get the black umbrella in.
So today I drove over to my friend Junlina house to get everything set up. I had to drag everything with me but I ended up forgetting the most important piece of equipment. If you guess the camera you are RIGHT. I can't believe I had left my camera. She lives a little to far so I ended up shooting with her Canon. I like her camera but I'm not great at all with a Canon. I felt I was off on everything. I'm not happy with them but on the reshoot I plan on going back to my Nikon. Nikon has everything different. Oh well it was the first attempt so hopefully things will go better.

Diego turned 19 months 2 days ago. He is doing so much but I will give a little update later. I'm going to bed now and of course here are a few pics.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Looking back...

This morning I woke up to do a spreadsheet, but could not find the product code. I started going through all my CD'S and found stuff I had forgotten about. I started going through old pictures and started realizing how much my life has changed since I became a mom.I'm a whole new person. I was one to think that things don't change after you have a child, but they do in one way or another. I love being a mom and would not change that for nothing in the world. I know I can't go back in time but I can start doing things I loved to do before.


Girls night out was one. It's nice to hang out with your friends and just chat and laugh about everything.


I started working out at the gym again. My friend Rosy and I are both aiming at reaching our goals. Although I have a few more years til I reach my 30's, I want them to be with a new me.




Those special moments that make up our lives are so nice when you have captured them. Here's a few pictures...


Jenna and Mia. Jenna was a very close friend of mine when I lived in Spain. They are now stationed in Japan but we're hoping they come to Florida next since we are extending another 3-4 years here.



Sunday, September 7, 2008

Focus ALL the Attention HERE :)




The older Diego gets the more fun he is. Every single day he makes me smile and just laugh at all the stuff he does. He now has this fake laugh that makes Frank and I laugh even more. He keeps us entertain. :) He knows how to get our attention easily.

I thought the shirt was perfect for him and def had to get some shots. I miss shooting as much as I was but life has been hectic and I'm trying to find a happy medium. Just a few from today but have some more that I need to upload. We took Diego to Universal and Island of Adventure with our family this past weekend and we had a blast.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Trying something new..




More to come.. To sleepy to write.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Just my thoughts..

To upgrade or not..
The thoughts of upgrading my camera has been consuming my head. After trying the 50 on the D80 I can not seem to quit thinking on how much better I can be doing. Then again I hear the D300 is lovely and since my birthday is coming up I am hinting it. :) I also discover that it has a lot of selective points which sound so interesting to me. I could have really loved to use it yesterday. I will update with pictures soon but I met Brandon. He was loving the camera which made it easy on me. He is 3 weeks younger than Diego. I think Diego has been around it so much that he is tired of it. :) The shoot went fine. I really love photographing kids and I'm thinking about possibly attending the "I shoot people tour" It's this weekend. I checked out the artist site and I love his work. I can only hope to get at that level one day. So back to my scrambled thoughts I might upgrade soon.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Chubby bubba..


I love his chunky legs. I am so happy he still has his baby rolls. I know soon they will be gone since he is so active but I managed to captured some chubbiness. I just want to bite him :)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Deep thoughts..



Sometimes I come here and blog and forget to publish my post. Diego turned 15 months a few days ago. It just amazes me how fast time is flying. I've been trying to capture many moments since I tend to forget so easily. My mommy brains are not functioning right anymore.


I've been into hats lately. I seem to go online and search for hats and find all these cute things but he might be to big for them now. We went shopping today and I loved this really cool hat at the Children's place.


While cleaning up yesterday I found a hat I bought at Target a few months ago for a mini shoot I had planned. It was fun getting my silly guy with it but he didn't seem to want to look at mom. Is OK though I've been discovering that I catch more special moment without him trying to pose. :)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Fun at the Park..


I took Diego to the park yesterday. He had so much fun. I got a new lens and I couldn't wait to try it out. Absolutely love it. I have an amazing subject though :) He is growing up so fast. I stare at him and it amazes me how much he is changing.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

When I grow up...










As a mother I want the best for my child. I sit here and wonder what will he do later on in life. Whatever he chooses I will be here to support him. Right now I am enjoying every single moment and living through him.


Will he love photography like his mom,or join the military like dad and I, be a fireman, a surfer, a teacher...

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Starting once again after a long break...



I've been so busy with so many things that I have been feeling guilty in not keeping up. Sometimes I don't know how I can keep up with myself. I get all these ideas in my head and can't wait to go home and try them. Diego has gotten so big. Is so amazing to see everything he does. Here's a few pics..

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day

Mother's Day was magnificent. I got to do what I love the most, I enjoyed my day with my two loves and what better way to spend it than taking pictures. I absolutely love this park. Is located downtown Jacksonville. It was a little city for Diego. He was all over the place. I think i had more fun than him.




Monday, May 5, 2008

Life richness is found in the simplest moments..


I got home from work today and Diego was in the happiest mood ever. He's a pretty happy baby but today he was giggling at any silly thing I did. I couldn't resist setting up my tripod and doing a mini shoot. I have found that taking pictures with babies can be difficult but amazingly today he proved me wrong. I had such a good time hearing him laughing, really makes me feel so special to be his mommy. I set him down for a minute to reset my timer on the camera and he looked at me with the biggest smile and said "MAMA". I know believe he knows who I am I never knew how special that word can be.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

"I DO"







Those two words mean so much. It reminds me of 7 years ago when I said "I do". This past weekend we joined Michaela and Ryan as they celebrated their wedding. Everything was beautiful. Diego was the talk of the night. My little one caught the garter LOL. It was so cute to see him so tiny infront of all the other guys. He was all around the floor so it was very intertaining.