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Things I Have Learned This Year

This year has truly been a long year for me.  I can’t say that it has been a bad year just a year with a lot of changes.  When I  go back to memory lane and think about all that has happened it’s a little overwhelming.  There are a few things that I have learned along the way.

May 27th, 2012 I got married to my wonderful husband.  Words of advice from someone who planned their own wedding. Read more

The Relaxed Portrait Photo Session

I have been teaching Bobby yoga for about 2 years now and he had asked me to take nice portraits of him.  Here are the images that we were able to get this Tuesday.  It was a quick and easy shoot with a lot of laughter and fun.  Read more

Christmas Baby – Valentina is Six Months Old

It was six months ago when I had the honor and pleasure of photographing Valentina’s entrance into this world.  I cannot believe how much she has changed and grown since then.  It always amazes me how quickly children change.  Saturday was a whirlwind of a photo shoot, when you are working with children you have a very small window where they are perfectly happy and willing to be a model.   Read more

13 Weeks and Counting

With the 3 am night snacks, crying outbursts while watching Modern Family, so far pregnancy has definitely been a roller coaster ride.  I have my happy days and my hide in the house days.  My belly has definitely grown and I have had to purchase maternity pants.  The body changes have definitely been a mind challenge for me.   The picture of me in the blue shirt I was 8 weeks and the picture of me in the grey shirt I was 13 weeks.  Mircea says there is not much of a change, I see a huge change. Read more

Another Rescue Success Story

If you happen to know of anyone or would be interested in inviting either one of these dogs into your home please email me at lyndsey@lyndseyrenee.com.

This past Sunday, Mircea and I were in Palm Springs.  It was a beautiful weekend with beautiful weather, and we were on our way to his family’s church anniversary party.  We were one block away as we slowed at a stop sign, and I saw the cutest little black puppy on the street corner.  I told Mircea to pull over, and I got out to approach the dog.  He quickly bolted in the other direction, obviously scared.  I crouched down on the sidewalk holding out my hand like I had a treat, but the dog was too scared and continued to stay away from me.  I looked up across the street and I saw another small dog with huge ears and lighter in color.  Both dogs were completely filthy, and the beige one’s back left leg was hurt, because any time it would run it would hold its leg up and run on three legs.  But on the bright side he definitely seemed to be more approachable. Read more

Josh and Vanessa’s Desert Falls Country Club Wedding

Yesterday Mircea and I were in beautiful Palm Springs.  We were there to photograph Josh and Vanessa’s wedding.  The ceremony and reception was held at the beautiful Desert Falls Country Club in Palm Desert.  It was such a gorgeous day yesterday.  The sky was ice blue and there were white puffy clouds passing by in the sky, it was truly the perfect day for a wedding.  The two love birds said beautiful vows to one another professing the love that they share between one another.  It was a fairly small wedding 50 guests which made it a very cozy and intimate occasion.  There was great food, lots of dancing  and people celebrating this beautiful union between two wonderful people.  This is a sneak peek at one of my favorite images of the day.

Halloween

I absolutely love summer turning into fall, watching the leaves change and making our way into the holiday months.  When I think of Halloween as a kid, I think of it quite fondly.  I have memories of carving pumpkins with my sister on the kitchen floor and roasting pumpkin seeds.  I recall trick or treating in the village with the aroma of chimney smoke in the air, and a crispness in the air that only fall can bring to the mountains.   We would stop by all our friends’ houses to collect our candy and then make our way back to my house for the most exciting part of the night, dumping out the candy on the floor, counting and organizing all the candy we collected.

One tradition that I have still maintained today is carving pumpkins.  There is nothing like digging my hand into that slimy pumpkin and pulling out all of its guts.  It instantly brings me back to my childhood tradition and a place of comfort.  I absolutely love to roast pumpkin seeds, and of course eat them.  One year I ate 5 pumpkins worth of seeds in a matter of 24hrs.  Take it from me not a good idea, but that truly shows you my dedication to eating pumpkin seeds.

This year I picked out a pumpkin from the Tanaka Farms in Irvine, California.  I went with my wonderful neighbors Spencer and Kristin.  We had the best time.  We then spent the evening carving pumpkins, eating great food, and enjoying a delicious pumpkin pie made by Kristin.  This year  I chose quite a challenging pattern to carve.  It had lots of detail and about a quarter into carving it I was wondering what had gotten into me when choosing this Owl.  Either way enjoy my carving pics, there is also a picture of my sister and I dressed up and ready for Halloween:)))

 

Shutters On the Beach, Santa Monica Wedding

Yesterday was a stunningly beautiful day and it couldn’t have been a more perfect day for a wedding at Shutters on the Beach in Santa Monica.  I was assisting the amazing Tauran Woo and we had the pleasure of photographing two very in-love people, Karissa and Adam.  Here is one of my favorite images of the day.

Fabulous Teen Glamour Shoot

My good friend and wonderful neighbor Kristin is an exceptional makeup artist, and on Saturday we tag-teamed a very fun glamour shoot with three fabulous girls.  Kristin went with a fresh and playful make up look, and I topped the day off with the most fun magazine style photo shoot at the Santa Monica Pier.  The girls are the best of friends and this is their last year in high school together.  But their future looks bright because they are very intelligent and beautiful young women.  It’s very obvious that they love each other’s company, and had a great time together, laughing and chatting all day long.  The best way to describe this shoot is just plain old fun.  I don’t think I’ve laughed that hard in a long while.  It was a pleasure working with Kristin, who not only did a great job of assisting me with the lights, but was also made the energy of the day very upbeat and positive, as you can see in the photos.  I’m excited to work with her again and do more of these awesome glamour shoots.

Glamour Photography - Lyndsey Renee, Los Angeles Photographer

Up Close and Personal

This past Monday was my 29th Birthday.  It was quite a big birthday not because of any special celebration or huge party, but because it was the last birthday being childless.  Yes, I said it discreetly, but to be more straightforward, Mircea and I are having a baby!

Funny enough, I spent my birthday at the doctor’s office getting a shot in the rear end.  But on a special note, I was able to see the baby’s heartbeat through an ultrasound.  It had probably started beating two days or fewer before I went in.  It was definitely a birthday gift to remember, and it was an emotional moment, which I had not felt up to that point.

I am seven weeks, one day and counting.  I am very excited about this new little being, but that is only one of the many complex emotions that I have been feeling over the last few weeks.  The truth is being pregnant has come with its share of worry and fear, and of course not to mention the coming and going of morning sickness.  My body is definitely changing and I feel like I have been taken over by some alien.  I have realized that I am no longer in control and the only way to gain control is by letting go and allowing the process to do what it needs to do.

My 28th year has truly been the most significant year of my life, marriage, Romania for a month, Mircea starting Graduate School, and now a bun baking in the oven.  My hope is that I get through this first trimester with the baby intact and that by the second trimester I don’t have to be nauseous any more.  The fist photo was taken somewhere around 4 and 1/2 weeks and the second photo was taken at 6 weeks and 2 days (my birthday).  Not much to see, but it’s confirmed there is something in there.

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