Tuesday, March 30, 2010

photo shoot contest WINNER!!!

...and the winner is...

...drum roll please!!!


This was my 4th and FINAL shoot during my "San Jose" weekend. I have friends that have had their pictures taken at this park, but I had no idea that it would be a photographer's dream. So many different backdrops and endless opportunities.

The Washington's were so easy to work with
and came to the shoot full of ideas they wanted to try! Until now, I had no idea that 3 year olds even knew what college was...this little one is already talking about how she's going to college! Love it.
Thanks for finishing off my photo weekend in the Bay with a BANG!
Let me know what you think!


Hey EVERYONE!!! It's the last day to enter my FREE photo shoot contest!

These are the entries I have:

Sarah Ida Huber
Jason Miller
Carrie Poulson (Nielsen)
Deidre Cote Pilcher
Oakstream: Alisha
Amanda (Norma Rae)
Jamie (Shorty)
Dorothy Gregersen
Rachel Kartchner Hampton
Mary Wilcox
Samuel Peterson
Kristy Neff
Tiffany Cameron
Julie Neff
Jodee Bosen
Sara Low
Camilla Kuhns
Cheryl Wilcox
Lalis Castillo

I'm doing the drawing tonight at midnight!!! So get your blog comment or Facebook status updated by 11:59 p.m.

(If you post something in your status--
be sure to shoot me an email so that I can go check it out!!)

I will not be able to enter the OUT of STATERS:
They are as follows! Thanks for your love and support!
If you ever come to Salt Lake City, UT on vacation let me know!

Nicole Hanson

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

PORTRAIT||the NOZIK family

During my most recent trip to visit my sister in San Jose, I offered military families a discount to have me shoot their family photos. It worked out perfectly and my weekend was booked! This was the 3rd shoot that week(end)-it started on Thursday-- and my first one on Saturday morning.
Isn't this shot above just perfect! I love the flag, so patriotic. This little guy was a ball of energy! He was definitely the one in control of the shoot and definitely adorable! I loved watching his parents interact with him. It's always great seeing what parents will do to get their kids to smile. He actually proved to be a great photographer as well! I let him snap a few with my camera.
Enjoy! Let me know what you think!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

PORTRAIT||Rebecca and Mike

These images were taken on campus at UC Berkeley. I'd never actually been on campus at UC Berkeley and when Rebecca requested that's where we shoot, I was really excited! This is where Mike and Rebecca met and spent loads of time. I'm so glad that we could capture them in a location that was them! Luckily the threatening rain clouds didn't open up and poor down on us.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

PORTRAIT||Paula for Sum of All Numbers

Marketing & Sales guru Paula is the newest addition to Sum of All Numbers,
a bookkeeping company based out of the Bay Area. Need a little help getting your books up to date and kept that way? Check them out here.

Paula was so great to photograph. She has a very welcoming personality perfect for her role with Sum of All Numbers. Even though she told me she likes photos of herself BEST when she's not smiling, I couldn't help but tell her to smile...it just brought her warmth to the surface! What a beautiful and spunky woman! Would you check out those eyes!