Friday, October 30, 2009

Times they are a changin'

I'm not a writer but I'm in a mood (go with it) ...

I've never been very good with change. It always seems that as things find a happy balance life weasels it's way in and makes everything different. Over the last few years I have left "home" to live with some of my closest girl friends. It was such a growing process for me. I graduated from college and learned to be independent, to pay ALL of my bills by myself and to create boundaries as a roommate to others. Shortly thereafter I got married to the coolest cat I've ever known. I had lived with 5 other people for nearly my whole life and now I would live with just 1 person. When Matt wasn't home I would be ALONE. And gosh, it was lonely sometimes. The hustle and bustle of people coming and going became a memory. But I have loved learning to be a wife. I enjoyed looking forward to him walking through the door and building our marriage together. It took me all of three years to feel like I had finger hold (not even a grasp) on how to be a wife. And then all of a sudden I was pregnant!! I really felt like I didn't know yet how to be a good wife and now I had to learn how to be a mother! As soon as I got used to the idea of being pregnant it was over and Charlotte was here.

She's has changed our lives. We're responsible for a perfect little person and the worry kills me sometimes. I feel so blessed. Charlotte makes us smile and we can already see her little personality starting to emerge.

I've never been good with change but now I find myself looking forward to it. I can't wait to hear her little voice and her giggle. I want to see her walk and make friends. I can't wait to see what she's passionate about. And I may even take her to a ballet class!! I guess after 27 years of not liking change I have fully surrendered to the idea that God is in control of all the changes. I'm starting to look forward to change and I have Charlie to thank for that.

I'm a blessed girl in more ways than one. Here are a couple of photos my friend Megan took. She's another huge blessing to me and I am so grateful for these pictures of my two favorite people in the whole world.

Happy Halloween and enjoy your weekend!

This one is for Grandma and Charlie's aunties... big pink bows and all things girlie :)

the Woman in Black

I look forward to shooting at the Costa Mesa Civic Playhouse every time. This time especially because one of our past grooms Ed McBride is acting it up in this one. The Woman in Black opens tonight...just in time for Halloween. This performance is pretty awesome and I encourage all who enjoy theater and/or ghost stories to check this out.

Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the Book by Susan Hill

October 30th - November 22nd, 2009

Directed by Stephen Hulsey

Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Reserve your tickets NOW! - Call 949-650-5269

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

the Heard Family

The Heard family was my first shoot back after Charlotte was born. It was a really neat experience because running after Donivan & Leila was the first time I got to run without a person in my tummy for almost a year! Shannon contacted me to book a shoot for Leila's first year photos. We were so excited to capture Leila at 1 as well as their precious family. Donivan & Leila are bundles of energy. Constantly running in different directions and totally keeping mommy & daddy on their toes. Terrell & Shannon both work in the fashion industry so it was no wonder that Leila had the HOTTEST kicks a little gal could have! They didn't make it to the blog but they were silver and amazing! I can't wait to buy Charlotte a pair! Here you have it... the Heard family!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Keighty + Raul

Raul & Keighty are awesome. They will always be remembered as a special wedding to us because they got married the day I went into labor with Charlotte! I am so grateful for their understanding about me not being there and we are so thankful to have our friend Chuck come out and second shoot with Matt. The boys rocked it out and Raul & Keighty looked amazing on their wedding day. Keighty even worked it out with a broken foot! What a trooper!! They were married at a beautiful home in Brea and gathered all their closest family and friends. I especially loved the vibrant & happy yellow dresses the bridesmaids wore. How fun!

*I’m super proud of my husband! He did such a fantastic job. I’m so glad I get to work with him everyday and have him as a business partner! I am a lucky gal!

Enjoy the photos!!!


About Me

My photo
Orange County, California, United States
We are Matt and Molly we take photos for a living and love it! Leave us a comment and say hi we like to make new friends! For contact email us at


Mathieu Photography

Want Photographers? Mathieu Photography is the ultimate choice. Visit Mathieu Photography at & write a review of this wedding vendor.

Think when researching for wedding dresses and bridal shoes. Feel free to find wedding inspiration in our wedding blog, browse wedding photos or search over 200,000 local wedding vendors!