November 10, 2016

Save the Date Sneak Peek!!

I had my first non-family photo shoot last weekend. It was a lot of fun to spend time with these two. Recently engaged, they asked me to take photos for their Save the Date announcement! l was honored to be asked and, even though shooting for others isn't something I usually do, I think things went well. Here are some "Sneak Peek" looks... And. notice that none of these give away the date!!!

October 30, 2016

Fab Friday... September Edition

OK, OK, OK... I haven't posted a thing here in forever. But I"m here now and want to share some fun times recently.

For our FAB FRIDAY adventure in September (my month to choose) we headed north to Marina Del Rey to explore an area neither one of us had been to. Instead of focusing on the (many) restaurants or Fisherman's Village, we headed to the north side of the channel; to the North Jetty Promanade.

It proved to be a nice easy waterfront walk with the channel on one side and homes (including one with canons & a pirate standing watch!), giving way to the the beach, on the other.

We strolled down the promenade, watching the boats coming home & going out. We saw planes taking off from LAX, other people out for a walk, a lovely beach garden, the start of the Venice boardwalk, and the start (end?) of the Venice Grand Canal. We saved all of the canals for another adventure.

Of course, we had to visit one of the above mentioned restaurants for lunch. Our choice was The Cheesecake Factory - because I was craving their avacado egg rolls! We had a wonderful view of Mother's Beach, where the stand-up paddle boards launch. Then, some egg rolls, salad, fish & chips, and adult beverages brought out Fab Friday adventure to an end!

April 15, 2016

Running with the big dogs... and the littles!

I got to hang out with my friend who runs a kennel/doggie daycare earlier this week. We had lunch (and pie!!) and Knarley played with all the dogs. I had a wonderful time with her, and had a blast taking photos of the dogs. Tested my skills for sure. I'm not ashamed to admit I went back to the dreaded green auto for just a bit... then figured out settings to make the most of the day. Using manual mode with moving dogs was too much of a challenge (duh!!) but I got it in the end. Here are some of my favorites!

March 19, 2016

Fab Friday March edition

We had our latest FAB FRIDAY adventure in Carlsbad. We ate lunch at the Harbor Fish Cafe (a favorite spot of ours). Harbor Fish Tacos were on the menu, along with fried zucchini. Yummy to the max... and there are photos to prove it! Here's one - to see more check out the Fab Friday photo page:

Then we headed down the coast to the Carlsbad Flower Fields. Neither of us had ever been, and boy, was it really, really cool!!! Flowers everywhere (I know, duh!!) and so colorful. They even had a tractor ride you could hop on (for a nominal charge) and go all around the fields. We got out at the upper stop and walked among the flowers in the areas designated.

Steve picked up the camera to take a few shots. He did a fantastic job!!

All in all this was a FANTASTIC FAB FRIDAY!!! Check out the Fab Friday Photo page to see more (and some very, very funny ones - so funny I can't believe I'm posting them!! Hahaha!

Here's to more adventure next month!

February 26, 2016

NEWness in Progress!!

Stay tuned... I'm updating the blog with new photos for 2016!! Shouldn't be too long.

And I'm on Instagram now as DawnSwitzerPhotography! Same photos, just a different name.