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aloha! in case you were wondering, ohana means family. our ohana is made up of david, kim, april, rain, and kona the dog. welcome to our blog! we are san diego wedding photographers, but we put everything in here. san diego weddings, orange county weddings, hawaii weddings, destination weddings, road trips, and even friends with beach balls. come on in and share a little aloha. please leave comments as often as possible. we love hearing from our extended ohana. mahalo for stopping by!
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Sunday, November 30, 2008

the maxfield ohana in oceanside california

if you're looking at this post you probably already know that ohana means family. what you may not know (until now) is that kim and i both come from ohanas with lots of people in them. another bit of kim and david trivia: we traced our ancestors from both families back to the same area of scotland. further proof that fate has bought me to kim. enough about us.
we'd like you to meet a small part of kim's ohana, the maxfields. they came from the frozen tundra of utah, and as far away as asia, to share some sweet sweet san diego sunshine. fyi, there are 48 images in this post and that's not even all of the maxfields. sadly, some couldn't make the trip to so cal.
kim and i were really happy to see everyone. it had been several years since the last time we saw them, so it was nice to catch up a bit. but i digress.
everyone, meet neil, jeannine, and their ohana.
maxfield trivia: maxfield's chocolates is neil and jeannine's family business. (and they're gooood)

oh, one more thing before we get going too far. you are about to see some of the cutest kids on the planet, so tell whoever else is in the room with you to not be alarmed when they hear you say "awww" repeatedly. in fact, tell them to "awww" along with you. it's ok. there's no other dudes around.
i'll get you started.
awwww isn't she precious? yes!

i haven't seen any pictures of bobbi when she was a kid, but i bet she looked a lot like this. love the red hair!

fishy kiss!

fact: if your dad throws you high enough, your hair will stay like this forever. true story.

fun with gif

we actually got all the kids to sit still for a second. one second.

brothers and sisters are so fun to take pictures of.

it's all fun and games until someone loses an eyebrow.

we couldn't end this session without getting a shot of jeannine with her brother don (my father-in-law). they don't get to see each other very often, so it was really nice to spend a little time catching up and take some family photos. we miss you already and we hope you all have a happy and safe holiday season.
God bless you. hope to see you again really soon.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

San Diego Power Surge Softball

and we're baaaaaack!!!
a lot has happened since our last post. more on that soon.
today i'd like to introduce everyone to the best 12 and under girls fast pitch softball team in the entire california republic.
i'm talking about san diego's very own POWER SURGE!
they just squared off against, and soundly destroyed, the only teams in cali that had any chance of challenging them for the title. we were lucky enough to be there to capture a sampling of what they do. after the games, we lined em up told them to look fierce. i think they nailed it. i wouldn't want to face this bunch.
from left to right they are...
Coach Fred, Sara, Alicia, Kourtney, Kailey, Ahnalin, Carlee, Erin, Coach Scott, Shelby, Amber, Kaylie, Katie, Katie, Tiana, Rebecca, and Coach Vince
now let's see what they do!

the dust off the glove is just a hint that these girls aren't afraid to get dirty. keep scrolling.

power surge runners on base were a familiar sight.

in fact, this time-out, while waiting for the other team to bring in a relief pitcher, was the only time i saw these girls standing around. the rest of the time they were running...

and running...

scoring runs.
that's all they do. they're like a machine. hey, THAT'S IT!!!
maybe they're softball terminators!
how can i prove it?
i can't.

these girls love dirt...

and being safe at 2nd and third.

wanna see more? check out the slideshow below.
yo. turn up my headphones.

we also want to send a huge THANK YOU out to mike.
mike who?
lauren's dad.
who's lauren?
we're getting to it.
sheesh. what is this, 20 questions? :)
ok ok. the 3 degrees of rain are...
rain was on the sharks with lauren.
lauren is rebecca's sister (and rain's favorite team mate).
lauren and rebecca are mike's daughters.
rebecca is a san diego power surge player.
are we all good? sweet.
being back on the field brought back awesome memories of spring 2008.
some of you might remember these next slideshows of rain's softball team, the sharks, from earlier this year. we had a load of fun documenting rain's first venture into organized sports. along with the shots of rain, we took shots of all the girls and hooked the parents up with disks at the end of the season. we had a ton of images. if you'd like to see the others CLICK HERE.
thanks again for your support everyone. we really do appreciate it, now more than ever.
enjoy the shows!