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san diego family photographer | just us twelve times | may 2012

How in the world can it be the end of May already?  We have started the countdown to summer … 8 more school days.  Fortunately these days will be filled with special trips, parties, movie parties, lots of laughs and a few tears.  It’s always hard to say goodbye to a class, but this year will be especially hard saying goodbye to Brooks’ first grade year.  Having his classroom connected to  mine with just a door has been priceless for me.  I’m so proud of the little first grader he has been.

Last night, Brooks and I walked down to the creek for our Just Us image for May.  We set up the camera on a crate and used the remote to take this.  Simple, but sweet.

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After we took a few of just us, I handed the camera over to Brooks for him to take a few of me.  You see, I promised the lovely ladies in my group that I would share an image of my new haircut.

Earlier this month my dad passed away.  With generosity, friendship, and love, my friends in this group got together and paid for my haircut as a surprise to me … just to brighten my day.  I was blown away by their thoughtfulness!  Thank you!!!

So, here are two new images of me with the new do!  I don’t think I’ve ever had my picture taken all by myself (except for the yearly school picture … you know how those always look) and I think Brooks did a great job.  He knew just what he needed to do … place the focus point on my eye and shoot.  He looked so cute holding the (brand new) mark iii with the huge 85mm lens attached.  That’s a heavy combo and he handled it like a pro.

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As an update to our organic, natural food lifestyle … we are still just as dedicated and going strong.  I was so happy to take our weekly trip to farmer’s market yesterday and see all the organic summer fruit and vegetables available.  Delish!!!  We also continue to make changes to our home to remove harmful toxins and chemicals.  This week I received my first order from Melaleuca.  Melaleuca is a company committed to developing products that are free of harmful toxins and chemicals.  As an introduction to the company, I ordered the ‘intro pack’.  My box was filled with all natural products for cleaning, laundry, and kitchen.  It also had health and beauty products that I can’t wait to use.  Brooks is already in love with the ‘access bars’ … seriously in love!  Please let me know if you want more information about this wonderful company!

Up next, please head over to see Melissa Deakin | Buffalo NY Family Photographer.

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May 27, 2012 - 7:50 am

San Mateo Belmont Burlingame CA Lifestyle Photographer | Jayme Franklin - […] or a gift to themselves to get just one frame of them with their lovies. Please visit my friend Jules Trandem | San Diego Family Photographer to see her Just Us project this […]

May 27, 2012 - 7:52 am

Jayme F. - Such a wonderful picture of you and Brooks. The light is almost as gorgeous as your smile and new do! Loves!

May 27, 2012 - 8:12 am

Krista Keller | Danville ca - Jules, I have always wanted beautiful short hair like yours and then I see this picture of your beautiful do and it makes me want to run and get my hair cut….but I’m too chicken. Takes a beautiful face to pull that off. Lucky you! Brooks did a great job handling the camera…your new camera…you brave mom :)

May 27, 2012 - 8:37 am

Gail Pomare - Jules, you look so very very good!, and well, and healthy, beautiful, with vitality and sparkle flowing through into the camera. The change in lifestyle looks amazing on you, and well done Mr B! you did good.

May 27, 2012 - 12:43 pm

tamsen - wow- Jules! I LOVE the haircut! It’s so hip and adorable! Great images, thanks for sharing! You look absolutely fab :)

May 27, 2012 - 9:23 pm

Sarah Albert - seriously love this Jules. You and Brooks are so stinkin’ adorable. He is so blessed to have you as his mom. And I love the new do!

May 30, 2012 - 5:55 am

megan - I love that image of you two, and your new haircut looks great, Jules! And look at B nail that focus! :)

June 1, 2012 - 9:11 am

Christine b - You and Brooks are just too stinkin’ cute!! Loving the new do!

June 4, 2012 - 9:44 am

Misty Setzler - What a beautiful place! Brooks is so handsome, and he did a great job taking your photo perhaps he should start taking the teacher photos? And your hair looks fabulous!

June 8, 2012 - 10:28 am

hope - beautiful images jules

adore the cut
xoxo

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