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san diego family portraits | just us twelve times | february 2012

This month we adventured up the coast to San Juan Capistrano to meet up with Allison Jacobs and her son Gavin for today’s ‘just us’ images.  We’ve been there once before for our train adventure to the petting zoo.  It’s a gorgeous area with a beautiful mission, old shops, and unique buildings … it’s also PACKED with people and photographers on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon.  🙂

We didn’t stay long, but managed to come home with two images for today!


If you followed my ‘fifty two on friday’ group, you might have seen on my final post  that part of my goal for the 2012 was going to be to take better care of me.  The first thing I did was run out and buy this awesome  blender!  Brooks and I now head to our new favorite market, Sprouts, filled with local and organic produce and food.  By the end of the trip, our cart is PACKED with the yummiest fruits and veggies that we work together to pick out.  My new breakfast of choice is a green monster smoothie … 4 kale leaves, a giant handful of spinach, 1 mini cucumber, 1 carrot, 1 piece of celery, 1/2 lime, a big slice of pineapple, and protein powder.  It’s seriously sooo good!  What I’m most proud of is after just 3 days my coffee no longer was appealing.  So shocking to anyone who really knows me!  I LOVED coffee … and I drank a LOT of it.  Every. Single. Day.  Now I’m a tea girl!  I’ve been loving the TAZO teas that they sell at Starbucks.  Not only have I kicked coffee, but also my once a day habit of a Diet Coke.  Gone.  Another shocking change is that I’ve lost all cravings for sugar!  Sugar has been cut out of my diet for 3 weeks and I haven’t’ missed it once.  The happiest change with all of this is the amazing increase in my energy … from the moment I wake up until I go to bed.  It’s just crazy!  This little blender changed so much for me in just one  month.  I’ll let you know how February goes!  🙂

Please continue on with the circle with my friend  Jayme Franklin | San Francisco Family Photographer.

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February 2, 2012 - 6:39 am

Allison Jacobs - So gorgeous Jules! I love the one with Brooks hugging you—so sweet. I loved reading about your trip to Sprouts…I won’t be giving up coffee anytime soon but the smoothie sounds inspiring!

February 2, 2012 - 7:08 am

hope - gorgeous framing in both of these jules!!! that first is the sweetest…you know that love btw the pair of you just gives me goosebumps 😉

i’m in love with my blendtec too. the energy increase is unbelievable. i can’t do more than 2 kale leaves though…ha!

February 2, 2012 - 7:27 am

celestejones - I love theses images and your story behind it. I want a blendtec now…:)

February 2, 2012 - 7:37 am

tamsen - wow- that first image is AWESOME! Love the crop and the framing! And I’m jealous of your energy and loss of sugar cravings. If I had time, I would totally do that cause I am in a permanent state of exhaustion over here! lol

February 2, 2012 - 8:01 am

heidi - These are so sweet…the brick one is my fave!!! Nice comp and sweet moment.

February 2, 2012 - 8:26 am

Misty Setzler - Oh Jules! That first shot stole my heart! I love everything about it!

Congrats on your healthier choices that awesome! You must try a tea from teavanna called blue berry bliss, so yummy!

February 2, 2012 - 9:07 am

Jayme F. - Absolutely perfect Jules. I am in love with the black and white and I loved hearing about your smoothie adventures. Sounds like you and I have a similar relationship with coffee and diet coke. Definitely want to get more info from you on the smoothies!

February 2, 2012 - 9:08 am

Gail Pomare - It’s amazing the power of food isn’t it? It has the ability to super charge our engines or run them sub par on 2 cylinders. I am over the moon happy for you Jules, I’m a greenie too and I haven’t had one single headache in my 7 months of juicing. headaches for me were as common as your one a day diet coke hit. lol, so preach on sistah – I hear ya, I hear ya!

And these images are gorgeous! UNIQUE and beautiful!

February 2, 2012 - 11:31 am

Liz - Oh my gosh Jules, I LOVE that first picture!!!

February 2, 2012 - 1:27 pm

Carey Pace - I love the sweet expression on his face as he hugs his mama! And dude, if I could only get rid of my coffee and sugar addictions!

February 2, 2012 - 1:46 pm

Laurie - Beautiful photo’s!! I love SJC too..
Ok, so I am totally impressed with the changes you have made.. especially making the time to blend a green smoothie like that EVERY MORNING!!! I love all those ingredients.. especially the pineapple. Good luck and much success in your new healthy lifestyle!! 🙂

February 2, 2012 - 7:53 pm

Bethany - Fabulous! You look great, love that shirt on you!!! And Brooks looks as good as always.

February 2, 2012 - 8:06 pm

Delsa - Jules, these are great (do I need to say more :)) Keep it up on being healthy.

February 4, 2012 - 3:52 pm

Jolie - You look fabulous friend!

February 5, 2012 - 1:05 pm

melissa deakin - hi jules!
oh my goodness…these are incredible!
that first image of the hug makes me smile so big.
i can feel the love.
and you always have the most gorgeous locations!
love these!

February 9, 2012 - 8:14 pm

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February 12, 2012 - 9:23 am

Krista Keller | Danville ca - Jules- I’m so envious of that first shot. Its powerful! It’s stunning!

On a total side note-Between your blender stories along and Gail’s posted comments here have got me thinking…. I get headaches all the time….. Perhaps there is something to all this

February 29, 2012 - 8:32 am

Suzanne Carey - Oh goodness. They are both gorgeous,I am not sure where to start. I think the black and white is my favorite. I love the perspective of seeing your son hugging you. I want some like this with my kids!!! And I cannot get over the color and beauty of the second one!

March 1, 2012 - 8:09 pm

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