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February 25, 2017

Trying to coordinate 10 adult’s schedules was quite a feat.  But finally, the Quarress family vacation was happening. We rented a house on the North Shore with access to daily surfing at Pipeline. On one of the last evenings, I coerced the gang for a group photo.  Yes, this beautiful scenery was our backyard..spoiled!!!

Back row: Ann Quarress, Lorraine (Kim’s sister), Justin Quarress, Mike Quarress, Kimberly Parra- Quarress (married to Cody), Cody Quarress  Front row: Eric Frempter (Becky’s boyfriend), Becky Quarress, Mike Quarress, Alexandra Wing



*All photos taken by Alexandra Wing and Eric

Photography Travel


December 13, 2016

Finally completed the editing of pictures from my visit to Ireland.  Since it was a road trip, my brother and I were able to stop along the coast and enjoy the beautiful scenery.  The adventure included  Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge and Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland.  Truly one of the most picturesque destinations.







November 27, 2016

Only 29 day till Christmas …….

So enjoyed today’s photoshoot with two of my favorite girls. I absolutely adore photographing them with all the spunk and sass they bring to the table. While 75% of the photos are usually silly faced, it makes it even more special when I finally get those sweet, innocent smiles, they desperately try to hide.

The location is Lido Island in Newport Beach, California. This area is filled with the cutest stores and alleys. Although, technically family holiday pictures, they still have a cute, lifestyle photoshoot feel. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!




Photography Travel


November 26, 2016

Enjoyed sightseeing in New York. First stop was the unique Flatiron building in Manhattan. Although interesting to look at, more important is the delicious establishment next store. EATALY!!! Known for its Italian markets and seven restaurants, I wish I could of tried them all!  The food is authentic… actually better than half of what I consumed in Italy.  My appetizer was Prosciutto con Mozzarella, with an entree of  house made potato gnocchi with tomato sauce, smoked ricotta and parsley. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

 Next stop was Top of the Rock where we enjoyed a breathtaking 360º degree view from 70 floors up. Such beautiful clear blue skies!

Such a picturesque trip. Can’t wait to come back!!






November 21, 2016

Oh!  The countdown to Christmas begins.

Looking forward to busy weekends taking family photos.  Sunday morning included the adorable Keller family.  Family photos can be difficult to capture.  With 3 kids and 2 adults, someone seems to be blinking in just about EVERY photos.  However, Christmas pictures are some of my favorites because of all the special memories they create. They are displayed on mantles and cherished for years to come.  Enjoy some from today’s session!!!!




Photography Travel

Ireland Itinerary

October 2, 2016

Excited to share my photos of Ireland. Well, just the favorites since I have over 1500!  My brother and I recently enjoyed our first international road trip together. We arrived in Dublin and traveled through the countryside to Killarney. If you envision Ireland to be miles upon miles of green pastures and ruins of castles, you would be correct.  Enjoy a few favorites from the first two days and scroll down to the bottom for our itinerary.

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Now for our officially itinerary. Keep in mind this is all based on renting a car and being flexible. While we had our main destinations decided, we took all backroads and stopped whenever we wanted. When road tripping in new areas I usually turn on “avoid highways” on my maps in order to explore more. ENJOY!!! (if you have any questions about this itinerary feel free to leave it in the comments below and ill be happy to answer!!!)

Day 1 

•Fly out of LAX overnight Flight

Day 2 

•  Arrive in Dublin @4:15pm

•  Rent car at Dublin Airport

•  Dublin Airport >  Hotel in the city (we stayed at The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel)

•  Dinner and explore in Dublin (we ate at a local pub and it was delicious!!)

Day 3

•  Hotel > Trinity College Dublin (25 minutes)

•  Trinity College Dublin > Dublin Castle (2 minute drive)

•  Dublin Castle > St Patrick’s Cathedral (2 minute drive)

•  Overnight Dublin (Night 2 at The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel)

Day 4

•Dublin > Glendalough (54 minute drive )

•Glendalough >  Cashel (1 hour 42 minute drive)

•Cashed > Blarney/Cork  (1 hour 3 minute drive)

•Cork > Killarney (1 hour 6 minutes)

•Overnight Killarney (Hotel: The Fairview Killarney)

Day 5 

•  Killarney > Limerick (1 hour 20 minute)

•  Optional: Bunratty Castle & Folk Park (On drive from Limerick to Cliffs)

•  Bunratty Castle & Folk Park > Cliffs of Moher (55 minute drive)

•  Lunch at The Cliffs (Cliffs View Café or The Roadside Tavern)

•  Watch sunset at the Cliffs!

•  Cliffs of Moher > Dunguaire Castle, Kinvarra, Co. Galway, Ireland (55 minutes drive)

•  Overnight Galway (Hotel: Menlo Park Hotel)

Day 6

•Galway, Ireland

•Kylemore Abby > Hotel (3 hours 35 minute drive)

•Drive to Northern Ireland + Explore on the way

•Hotel: Clanree Hotel Donegal County

Day 7

•Hotel > Dunluce castle (1 hour 20 minute drive)

•Dunluce castle > Giants Causeway (8 minute drive)

•Giants Causeway > Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge (15 minute drive)

•Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge > The Dark Hedges (17 minute drive)

•The Dark Hedges > Belfast  (1 hour Drive)

•Overnight Belfast (Hotel: Hilton Belfast)

Day 8

•Belfast > Ballynoe Stone Circle (45 minute drive)

•Ballynoe >  Tollymore forest (45 minutes)

•Tollymore forest  > Dublin (2 hour drive)

•Optional: Guinness Storehouse, St. Stephen/s Green Park, Glasnevin Cemetery

•Overnight Dublin (Hotel: The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin)

Day 9 

   •Depart Dublin 11:45am





August 3, 2016

Precious 12 days old Esther Elle, a perfect model.

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Thank you Michelle Beckman for knitting the two adorable outfits above as a gift to my business.