27 December 2010

Twice As Cute [Theresa Le photographs newborn twins]

There is nothing like a newborn baby. Two newborn babies are twice as cute, twice as many smiles, giggles and tears.

This brother and sister team was a challenge, but well worth it.

17 December 2010

Quote of the Day

No matter how sophisticated the camera, the photographer is still the one that makes the picture.
~ Doug Bartlow

Sonoma Coast

13 November 2010

A trip through the Corn Maze [Theresa Le, family time]

Halloween morning my family and I went to the Swank Farm Corn Maze for the first time. I highly recommend it if you are in the Hollister, CA area in October.

12 November 2010

California Academy of Science [Theresa Le, family time]

At the end of October we were scheduled to go camping. Me with one daughter and her Girl Scout troop. The other daughter with my husband for a daddy camping weekend. Well, both camping trips got rained out. What to do instead?

I grabbed my camera and the four of us headed to The City (San Francisco). We thought it was a perfect day to check out the California Academy of Science. We hadn't been there since they remodeled.

WOW! Beautiful! Some of the original things we remembered and many new things. One of my favorites was the rain forest. I could have spent all day in there. I might go back to do just that.

Here are just a few of the images from our visit.

19 September 2010

Sneak Peak [Infant Portraits by San Jose Photographer Theresa Le]

Baby bubbles, little feet and tiny toes. How I love photographing infants.

This baby was so amazing during her photo shoot. She just loved the camera. No matter where I was she was looking at the camera. I had such a hard time getting her profile. She kept turning her head. So cute!

02 August 2010

Images of Day Camp

I volunteer with the Girl Scouts. I am a co-leader of a troup, but I also volunteer my time as a photographer. I will photograph different events through out the year (at no charge). My favorite is Day Camp. I not only bring Day Camp home to the parents, but I try to capture the spirit of Girl Scouting and Day Camp. Capturing memories for all the campers and staff.

We are very blessed that our Day Camp is outside. It truly feels like camp. Here are some images of what we call home for one week every Summer for Girl Scout Day Camp.

Getting ready for creek walking. One of the many fun things we do at camp.

My younger daughter doing the Monkey Bridge. She was too scared to do it last year. This year she was determined to do it. She not only discovered courage she didn't know she had, but she learned sometimes we need to do things that are scary. She was so proud of herself! I am very proud of her. I did it last year along with my older daughter. I was very scared, but was proud of myself for doing it.

13 July 2010

No One Writes Letters Anymore

I took this photograph on our Gypsy Tour of the West. These feather pens and ink wells were in the general store at Fort Bridger, Wyoming. Our docent told us all about how they did things in the 1800's.

Seeing these feather pens and ink wells lined up on the shelf made me think of old fashioned letter writing. With computers, email, and Facebook, not many people send handwritten letters anymore. I try to send out cards for birthdays, Christmas and other special occasions, but I couldn't tell you when the last time I sat down and hand wrote a simple letter.

I love receiving letters and notes. Who wouldn't. There is never anything really fun that comes in the mail. My favorite professional photographer magazine, but that's about it.

I use many of my art images on note cards. I have a special idea for this image. I'm going to start writing more letters!

10 July 2010

Gypsy Tour of the West

It has been a busy few months. I'm so sorry for not being good about posting to my blog.

The day school got out my husband, two daughters and I headed out on a road trip. We call it our "Gypsy Tour of the West." Seven states in two weeks! Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

WOW! What a trip. We had so much fun. We saw some of our beautiful country, the Salt Flats, Fort Bridger, Grand Canyon, Petroglyph National Monument, Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West and much more.

I chose one image from each state to share with you. Except California. I had to add a few more. You'll see why.

Nevada was just beautiful. I couldn't believe there was still snow on the mountains. IN JUNE. It did make for a beautiful drive. Note: I took this while my husband was driving at 75 - 80 mph.

Another beautiful state. Actually, we didn't see an ugly state. We loved them all. Again, I took this while my husband was driving at 75 - 80 mph. Oh, and I did drive some of the time. I actually drove from Reno, NV to Salt Lake City, UT.

 This was taken at Fort Bridger, Wyoming. I have never seen dandelions look so beautiful.

My husband was the photographer for this image. This is at the Garden of the Gods. So beautiful!

New Mexico
I just had to take pictures of these beautiful cactus flowers. These happen to be at Petroglyph National Monument in Albuquerque.

None other than the Grand Canyon. So absolutely beautiful!

Can you guess our last stop on our road trip?

Do you know where we went yet? One last image...

Disneyland! Did you guess correct?

We surprised our girls. It was their very first trip. It just about killed me to keep the secret, but I wanted them to enjoy the entire trip. We saw so much. It was worth it. My older daughter had tears of joy in her eyes when we asked them, "Do you want to go across the street and go to Disneyland?" We must be the only family who has walked into Disneyland crying.

Our road trip comes to an end. We didn't really want it to. Again, I took this while my husband was driving at 70 mph.

A trip of a lifetime. Spending time with family and friends. Showing our young daughters our beautiful country and teaching them about our history. We loved it all!

Look for more images from the "Gypsy Tour of the West" in future posts.