hi there! i'm michelle, southern california based photographer and curator of the coco gallery.

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Thursday, May 21, 2009

mila | portraits . the berry's

who do you wish you were more like?  the answer to that question for me has been kari b.  she's either rolling her eyes right now or covering her grin in disbelief.  i bet she never knew how much i looked up to her positive personality.  we used to work together back in our retail days.  she was such a down to earth, super honest, super duper easy going, positive person.  don't get me wrong... she's totally normal.  she can cuss like the best of us (yes, i said us).  but her sunshine puts a sparkle in everything even the bad words.  

we caught up yesterday.  she's pregnant with her 2nd!  i met her first man brett who is perfect for her and her 2nd man blake who is everything a kari baby would be.  they are the ultimate pottery barn sunshine family and they are fo real!  anxiously awaiting the arrival of the newest member whose sex they opted not to find out, we went ahead and took family pictures and maternity photos.

i'm frowning coz i worked on an awesome slideshow but my website is under construction and i couldn't upload.  booo!!!  so just the stills for now.

p.s. blake had these killer froggy boots that i could totally rock!  i just need to find them in my size.... and convince curtis that they would look kool on me.


  1. i love these photos! the one that is back lit of her belly....!!!! and the one where he's sitting on the curb with his boots on.

  2. Michelle got your message about twitter hahah lol.. no problem! Great post and pics!!! You're right! Those froggy boats are awesome hehe ;o)

  3. Barni Alunan-EscalerMay 24, 2009 at 11:01 AM

    Damn, you're good. Wish I could pay for these and put them in the parenting mag I work for.