Fifty-two on Friday : [18] Children

“Children will not remember you for the material things you provided,
but for the feeling that you cherished them.” ~ Richard L. Evans

My son’s preschool held a bike-a-thon today. They got pledges from friends and family and then biked around the track to raise money for the school. Those children were so excited to be participating in this event. They had cards on their bike that the judges had to mark for every lap they did. My son ended up doing 22 laps and made a total of $92.20. Needless to say, they were EXHAUSTED by the end. I had so much fun at this event, I felt like a child myself. Every time my son biked a lap, I was cheering like crazy, as if he won an Olympic medal or something, lol.  Here are a few more photos…

I’m excited to see what the other photographers did for this week’s theme. Let’s begin the circle with Memphis, TN Photographer Melanie Pitcher !!

Have a wonderful Mother’s Day Weekend!!

Fifty-two on Friday : [17] Light

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say,
“You’re tearing up the grass.” “We’re not raising grass,” Dad would reply. “We’re raising boys.” ~ Harmon Killebrew


Many things pop into my head when I hear the word light

My son, who lights up the room every time he walks in…
My husband, the light of my life who I ADORE because of the way he fights so intensely with my son when they play with their lightsabers…
Because I am a photographer, I have to add sunlight, right?

Now, let’s go through the circle by starting with Memphis, TN Photographer Melanie Pitcher and see how she interpreted the word LIGHT!!  Have a great weekend, everyone.

Eden’s Bouquet Model Casting Call

We need some fresh faces for an upcoming Eden’s Bouquet photo shoot.  Send us a photo of your child if you are interested!!

Who:  Little Girls who wear between the size of 3T and 9.

When:  May 22, 2011 at 3:00pm (It usually lasts 3 hours or so, but your child will only be there a portion of the time)

Where:  Ladera Ranch, CA

Wardrobe:  Gowns from the Cottage Heirloom Collection by Eden’s Bouquet

Stylist:  Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings

Photography:  Gina Oh, Gina Maxine Photography and Toki Kanitz of Toki Lee Photography

My little one is wearing Hollyn Whisper Dress from the Friday Harbor Collection.


I hope you all had a wonderful Easter. I saw this video a few days ago and was so moved by Carrie Underwood that I decided to post it here. Enjoy!


Definition of son-in-law (n pl sons-in-law):  the husband of one’s daughter

Left to right: Peter, my sister’s husband, my mom, my dad and my husband, Daniel.

Stay tuned, a very exciting model casting call will be up tomorrow!! Have a great day, everyone!!

Fifty-two on Friday : [16] Pastel

“Let the resurrection joy
lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair
to strength and beauty and happiness.”

~ Floyd W. Tomkins

Our theme this week was “pastel” and I went straight to Easter eggs and cute little dresses. We dyed Easter eggs all week and I even let the little one “find” them around our backyard. It’s the first year she is actually old enough to look for the eggs, so she is “extra” excited!!

Nichole Van’s New Tint & Texture Action was used here.  Click here to purchase and use the coupon code “GinaTexture” for a 20% discount!

Hair adornment made by Starlit Nest.

Now, let’s go through the circle by starting with the fabulous  St. Louis Photographer Sara Tegman and see how she explored the word “PASTEL”!!  Have a wonderful Easter, everyone!!