Snap Lovely Photography

We have been abundantly blessed to have such an amazing photographer, Betsy Hawley of Snap Lovely Photography, to take pictures of our family since before baby J even made his big debut.  Betsy is a Tucson based photographer who shoots weddings, engagement sessions, portraits, and so much more throughout Arizona and Southern California! She has the eye and raw talent for capturing very natural, candid and beautiful moments.

She has already given us gorgeous maternity photos , took our very first family photo session, and captured the best moments of  J’s first birthday party. Recently, she came to do a lifestyle shoot of our family right here in our little town of El Segundo. It was so fun to feature some of the cute little areas of the town we’ve chosen to raise baby J in. As always, Betsy handled our crazy little family with ease. Here they are!IMG_1175IMG_1180IMG_0932IMG_0924IMG_0964IMG_0968IMG_1002IMG_1006IMG_1004IMG_0952IMG_1030IMG_1037IMG_1040image (1)IMG_1378IMG_1410IMG_1333IMG_1262IMG_1285imageIMG_1119IMG_0744IMG_0757IMG_0872IMG_0802We love these pictures so much, they really show the personality of each of us so perfectly! Thank you, Betsy Hawley, from the bottom of our hearts!

One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple. – Psalm 27:4

My Little Baby Model

Today J had his first photo shoot, and he did such an amazing job! He was charming and cooperative, and made his mommy so proud! He will be one of the cute little ones wearing the newest and cutest fashions available on this summer! I’ve had the honor of working for and being inspired by the owners of this absolutely adorable store. Here’s a little blurb straight from their website about the awesome things these two amazing women are doing!

“Totten launched Bloume baby to provide consumers with a place to purchase stylish, healthy, sustainable products and to promote a green lifestyle that she is passionate about in her own day-to-day activities. As the Bloume baby brand continues gaining momentum, Totten hopes to inspire a larger audience of followers to utilize more environmentally friendly business practices.”

Here are just a few snaps I took behind-the-scenes. I can’t wait to share the pictures when they’re up on the website!IMG_20130508_151938 IMG_20130508_195102 IMG_20130508_152139 IMG_20130508_142920 IMG_20130508_144815“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” – Psalm 139:14


The Days Of Dawn

When I first began blogging, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to write about. I knew I wanted to share my heart and my life with friends and family, and I knew it would mostly be about my sweet little J that came into our lives and rocked our world. What I didn’t realize was that there are actually more layers to me than being a mom and a wife! While those are by far the most important roles I play in life, I have found some hidden passions and new adventures within myself that I never expected to find! I find so much joy in things like delicious foods and fun little projects, that I decided that the name of my blog didn’t exactly fit anymore. Not only have I found things to talk about besides my sweet baby boy, I’ve also realized that, although bittersweet, my sweet baby boy might not be such a “baby” anymore. He is growing more and more every day as a person, and I guess what I’m realizing is, is that so am I!

My new name is The Days of Dawn. I’m so excited for new things that are coming my way, thank you for following me through this fun little adventure in finding myself and all the beautiful things life has to offer!


Kimberly Dawn Dekker


FALLing For Red

I’m feeling ready for a change. With all the new things in my life combined with the change of season, I think I’m ready to do something different! I’ve always been a huge fan of changing my hair color, but it’s been a while since I’ve done something bold!

I don’t even know if I’ve ever had all-over red hair (which is insane since I’m a hairdresser) so I’m thinking about doing it just in time for Fall! What do you think?

I have the pale skin and light eyes that a lot of the celebrities sporting red hair have, so, I’m hoping I can pull it off!

I’ll post pictures of my new do soon! Wish me luck!

Add a punch to your polish!

I have a couple “go to” nail colors for summer, but this year I’m starting to see a new way people are adding a little extra dazzle to their digits!

One of my all-time favorite colors is Barefoot in Barcelona by OPI… look at how painting just one nail in a similar tone but with shimmer can add a splash of fun!

Here is another favorite of mine, San Tan-tonio by OPI… I’m loving the creative combo with this bold turquoise color!

During winter, I usually go darker on the hands and toes. I’ll go through at least a bottle of You don’t know Jaque by OPI by the end of winter. This year I’m really excited about trying some favorites such as that, but in the matte version! How fun are these examples of matte-finish polishes?

What are your staple colors for summer and winter?

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. – Psalm 51:10