…Just a Peek

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peek |pēk| verb  look quickly, typically in a furtive manner Here is a quick peek of one of my favorite shots from my morning session with Scott, Holly and Ellie!

…Squad

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squad |skwäd| noun a small group of people having a particular task The particular task in question was if this squad of four would last the hour of family photos. From the start I got a, “I don’t know about the boys,” from Ollie and Leo’s mothers! Well guess what! Not only did the boys last, but they wanted more and more, even when we were […]

…Four

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four |fôr| cardinal number equivalent to the product of two and two Lots of things come in fours. The four seasons, north, south, east and west, there are four branches of the US military,  four suits in a deck of cards, four wheels on a car, the Final Four in college basketball, the four yummy sticks in a Kit Kat bar, four […]

…Kindness

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kindness |ˈkīn(d)nis| noun the quality of being friendly, generous, and considerate It might sound like a funny title for a post of some wedding pictures, but I think it fits this couple pretty perfectly. That was the running theme when friends and family got up to speak about Caitlin and Nohelm. “They are the kindest people I have ever met, They have […]

…Distance

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distance |ˈdistəns| noun  an amount of space between two things or people For eighteen years of my young adult life I lived far away from my family. I moved away for college and didn’t return to my home base until I was in my late thirties. Distance, it can be hard. I met up with this awesome family […]

…Seeds

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seed |sēd| noun the cause or latent beginning of a feeling, process, or condition I’d say I’ve been really fortunate to have made and kept friends from my early childhood years. Some if not most of my friends are people I went to preschool and elementary school with. I have a few acquaintances from High School as well as a few from College. […]

…Project Happiness

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happiness |ˈhapēnis| noun the state of being happy She calls her movement Project Happiness: Paint the World Pretty. This social movement involves the art of paying it forward. Free art is dropped in different communities and the only job of the recipient is to do something nice for someone else. The first time she did this was in […]

…Goofy

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goofy |ˈgo͞ofē| adj.  informal 1 chiefly N. Amer. foolish; harmlessly eccentric. Goofy might be an understatement with these two siblings! I have the great pleasure of working with Kristal everyday and this morning I had the honor of meeting her younger bro, Omar. It was drizzling when we set off to our destination, but as we Daly City folk know, all you have to do is […]

…Habit

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habit |ˈhabit| noun  a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up It’s been five years since I started photographing Maryann and Dionne and their kids Keiana and Little D. The day we had this session was literally a day past when I shot their wedding five years ago. We worried about rain back then […]

…Bliss

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bliss |blis|noun perfect happiness; great joy What should I wear? A question I get a lot when it comes to portrait sessions. I usually try to advise wearing clothes that show who you are, not trying to overdue it, and adding maybe one thing out of the norm to make the pictures I take, a little different […]