…Four

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 presidents pose on Mt. Rushmore, people scream out FOUR in golf for some reason, and a four-leaf clover, just to name a few. Three years ago this cute group was a family of three and this past weekend at our session I was honored to meet the fourth addition to their brood! Noelle and Cody and their adorable boys, Connor and Hudson came out early on a Sunday morning to meet me in Huntington Beach Central Park. From the get go, Connor was talking my ear off telling me three year old stories of anything and everything. I loved it, I felt like we were friends right away! Hudson, let me hold him right out of the car, we were fast friends too. I love me a chubby little baby to photograph. I’ve known Cody and Noelle for many years, before four was even a thought in their minds! I love that through the years I have had the privilege in being part of capturing the growth of your family!! I love that we’ve remained such close friends even more! Enjoy!

* Special shoutout to Indy!!!

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Creativity…

creativity |ˌkrē-āˈtivitē| noun the use of the imagination or original ideas, especially in the production of an artistic work. I’m lucky enough to surround myself with a lot of creative people. My friends include actresses, artists, chefs, comedians, a gaggle of photographers, musicians, calligraphers, DIYers, interior designers, quilters, scrapbookers, writers, bloggers, and so on and so on. Needless to say, I’m inspired pretty regularly. This […]

Proximity…

proximity |präkˈsimətē| noun nearness in space, time, or relationship I’d heard a lot about this family, before I had met all of them. Mama Ana, is my coworker. She started work at my school this year and we worked side by side. I was so happy to get to know her and excited I could get some much needed advice […]

…Wingman

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wingman |ˈwiNGˌmən| n. a man who helps or supports another man; a friend or close associate I was painfully shy as a kid. Painfully! I found it hard to make friends, was always the quiet one, hated small talk, and was anxious if I ever had to lead or carry on a conversation. Shyness, honestly there weren’t to many perks […]

…Sea

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sea noun the expanse of salt water that covers most of the earth’s surface and surrounds its landmasses. Why are we so mesmerized by ginormous fish tanks? Why do people young and old, stop dead in their tracks to stare longingly at ocean life. I think it’s because the ocean is so vast, so beautiful, […]

…Time

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time |tīm| noun an instance of something happening or being done; an occasion Hi All, Thanks for stopping by. I am so happy you are here! It is THAT time of year again. Time holly jolliness, kind of annoying songs, red and green decorations, a man in a fat suit, shopping, cookies, family time, snow days, and picture time. […]

…Greetings

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greeting |ˈgrētiNG| noun a polite word or sign of welcome or recognition Season’s Greetings! Too early you say? Not for this family. They are prepared for the impending holidays. They booked their session early and got a jump on the inevitable craze of the holiday cards. I met Matt, Lindsay and baby Dylan a few Sunday’s ago in the Presidio of San […]

…Ease

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ease |ēz| noun absence of difficulty or effort I’d love to say that each session I do starts out immediately with an absence of difficulty or effort, but that would be a lie. It always, as it should, takes a few setups to ease into picture taking. It’s unnatural for most people. So, as the photographer it is my […]

…Survival

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survival |sərˈvīvəl| noun the state or fact of continuing to live or exist, typically in spite of an ordeal They did it yay! They made it! Lynda and Andy’s little (not so little anymore) babies have turned one! I remember feeling like I would never get there and when I survived the first year as a mommy, I felt very accomplished! […]

…Happenstance

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happenstance |ˈhapənˌstans| noun chiefly N. Amer. coincidence It had been five years since I photographed this family. Then it was for Eriko and Peter’s wedding. Dorian, Eriko’s son was thirteen and little Liam wasn’t even a glint in his parents eyes yet! I was making my annual trip down to Southern California to set up holiday sessions when I got […]

…Thanks

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thanks |THaNGks| noun an expression of gratitude It seems kind of fitting to say thanks in the month of November and being thankful is what this post is all about. I have many things to be thankful for and I could run off a long list right here, but I’m just gonna stick to one thing today. I […]