…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 […]

…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 […]

…Paces

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pace 1 |pās| noun a single step taken when walking or running Two miles of single steps to be exact! My little boy and I love going out and having Mommy and Me adventures. This past Sunday was no different. The Pacifica beach trail was our destination. We collected rocks, leaves, ate some Halloween candy and raced each other […]

…Triumph

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triumph |ˈtrīəmf| noun 1 a great victory or achievement The first triumph from our Sunday morning drive to the tide pools was finding the stinkin beach. Its hidden in a neighborhood, which I love, but still I had a hard time locating it. We did lots of rock climbing with the aid of Mommy and “I do it all by myself.” […]

…Sunday

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Sunday |ˈsəndā, -dē| noun the day of the week before Monday and following Saturday Spent this beautiful Sunday morning enjoying the ocean air with my son. We did some climbing too. He’s ruined his third pair of pants crawling and climbing up, over, under, and through things. Sutro Baths is a perfect spot for my little rock climber. October is getting busy […]

…Tourism

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tourism |ˈto͝orˌizəm| noun the commercial organization and operation of vacations and visits to places of interest. A walk across the Golden Gate Bridge doesn’t get more touristy then that. Spent the morning with three of my favorites and took them around the city for a day of fun. The girls were dropping their brother off at college across the Bay, so instead […]

…Rhythm

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rhythm |ˈriT͟Həm| noun a person’s natural feeling for rhythm MAY YOU ALWAYS WALK TO THE BEAT AND THE RHYTHM OF YOUR OWN DRUM, SWEET BOY!