…Weekend

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weekend |ˈwēkˌend|noun the period from Friday evening through Sunday evening, esp. regarded as a time for leisure I love long weekends. Unfortunately all the plans I’d made for this one were foiled. First it was a trip down to Long Beach, CA to spend time with my best friends and their boys. Next a trip up to Fort Bragg to visit […]

…Valentine

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valentine |ˈvalənˌtīn|noun (denoting a person chosen (sometimes by lot) as asweetheart or special friend) My little boy, I love him to pieces, my sweet little Valentine!

…Steps

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step |step| noun an act or movement of putting one leg in front of the other in walking or running Two hundred and twenty two (222) to be exact. My boy was a champ, he held my hand and stepped all the way up, we rejoiced at the top like Rocky with arms extended (YAY!) and he held my hand stepping all the way back down. We […]

…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 […]

…Location

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location |lōˈkāSHən|noun a particular place or position  I tend to show up pretty early to my photo sessions, not only to scope out the location, but to stand in it, soak it all in, be a part of it. While waiting for my clients to show up this morning for our engagement session (those photos to come soon) […]

…Succulents

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succulent |ˈsəkyələnt|  Botany (of a plant, esp. a xerophyte) having thick fleshy leaves or stems adapted tostoring water. I’ll be first to admit I do not have a green thumb. I enjoy planting, but I haven’t been super successful at keeping the plants alive. I’m really more about the flowers (orchids) or plants that need very minimal water and minimal attention. So when I found the […]

…Tradition

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 tradition |trəˈdiSHən|noun an artistic or literary method or style established by an artist, writer, or movement, and subsequently followed by others Traditions run deep in my family. When you turn ten you get to spend your first week away from home staying up at a cabin at the Russian River, when you turn thirteen you’re given a ring with your birthstone in it, on your birthday […]

…Cousins

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cousin |ˈkəzən|noun (also first cousin) a person belonging to the same extended family Just because! Love these gals and guys!

…Determination

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determination |diˌtərməˈnāSHən| noun firmness of purpose; resoluteness  He started out slow, actually he was crying the first thirty minutes, but after some lunch (go figure) my son was ready and willing to find his perfect pumpkin. My son’s Auntie Rie came with us to Lemos Farm this weekend to beat the crowds before the big pumpkin festival in Half Moon Bay in […]