Tamatoa….

“I wanna be the crab from Moana, Mommy, for Halloween. His name is Tamatoa.” Okay buddy I say, thinking he will change his mind. NOPE. That didn’t happen. So it was up to me this year to make his costume. If I could of bought a purple crab with a shiny shell on its back […]

Tardiness…

tardiness |ˈtärdēnis| nounthe quality or fact of being late; lateness I say better late than never. Sometimes it seems as if, in all the pictures I take, more than half of them never get seen. Never for those ones, I guess. So although my son and my two nieces’ birthdays were over three weeks ago, I finally got organized and was able […]

Tigers…oh my

tiger |ˈtīgər| noun a very large solitary cat with a yellow-brown coat striped with black Um, yeah, my kid comes out of his room the other day, with this hat on, a shirt that is two sizes to small for him, shorts hangin below his hips, and asks me to have a photo shoot with him. I don’t know if I should be […]

Hops…

hop |häp| verb spring or leap a short distance with one jump Hoppy Easter, from me and my little bunny! Have a good one!  

…Drizzle

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drizzle |ˈdrizəl| noun light rain falling in very fine drops Come rain or shine was what I read on the Leap Sandcastle Classic’s website this past weekend. Wouldn’t you know, after a serious drought in California for the last four years, on this particular weekend, the Bay Area saw some much needed rain! A little rain didn’t stop us from […]

…Chef

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chef |SHef| noun a professional cook, typically the chief cook in a restaurant or hotel. Three years old, I tell ya, this age has given me a run for my money. I hear it being called “Threenager” often, and I have to say, it’s pretty accurate. One moment he is the sweetest little guy, the next minute a holy terror. It’s constantly […]

…Transform

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transform |transˈfôrm| verb make a thorough or dramatic change in the form, appearance, or character of “I’ve always loved butterflies, because it reminds me that it is never too late to transform ourselves.”-Drew Barrymore Just the other night I was chatting with my boyfriend and I was in a pretty bummed out mood. I kept telling him, “I wish I had […]

…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 […]