…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 […]

…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 […]

…Sand Dollars

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sand dollar noun  flattened sea urchin that lives partly buried in sand “Remember when you were little and we collected the sand dollars that were covering the shore at the beach,” my mother says to me this morning. As many know my memory, not so great, so no I didn’t remember this memory, but decided I wanted to make this […]

…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 […]

…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 […]