…Apricots

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apricot |ˈapriˌkät, ˈāpri-| noun  a juicy, soft fruit, resembling a small peach, of an orange-yellow color I spent the morning with my son and niece in an apricot orchard. The trees were bare but the ground was riddled with left behind apricots. Some were “yucky” in terms of my niece, others shriveled up, others unripe. We were able to find about […]

…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 […]

…Watermelon

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watermelon |ˈwôtərˌmelən, ˈwä-| noun  the large melonlike fruit of a plant of the gourd family, with smooth green skin, red pulp, and watery juice In honor of my Dad’s Birthday my family celebrated by having a watermelon eating contest. Last year we had a pie eating contest that was so fun, I decided to continue the tradition. The Rules: 1. Have […]

…Ninjas

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ninja |ˈninjə| noun a person skilled in ninjutsu The day started out with us doing crafts getting ready for 4th of July. While outside it turned into a “look how high I can kick” tournament. Fun morning spent with the cousins!    

…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 […]

…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 […]

…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) […]