…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 […]

…Absence

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absence |ˈabsəns| noun the state of being away from a place or person These pictures were taken the last time we saw my friends Katherine and her son, Nile. They were moving out of state the next week and we wanted the boys to get together before they headed out of town. This park in the Pacific Heights neighborhood was a […]

…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 […]

…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 […]

…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 […]

…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 […]

…Solo

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solo |ˈsōlō|noun (pl. solos) a thing done by one person unaccompanied We do things together all the time, but today S took charge all alone. He walked onto the baseball diamond alone, climbed up onto the big bench by himself, rode the slide down like a big boy all alone, and practically hopped over a brick wall, solo. He’s growing up so fast and he’s […]

…Soaked

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soaked |sōkt|adjective extremely wet; saturated “Take photos of my kids doing something they enjoy,” was the request for this photo shoot. Soapy water, bathing suits, sponges, and a car….totally a recipe for a crazy  and fun afternoon. These three sisters did not disappoint. It was innocent at first, but then Brooke had to stir up the trouble […]