time |tīm|noun the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole Remember those toys we had as kids that were circular in shape and the concept of the game was to place all the moving balls into the grooves without them falling out?! Do you remember? Today […]


sorrow |ˈsärō|noun a feeling of deep distress caused by loss suffered by oneself or others This is a tough one. Tough because it is hard to know what to say. Five days ago the little beach town I live in was rocked to it’s core. A lone gunman entered a salon a few blocks from where I […]


  charm | ch ärm|noun the power or quality of giving delight or arousing admiration Just recently I heard a quote that I really loved. “How do people make it through life without a sister?” Fitting and so true. I can’t imagine it at all, having three sisters of my own. A best friend and a mortal enemy […]


cheer | ch i(ə)r| noun  something that causes such feelings Happy Easter to you and yours!


adventure |adˈven ch ər; əd-|noun an unusual and exciting, typically hazardous, experience or activity I love Sunset Magazine. It is one of those magazines I read from cover to cover and hate when I’m finished. How to decorate a small space, best small towns to visit in California, how to plant a container garden, and the best colors […]


lovely |ˈləvlē|adjective very pleasant or enjoyable; delightful

This was a first for me. During my session with Jen she asked to stop at a bar for a beer to calm her nerves. As with most people, having your picture taking is quite unnerving. People are looking at you, sometimes you can tend to feel a bit vain, and you feel awkward. I know how she feels, this is why I am behind the lens as much as possible. […]


achievement |əˈ ch ēvmənt|noun a thing done successfully, typically by effort, courage, or skill

What a wonderful achievement. My friend Jamie became the first woman in 7 years to complete the Tactical Flight Officer Training for the Division of Air Support in the LAPD today. […]

….My Backyard!

backyard |ˈbakˈyärd|noun a yard behind a house or other building Day and night the skies provided me with beautiful scenery to look at this weekend; I couldn’t help but click away and I’ve realized how truly lucky I am to call this place my backyard.


inspiration |ˌinspəˈrā sh ən| noun the process of being mentally stimulated to do or feel something, esp. to do something creative I was recently inspired by the book A Year of Mornings- 3191 Miles Apart and decided to take part in my own personal assignment. Everyday during this past week I took a photo that represented my morning. […]


charity |ˈ ch aritē| noun  the voluntary giving of help, typically in the form of money, to those in need The first annual Mahoney/Tursi Kickball Game was fantastic. For the second time this year I hosted a kickball game not only for the fun of playing kickball, but also to raise money for pediatric cancer. A bit of […]