12 on 12: one day

For the last six years, a group of women photographers and myself have shared our five favorite photos from the previous month on the fifth of the month. We called our project “5 on 5”.   We loved the project, but this year wanted to try something new.  This year we will be posting 12 images on […]

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sweet dani sara

My middle daughter, Dani Sara, has a birthday today.  She is a woman that continues to enlighten, inspire, and encourage me to be a better human every day. Here are some of my favorite photos I have taken of her in the past. While she is lovely on the outside, to me her soul’s grace […]

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eyes wide open

I have had a full day.  It started with making pancakes, berry syrup, and bacon for my family. At breakfast,  I talked my husband into staying home for the holiday.  After breakfast, I got talked into a hike by my sweet and convincing husband. We came home and edited more of a wedding we shot […]

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There is nothing like homemade sauce and meatballs.  They take some work, and things can get messy… but in the end, they are worth it.   Friendships are like that.  Parenting is like that.  Marriage is like that.  Life is like that.  Today I am thankful for the messiness that is in my life… in […]

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5 on 5 september

Where did September go?  I feel like it was it was just August! At the start of September, my family and I went camping. We stayed in Morro Bay. It was beautiful and peaceful and fun… everything I love about my sweet crew. Yashica LM Then I went to Hawaii with my mom, aunt, and […]

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welcome, samara dawn

Last night I had the honor of documenting a little girl as she came into this world.  While I have watched in awe several babies being born, I have never been the photographer for one.  For me personally, to watch and record such a sacred event was one of the most holy of nights.  The […]

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Fave Five on Five ~ June

Last month, I was invited to participate in a new blog roll. The idea is seven women posting their favorite five shots from the previous month on the fifth of each month.  I am so honored to be included in such a great group of photographers. It was interesting to look back and ask myself […]

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