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Monthly Archives: May 2013

Earlier this month, Tom and I volunteered to chaperone the Middle School Band/Choir trip to Anaheim/Disneyland for their Heritage Festival competition. And we were so glad we did—I am not sure who had more fun, the kids or us! When we started out it was still dark—we had to be to school by 5:15 am. […]

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I was at Trader Joe’s the other day, and they had peonies, so I couldn’t resist. They are among my favorite flowers, though I can’t seem to grown them in my yard to save my life. So instead, I buy them from the store when I can, and then take pictures of them!  

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I still remember the day my friend told me she was pregnant with her second set of twins—it feels like yesterday (to me, anyway—perhaps not to her! 😉 ), and yet here they are! They are tiny and precious and absolutely adorable… They were 11 days old, and so sleepy and sweet… I am a […]

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My lensbaby has been on my camera a lot this month, including for my portraits blog circle where Emily and I played with a little green mask to capture sunflare and backlighting, and then again on my not-so-little girl’s 14th birthday. But one day this month my friend and I sneaked off to Capitola and […]

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A few months ago, I was honored to be invited to participate in a group photography project with a friend of mine, Heather Lickliter. Her vision was to publish an online magazine showcasing how each of us interpreted the theme of Cinderella. As a family Disneyland holds a special place in our hearts, and though […]

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Somehow my family little family made Mother’s Day extra special this year! Emily woke up early (“-ish”—we are not morning people) and made a favorite recipe from my Mom: “Paris Puffins”—these little muffins that are rolled in melted butter and cinnamon sugar right when they come out of the oven. And while she was making […]

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We found this mask that we totally loved at a little shop in Solvang last summer, and I haven’t quite known what to do with it so it’s been sitting in my “to shoot” pile ever since. But you know how we love masks, so we had to find something! While I was brainstorming the […]

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For our Creativity blog circle this month, our concept was to shoot through glass. For once I had a million ideas, but it was a busy month and so I was only able to make one of them happen. This image is kind of a sneak peek of a concept shoot I did as part […]

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