where my heart is

Taylor graduated from college and we made the drive south with Aaron's family to hear her name called. We had a lot of fun. We stayed at the Hotel Del Coronado and this. is. the hotel of my dreams. Sometimes I find myself wishing I had a wedding to photograph when I'm at the Del. And then I have to smack myself to remind me that the...

kathy + andrea : downtown los angeles engagement

I always love the cities that other people hate. I don't know what it is. Rome. Los Angeles. Other people might see them as crowded, dirty and touristy. I can't help but be captivated by the history that hides in the cracks. Call me an optimist. It's those bright and vibrant things that make me forget the rest. Kathy + Andrea are bright...

boxcars + bugle boys : j+m walk through a wedding san francisco

I'm not sure where to begin. Justin + Mary's Walk Through A Wedding Workshop in San Francisco last week was a game-changer. First of all, Justin + Mary Marantz are the real deal. The bomb diggity. Not only are they dedicated to the craft of wedding photography, I truly see how they are making other photographers not just better at...

the craft : color + light

A lot of professional photographers seem to be picking up film cameras again. I think it's because photographers like Jose Villa and Elizabeth Messina use film in such a beautiful way (I am a huge fan of both of them) and also because the idea of not spending all our work day behind the computer screen sounds infinitely appealing to a...

mother’s day

This is my mom. Mary Margaret Frangie. We lost her when I was just 2 years old. She was hit by a drunk driver on her way to work. She was studying to become a nurse. Sometimes, Mother's day is hard. Mom, I wish you were here today. I don't think I'll ever stop thinking of what it would have been like to...

Slice of Life : April

This month went by in a blur. The thing that I have been enjoying about taking pictures of my food - is that I'm really recording little slices of life. Great things happen over food, one of my favorite thing is sharing a meal with friends and catching up - I had a lovely lunch yesterday with some dear friends and was reminded of...