waffles with apples on top

Isn't it incredible how busy we make ourselves? It's a sickness. I know I'm guilty - sick to the core. Wearing my busy-ness like a badge of awesome-ness  - see how in demand I am? I didn't even have time to get my hair cut this whole summer. I don't want to be proud of insanity like that. You know what snapped me out of this...
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parker ranch wedding : cayla + mike

Honestly it sounds too much like a movie. But this is exactly how it happened in real life. At a party hosted by mutual friends, Cayla and Mike met. He saw her from across the way. He made his move, and she turned him down. Life went on for both of them. She forgot all about it after a while, and he did not. After one fateful date...

jeremy cowart lifefinder session

As photographers we are always desperate for compliments, good comments and "likes"...and it can be heart wrenching to hear a critique. But what compels us to be better? What do we really need? Not compliments. We need critiques from people who care about us and want to see us succeed. This is what I think was most valuable...

mei + donn : palo alto engagement

You might be thinking that Mei and Donn could not get any cuter than their San Francisco engagement session. I'm here to tell you that they can and they did. Here's their Palo Alto engagement session, shot on location at one of my favorite places in the world, The Arastradero Preserve. Mei and Donn, I just adore you. I hope you are as...

lane + josh : fort bragg day after session

The best thing in the world is when clients become friends. Lane + Josh's wedding was such an intimate and beautiful day, and doing their day after photos (actually on the day after their wedding!) was such a blast. Sometimes I stop to wonder that this is what I do for my job. I never cease to be amazed by it, and I do not take it for...

nothing to lose

These words have been on my mind. Especially this week. I found out on Monday that I was accepted to join Jeremy Cowart at the first of his new workshops in Atlanta on Saturday. As in, two days from now. So I bought a flight. And then I panicked. Is this insane? Of course I know that a workshop with Jeremy Cowart is worth...