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the scenic route

We live about 25 miles outside the city. Without traffic, it's a really quick trip. I grew up in Southern California, about 5 minutes from Redondo Beach, so San Francisco still holds a special draw for me. It's a world away from that laid-back beach town. I feel inspired every time I walk the city streets, it's like a foreign...
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the things I learned from Sally Mann

Last week I had the opportunity to listen to Sally Mann give a lecture in the city. I walked away amazed at the stories and the images from her life that she shared with us. What struck me was how her work, her art, and her life, are as tangled as the roots of a tree below the surface. They grew out, intertwined as one, and you cannot...
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jay + beth : san francisco trolley wedding

Something old. A small rose gold locket with the date 1937 inscribed on the side. given by Beth's grandfather and worn by her grandmother. Something blue. A plastic ring. Seemingly ordinary, yet extraordinary all at once, because Jay used it to ask Beth to be his wife. Something borrowed. a flowering horseshoe charm from  Jay and...
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jay + beth : san francisco engagement

I'm not a snob. I prefer the term coffee enthusiast. In my former life as a speciality coffee barista, the best part of my day would be creating something beautiful for one of my morning regulars. The espresso pulled just long enough and at just the right temperature. Just enough microfoam to create a swirling beautiful design as it...
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carissa : las vegas headshots

Carissa is the best kind of beautiful. The kind that doesn't totally realize just exactly how gorgeous she is. The kind that tells you a crazy story about how her mouth does a weird thing when she smiles with her mouth closed - which is absolutely not true. It's the kind of beautiful that makes you jealous because it's beautiful...
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leanne : a little bit vintage

Vancouver is full of hipsters. I love it. Those crazy kids inspire me. While visiting my sweet Jamie Delaine last week, we walked into many a vintage clothing store and I left each one with nothing because I was just overwhelmed by the awesomeness. You know how that happens when there is too much of a good thing? But one store...