.september in-betweens

         Most of September has already been posted in this post and this post. But these are the days in between family parties and adventures. The quiet time, the normal days of life-before we moved off the boat and after. The rest of our adventures can always …

a quiet portrait

“I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind” ~Albert Einstein My photographs are an honest expression of my life-whether I like it or not. My life is active, busy and carefree yet for some reason I carry a …

a day in the life with the parker family

      One of my favorite ways to spend sessions with clients is in their home. So many families think they need the perfect house to do a photography session at home. I believe all you need is love to do a perfect family session at home. I spent …

a little love goes a long way

One of the main reasons I limit my professional projects is because of the time I am so blessed to be able to put into my kids’ lives. I volunteer with both their schools and stay very active in their after school activities. Both Merrik and Maliea attended a co-op …

a mother’s love

  “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.” ~Sophia Loren

courtneycourtney | big brother style

                    Just look at her now. Back in 2008 when Maliea was a baby, I found a cute line of girl’s dresses made out of upcycled Tshirts. The designer was Courtney Chu and I knew that she was creating something really unique …

the growth of a child

This is a fantastic time lapse of a young girl from birth to age 12. The motion gives us insight into so much character and personality that you wouldn’t get in perfect smiling stills. Once again, my faith is renewed that having photos of my children when they are expressing …

stones, splashes and sun rays

It was wonderful to work with this family who had such a fun vision of what they wanted for their family session. They had seen the images I made for this family and loved the way I played with the light in their portraits. The final image of the family …