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[life] is a vivacious friend | remembering cindy schafer

I received the tragic news yesterday that my dear friend, photography peer and supporter, Cindy Schafer, was killed with her husband Bruce in a float plane crash on their way back to the mainland from their vacation home on Saturna Island. I have known Cindy’s undying energy and enthusiasm since before Jim and I went on our sailing trip to Polynesia. She was always so positive and encouraging about everything I ever did or talked about doing. She lived…

[life] beach fire bbq

Last week I sent out a spontaneous email inviting some friends and family to join us at the San Clemente State Beach for a beach fire and BBQ. We showed up at 3:00pm and fortunately my good friend, Chris had already arrived and snagged the last table available next to a fire pit. By the time everyone else arrived there were several more and we filled them all up with good food and great people.

After a couple of hours…

to the camp

I had the opportunity to join my girlfriend, Aggelige, up to The Camp to scout out the new location of her shop, Organic Designs. She was wanting to get a feel for how to prepare her inventory and displays for setting up shop in a refurbished airstream trailer.

It was a great afternoon for me; free from the kids for a moment somewhere so smart and hip. It’s difficult to find this kind of nattiness in south Orange County and…

[photography + life] getting out

I was actually able to pull off being out after dark two nights this last week. The first night was “date night” at Kid’s Day Out and I had already made plans to go out with my good friends Aggelige and Yvette. We all met at seven4one in Laguna Beach. This boutique hotel is a true hidden gem. It just opened in August last year and is the FIRST (yes, read 1st) green hotel in Orange County. How sad….

[life] beach trail

The beach trail is like a lifeline around here. It is the source of the outdoor community in San Clemente. It is always wonderful to go down to the shore but not have to just play in the water or sit in the sand. Today was an especially gorgeous day at the beach. I think most people would have skipped going because it was so overcast but once there would have discovered a fabulous silvery, glassy day.

We met Merrik’s…

another awesome birthday party for shane

Merrik’s friend Shane has the best birthday parties in town. This year there was a bounce house and
an amazing animal show with cotton candy and snow cones plus lots of other goodies. I think
the parents had just as much fun at this party as any of the kids. To see all the pics go to
the gallery—>. Email me for the password!