memories: the last day of kindergarten

Thanks to an amazing group of moms, Merrik’s last day of Kindergarten at Concordia didn’t have to end as sad as it started. He was so sad about his last day of school he was sick to his stomach. But by the end of the day, he was realizing the …

photography is [Photobook Cali]

Surfer Boy Merrik Going In The Wait One More Wave Cold Surf At Sunset I am so honored to have my series of images “Merrik-Surfside” selected as winners to be published in Photobook Cali. Wow. So many beautiful photographs of California and it’s people were chosen. I am in love …

rayhaneh + mike |a corona del mar wedding

A beautiful bride, a handsome groom, a special day. Congratulations Rayhaneh and Mike. You are the perfect blend of chic and easygoing. I so enjoyed being there to witness and document your fabulous celebration of love.

photography is [my april fool]

I spent the morning with my favorite silly April Fool. Maliea and I dropped off Merrik at school then trekked over to El Camino Automotive to have RJ take care of our bald tires before we had to go out of town. We had good intentions to walk all the way to FedEx to ship out some client packages but only made it as far as Captain Mauri’s for a smoothie and a cookie before we had to head back to get the car and pick up Merrik at school. I will miss these moments with her. I already miss …

photography is [the casa romantica]

Awhile ago we visited the Casa Romantica here in town. We wanted to do something different but didn’t want to join the swarms of So Calians in the local mountains and we didn’t want to drive far (ever since we went sailing and didn’t have a car for 2 years, …

surf town family

It was a gorgeous sunny day slightly warmer than it had been lately and I was excited to meet up with the Hohenester family down at Calafia for their annual family session. You can see more of their sessions with me here, here and here. We finally met up in …