I Never Have Time To Read: My Audio Book List

Okay, I do occasionally have time to read maybe a couple of books each year but, I absolutely love books and I love learning. However, with two kids and a business, I don’t have the time that I used to. I was turned-on to audio books two years ago, and while I still prefer the…

WHY MUST THEY ASPIRE TO WHITENESS: SIA AS MISTY COPELAND

I think most women are appreciative of the body positivity movement that has gained traction over the last decade; I’ve seen very few who don’t understand how damaging it can be for a woman to only see the very thin represented in media and fashion. The need to represent body types of all kinds is…

ARC, SANTA MONICA PIER & STATIONARY BIKES: PEDALING FOR A CAUSE

I recently moved from the San Francisco Bay Area to Los Angeles and my first week out here I found myself standing on the Santa Monica pier surrounded by ex-felons and I couldn’t imagine spending my day any other way. I had the pleasure of being asked by the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) to photograph Pedal…

MOTHER NATURE FOR MOTHER’S DAY: A SPRING PHOTO SHOOT

I love the way the transition between seasons marks the passage of time, reminds us that the year is progressing, and brings with it all the familiar changes I look forward to each year. With spring in full swing and Mother’s Day fast approaching, I decided to treat myself to a conceptual photo shoot embodying…

SAYING “I DO” ON THE BAY: DARION AND DANEKA

I have never been on a boat for an extended amount of time so I was excited but also nervous to shoot someone’s big day on a yacht. Darion and Daneka promised forever on the upper deck of a ship set to cruise around the San Francisco Bay. Family and friends gathered to celebrate this…

Last Stop on Market Street: Bus Rides and Book Signings

Some of my daughter’s favorite books are illustrated by Christian Robinson so, when our local library started promoting a visit and book signing for “Last Stop on Market Street” (which has become a nightly read for us) I was super excited, and even more so when the library reached out to have me photograph all the fun! Christian joined…

Be Kind To Your Neighbor-You May End Up Married To Them

Robin contacted me in the middle of January with one of the cutest love stories that I’ve heard. She’d been married before and didn’t have her sights set on remarrying necessarily when she bought one of the waterfront homes near my studio. One day as she was out on her dock, she spotted a handsome…

A Horse Of A Different Color: Birthday Party At The Ranch

Brooklynn is a city kid with an even bigger city name but she had her eyes on a country birthday party! Enter Earthquake Arabians for a horseback riding party! I arrived on a crisp and cloudy afternoon to the sound of hooves clopping and kids laughing. The party had been split into two groups to alternate between…

REVAMPED SHIRTS AND A WARM MEAL: ARC MEMBERS HELPING THE COMMUNITY

The Anti-Recedivism Coalition was founded by Scott Budnick (producer of Hangover), with the purpose of offering support services and opportunities to ambitious individuals who are transitioning into the pursuit of education, employment, activism and volunteerism after exiting the justice system. Services offered by ARC include housing, college instruction, job opportunities, therapy, enrichment retreats and workshops, and more….