Buttons, Blueberries and Bubbles: Sia’s Third Birthday Party

With this being such a busy summer for me, I felt like my own daughter’s birthday just kind of sneaked up on me! She is super into Pete the Cat books right now, so I decided to roll with that for her theme this year. Pete is a groovy cat whose books include “Groovy Buttons”…

From Cleaning Mechanic’s Toilets to Opening A Studio: A Testimony

I’m going to keep this blog post very short because, well, the video will do most of the talking for me. When I started shooting for hire, I had a four pixel, point-and-shoot automatic camera. I would tack sheets to the wall and make soft boxes out of painted PVC pipe, fabric and garage utility…

Expecting on the Beach: Back-to-Back Maternity Sessions

Talk about a coincidence! Last weekend I ended up shooting two separate maternity sessions, on the same beach, and both mother’s were expecting their first boys! The day was somewhat overcast, but still nice, and we had all talked about bringing outfits with layers in case it got cold, so everyone was well-prepared. Machelle was…

Elopement, African Drums and True Love: Jerome and Lacole’s Wedding

Lacole attended a wedding I shot for her cousin, and loved the pictures I provided, and she contacted me about shooting her wedding reception. Her and her husband had plans to elope to St. Thomas for their wedding ceremony, but would be having the celebration here in the Bay Area California. Upon meeting Lacole, I…

Elite Dance Recital: When I Grow Up

My daughter started attending Elite Dance in Antioch as soon as she could walk. So far as I know, this is the only dance school in the area that offers early dance instruction for kids this young. They begin with a weekly drop-in class that focuses more on teaching the kids the very beginnings of…