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…

Italian Nana’s and Yoga in a Vineyard: Your Sweet Life

Shelli’s younger sister and I grew up in the same grade and met in elementary school, so I’ve know of her for years. I bumped into her more recently at a 30th birthday party I threw for one of my dearest friends. They met as teachers for the same school right around the corner from…

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…

Shamay Speaks: Authorship, Relationships and Setting Goals

I knew of Shamay long before we ever met. Before having her daughter, she was a very well known promoter who supported local artists, organized fashion shows and many other night life events, and she’s also a teacher. Along came her daughter and with motherhood, her focus has shifted and she has evolved into a…

Pastor Weaver: Started From The Bottom Now He’s Here

Pastor Patrick Weaver resides in the new condos above my studio, and one day he walked in while I was doing some organizing. As I learned, his usual photographer had moved out of state and he was looking for someone new. We tentatively set up a shoot date, and after a bit of back-and-forth, he…