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….

BIKERS, BLESSINGS AND GRATITUDE IN THE MIDDLE OF GRIEF

Today I listened to a mother whose four-year-old child was murdered, stand up at his funeral reception and talk about how blessed she is. I’ve been going through one of the most trying times in my life as I head into a divorce from a man I’ve been with for twelve years. My daughter and I…

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…