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Thank you for 2016. This was the year I took the leap from working for someone to working for myself. The year photography took the spotlight instead of “side job” title. The year I first shot film – and bought a film camera! The year I got to have my first mentoring session – and with […]

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December 31, 2016

Thank you

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So you know how parents of young children keep a book on their first year of life?  Each month, they note the things that baby is loving and/or hating and/or learning that month.  I think it’s a great way to remember what that time was like. (I saw a meme that said “If my memory was […]

Engagement & Anniversary

August 25, 2016

Lauren at 327 Months /// Shelly & Tim at 12

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To be clear, I did follow a few of these.  It’s pretty much just numbers 1 and 2 I maybe should have calmed down on 🙂 Pick three of your favorite ideas from Pinterest and do those.  If you try to do more than that, you’ll end up stressed and won’t be able to execute […]

Wedding

August 18, 2016

Elisa + Peter /// 4 Things I Wish I’d Known At My Wedding

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SAND DUNES.  That’s almost all I have to say. If you’re looking for a unique location for your photos – family photos, wedding photos, engagement photos, maternity photos, whatever! – the sand dunes in Pismo are THE PLACE to go.  Just over a year ago, I shot out there with Tanya from Tenth & Grace […]

Engagement & Anniversary

August 3, 2016

Let’s Go to the Dunes /// Chelsea + Nico

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Six months ago, I pulled on a one-piece bathing suit that only stretched up to my belly button and after a HEARTY laugh, put on a bikini and prayed I wouldn’t see anyone I knew at the pool in Huntington Beach.  Just a few short days later, a nurse was handing me a teeny tiny little baby […]

My story, Willemina Grace

August 1, 2016

The Strangest 6 Months

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As it turns out, if you lack discipline, it’s hard to be a good blogger but regardless, I’ve always enjoyed writing (even college papers!  I do not lie.  Actually really truly loved it.), so my plan is to include a small writing snippet before each photo blog post.  I’ll try to keep it to relevant thoughts. […]

Baby, Lifestyle

July 4, 2016

Lola /// Dear Brand New First Time Mama

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Two revelations this week: Someone said (about me): “Oh I didn’t know she did wedding photos.  She doesn’t post very much?” I haven’t blogged in one whole year. I think the two are related.  So – for your viewing pleasure – high school sweethearts, Rachel and Byron VanderWeide! Rachel parents house is GOALS.  Like crazy. […]

Wedding

May 10, 2016

Bring the blog back: Rachel & Byron VanderWeide

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I live within a few hours’ drive of incredible beaches, purple mountain majesties, and national parks.  There are incredible views and hikes and campgrounds…and I’ve hardly done ANY of them.  Tragedy of convenience?  It’s almost like the closer you are to anything notable, the more minimal your odds of taking the time out of regular life […]

Engagement & Anniversary

May 12, 2015

All The Things, Feels and Places

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Last week we had a big shop party for Daniel’s 30th birthday.  I like to be totally prepared, so after three days of cleaning, baking, decorating and general prep-ment, I was running between the shop and the house (picture the headless chicken), praying I’d actually have time to do my hair before everyone showed up.  (Can […]

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May 2, 2015

Coming into your lane

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It’s 12:30am and I’m up and working on photos – which is normal.  I think any photographer will tell you that.  But tonight’s different because 1) Daniel is up with me and 2) WE CAN’T STOP WATCHING THE BLACKLIST (I mean Netflix keeps autoplaying the next episode.  What are we supposed to do?).  This show […]

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April 19, 2015

Blogging and the Blacklist: Andrea & Chet