Emil, a former baseball player, coaches high school baseball and teaches English at a local college here in the Bay Area. He’s also an author who just released his second book, Hard to Grip. It’s a fascinating, true story about his record-breaking career as a college baseball player who was all set to play ball […]

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Trader Joe’s always impresses me with its floral section. I found fresh lavender recently and couldn’t resist bringing some home. I should’ve grabbed a bunch for every room in the apartment! They’re beautiful, fragrant, and make me long for a straw hat, a bottle of wine, and a well-worn bicycle path through the south of […]

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1 // As if I weren’t already anxious enough about our quickly-changing climate, I had a realization this week. I believe we owe it to Mother Nature to take care of the planet, not abuse or exploit her resources, and generally be good stewards of this spinning ball we call home. That alone is a […]

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After a decade together, Rachel & Erik have figured out what matters most to them and found the best way to celebrate their marriage: with a super intimate mid-morning ceremony surrounded by their parents, siblings, nieces, & nephews followed by a laughter-filled lunch all together at one awesome family table. I can’t wait to share more […]

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When we were in Puerto Vallarta, we decided to brave the mosquitos and humidity for a visit to the Vallarta Botanical Gardens. It was just a short bus ride from our hotel so we stocked up on our locally made (and surprisingly effective) bug cream and headed out. After exploring the grounds for a bit […]

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I’ve seen San Francisco on many ‘top US locations for eloping’ lists and with places like Golden Gate Park, the Presidio, Golden Gate Bridge, and, of course, City Hall all within a short drive of each other, it’s not hard to see why. So when Amelie told she and Matt were traveling here from Canada […]

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When I asked the little guy what he wanted for his birthday, he had only two requests: balloons and a cake with strawberries and blueberries (“strawbees and blubees” to be exact). I found this recipe after a little googling and decided to substitute gluten free all-purpose flour to make it safe for me to eat, […]

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With summer days fully upon us, I can’t help but think of the ocean. Lazy days lounging in the sand, listening to waves lap at the shore, preferably with a fruity-boozy drink in hand. Even on cloudy days, the beach can be mesmerizing. Freelensing seemed to be a great way to capture that dreamy magic. […]

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When the Husband and I were first talking wedding plans, I told him my ideal wedding would be an elopement. Somewhere just the two of us, committing our lives to each other and beginning our next adventure in the most private yet exciting way. We didn’t end up going that route for various reasons, but […]

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Leidilyn & Edward first stepped in front of my camera over four years ago for their engagement and wedding photos. I loved working with them and their engagement session is still one of my favorites, so I was beyond thrilled when Leidilyn got in touch for family photos. Capturing these milestones in their life together […]

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