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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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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My SIL and I were recently chatting about vacations and the topic of Puerto Vallarta came up. I haven’t visited in a few years but it is one of my favorite places to go for a relaxing and affordable vacation. The town itself is charming in its own way and only a $2-roundtrip bus ride […]

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I met up with the R family late one spring afternoon. Little Mr. R wasn’t exactly excited about being the star of a photo session, though. He’d had a tough day – woke up early, napped earlier than usual, and woke up from the nap a little early, too. Plus, at a location like the […]

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I believe we’re most likely to seek out travel when we are in search of something. Sometimes it’s something obvious, like a change in scenery or routine. Other times, it’s not always so clear. Some unknown force draws us to another place and we’re fully aware of the urge to get-up-and-go but we’re not always […]

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Funny story:  Mr. F confessed he was surprised by how much he loved the photos because at the end of the session, he was convinced it was a train wreck! Sure, the little guys had their own idea of what was going down during our time together. And sure, their idea might not have been […]

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This session almost didn’t happen thanks to Karl the Fog. We first thought about changing the location, then delayed it a bit, and finally the fog lifted just enough for the gorgeous morning sun to shine through. Little Sis was sound asleep when the family first arrived at Crissy Field and was none to happy […]

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To me, family means three things: love, acceptance, and beautiful chaos. All three go hand-in-hand and, in many ways, it’s out of the chaos that love and acceptance bloom brightest. Now, I should clarify, I mean ‘chaos’ in the best possible sense of the word. The silly, crazy, unpredictable, energetic type of chaos that makes life […]

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This kid. He gives me the hardest time when I want to take pictures. Looking away, running off, outright telling me, “No, Mama.” And then, one day, he totally surprises me. One day after nap, he refused to get out of his crib and actually said, “Picture?” (Well, it was more like “pic-tah” but I knew […]

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