A few years ago, my family and I lived in a small country village in Suffolk, England. It was small, quaint, and comforting. The people were very friendly and welcoming and it wasn’t long before we made (lifelong) friends. Danielle Ribbon is the eldest daughter of a dear friend whom I met one day where … More Miss Suffolk, UK
Recently I had the pleasure of photographing an old truck. Mr. B (the trucks owner) and his wife met me early one Saturday morning to take some photos of their 1965 Ford F100. Upon arrival, the sun was shining but there were dark clouds looming in the distance with the threat of rain. I quickly … More Dad’s Old Red Truck
On March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9 earthquake shook northeastern Japan, unleashing a savage tsunami. It was Friday at 2:46 p.m. in Misawa, Japan. I was just logging off my computer and getting ready to wake my 3 yr old son when the house started to shake. It was a subtle shake that would usually stop quickly … More Remembering the Great Tohoku Earthquake & Tsunami (March 11, 2011)
The first day of Spring is almost here! This means longer days, baseball, and beautiful fields of wildflowers. In particular to California are the golden fields of yellow known as mustard flowers. Patches of yellow dot the green fields, rows of yellow in between the grapevines, and bands of yellow blanket the orchard floors from … More California mustard
Rain, rain go away! We have had so much rain since the start of 2017 that we are full to the brim and overflowing! I had originally scheduled this lifestyle session once before but, the weather wasn’t going to compromise so it had to be rescheduled. And that turned out for the best 🙂 J’s … More Rain, Rain
So I decided to try something new and a bit different – a tween photo session! What’s that you ask? It is a photo session done for girls OR boys usually between the ages of 10-13 yrs old. This is a great way to get some new images of your child and build their self … More Tween Photo Shoot
With some luck in the weather and advance coordination, I was able to make this combined family and horse session happen. I headed out early on my journey to the South Bay and stopped for lunch with some longtime friends before heading off to my shoot. On my way I kept thinking that I could … More The ‘M’ Family Session & a Unicorn?
On a recent warm, Autumnal evening I photographed another Class of 2017 Senior for his high school portrait. Senior year is such an amazing and transitional time for any student and I want to capture their style and personality. The tricky thing is to do it in a short amount of time! Donny’s mom contacted … More Donny’s Senior Portrait Session
Embellish is locally based business, run by a friend of mine, that supports fairtrade. The items which she sells are handmade by women in impoverished or war torn countries. The luxurious craftmanship of the handbags and silk scarves is amazing! You may see her items at local markets and she often does bazaars and trade shows. … More Embellish yourself!
Recently I spent a lovely warm, Spring evening amongst lush green grapevines nestled in a small golden hued valley. Aaaaaah, California! However,