May 29, 2009

Happy Weekend

[B looking for inspiration at the ACE Hotel, Palm Springs.]

I'm going to take pictures this weekend. You should too!

May 27, 2009

Ink + Post in Sunset!

I was so happy to open my June issue of Sunset & see a feature on my friend & fellow blogger Katie Chambers. Katie's design blog ink+post caught the attention of the editors at Sunset recently which is no surprise - it's one of my daily reads for design inspiration . Katie was also sweet to mention me & my photography (thanks, Katie).
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A few of my favorite posts from Katie's blog:

Michael Stipe's glasses

Miss Ruby Sue's Rosette necklaces


If your new to ink+post don't delay! A look through the archives is sure to brighten your week. Congratulations Katie!

May 26, 2009

New Pillows

This weekend was busy & mellow at the same time. I don't know about you, but I was definitely thankful for that extra day. A quick recap of our weekend:

• Engagement session in Venice - photos coming soon
• Breakfast with Emily & Brian, some of my favorite friends/clients whose wedding I shot in '07
• A visit from my lovely sisters. I always love when they come to town, even if it is really just to see B. We had fun hanging out, walking to the mall like we were in Junior High & shopping at Target & Forever21.
• FINALLY sewing some pillows for our couch!

This fabric is from Amy Butler's BELLE line, which was the first line she did for Rowan (the color in my photos is more accurate than the swatch). I love how they came out & am glad I added the piping - I think it ties the pillows & couch together. I love making pillows! I plan to make more...maybe not until the next three day weekend though : )

May 22, 2009

Happy Weekend

This week flew by for me - can't believe it's already Friday! Enjoy this long weekend, here's hoping for much sun!

May 19, 2009

Images of Inspiration

[W Magazine]

[Anthropologie Catalog, April 2009]

[Anthropologie Catalog, May 2009]

[Anthropologie Catalog, April 2009]

[Anthropologie Catalog, May 2009]

May 14, 2009

Forget the Wagon, I want this.

Madsen cargo bike.

It's like a bicycle mini-van, but way cooler than a minivan will ever be. Even the VW Routan. They are giving away two in July! Click on the link on my sidebar to find out how you can enter to win one too. If you do you have to let me borrow, okay?

Baby Rea Mae

One of the joys of being a photographer is photographing my friends & their new babes. These are a few months old now - how time flies! - but here is little Reagen Mae with her amazing parents....and the cutest pair of Uggs ever : )

May 8, 2009

Happy Friday

[by the Ace Hotel in Palm Springs with my Diana+]

This is what last weekend looked like for me - sunning by the pool & catching up on magazine reading. This one will look a little different as I'm shooting Lauren & Saia's wedding in Laguna. I'm excited to see them again & catch up with some friends in Dana Point!

A few random things:
• I am honored to be part of Ambrosia Girl's "creative moms" series of posts this week! Jenn is one of the only bloggers I get to hang out with in person & it's so great to share thoughts on being a creative & a mom. She featured some truly talented women this week so be sure to check it out!
• Happy Mother's Day! Wishing I could be with my mom to celebrate her.
• Keep Santa Barbara in your thoughts & prayers. We have many friends affected by this new fire. I am praying for safety and a quick end to this nastiness.
• Have a great weekend, see you back here on Monday with some Diana+ pics from my Santa Monica engagement shoot!

Heidi's Summer '09

Yes, the obsession continues...

[all images via]

And I am intrigued by this swimsuit. It's like...baggy in the middle? This model works it, but could the (very) average girl pull it off? It looks comfy - a word I usually don't associate with swimwear.

May 6, 2009

New from d a c e

My current favorites in the d a c e shop. So Summery & fresh.


If I were rich I would have a photo booth in my house - I seriously would. This one was at the ACE Hotel in Palm Springs, which we highly recommend. It is a normal strip photobooth, but I cut & cropped to make it fit better on the blog. B's first time! I think we have started something...

May 1, 2009

Desert Getaway

{image via Willowfan}

We're off to Palm Springs this weekend for a little R&R & the Wayne Thiebaud exhibit at the Palm Springs Art Museum. Have a lovely weekend!