Nature Dance Magic: Ballet Esprit + Summer Camp

Nature Dance Magic: Ballet Esprit + Summer Camp

My sweet friends over at Ballet Esprit are hosting a nature/dance summer camp, and they asked if I could come by and take a few photos they could use to promote it. I’m in a funny place with photography: I don’t advertise or market it, and I did these photos for free because I love … Read More

Book Review: The Map of Salt and Stars (Zeyn Joukhadar)

Book Review: The Map of Salt and Stars (Zeyn Joukhadar)

(Insert many crying emoji here.) I picked up this book because the cover is gorgeous. I don’t mind saying it—this is why I pick up a lot of books—I don’t think there’s anything wrong with seeing a beautiful cover and going, “Ooh! I want to read that.” (Because first and foremost… it’s someone’s job to pick … Read More

How to: Camp across the United States with a cat, a kid, and two dogs (Part 1)

How to: Camp across the United States with a cat, a kid, and two dogs (Part 1)

Last year we found ourselves beginning the process of moving from California to Tennessee. The whys of the move are endless and not super relevant, but the hows of the move are… interesting. Because rent in the Bay Area is on the extreme side, and because we started budgeting for our move about six months before … Read More

002: Let the Sunshine In

002: Let the Sunshine In

What a weird little weekend it’s been! On Friday we played D&D with my husband’s co-workers. Playing Dungeons and Dragons is not high on the list of ways I  like to spend my time, but he always wanted me to play and I’ve decided to really commit and have fun with it. This was our … Read More

The Steward Family | Huntsville, Alabama

The Steward Family | Huntsville, Alabama

One of my favorite things about taking family photos is having the opportunity to work with the same families over and over again. This session was my third with this family—we’ve been working together since their son turned one and I took photos at his birthday party! These three are true gems, and I love … Read More

001: Rainy Day

001: Rainy Day

It’s pretty delicious outside, if you’re into non-stop rain and gray skies (ohhhh PNW, I miss you). I’m not going to lie: I’m pretty into both things. This doesn’t mean I’m not equally into endless sun and blue skies, but today I’m feeling exactly what’s going on out there. Maybe it’s because I’m still pretty … Read More