seven

“Remember 7.” That’s what she used to say when asked when her birthday was. And I was okay with her saying it forever, but somewhere down the line, she learned…

Adventures With The Kidlet ~ Tanaka Farms

It’s 10 am on a Wednesday and I am enjoying the sounds of the rain from my bed, in my pajamas. My six-year-old is cutting paper dolls of people from…

Never Forget

I wasn’t one to get up and turn the TV on while getting ready, mainly because I get distracted easily and instead of getting ready for work as I was…

34

I’m entering into the slippy slope of middle agedness today. And in honor of my 34th birthday, I’ve gotten the government to give everyone the day off work. They call…

Second Grade

Messy hair. Loud fake laugh. Sassy attitude. Two crooked big girl teeth. Death stare. I have an almost 7-year-old second-grader. Where does the time go? Once a week she goes…

Why I Am A Photographer…

Hanssie, My family and I want to thank you for taking this picture of my father. He passed away unexpectedly last Sunday {Father’s Day} and this picture totally captures everything…

Fear…Less

Fear. It is a powerful force in its ability to paralyze, hurt and manifest itself into a plethora of physical ailments. Its tentacles can grab you and overpower, keeping you…

Proud To Be An American

As any typical three year old, I don’t remember much about the early early years of my life. What I do know is passed down through pictures, stories told laughingly,…

10

Because I get a BRILLIANT idea and stay up till all hours of the night to execute said idea, you just shake your head slightly and let me be. Because…

Full Time

From time to time I get asked the question if I am a full-time photographer. When I answer, “Nope,” I get looks of shock and sometimes judgment by those that…