thompson family | folsom, ca

This summer the Thompsons welcomed baby Bowie, so we gathered to capture their new family of 6! I love seeing the interactions of all your relationships and the joy that comes from happy parents and kids.  It’s not about perfection, it’s about knowing how deep the well of love is.

Oh man, what a way to wrap up November! Taking all these family photos, gathering with my own family and eating delicious food…and finally meeting up with Michelle super early this morning for some no kids shopping – a perfect start to the weekend.

Loved hanging with you guys – I love that you picture these photos on your walls before they’re even shot. You have no idea how happy that makes me.

cullen family | agoura hills, ca

Just a few from a party for little Morgs’ first birthday…I loved all the little design touches Nicole put together and it was so fun to join this family in celebration of the sweetest baby girl.  Only my twin friends would have a son that climbs a tree so high we need grandpa to get him down, a baby riding on an elderly walker, cake that I’m halfway done serving when grandma calls out – oh no, nobody is supposed to eat that! and italian sandwiches that i’ve been missing so hard in sac.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.  Cherish your friendships!  They really do make life greater.

gura family | agoura hills, ca

What an amazing job I have that allows me to ‘work’ with so many people I love.  I’ve known Alexia since kindergarten, along with her twin (who’s coming up next), and we did a mini shoot last weekend. Love eating and laughing with you guys – let’s do it again soon!

evans family | el dorado hills, ca


Because relationships are the heart of the home, I love to shoot there.  I will look for pretty light. We will toss all random items aside to make a clean slate. And I will gather your family together (possibly tighter than you’re used to!) to document what I see.

Baby Matthew is the latest addition to some of my dear friends, the Evans family.   Being the last, he was welcomed by so many excited faces.   Mimi told me that someone recently saw baby M and said that he had an old soul and was waiting for so long to come down to earth.  How amazing to think of our babies…why they were gifted to our families specifically.  What they are to learn from us, and us from them.   He was absolutely perfect and didn’t make a peep.   Apologies for the mass amount of baby kisses!


the explanation of it all


I haven’t blogged since Christmas.  It was just around then that the reality of 3 kids under 4 set in.  It was during the last 8 months that the symptoms of postpartum didn’t leave, and it was one month ago I finally got on medication for it.  It’s a difficult decision, to accept that you need more than the gym. More than help with the kids.  The home.  And acceptance that being angry at everyone you love and sad all the time isn’t working.  Medicine is helping is so many ways.  I honestly feel like my body hasn’t succumbed to deep sleep since Ronin was born.  5 years of that has taken it’s toll and now when I sleep, I’m out.  And so, my mind, my body, my soul…it’s finally recovering.  My relationships are healing, and I’m rising out of the dark.

I put the blog on an unintentional pause because I needed the time to focus on myself, but now I’m ready to get back to sharing with you, what I love through my images.  I just shot a new addition to a family and am posting it today.  I’m excited to be back!


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