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2016 Day Out With Thomas at Roaring Camp Railroads – Felton and Santa Cruz photographer

It’s that time of year again! Thomas the Tank Engine has returned to Roaring Camp Railroads in Felton. Thomas is one of those characters and TV shows that kids just seem drawn to. My son used to be obsessed with the series and still loves playing with his Thomas wooden railway and Trackmaster sets. Trains… Continue reading 2016 Day Out With Thomas at Roaring Camp Railroads – Felton and Santa Cruz photographer

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Happy Valentine’s Day! – Santa Cruz family and couples portraits

Happy Valentine‚Äôs Day! Back in January, I asked followers on my Facebook page to tell me what song (or songs) reminded them of their significant others. These are songs of love, songs from wedding dances, songs from early dating days or reminders of intimate moments bonding with each other. I compiled the songs into a… Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day! – Santa Cruz family and couples portraits

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A wet day at Anna Jean Cummings Park – Santa Cruz and San Jose documentary and lifestyle photographer

Last week, we made plans to meet up with some friends at Anna Jean Cummings Park (also known as Blue Ball Park) in Soquel. It’s a favorite spot of many in the area and my friend said it would be a good spot for some puddle jumping, plus the kids can ride scooters or bikes… Continue reading A wet day at Anna Jean Cummings Park – Santa Cruz and San Jose documentary and lifestyle photographer

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A rainy-day outing and 2016 goals – San Lorenzo Valley and Santa Cruz documentary photographer

I have never been one to make resolutions. I don’t follow through with them and feel guilty about it. Ultimately, it adds negativity to my life, not positive change. But GOALS. Passion. Plans that are general and smaller ones that are more specific that also have a loose deadline. These are things that work for… Continue reading A rainy-day outing and 2016 goals – San Lorenzo Valley and Santa Cruz documentary photographer

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Why I love where we live – Santa Cruz and San Lorenzo Valley photographer

We moved to the San Lorenzo Valley for a few reasons. Yes, it’s less expensive than most of the South Bay, which is where we lived previously. But my husband also loved visiting Roaring Camp Railroads as a kid, and we both love the beach. I also grew up in Humboldt County, an area filled… Continue reading Why I love where we live – Santa Cruz and San Lorenzo Valley photographer

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October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month – Central Coast family and maternity photographer

October is an interesting month for me. Suddenly, posts from many mothers begin appearing on my Facebook feed talking about miscarriage. These women, whether I know them or not, are my kin. I suffered two early miscarriages prior to my successful pregnancy with my son. Back in April of 2011, two months before I conceived… Continue reading October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month – Central Coast family and maternity photographer

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Rooting Down: My love of genealogy and documentation – Santa Cruz portrait photographer

I have been a documenter for as long as I can remember. I have stacks of journals dating back to the first one my mom purchased for me at age 7, a tiny little thing with a latch clasp, covered in deep blue fabric with itty-bitty bears patterned across it. I received my first camera… Continue reading Rooting Down: My love of genealogy and documentation – Santa Cruz portrait photographer