Some BIG News!

Oct 1, 2014

You guys, WE ARE HAVING A BABY! Do you know how hard it’s been to keep that secret? We are OVER THE MOON excited to welcome our little one next April –  a time which seems incredibly far away and bizarrely right around the corner. For those of you who know us, you know it’s […]

Olive oil cake, topped with blackberries and ice cream, topped with whipped cream, finished with fresh blackberries and a sprinkling of powdered sugar. I got to hang out with this cake today because…. I have the best job ever. 🙂 I spent the day with the ladies of Santa Barbara Life & Style Magazine, photographing […]

Back in February I was lucky enough to photograph these beautiful dancers as part of the United conference here in Santa Barbara. It was the first night of the conference, and let me tell you – it was a magical start to a life-changing week. How could it not be?! Check out these lovely people […]

If you follow me on Instagram or we’re pals on Facebook, then you’ve already seen my good news: we’re moving! It was such a meant-to-be, last-minute, out-of-the-blue development that we’re still reeling a little bit. Our new place is 10 minutes away from where we live now, so thanks to our rad friends with trucks […]

I’ve always been jealous of people that can eat doughnuts and not immediately gain 8 pounds. I mean, if I eat a doughnut I can literally see the circular outline on one of my hips. It becomes a new friend that hangs around for awhile. Don’t worry, I’m not so uptight that this prevents me […]

My mom called it Queen for the Day. It was my ninth birthday, and spoiler alert: it was probably the most magical birthday experience I’ve ever had, and ever will have. At nine years old, I had already found two of my greatest loves: being treated like a queen, and musical theatre. And you guessed […]

Gorgeous blooms by Jaclyn K. Nesbitt Designs Sometimes I’ll snap a photograph, almost offhand, and it will end up being one of my favorites. This shot was taken at the wedding of my friends Julie and Dan, behind-the-scenes as the amazing floral designer was setting up. I was so in awe of her arrangements that […]

When we headed out onto the pier that morning, we weren’t sure how it was going to go…the clouds were rolling in, the wind was fierce, it was definitely on the chilly side…but like the truly classy Texan that she is, Dyan was a ROCKSTAR.   

June. It’s JUNE, people. I can’t believe that 2014 is half over! June marks lots of good things for me – it’s birthday month, it’s summertime, Matthew’s finishing the second (!) year of his PhD program, and it means Christmas is only six months away. It’s a rad month. As you may be able to […]

On Saturday afternoon Matthew and I had the pleasure of being invited on an Eat This, Shoot That! walking tour through the Funk Zone and SB waterfront. As someone who loves food and photography, this was right up my alley. And as a Santa Barbara resident, is was fun and surprising to discover new gems […]