Wednesday, October 31, 2007


halloween definitely snuck up on us this year. we didn't follow through with any costume ideas so we dressed up as ourselves. the kids who came by trick or treating didn't care. but we did find some time to carve pumpkins!

so let's flashback to the days when we did dress up.

happy halloween!

alec back in the day with his superman costume


in third grade i was smurfette on rollerskates. my mom always went all out with any costume idea we had.


a few years ago i went for the fallen school girl outfit. people really thought i'd fallen down and got all messed up. it was great.


i went goofy with my pumpkin and alec went with the party disco ball pumpkin.

our pumpkins

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Lights Out in SF

"lights out SF" happened last night. this was a city wide effort to conserve engery where certain landmarks turned off their lights from 8-9pm. different photographers donated their time to get before and after shots of the landmarks which was pretty cool. you can see their pictures of the buildings here. i went to the top of twin peaks to get wide shots of the the bay bridge and the golden gate bridge.

you can see in my photos that the city didn't get very dark. i was hoping to see lights start flicking off creating some dramatic effect. it wasn't as dramatic but it was good to see the city support the efforts by turning off the major landmark decorative lights. it was pretty cool to see city hall lights and coit tower go off too. i didn't realize how much they illuminated at night.

click here for more info about lights out. the next lights out in SF is march 29, 2008!

check out paul furman's website for a cool time lapse video.

bay bridge view

Bay Bridge

golden gate bridge view
Golden Gate Bridge

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Earlier today

"hey... did you see the new blog post photos?"

"uh, yeah"

"but i just posted it earlier today. do you even read the blog?"

"i live the blog"

"oh, then what did it say?"

"it said 'i love alec'"

and i do.
he cracks me up.


Rebecca + Mike

i had the pleasure of shooting rebecca and mike a few weeks before their baby boy arrived. by the time i got to their house we had about 45 minutes left of good light before the sun went down. this is their first baby and you can tell how excited they both were. you could also tell that rebecca was anxious to have the baby already.

baby luke was born on september 21st. he's a cute little baby with lots of hair! congratulations to rebecca and mike!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

happy things

i thought i'd share a few things i picked up on etsy. i LOVE this crafty site! i like knowing i'm supporting all the craftsters out there. recently i bought some prints from the black apple and a cool camera strap. you'll find some awesome jewelry, bags, cards and all kinds of other homemade things on this site.

i also picked up one of these cool video lights. i first saw one of these when i attended the anti-workshop in seattle. by the way, they just announced the new workshop taking place in march '08 in las vegas!!

for my birthday paige & ron got me one of these. i haven't finished up the roll but when i get it developed i'll share.

and the big one...

for my birthday i bought a new lens!! i'll be using it this weekend at rob & liz's wedding.

my new website will be launching very soon... i'm so excited! i have to finish up a few little things but i'm like *this* close.

this one is for my friend julia! she LOVES hockey!

air hockey

if you bought something fun recently do share!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Bye September

things about september i love... labor day weekend, my birthday and our wedding anniversary. plus the season starts to change and fall creeps up on us. fall is definitely my favorite season.

things have been pretty busy around here with work & personal things happening. september just flew by... every weekend was busy with something happening. don't get me wrong, i like it busy but september was fun busy.

for my birthday this year our street's block party was planned on the same day! score! we invited family and a bunch of friends for a bbq with lots of beer & wine. it was a chill day and we never had to leave the house. i didn't take many photos that day... too many things were going on.

i'm a bit behind blogging but i still have to post a maternity shoot and ryan & stephanie's wedding. stay tuned.

the morning of my birthday me, my brother and nephew took the bus to the ocean. justin loves riding the bus and the ocean! you know, the simple things. it was chilly that morning but we couldn't stop him from running towards the waves.

Justin at the ocean

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

One Year Anniversary

on sunday the 23rd alec and i celebrated our one year wedding anniversary! it only seems like yesterday we were planning our wedding but here it is a year later. we had so much fun celebrating the beginning our marriage with our family & friends.

for our anniversary we went down to santa cruz for a night to hang out on the boardwalk, relax and have some fun. we left sunday morning and took the scenic highway 1 all the way to santa cruz. it was a lazy sunday and we weren't in any rush. when we arrived we parked the car and got some lunch. the town was pretty quiet for a sunday. after lunch we headed to the boardwalk for some photobooth photos, arcade games, corn dogs, miniature golf and of course, the roller coaster rides. i haven't been on the giant dipper in years!

later in the afternoon we took a break and headed to the sea & sand inn to check in to our room. the inn sits on a cliff next near the boardwalk and all rooms face the ocean. the inn so was cute and the view was amazing!! after we settled in we hit the boardwalk again for a few more rides. riding the giant dipper once wasn't enough.

after the boardwalk closed we went back to our room to share a bottle of wine and to watch the sunset. it was so relaxing hanging out with alec on the lawn chairs hearing the waves crash and sipping on wine. later it was off to dinner at carniglia's located on the pier. the food was delicious! i'm so happy to be married to alec... i look forward to growing old with him.

i managed to get some fun photos at the boardwalk. for most of the afternoon the sun was trying to break free from behind the clouds so the weather was perfect.... not too cold and not too hot. the clouds and overcast light made for some great pictures! here's some fun photos from the day. click here to see the entire set.

i love the light from inside the photobooth

alec and the photobooth

cave dude

i decided to ride the cyclone and alec passed so he took this shot. the ride is insane!! it's like your worst hangover feeling.
the cyclone

the cyclone

fire ball


4 - 3


we won these halloween votive holders throwing dimes!
the prizes

yellow & orange

hole in one?


so sorry

the view from our room!
the view