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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Dreamy Summer Light

Some of my very favorite images are those that are sun-soaked.  The ones that instantly transport you to a picnic blanket beneath a tree in a grassy field, under the hazy late afternoon sun.  Yes, I’m talking about backlight!  Anyone who knows me will tell you I get giddy when I can shoot backlight in […]

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“Mommy Time”

I am a big believer in making it a priority to have one-on-one time with each individual child.  Some of my favorite childhood memories are when I had my Mom or Dad all to myself. That’s easier said than done though. I’ve had many days where I am so busy checking off my TO DO […]

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Our Creative Legacy

I got a note the other day from a friend who recognized my work on a website that wasn’t my own. Indeed, it was work I was hired to shoot so she was right, but it surprised me that she could tell it was my photography before she knew for sure. Do I really have a […]

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Summertime Photos

Summertime screams “photo op” and you should absolutely take advantage of the sunshine, carefree attitude, warm weather, and fun summer activities to capture the memories for yourself and the kiddos. Here are a couple of things to try out as you’re documenting the lazy (ha!) days of summer: 1. Rock the light. Most people think […]

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duvet cover ~ a simple DIY

When I was designing our guest room I knew I wanted to incorporate a down comforter into the bedding. There’s just something about being comforted by a blanket of down feathers. And, even in the warmer months I think it makes a room feel more cozy just being a part of the bedding. I started […]

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Outdoor Decor

After a long rainy season in Northern California I’m quite enjoying the summer sunshine! Searching for inspiration I came across some lovely outdoor dreams I just had to share. Enjoy! I just adore this cabana meets forest feel. I’ll take a nap there thankyouverymuch. How soothing is this number? This old wooden bench brings back […]

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Displaying your child’s artwork

Your fridge may dominate as the place for displaying your child’s artwork but here are some creative ways to showcase your child’s art now that you know how to  encourage your child’s inner artist from my last post in May. Just because it’s on the fridge doesn’t mean it can’t be displayed in a cute […]

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