August 15, 2015

DAY TRIP | THE FARMSTEAD | BUTTONWOOD FARM

My madre, sister, niece and I took a short day trip up north. We always stop through the farms to check out the local produce and today we were able to check out the farmstead shop. It was SO cute inside, the owners were the sweetest and the strawberries were so so sweet and delicious. My sister was able to stock up on that sweet wildflower liquid gold and we were also able to feed the animals, which was my favorite. :)

We also stopped through Buttonwood Farm and my sister is going to try canning some peaches for the first time tomorrow! Very excited to see how it turns out... might just have to share with everyone later. ;) 

It was a fun stop through, even though we practically melted in that 105 degree weather. And it's nice to get away from the traffic and overly crowded area that we live in. We just need to move and encourage my sister to follow her dream of homesteading. Anyway, everyone have a good weekend and stay cool.

August 09, 2015

SUNDAY AFTERNOON | PERSONAL

Life lately. Well... I started a part-time summer internship which has been really great. It literally fell into my lap and I started the week it was offered to me. I'm learning more about different styles of photography, product photography, lots of photoshop (which I barely know anything), social media, and surprisingly fashion. And the people are really sweet which is even better. Very fortunate to have people who look out for me and suggest that I try new things... even if I don't feel like they would be for me. Trying to motivate myself to keep on learning and not staying stuck. It's hard.

Anyway,  just a little update from me. This was my afternoon in photos. Nova is growing everyday in length and vocabulary. And one of her favorite things to do is watch the sky change colors every night. It's cute. 


July 13, 2015

RODRIGUEZ FAMILY SESSION | PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY


This family has a very special place in my heart for many, many reasons. I grew up with Michelle, Lauren and Aaron. Our parents hung out all of the time when we were babies until we grew older. I have tons of memories from when we were little. They stuck around through the hard times and were always available to hang out anytime! From swimming at their grandparents, to beach days, to the many sleep overs listening to Savage Garden and their dad scaring the crap out of us through the sliding glass window, to playing on their playset in their backyard, and to watching movies at the theatre. I wish I could go back to the simple days!

It was very special to document a little portion of their life. A beautiful mother's day present and a spontaneous engagement! Very happy to know them!

July 06, 2015

NOVA TURNS THREE | PERSONAL


I apologize for not owning up to my word on my previous blog posts about blogging weekly. Let's just say I've been overly tired. Within the last two weeks I started an internship with an awesome company, celebrated Nova's birthday, my aunt's birthday, my dad's birthday and father's day all in one. I also have been busy working on projects and photo sessions and helping family out like normal. And everything usually happens all at once... am I right? Right.

So here's just a little peek into Nova's third birthday! We normally just get together with family and celebrate at my grandparents. It's a tradition. My mom gets us cake, we get food and celebrate. One cool thing about living with this one is it's exciting to see what makes her happy, like her favorite food, toys, shows, etc. She requested Disney clip dolls for her birthday and cake. If any of you are familiar with the Disney Collector on YouTube, you understand our dilemma! Clip dolls galore. And PlayDoh. She also loves Lilo & Stitch, which was the story behind our little Hawaiian theme. It was fun watching her reactions, and I still can't believe we have all kept her alive for three years. ;) HA!