Field Notes

Salut! Welcome to my Field Notes, with stories from San Francisco, Paris, and elsewhere. This is a collection of adventures: the people I photograph; the kitchen escapes; tidbits from my life; special projects; and a California/Paris guide. Whew! I hope you'll come along; it's going to be a lovely time!

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Day two, we set off for the Luberon. While all three mountain ranges are iconic, I think it’s the Luberon that springs to my mind when I think of Provence. Hilltop towns of Bonnieux and Gordes provide lookout to the valley below, and the intensity of the earth in Roussillon draws you in with van […]

One of my goals for 2020 was to stand in a field of flowers. Specifically, a field of flowers in Provence. I can now say that my 2020 is over as I accomplished this goal with three delightful artist friends, Sarah, Madeleine, and Hope. We hopped, skipped, sketched, squealed, clicked, and skinny-dipped (some of us) […]

On my list of things to do in 2020: Stand in a field of flowers. Not on my list: Survive a pandemic. I can’t even say I’ve survived, yet, because we’re still in the throes of it. So what does that mean for portrait sessions? If you’re thinking about scheduling a portrait session, do so […]

I am a film photographer whose artistic focus is the female portrait. But, I also love my couples and my families! As an artist, these are the things that give me heart eyes, star eyes, and everything eyes. Hopefully this helps you figure out what to wear for your session! You can also peep my […]

Aïe. I don’t even know how to start this. It’s time to say goodbye. Au revoir — and not à bientôt. While in no way is this goodbye definitive…it’s a firm closing of a chapter. There are no plans to move back in the near future. Goodbye. Since I am unable to put together a coherent thought […]

One of my goals for the last days in Paris was to see the local Paris. I’ve been here long enough to have seen the sights, and I’ve got the pictures to prove it. The 9th arrondissement has been growing on me for its classic Paris feel with the local vibe. There are plenty of […]

At this point, I will not judge you if you think I’m crazy and that I permanently live in a spring state of mind. Currently, I am meandering, skipping, squealing, and photographing (some of us are skinny-dipping) my way through Provence with my artist troupe — a last hurrah before two of us head back […]

Undoubtedly, one of the most-loved activities in the countryside is mowing the grass. After a few weeks, we find that it’s a bit too tall and lumpy for optimal croquet. Despite his…dislike for the game, he never fails to use it as an excuse to convince his father. Mow the lawn, and it will be […]

[It’s way past Easter but I’m just getting around to sharing my thoughts. It still seems pertinent. This originally appeared as an Instagram post!] My feet are dangling from the hammock, grass-stained knees and mud-marked jeans witnesses to one too many crawls under the barbed-wire fence. The hammock is gently rocking and the chatter of […]

[Written in quarantine but published now. I wonder if my questions have been answered?] It was a bight, strong, mid-morning spring sunshine that had me squinting. He was running into the field, zeal punctuating each footfall, after a butterfly. I didn’t bother crawling under the barbed wire to follow; he was already a hundred meters […]

Paris & California strolls; plenty of flowers; stories; and looking for the beauty in the everyday. I hope you'll come along as I take the year to document the entirety of my home state!