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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I LOVED photographing the White Family! Everyone was very sweet and the kids were adorable. Little A is a self-proclaimed “pro” and was ready to have her photo taken! J came with the most dapper hat, which made for the perfect accessory. He could not stop holding onto it, and I thought it was the […]

A family of four stands in a dry, grassy field, smiling for the camera.

I loved photographing the Broma family! Bright pink tutus, BOUQUETS OF FLOWERS, neutrals, and floral headbands…this family knew the way to my heart! A & C were excellent in front of the camera — generally giggly and playful. They obliged Mom with their adorable outfits…and then ran for the first tree to climb as soon […]

A family of four laughs together during their portrait session. They are all looking at the younger daughter, who is being tickled by her mother. The two girls wear fluffy pink tutus and hold small bouquets of flowers.

I had the pleasure of photographing the Newman family this year, and it was a true delight to spend a bit of the morning with these incredibly sweet girls! They brought great attitudes, cute dresses, and ready smiles. I even managed to snap a few quiet moments amidst some tears over a boo-boo, and some […]

Guess what? It’s almost holiday season. While the California weather forecast does not presently show any signs of cooling down (we’re forecasted 90s this week in the San Francisco Bay Area), the mornings are feeling just a tad crisp! That means that if you’ve not yet thought about your holiday card photos…it’s time! I’m hosting mini […]

The fog was thick as we rolled up into the Sunset District, showing no signs of abating. The fact that we were, however, still alive, was a triumph in itself. We could work around the fog. I was more relieved that we had survived the drive, because Bay Area drivers seem to be a different […]

It is the beginning of September, and it pains me to speak to you about the holidays when fall hasn’t even started. I’ll be recycling this post closer to the actual holidays, but because everything in my shop is time-sensitive, I figured it’s better to be prepared than to not deliver later! When should I […]

It was full sun and dry heat as we pulled away from the house, headed towards the Bay Bridge. The cloudless sky promised a golden hour glow, and my lap was filled with burgundy dahlias sloshing in their vase. The back seat was piled with dresses and hats as we bumped our way towards the […]

Any churchgoer is probably familiar with the dreaded three-minute meet-and-greet. For what is quite possibly the longest and most awkward three minutes of your life, you must make eye contact and shake hands with as many people as you can before the pastor hops on stage. For some, it’s an excuse to run to the […]

Just a bit before the entire world was quarantined, I met the lovely Eugenia who was on her habitual solo trip to Paris. We “met” in a photography group and decided to swap some headshots while she was here. So glad I said oui, because I’m all about meeting a fellow Francophile. Indeed, her Instagram bio […]

It had rained all last week and was forecasted into the next. After monitoring the météo intently all Sunday afternoon, I finally made the call the meet Monday morning. Better to be out in a little drizzle than risk pouring rain later in the afternoon. Ironically, the rain petered out after lunch, but my little […]

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!

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