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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One of my last summer strolls in the city before whisking away to Provence and then the flurry of goodbyes. This was just a few weeks after I arrived back in the city, as I hungrily scurried the streets for beauty that only Paris does well. From the 7th to the 18th arrondissements, this is […]

It was probably around 40 degrees F when I took shelter under the architecture museum at Trocadéro, the morning light just peeking above the trees. A biting wind grazed my ankles, and I was trying not to shiver. Hannah arrived, a flowing pink skirt billowing under an olive coat that didn’t quite reach the knees, […]

The platform at Trocadéro was slick and glistening, sunlight barely poking through the clouds at 7 a.m. The inclement weather, however, did not prevent Jonathan and Marisa from totally rocking their Paris portraits! These two fellow Californians were as kind and sweet as could be, and on top of that, they had amazing style. To my delight, […]

Sunrises at the Eiffel Tower have to be one of my absolute favorite things — especially when these moments are shared with people you feel are kindred spirits! Emmanuella, my fellow Bay Area native, and an author and poet…this was a dream for me because I LOVE reading! As a kid, I was always in […]

[A Paris Portrait Engagement Session at Trocadéro, Pont Alexandre III, and the Palais Royal. These are a few of Laura and Polo’s favorite spots in Paris!] Spring is sprung, which means one of my favorite places, Trocadero, is awash with golden light. Rising with the sun, I was surprised that a good number of people […]

There are many lovely places to see the Eiffel Tower throughout the city, but when I visited for the first time, my family went to the same spot (Champs de Mars) at least five times because of miscommunication. It’s safe to say that this is my most-visited Parisian landmark…but I’ve thoroughly enjoyed seeing it from all […]

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!