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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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 […]

I’m so happy to share a handful of images from a styled shoot I did with Texas-based Hey Lovely Makeup, headed by the most delightful Erica! She and a few members of her team — Kendall, Gabi, and Dee — are responsible for the most…dare I say, lovely…hair, makeup, outfits, and accessories. So giddy I was […]

[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 […]

One of the best spots to see the cherry blossom is arguably Notre Dame. Tucked on the side of the cathedral is Square Jean XXIII, where several trees abound with fluffy pink flowers. It’s downright magical! Molly braved a freezing April morning for sunshine beneath the flowers, and we were there in the nick of […]

[A Paris portait session at the Louvre and Palais Royal.] Agressive little birds nibbled the croissant sitting on the table; shards of pastry sprinkled about. There isn’t a much better end to a cold April morning than a good cup of hot chocolate to warm cold hands. We met, bright and early (the best time, […]

If you love France or are planning a trip, download one of my FREE travel guides! I must have flowers, always and always. And there’s no better place to admire them than gardens in Paris! I’ve read that’s attributed to Monet (whose paintings I adore), but since I can’t confirm it, I will also attribute […]

[If you’re pressed for time, here’s the run-down: A Paris portrait session for the lovely Ana Laura to celebrate her birthday. We strolled through the gardens at Notre Dame; walked on the Seine; and stopped at the Louvre before ending at the Palais Royal.] Clouds promised rain the morning that Ana and I found each […]

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!