So I’ve been bitten by the interior design bug. I’m not quite sure what happened, I’ve been perfectly fine shooting people for years. But all of a sudden, I have this intense desire to start shooting interiors! And lucky for me, a friend of mine works at this great home goods store Burke Decor who just had their grand opening in West Hollywood last week. I thought it was a perfect match to start with my interior obsession showcasing this great store. Home goods, artisan gifts, design inspiration, whatever you’re looking for, just come in and see if it can suit you! Here’s just some of the things that they have on display at the moment.

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Wow, what a difference time can make! I’ve been wanting to do a year in review since I started my photography business, that’s 2007 my friends. The last 4 years have been absolutely the hardest to find time to share since my twins were born almost 4 years ago. Starting this year, they are in school during the week and wow, if I could have only worked this much in the last four years, what I could have gotten done! Although I wouldn’t change that time I was able to spend watching my children grow and learn about the world in front of me, absolutely priceless. But now that they’re in school, how fun that I can actually execute something I’ve been wanting to do for years! Maybe I’ll even go back over the years and do year in review of those past as well. There are so many treasures lurking in my old drives that I simply have not had the time to share with you! My poor, poor blog. It was been abandoned. But I am back baby! I can’t wait to catch up and share all the things I have been shooting, past and present.

2015 brought me more of the joy that I love to photograph! Lots of families, fun weddings, photography workshops, it’s kind of a dream doing what I do. And it’s actually been really cathartic to do this post. It has forced me to go back and look at all the images that I love. It’s so easy to get stuck in the day to day work of this business without reflecting and cherishing. Taking just a moment to reflect on some of these great families and people that I have photographed in the last year brings me so much inspiration and energy to move forward in 2016. Thank you all for helping me move forward and allowing for me to live out my dream of using my art as my job 🙂 Before I look into the future, here’s a little blink of the past year:

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I always love getting my clients pictures featured on the interwebs, but this one in particular I’m super psyched about. Mostly because Teddy’s mom did this party all by herself! It’s really incredible actually. Annie went all out and made a perfect nautical themed party for her beautiful son Teddy. If you’re planning a nautical themed party, head straight down to the end of this post to see all the great links Annie provided for the vendors she used to help make this party the bomb. Although Teddy might not remember all the incredible details, the hand crafted snacks and food, or the amazing kids band, but we can all sure appreciate the effort Annie put into this party. And this is why I love getting my client’s featured on blog, if their kids can’t be the ones to say, “Thank you, you did such an incredible job on my party” then at least fans of the party from across the globe can 🙂

Teddy’s party is featured on the front page of The Little Umbrella (formerly onto baby)
The link to the official blog post is here: TEDDY’S NAUTICAL THEMED FIRST BIRTHDAY PARTY

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Be sure to take a look at the full blog post with all the pictures from the day on The Little Umbrella

 

All the great details are from here:
Balloons: Balloon Celebrations
Sign over Fireplace: From Etsy shop 2 Perfection Decor
Favors: Etsy shop Just Something Special
Pool Sailboats: Amazon
Blankets:Turkish T
Blueberry and Goldfish cups: TomKat Studio
Kids table and blue and White Stools and burlap cloth: Fire and Creme
Message in a bottle: Amazon
Pom Poms: From Etsy Shop Perfect Poms
Cake: Hansens
Cake Flag: from Etsy shop Little Skunk Co
Tags on invite box: From Etsy Angie hearts Jared
Invites: Balloons from Fast Balloons
Boats from: World Market
Anchor Cups: Etsy Shop, Party Cup Medly
Napkins: Mydrap
Music Class: Dance and Jingle
Homemade Otter Pops: Zipciles
Cardboard Ship: Amazon
Cookies: From Etsy shop Sunshine Bakes