Monday, August 16, 2010


:: four people ::
:: twelve months ::
::  august edition::
the adventure beings... 

a new (awesome) town 
a new home to settle into
new friends to meet and love
a new age to celebrate (my 33rd and according to hobbits i have finally reached adulthood)
new foods (for sophia - bye bye mama milk)
new trees to climb and dream in
new trails to hike and bike
a new swimming hole 
new mountains to explore and campsites to find
new clients to meet and play with
new domestic responsibilities (a lawn to mow and a garden to dig out and plant)
a new job (a dream realized and fulfilled)
new farmers to meet and befriend at the market 
a new climate (yay!!!!! seasons!!!!)

yet, with all this newness, there remains the same blissed out love for my family
and the same gratefulness in my heart for this blessed life i've been given.

it is going to be another wonderful journey around the sun!


inspired by tara

Friday, August 13, 2010


these two beauties are my nieces...
i know..
they are amazingly gorgeous!

i am almost finished editing their family session...  i do not think i am being biased by saying:  this family is the epitome of beauty - inside and out.  they are kind, fun, gorgeous... just lovely lovely people... and i am so grateful to know them and call them family.


this is ann...

a beautiful, gentle and kind yogini i met while in michigan. she's my mama's yoga teacher, and i was fortunate to be able to attend two of her classes - which were held in underneath a octagonal skylight... i bathed in a vortex of light and warmth during the asanas... ah, so wonderful!

i highly recommend to all my lovely kzoo friends to head over to one of her classes! she teaches at k-college and sangha yoga. you will not be disappointed, she is all around lovely lovely lovely!

what i loved so much about this session were the magical nooks we found to shoot in... my favorite is represented in the third picture... it was taken in the 5 feet of green area between the parking lot and dumpsters... beauty is all around!

this song was in my head during our shoot...

peace to all... life to all... love to all.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


my view from the driver's seat... just north of flagstaff.. july 31, 2010

i've been itching to post something in this space for a week now...  i don't have a lot of time to write, but i just wanted to say::

life is so good friends... sooooo - bleeping - good!!

fort collins  is heaven on earth for us.  everything about this place makes my heart sing, and i swear our family life (sans the explosive baby poop) is lighter and filled with so much joy!   i couldn't be any more pleased with how this all transpired...  we are most certainly blessed and we are just so grateful and overjoyed to be living this life!

soon, maybe tonight, i will post from the last sessions before our move... so much fun and beauty to share.

until then.. take good care