Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain //

   (Photo credit: Chachie McDonald)  Do you remember that scene in "The Wizard of Oz" where Dorothy finally sees the man behind the curtain? You can really see the doubt, disappointment, and confusion in her eyes...and for most of my life, that scene didn't make total sense to me. But over the last couple of [...]

Home of Vulnerability //

I recently reread "Eat, Pray, Love" for the third time after going through a wildly intense and unexpected season of pain, transition, healing and growth in my life. The process of shedding an old layer and stepping into our new skin, while beautiful, can be excruciating and uncomfortable. My desire is to step out of [...]

February Photo Shoot Special + FREE Photo Book

To celebrate a season of love, I'm offering a special photo shoot deal right now through the month of February. Your $80 session includes a photo file with edited images plus a FREE photo album shipped straight to you. These shoots are all about love, whatever that means to you. So it applies to couples, [...]

Couples of 2 0 1 5 //

Can I be perfectly honest? I never thought that "couples photography" would be my thing. At. All. I enjoy a good love story as much as the next gal, but I have a low tolerance for cheesy, forced, awkwardly posed prom-style romance. That being said, living in Los Angeles has been an incredibly growing experience for [...]

Hey, Sweet Human Cards

I am super excited today to announce that Hey, Sweet Human cards are now officially available! These simple gifts of encouragement are a tiny way for you to show a great deal of love. Whether it's for a friend who needs some uplifting from you, or an anonymous random act of kindness for someone you see everyday (your local barista, [...]

Hey, Sweet Human.

"Your light shines in the darkness, and the darkness cannot overcome it." Last night while I was in Montrose for my routine caffeine fix, I saw a young girl frantically wandering around, clearly upset. As I approached her to ask what she needed, she eventually told me she was having a bad day. This sweet [...]

The “B” Word.

"I never thought to ascribe my mother's emotional and physical exhaustion to the lack of a husband and father; rather, I ascribed it to my existence. In other words, I grew up learning the exact opposite of what Eisenhower was taught. I learned that if I didn't exist, the family would be better off. I [...]