Featured : USA Today

I was sitting at book club a couple of months ago… yes, I go to book club… and yes, I think it is fun.  Stupid fun.  Laugh-until-the-waist-band-on-your-yoga-pants-is-a-little-bit-looser, fun.

Anyway, I was at book club.  A group of gals, noshing on some calories, talking about The Paris Wife (which I wasn’t a huge fan of, sidebar).  After the conversation of the actual book was complete small talk began.  Girlcode says that when us ladies are together, before we drink too much, there is always going to be a list of things that NEED to be discussed.  Cooking (This is when I refill my plate and my drink in order to bypass this item of the list).  Kids.  Strollers.  Target.  And our expanding waist lines, post-babies.  Maybe not in that order.

So, before we got so tipsy that the conversation turned into…. err… let’s leave that stone unturned…

We started talking about the expanding waist lines… who was training for the half-marathon in December… what type of jogging stroller to purchase… where’s the miracle pill… you get the idea.

One lovely lady mentioned that she burns up to one thousand calories in an hour of spin class.  Let me write that another way.  She burns two whoppers in one spin class.  TWO WHOPPERS!

So, since then I have been thinking that I needed to pedal my expanded rear straight into spin class.  Which I finally made it to this morning.

Let me make something straight, right now.  I do not like spin class.  My quads do not like spin class.  And my TAILBONE does not like spin class.

In better news.  One of my photos was featured over on USA Today!!

Huge thank you to Angie Kelly of Peachy Keen Unions for supplying the photo to be used alongside her amazing article about unique wedding venues in Las Vegas!  I love Angie to death, and she is an amazing officiant!!  Thank you again, Angie!!

Check out the full article here!



Palo Alto, California Wedding Photography : Intimate Garden Wedding

My mom recently divulged some information that I am still struggling to come to terms with.

When I was in grade school I was an incredibly good student. I got straight A’s. I excelled at the Jesse Owen’s games. I received Dragon of the Month, like, all the time. I was given parts in the school plays… I mean… I k.i.l.l.e.d. it as Recycle Girl with my turquoise tracksuit and sweat band. I jogged into the scene with my cousin, Spencer, who was of course Recycle Boy. We led a the chorus of 5th graders behind us in a hip and bouncy song, “Reeeee-cycle, reeeee-cycle, recycle NOW!”

So you get it. I was a pretty good kid. Or, at least I thought that I was a pretty good kid until my mom decided to burst my bubble the other day. She informed my husband, RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME… she didn’t even have the decency to say it behind my back… that all of my report cards indicated in the comment section that I was a bit of a chit-chatter during class. Okay… maybe “bit” it putting it lightly.

So, it has come to light that I kind of talk a lot. And I’ve done it since I was a kid. Therefore, I claim genetics.

Thus, it definitely comes as a surprise that this blog has been silent for so loooong! I wish that I could claim that on genetics too.  Since I can’t, I am going to blame it on a whirlwind wedding season and three little Super Mario Brothers that wanna suck up every moment of my day.

Here’s a little taste of what I have been up to lately though!! This beautiful wedding took place in September in the Northern California hills of Palo Altos. I had the awesome opportunity to second shoot this wedding with a great friend and photographer, Cortney of Cortney Talbott Photography.

It was a wonderful trip into San Francisco for Cortney and I to be able to take together, and we followed up the gorgeous wedding with quick round of shopping and lunch in Union Square.

Poor Cortney though… that girl couldn’t get a word in all weekend with all of my incessant talking.