March 22, 2017
BEBE STYLE

the harrison family : la jolla village

fancy family session in la jolla village

Meet The Harrisons, an adorable family who just moved to San Diego from Maui. They love that beach life but also pull off fancy pretty well. We spent the afternoon wandering around La Jolla Village, then made our way down to the cove for a more casual setting. Check back to see their dreamy seaside session next week!

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I’m so happy The Harrisons chose such a pretty spot! I’ve walked by this place a million times, but never took a minute to go inside. The tiles and lanterns remind me so much of Europe and just looking through these photos again gives me the travel bug. Sigh.

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March 20, 2017
BEBE

windansea beach with auntie

Windansea Beach with Auntie

One of Bryn’s favorite people in the world is my sister Lindsey, also known as Auntie Nay Nay. They share the same sense of humor, a love for the ocean, and have recently started running together (well, Bryn kinda just goes for the ride while auntie pushes the jogger). Seeing these two girls laughing at each other’s jokes warms my heart and reminds me of just how lucky I am to have both of them in my life. We love you, Nay Nay!! Scroll down for more sweetness xo

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Because these beauties have no choice but to let me follow them around like the paparazzi, prepare yourself for many more adorable aunt/niece bonding moments to come.

P.S. happy 18 months to our little Bryn!! You are so, so loved, bunny bear.

March 17, 2017
INSPIRATION

off to the superbloom

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Happy Friday, babes! I just wanted to pop in and say hi as I’m prepping for this weekend’s photo sessions. I’ll be working with two very lovely ladies who responded to my model call last week, and Ryan, Bryn and I are venturing out to the desert for a family session tomorrow. We’re hoping to catch some of the wild flower superbloom that’s happening all over Southern California as a result of the crazy amount of rain we’ve had this year. It’s supposed to be AMAZING.

I’ll be back on Monday with a few photos of Bryn at the beach with her Auntie Lindsey (aka Nay Nay). Have a great weekend!

P.S. I also want to wish my mama a very Happy Birthday!! We love you lots and can’t wait to visit next month! Oh yeah, and Happy St. Patrick’s day, too! xo

March 15, 2017
BUNGALOW

dream home criteria

dream home in north park, san diego

Confession: I’m not 100% in love with my furniture and home decor situation. It’s mostly a collection of stuff I’ve held onto for years or bought because it was on sale at the time (hence the IKEA everything). Some pieces just don’t make as much sense with a growing family (i.e. our tiny couch) and there is a lot of white, which I’ve been slowly moving away from.

Part of me wants to update our space in one fell swoop, but then I stop and remember that this apartment isn’t our forever home. My true dream is to buy a bungalow to call our own someday. Even if it’s on the smaller side, I’d love a real house with a yard, a sense of privacy, and the freedom to paint and/or tear out walls whenever we feel like it. So until we know the dimensions of our future dream home, I don’t want pick up anything that may or may not fit the space perfectly. It will be my biggest project to date and my heart flutters at just the thought.

But even when we do settle down somewhere, I don’t plan on spending a ridiculous amount of money or finishing everything in a day. The goal is to create a welcoming home, piece by piece with texture, pattern, and stories (all without breaking the bank). This means getting creative and lots of treasure hunting. We’re pinching pennies and putting them towards our nest egg every day, so the longer I can hold off on revamping our current living room, the sooner we can get our hands on those new house keys.

Now most of these features are a stretch (especially by San Diego standards), but when I say dream home, the following criteria comes to mind:

• lots of natural light, big windows (I would LOVE a midcentury modern floor to ceiling somewhere)

• open space concept is always preferred (although we’re trying to avoid any major renos)

• original hardwood floors

• closet space/built-ins/storage

• private outdoor living space, even if it’s just a little patio

• trees on the property – this is a big one for us, because nature

• cozy bungalow feel with character – I don’t need this sprawling space. A smaller living area can be perfect if the layout is right (*see open space concept and storage listed above)

We’re not seriously looking at houses yet, but I do spend a lot of time perusing Trulia these days. A girl can dream, right?

March 10, 2017
BUNGALOW

post flood

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In case you missed it on Instagram, a pipe broke in our bedroom late last Saturday night, flooding the entire apartment :( Luckily we were home when it started and had time to move a few important things out of the way, like my pretty West Elm rug. Besides a little water damage to some of our furniture, we’re ok and already moved into a *bigger* unit in our building = silver lining, I guess. In the days following the mess, I worked like crazy to get our new little home feeling cozy and comfy again. Creating a warm and safe space with whatever I’ve got must be in my job description as a mama.

Anyway, I hope to share a few photos of our new bungalow sometime soon, so keep an eye out! In the meantime, here are a few jams to get your weekend started:

01  Helpless Blues | The Bamboos
02  HandClap | Fitz and The Tantrums
03  Blood in the Cut | K.Flay
04  Tearing Me Up | Bob Moses
05  High Road – Baio Remix | Cults, Baio
06  Evening Star | Cannons
07  I Feel it Coming | The Weeknd, Daft Punk
08  Love is to Die | Warpaint
09  Black Beatles | Rae Sremmund, Gucci Mane
10  My Cosmic Autumn Rebellion | The Flaming Lips

February 27, 2017
BEBE MAMA

the olsen family

family session // windansea beach, la jolla, ca

Ahh, I can’t even stand it! Little Riley is SO adorable! And so are his parents, Brenna and Sean. We met up for a family session at Windansea Beach in La Jolla. It was a Friday at rush hour and the clouds looked like rain, but we decided to just go for it and I’m so happy we did! It felt like the perfect time to capture these sweet moments, especially since it’s their last few days as a family of three. Baby girl is due to arrive in March! Scroll down for more cuteness ;)

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Ok, can we just stop for a minute and talk about how gorgeous this mama is?! I hope I can pull off this level of laid back, natural beauty when I’m 8 months pregnant with baby #2. Thanks for setting the bar so high, Brenna! Sheesh!

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Working with these guys was a breeze and I loved every minute of it! Can’t wait to watch their beautiful family grow.

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