March 10, 2017
BUNGALOW

post flood

obi, a fiddle leaf fig and a moroccan rug

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.

To book a family session, send me a quick message and we’ll come up with the perfect photo package for you and your tribe.

February 24, 2017
INSPIRATION STYLE

in search of fresh faces

In Search of Fresh Faces

Whenever I sit down to write a blog post, I usually find myself going on and on about all the pretty things I love, hoping to spark your imagination or inspire you in some way.

But I’ve decided to shake things up with a celebration of YOU and all the other GIRL BOSSES who are out there KILLING IT every day. I’m in search of fresh faces to photograph and would love for you to be my muse!

Whether it be in your home or out in the wild, I want you to inspire me this time. These FREE portrait sessions will only be available March 1-31, so please don’t wait to contact me. You’ll get free photos, and I’ll get tons of new material to work with. Win win :)

So are ya with me? Let’s chat. Leave a comment below or forward this link to a friend. Can’t wait to hear from you!

P.S. Bebes are welcome at these sessions, however I’d really like to focus on highlighting the badass mamas in this case ;) Let me know if you have any questions!

February 22, 2017
BUNGALOW

north park bungalow

north park bungalow // front porch

Welcome to Brian and Janet‘s quintessential North Park bungalow. Lucky for us, they let me capture some of the adorable details that make their house a home. Only a few blocks from all the shops and restaurants on 30th Street, their cozy 2-bedroom is nestled in a quiet neighborhood known for its craftsman-style homes. I LOVE this area and always keep my eyes peeled for those “FOR SALE” signs ;)

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Janet’s definitely got style and has no problem filling their space with the cutest decor, plants, and puppies! She’s within walking distance to one of my favorite stores, Pigment, so I’m sure she stocks up on all the latest must-have items regularly.

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This is Walt…

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This is Walt with his big brother, Frank :)

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Frank is their first born, and one of Obi’s best friends.

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Brian and Janet’s home is always so warm and welcoming – they are the best hosts! After visiting, I’m usually inspired to start cooking and gardening… And house hunting!!

To book a home session, send me a quick message and we’ll come up with the perfect photo package for you and your breezy bungalow.

February 20, 2017
BEBE

ignore the bitches

Ignore the Bitches // Growing Pains of Motherhood

Baby Bryn is 17 months old today. She’s walking, talking, eating all kinds of food (LOVES spicy stuff), and is quickly becoming the boss lady of our home. We die over her lovable personality and infectious laugh, but a part of me will always miss that teeny tiny squishy baby, who simply did not hang around long enough in my opinion.

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As she grows, I imagine what life will look like from her perspective and I immediately go into panic mode. What if she trusts people too easily? Or what if she lets the mean girls get the best of her? I can’t help but worry about any harm that may come my baby’s way, but I also know that I can’t protect her from the world forever. It’s just been a difficult reality for me to swallow lately. Growing pains are no joke, mamas.

Ignore the Bitches // Growing Pains of Motherhood

But instead of crying over it, I’ve decided to be more mindful with the way I react to things in my own life. I need to set the best example for Bryn by teaching her kindness, respect, and patience. I hope to show her what healthy confidence looks like, how to fail with grace (and then get right back up again).

I want to encourage Bryn to be independent and help her understand that with passion and hard work, she literally can be anything she wants to be. I’ll remind her to always trust her gut and prove that her creativity is most beautiful when set free. She’ll also get a solid lesson on being impeccable with her word – nobody likes a flake. And last but definitely not least, Bryn WILL know to just ignore the bitches. Haters gonna hate.

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Ahh, wish me luck as I cautiously step into this next phase of the unknown aka mamahood. xo

P.S. These photos were taken at the same playground just 5 months ago! Where did my baby go?!

February 17, 2017
BUNGALOW

obi’s chill spot

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Obi spends like 90% of his life right here. Hopefully his lazy ways inspire you to relax and take a nap or two this weekend ;)