I’m supposed to be in a talent show tomorrow and I have no idea what to do. Quick, somebody give me an easy talent, for someone who’s talents thus far have only include ... well, nothing. Haaalp. Meeee.
Just getting grounded here, and thinking on new projects. Only one month ago, the Woolsey Fire swept through my city, and community, blazing through Malibu, all the way to the Pacific Ocean. It's been quite an insane month to say the least. For many life is back to “normal,” but hundreds of families are still displaced, most of whom lost everything. I am in the beginning stages of documenting the journey of a neighborhood destroyed by the Woolsey Fire, and I will follow them as they rebuild, against unbelievable obstacles. Of the 215 homes in the Seminole Springs Mobile Home Park in Malibu Canyon, over 100 were completely lost. A sanctuary for elderly and young families, and anyone looking for an affordable home in the shadows of the Santa Monica Mountains, this almost 100 year old neighborhood needs all the love and support is can gather from around the world. The road before this community will be long and hard, as the cost of the clean up far exceeds what insurance will cover, and rebuilding cannot begin until all the toxic material and debris has been removed, and utilities rebuilt. This is quite literally a race to save a neighborhood. Please considering donating to help save this special community: LINK IN PROFILE Follow on IG: @rebuilding.seminole.foundation Freelensed // Canon 5D MIII + Canon 35/1.4 L
Erica gets inspired to try freelensing from all the beautiful photos she sees on Instagram. Erica reads quick tutorial on how to freelens. Erica spends 20 minutes attempting to freelens, using her overactive 4 year old as a subject. Erica chucks camera into traffic. The end. #thefreelensed
I've had this one in queue for a few weeks now waiting to be posted!! How adorable are Tiff & Kenny?! I had the pleasure of doing their photos a couple of years ago and Tiff was my inspo for hosting mini sessions to begin with. So ya'll have her to thank for those! hehe
Libby Claire arrived safe and sound on Thursday 11/29 at 1:40pm, during the first LA rainstorm. (No joke, it took us 1.5 hours to get to Kaiser Sunset during rush hour starting at 8:30am). She came at 37 weeks (and 5 days), healthy at 6lbs 3oz and 18 inches. We are so grateful for this gift of our peaceful rainbow baby, and our family is complete
We’re SUPER behind on wrapping but we managed to get a couple wrapped and under the tree. Each year Wesley and I pick out one roll of paper each (Santa has his own special paper, also- a tradition passed down from my momma). 9/10 my paper will have toy soldiers on it 🤷🏻♀️ I just think they’re so cute! Anyone else’s favorite part about gift-giving the wrapping?
Flora + Fauna V Tangled Embrace Well, looks like this week was all flora and no fauna... Oh well 😝 These trees were silhouetted just so to make it look like they were growing together at the top. A natural archway or some kind of Siamese twins. I gave them the b+w treatment to further enhance the patterns. Sony a6000 with Olympus 24mm lens, Abq BioPark Have a great weekend! I'll see you on Monday 💙
The Holidazzle dazzled us with a beautiful winter night. With so little daylight and school getting out at 4:00 we have to force ourselves to get out of the house these days. The Holidazzle cured some winter blues last night and was full of...you guessed it MERRIMENT!!! First we ate amazing food from the little local vendors, then the kids took the big wooden “Thwings” for a spin. Next up was free ice skating @mplswinterskate complete with skate rental and complimentary wireless headphones 🎧 with 4 stations to choose from. They only need your I.D. to hold as collateral. Speaking of I.D. You’ll want your license to grab some tasty hot mulled cider from @sociablecider they have you covered with hot drinks for kids and adults. @fultonbeer is there too with $2 @dotspretzels . You’ll need beverages to wash down the Poffertjes from The Littlest Pancake. Can you tell we were all about food and hungry when we arrived?? They all take credit cards! There is so much to discover we didn’t even notice the indoor heated market until we were leaving. I managed to snag a few gifts from @sweetmanaaloha . She makes candles that melt into lotion for your skin! No waste!!! And they smell heavenly. A few other things to note: free Santa just bring your own camera, movies each night, kids zone, sleigh rides and it’s all dog friendly! Check out their website for full schedule. ww.holidazzle.com I highly recommend you put this into your holiday rotation!
Warm-up diva moves, back stage at the dance show. As a dance mum during that show, it was definitely an experience capturing the behind-the-scenes flurries of glitter spray and tutus, with a sprinkle of emotions running high. #lightscameraaction#balletbackstage