June, 2011 Archives

Paola & Hendrik’s Wedding- Coming Soon!

Strawberry Summer

I have so many great sessions to blog and I’m looking forward to sharing those, but I haven’t added anything personal here lately, so I wanted to take a little break to welcome summer. I used to like occasionally blogging pictures of my garden- but since my own garden looks terrible right now, I am happy to share some photos from a recent playdate. It is a longstanding childhood fantasy of mine to pick berries and make things with them, so thanks to Gizdich Ranch in Watsonville, I get to live that out with my kids. (They also have olallieberries for the picking now and in the fall we go there for apples.) After picking we went home to make them into jam. I hadn’t tried that before and it was not as difficult or time-consuming as I had imagined. I didn’t even have to add as much sugar as the recipe called for because the berries were already so sweet. And I have to say the results are disproportionate to the effort because the jam tastes amazing. As we cooked, the whole house became filled with the aroma of fresh strawberries. Even in my wildest berry-making dreams I never imaged such a wonderful scent!

Here is Owen headed out to the strawberry field with his friends Bella and Lucas.

My other little berry, Signe who was present but didn’t really help that much.

Karen’s Family

Dear old friends and photography are some of my favorite things in life- I’m so glad I recently got to mix the two, on Asilomar Beach no less! I’m proud to say that Erin and I have been friends for more than 20 years! It’s hard to imagine that much time has passed. She and her ┬ásisters Kathleen and Kristine, and her mom Karen (as well as all the guys and kids, of course) are just the greatest, and I look forward to watching the little ones grow over the next 20 years. Now that will be amazing!

Fairytale Wedding

Gorgeous and accomplished Karoline and courageous, handsome Francis were married at Old Saint Mary’s in San Francisco. Karoline got ready at the Marine’s Memorial Club where the reception was also held. It was such a beautiful wedding and such an honor for me to participate. I looked around at all the men in uniform and heard of their service overseas and thought to myself “And I’m just a photographer!” I was so humbled by the commitment they make to our country. Aside from all that it was a really fun party with their great group of family and friends.