Category: Cats

Bright Eyes

I had the privilege recently of photographing this sweet and stylish family. Not only do they have an adorable daughter (and cat!) who is unfazed by the camera, but it seemed like every room in the house was decoratively inspired (including the reclaimed wood paneling you see in the last photo.) I could have happily photographed there all day long!

Big Mol

That is her nickname- Big Mol- which is I think the funniest thing to call someone so tiny. Her big sister Kendall, and parents Traci and Doug (and one of their cats) also played along and we had a fun morning together.  My husband and I met Doug and Traci in our birthing class when they were having Kendall and we were all still just twosomes. They are the nicest family, and it is so lovely to see them adding to their group.

Baby Molly

Esthetician’s  Cozy Cottage in Carmel Valley

I recently photographed Shelly Thelen’s cottage in Carmel Valley. She lives with her family on a sunny, oak-filled property. Behind her lovely home she has outfitted this comfortable cottage for her work as an esthetician. To reach her you can send an email to, visit her website at or call her at 831-601-9593. She offers a wide assortment of beauty treatments at affordable prices, and jewelry you can browse between treatments. Did I mention how nice Shelly is? The morning we photographed her cottage she made a cup of tea for me and I felt like I was hanging out with an old friend.