Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Scenes from Oahu :: Part 1

I grew up in southern California, less than 15 minutes from the beach. Hawaii's beaches are different than the ones I am used to. The water is so clear and perfectly crisp when the sun is on your back. You can be waist deep in water and still see your toes clearly. While we stayed in Honolulu, we spent most of our time in the North Shore (where wild chickens roam like pigeons!).

We learned to surf, went snorkeling and diving, ate lots of good food, and spent plenty of time sampling Oahu's various beaches. Not a bad way to spend a week.

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Newborn Portraits :: Levi

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I love newborns. They are arguably one of the most challenging subjects because each shot takes so much care and patience, but they're so worth it.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Hi There!

Happy new year! Can I still say that? It's the end of January... it's, um, almost Chinese New Year. Still okay?

The fall and winter months are always jam-packed for us. In addition to the holidays, we have three family birthdays and our anniversary sandwiched in there too. Toward the end of last year, I took on extra freelance work to design the logo, signage and event material for a nonprofit fundraiser. It was a post-war era theme, so it was way fun mixing modern designs with vintage textures. The event ended up exceeding the fundraising goal. Always good to hear!

I love a good challenge and the thrill of productivity, but it also made me realize how precious free weekends are. Joel and I took a trip to Santa Monica over Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend. We didn't have much planned other than to hang out at the beach, eat good food and enjoy time together. I say mission accomplished!

(Photos taken with my iPhone. Macrons from 'lette; my favorite was the rose macron. Sausages from Wurstk├╝che, Joel had a rattlesnake and rabbit sausage. It was better than my chicken and apple! )

So now that I am all rested, I am ready to take on 2013. Only a month late. Not so bad, right?