cook. shoot. paint. eat. june 2013.

now i’ve done it. all this blogging about painting free furniture found on curbs or via craigslist curb alerts has created a few monsters within my circle of friends. so the time had come to bring a few of us together for the next installment of cook. shoot. eat. this time, we added some paint. […]

caramelized pear & onion, fig butter, & brie on rustic sourdough

my 3rd baby is due in 2 weeks. my preggers cravings have kicked in today!  a caramelized pear, onion, brie with fig butter on sourdough sounded so good, that i had to whip it together. so so so so good! first you heat up an iron skillet with a touch of butter and a tad […]

photo tip :: capture your real subject

Raise your hand if you like stiff, boring photos! No, thanks!  It’s ok to NOT be perfect.  Loosen up and try something different. Talk to your clients. Find out what interests them.  Not every shot has to be a traditional one with everyone matchy- matchy! Take an element from their life that will remind them […]

photo tips :: how to snap kid pix

I’m often asked how I’m able to get kids to cooperate during a photo shoot. “They never smile for me!” “How’d you get that shot?” So many parents are so worn out by the end of a photo shoot.  I’m the same way.  I laugh at myself when it’s my turn to do our family […]

A man and his dog :: short photo essay


What’s for dinner? Venison stew!

  My family and I just moved back to So Cal from the south. Brought this incredible recipe back with us.  It’s perfect for a cold winter night…or a not terribly cold night in California. 2 lbs venison 3 onions 6 garlic cloves 6 stalks of celery add leaves 3 potatoes 3 cups of carrots […]

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Jessica Cedarland is my good pal and an incredible photographer based in South Carolina.  We shared some intensely funny moments at BlissDom this year.  Here are some thoughts she had after this year’s incredible conference… “They” say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. They say beauty is skin deep. They, say all sorts […]

BlissDom ’12 :: girls’ night out

it’s a little late…i should be sleeping, but we had such a great time tonight.  here are a few pix…    

mug shots or headshots?

do you ever look at words too closely or for too long, then they start to look incorrect? look at the word ‘headshots.’  strange, huh?  anyway, i digressed before i even started… my good friend Jessica Cedarland and I are at Blissdom, a conference for 800 blogging women.  like i mentioned in a previous post, […]