Category Archives: Personal

Our Summer in Oregon // Southern Oregon Photographer

We had the most wonderful, relaxing Summer in Oregon. Gigi loves playing with Sophie the pup. Crater Lake, Oregon Gigi was feeling a little rebellious…as a result she got really good at writing sentences. The view here is a beautiful sight. As a kid, I loved mowing the yard. Sophie doesn’t quite share my same...

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2014. A year of love, laughter and adventure!

What an amazing, fulfilling year! Oh, the places we have been and the people we have met. This was a year of growth and discovery. I love and crave adventure. Some trips I take with my girls, some with a great friend and others I go alone. As my girls get older, it gets even...

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The Flower Girl

One of my favorite moments about a wedding day is watching the flower girl as she sits among the big girls… watching, wondering and feeling a sense of awe as the bride gets ready for her big day.

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Savannah

Hi y’all! Last April, the girls and I met up with a few of our very good friends in Savannah, Georgia. Why Savannah, you may ask? Well, Savannah happens to be the birth place of the first girl scout member, Juliette Lowe, and we all met through girl scouts. Savannah has a certain charm that...

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Behind-the-Scenes // Danyelle Wolf

Danyelle Wolf. 2016 female boxing Olympic hopeful. This girl is such an inspiration. She is completely devoted to her goals all while being a positive role model for women everywhere. So fortunate to have gotten to know her better. She asked me to photograph behind-the-scenes during her video shoot with Elinn Media.

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2013. The good, the bad and the beautiful

I think most of us grow up with this story that we tell ourselves, a fairytale we’ve imagined and weaved throughout the years. That life was supposed to be a certain way. That we’d live happily ever after. But you grow up and realize that hey, stuff is gonna happen and it’s not gonna be...

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Kauai, Hawaii // Photography

I had been to Oahu a couple of times before and as much as I appreciated the island, I wanted to explore an island that was less populated with people but abundant with natural beauty. Kauai was just that. Last April, we packed our heavy duty kayaks, my camera, some swimsuits, our girls and headed...

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Road trip // Joshua Tree

So much has happened this year. Too much to tell. Things change. People change…hopefully for the better. This year, I vowed to try the things I’ve always wanted to do, to see the places I’ve wanted to see and to be the person I want to be [still a work in progress]. I am one...

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Filmed: Sedona

Last Fall, I visited Sedona, a picturesque town in Arizona surrounded  by red-rock monoliths and all kinds of natural beauty, with my friend, Lynn. You can see my photos from this trip here. Originally, I was undecided about whether to post this video, much less put the work into it. But recently, I realized people that...

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[VIDEO] A LOOK BACK AT 2012

Hope you all are having a great new year so far! Does it seem like last year went by in a blur? It seems like every year goes by faster than the last. Throughout the year, I try to document my family as much as possible. 2012 was full of new and familiar experiences. Sophia...

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HOME

10 years ago, I called a little town out in the middle of California home. Looking back, I remember anxiously awaiting the day I would graduate so I can escape the cows, the gossip, the endless fields, horrid heat, boredom and lack of so much more…or so I thought. Now traveling back, which I find...

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Timmy Maximilian

Like any kid, you want a pet of your own. To hold and cuddle with, to play fetch and run with til your tummy hurts from fits of giggles. Before we even met Timmy, we knew exactly what we wanted and we couldn’t have asked for a better dog to love and call our own....

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an ordinary day [video]

I had a moment in the car the other day when the girls were talking about a trip we took almost two years ago to Hawaii. They smiled and laughed while watching the video of our vacation, reliving it all over again. I realized then that I often document on “special” occasions such as vacations,...

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A Culver City Photo Session [Patricia + Mark]

I met up with Patricia and Mark at their lovely home near Culver City last month. I enjoyed getting to know these two. Patricia’s son, Jacob, joined in for a few of the photos. Such a fun family! This one flower decided to bloom that day. A little basketball… We had fun exploring a little...

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Lemoore Photographer [When the old becomes new again]

In November, I traveled back to my home town in central California. I always joke that I can smell my way into town. There’s a distinct smell when you’re passing all the dairy farms. It makes me cringe yet smile with a bit of giddiness knowing I’m going back to the place I once called...

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San Diego Photographer [VIDEO] A look back at 2011

This year was full of new adventures, friends and LOTS of quality family time. As a mom and a photographer, I try to document my family as much as possible. Childhood is so fleeting. I don’t want to miss one moment of theirs. I hope you get a glimpse of how truly special my family...

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New Children’s Museum Photographs [TRASHED!]

I think one of the most valuable things you can expose your children to is art. Allowing them to think, create and play with their imaginations is important beyond belief. As a child, I was constantly creating in some form. As a wee little kindergartner, I won my first coloring contest. In the years that...

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She + Me

Last month, Sophia and I traveled to our first Girl Scouts camping trip at Whispering Oaks in Julian. We LOVE to camp so this weekend trip was a must.  Aside from the crafty activities and endless amounts of hot cocoa and s’mores…this was valuable time with my daughter. The raising and lowering of the flag...

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Spooktacular!

As a kid, you’re anxious for this time of year when you can pick out your costume for Halloween. You talk amongst friends and share your costume choices and talk about how much sugary goodness your going to collect while trick or treating. The sun has set. You walk and yell out “trick or treat!”...

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a california adventure

Last Sunday, the family and I headed to California Adventure [our first time] for a little pre-birthday celebration for moi. I took all of the images with my iPhone, which really allowed me to relax and have a good time. And we totally had a good time! Much love, Daisy

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Easter [2011]

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter, whether it was attending church, decorating eggs and hunting for them, eating peeps and other chocolate goodness or just hanging out with friends and loved ones. Hope your day was joyous! This was a fun Easter because Gianna was finally old enough to go egg hunting.  I love...

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Reminiscent

I look back on my childhood with fond memories. Growing up in a primarily rural area, I spent ninety-percent of my time outdoors. Wading in the rivers, climbing trees, playing cowboys and indians, walking through fields, building forts and so on. My best friend was my imagination. The series of images below reminds me so...

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Sisters

A couple of weeks ago, we took a trip up to our family cabin in Big Bear. This was a special trip because this was the first time that the girls truly bonded. They were inseparable the whole weekend. Running, laughing, playing games. It was so so wonderful to watch. Having two sisters, I know...

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Playful

She is very playful…among many things. Much love, Daisy

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Christina

Last Sunday, my sister, Christina and I traveled up to one of my favorite wedding venues in Southern California, The Condor’s Nest Ranch [Thank you Lisa + Bob for being great hosts!]. We ate, we mingled, we wandered around and ate some more! So much fun! We have fun whenever I bring my camera, so...

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I am not afraid to admit that I’m not a huge fan of V-day. I’m not into the flowers, although the chocolates aren’t bad…I think love should be celebrated everyday! There are many things I claim to “love,” but here are two things I truly love —-> Much love, Daisy

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Aloha, Hawai’i [part II]

Waikiki Beach. Sunrise… John and I hiked to Manoa Falls. Beautiful! Totally looks like scenes right out of the show LOST. We went to a luau and got Polynesian tattoos. We also went cage diving with Galapagos sharks!!! The above image was taken with John’s Olympus point + shoot at the North Shore. I love...

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aloha, hawai’i

I spent a week in paradise and I cannot wait to share more images with you… [image above photographed by my wonderful husband. <3] Daisy

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A look back at 2010

Happy New Year, friends! I can’t help but think what a great year 2010 was. It almost seems as though it went by within a blink of an eye. So many memories… I wish I could slow time for just a bit. I’m trying to document more, mostly with photographs, but with more and more...

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One rainy day…

Last week in San Diego, it rained everyday, causing many floods. For some it’s inconvenient, but for me it’s…wonderful! I love wearing my rain boots, opening the windows to bring in the fresh air and hearing the sound of the rain dropping on the pavement, running down the drains, or watching the ripples in the...

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Dream

Music credit: “Dream” by Priscilla Ahn Daisy

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splash!

I [heart] this kid.She [hearts] water image taken with my Nikon Coolpix p + s Daisy

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pieces of my life.

I love our backyard.I love drops of rain, falling from leaves.I love their eyes. So bright + so curious.I love my life. Much love, Daisy

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the city by the bay.

05.01.10 I love this city. Great food. Interesting people. Endless diversity + art. Our first day in the city, we decided to check out the exploratorium, which was awesome! It really is hands-on. Perfect for kiddies…big + small I swear we walked for miles… The kids looked uber cool in their shades And then we...

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the desert.

Last weekend, the family + I drove out to Superstitions in the desert + met up with the Coalson clan. Lucky me, I got to ride with a crazy driver in a thing called a “rhino” and finally learned to drive a quad! SO much fun! The desert has its own kind of beauty. The...

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green.

I go through phases where colors seem to take on a different meaning and period in my life. This phase I shall call green I am drawn to anything green. And recently, I’ve been buying florals and plants, particularly succulents and ranunculus, that seem to bring a breath of fresh air into our home. I’ve...

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shattered.

to break into pieces, as by a blow. Inay.I miss you so much. This was my home growing up. I love this backyard, this tree. Much like my family, it’s chaotic, unorganized, cluttered, yet it has its own charm, unlike any other. It was home to me. I have never had to deal with the...

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animal art.

I love going to museums. Last year, I discovered the New Children’s Museum downtown, and not only do my girls love it, but I do too. It features the work of local artists and I think the different rooms and activities are just brilliant. Can’t wait to see what they come up with next! Much...

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feeling inspired.

I feel calm while hearing the rain pour and the wind blow against my window. I love the sounds and smell of rain. It’s days like today that I feel the most inspired. For months, I’ve been ripping pages from my favorite magazines, hoping one day I can organize them in such a way that...

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An Artist [Exposed]

Every so often, I crave a fun shoot with style, motion and a wide array of feelings. I was hoping it would rain during the shoot, but was happy nonetheless with overcast skies. Mmm….soft, even light makes me happy. Hope you enjoy looking through these images as much as I had fun creating them Make...

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