JUST ANOTHER MANIC MONDAY

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On days like these I wish there were at least 5 of me. One to do all the hours and hours of work ahead of me for my day job. Two to process through the backlog of images I’ve been shooting. Three to shape these into little stories and sentiments, to send them out through this blog…

WEEKEND READING

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I’m in the woods shooting a wedding and after a long day of hiking around in the heat — positioning and repositioning people, trying to capture moments with guerrilla precision, trying to keep track of both the bride and groom at the same time on over 80 acres of forest, waterfalls and archery ranges —…

WEEKEND READING

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Yep, I’m in denial that summer is over, even as I watch the sun setting an hour too early and feel the chill in the air. Makes me long for summer days like these above. I can still smell the crab and the roasted fennel looking at this shot, and if you haven’t yet already…

SAY YES

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It’s so easy to say no to things, or even worse “maybe later…” A few dear friends of mine have been dying to go on a romantic trip just the two of them — something they haven’t really done ever — but there was also a million obligations and reasons to keep pushing it off for…

LOCAL AT LARGE: ALESE OSBORN

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I’m so excited to have a  new feature in the (occasional) series I do on super cool humans discovered around the world. Today meet bay area native Alese Osborn… Every woman needs a best friend, a therapist, or a tarot card reader. These people are crime scene investigators of the psyche — using details of your life to speak about…

ACCOMPLISHED WOMEN: SEATTLE

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‘Then,’ observed Elizabeth, ‘you must comprehend a great deal in your idea of an accomplished woman.’ It struck me the other day how amazed and fortunate I feel to have so many accomplished women in my life. For Mr. Bingley it was enough to paint tables, cover skreens, and net purses, but today I hardly meet…

WEEKEND READING

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Some weekend mornings are for staying in bed — hopefully with some coffee and a good book or magazine (Or  a pile of them. Or just a scruffy tabby cat). Others are for waking up at 6am to set off on an adventure; with new humans to meet, vistas to explore, and skills to learn. It’s…

SNAPSHOTS FROM A SHARED BLOGOSPHERE

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As always, bloggers are seduced by the globe and the clock. In one of our 24 time zones, I pour hot water over coffee beans in San Francisco, and 8 timezones away, another girl is sipping a cocktail with friends at the end of the day. We know this intellectually, but it’s difficult to get your hands around…