underwater family photo while snorkeling at tunnels beach in kauai


Oh, summer, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

August 22, 2022


It’s hard to believe that our summer has officially ended with my daughter’s first day of MIDDLE SCHOOL. One day, I’m on a boat getting emotional while watching spinner dolphins leap out of the ocean (btw-I now have a deeper understanding of why people get dolphin tattoos). The next minute, I’m explaining to my daughter how to use a combination lock for her locker in MIDDLE SCHOOL.

I’m convinced there is a warp in the space-time continuum.

Case in point: Trapper Keepers in the back-to-school aisle at Target.

But before I get sucked into the vortex of fall, I wanna reminisce about the season of family, rest, adventure, and play. Here are some of my favorite moments (as taken by whatever camera I had on hand). That would include: kicking off the season with my in-laws in Kauai, Elsa’s 11th birthday, our 23rd wedding anniversary (!!!), puppy love, camping with dear friends at Samuel P Taylor SP, and reuniting with my dad for the first time since the pandemic.

Not pictured: boba, working on fulfilling projects, chaperoning Elsa to all the summer camps, the worrying about COVID foiling our plans, and all the mental gymnastics surrounding it.

About Me

Real life is more than pretty pictures.
The beauty is in the journey, and it's absolutely
worth documenting all of it. 

I’m captivated by people and always have been; my B.S. is in anthropology. Early on, I appointed myself the family documentarian, carefully recording milestones and travels and learning along the way how much I love visual storytelling. I picked up my first professional camera when my daughter was born, knowing those early years with her were precious and full of changes. A photographer friend’s encouragement soon led me to make photography my career. Today, after many years and proud accomplishments, my passion for it only grows.

I can’t imagine doing anything else.