Giavannah turns 3

What do you get when you put together, Dora the explorer, arts & crafts, hugs, giggles, dancing, smiles, cupcakes, ice cream, presents, balloons, best friends, candy & music?

You get one amazingly sweet 3rd birthday party.


Little Miss Cate

Oh, hello everyone! Yes, I realize it’s been an unmentionably long amount of time since my last post. Yikes. Sorry about that.

But what better way to get back into blogging than with these sweet pictures of little miss Cate.

The last time I took her pictures, she looked like this:

And now she’s 3! A  super cute little bundle of energy and smiles.

Vietnamese Tea Ceremony

A couple weeks ago I had the opportunity to work with  Erica Velasco as a second shooter at a Vietnamese Tea Ceremony. I had never photographed something like that before. It was different, but pretty exciting to be a part of. The brides dress was hand made by her mother in law, and it was just beautiful. I loved how colorful everything was.  Although I couldn’t understand most of what was said, I was still able to pick up on the very strong traditions of the family  and what an emotional time it was for everyone involved.




Antique Saturday

Dave and I found a new antique mall the other day,  and today we  visited.

Wow. It was awesome. SO much stuff. I love love love antique malls. There’s stuff in there you won’t find anywhere else.  There’s 2 floors  & We spent 2 & 1/2 hours there and I only explored the first one! Dave made it through the whole thing, and he was definitely ready to go before I was.  So since I didn’t make it through , that just means I have to make another trip soon to explore the rest ;)

I walked away with a nice vintage leaf bracelet, old kitchen towels that say wednesday, thursday & friday on them  ( I guess this means I can only do dishes on those days, yeeessss ) & some amazing old photographs. If I go into an antique store, and they are selling old photographs, you better believe I’m gonna buy some.

So these are the pictures of some of the things that I didn’t make it home with, but hopefully they’re there when I go back!


Love this. & yes, the grammar works just fine.

Purses anyone? I couldn’t even capture the magnitude of purses in this booth, they stretched all the way down  the shelf to the left & there was another shelf behind me. The were color coordinated. Purse paradise.

Old books really are the best. That blue has to be my favorite color. The covers are always so colorful & the titles of the books, well, you just can’t beat them. I wouldn’t mind a whole library of old books, not for reading, but for gazing upon. And reading the titles for a little chuckle.

I wanted both of these little cuties.. so bad.

Creeeepy.  Weird thing is, I think this is a napkin holder.

Look up most adorable cat in the dictionary…. this picture will pop up.

I wish.

We ate some lunch at this place a few stores down. It was pretty good. We had a nice panini & some extra sweet green tea.

Oh, and here’s Dave. ♥