Happy Spring With Fairy Flowers!

I've been sitting on these photos for a few months waiting for spring to arrive! I found these flowers at a craft shop and I just knew I could just envision using them for some children portraits and I knew just the girl to do so. 

While visiting in Southern California in January, I got to spend time with Kerri from yourwishcake and Eisley. Aww, those two. I've shared photos of Kerri and her family on here before and I wished we lived closer like we used to, but it just makes seeing each other that much more special.

I also found the outfit for Eisley from Old Navy and since Kerri and I both love dots and stripes,  I had to get the outfit. When she opened her gift, she wanted to model the outfit right away! I then asked her if she wanted to do some photographs in the park the next day and that I had a special surprise for her.

When we arrived at the park and I showed her the flowers, she exclaimed, "They're like fairy flowers!!" And she was right. They were indeed like fairy flowers.

Eisley is so animated and such a ham. She had fun with all the flowers, and even acted out scenes from Frozen and MuLan. I'll let you see for yourself.

Happy Spring to you and yours!



MuLan reenactment



Run outside and enjoy the sunshine!

A Visit To the Sweetest Flower Shop

Yesterday I spent the early afternoon visiting with Benjamin and Emerson, the amazing duo behind the sweetest flower shop, Ampersand, which is tucked away right off Valencia street in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. 

They found their space in a former garage and made a cozy space into such a lovely flower shop. They source their flowers within the Bay Area and set it up so that you can come in and pick and choose to make your own bouquet or they can create one for you on the spot using your preferences.

I first worked with them indirectly at the beginning of the year when I did a styled shoot with other wedding vendors. 

I finally got to meet them in person this past weekend when I photographed a Galentine’s soirée with some NorCal bloggers. 

It was such a beautiful day yesterday that I decided to take a trip up to see their shop during the day and photograph them in action. It was a nice break from other photo jobs and just bringing my camera out to explore and take photos for fun. 

Here are my photos from such a fun and inspiring afternoon with Benjamin and Emerson. If you’re in SF and are in need of some pretty flowers, please stop by and visit their shop. They also do events and are happy to have people come and sit on their couch to just enjoy the flowers. You’ll find those turquoise doors easily. 


Ampersand Flower Shop: 80 Albion Street, San Francisco, CA 94103


A Trip to The Farmer's Market

Yesterday I went to the farmer's market in Campbell and it was so much fun capturing all the beautiful colors of all the fruits and vegetables. I've been cooped up in the house all week and it was so nice to be outside. I picked up some plucot and nectarines. Hope you're all enjoying the wonderful fruits that are offered during the summer as well. These were shot with the Fujix100s and light edits and cropping with Light Room.  

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