Wedding Season officially starts for me this weekend:) After a long week of working and shooting I'm super super excited to be finally shooting a wedding. Plus I get to work with an amazing lady Sharlane Chase:) Should be a fantastic time! Hope everyone has...

In five short weeks Justin and I are headed to Florida for 5 blissful days! We are both so ready for a vacation:) Family, fishing, BBQ, beach, pool, margaritas...

I had a pretty busy weekend of working and shooting, but it was fun getting to see some of the sights I don't normally see. (Have a mentioned how much I LOVE where we live!) Plus I was able to squeeze in some time with...

My poor buddy Tre had to have some unexpected surgery last week, but he is doing fine and according to Amanda (his mom) is back to his normal self. Please keep Tre and his family in your thoughts and prayers as Tre continues to recover...

As you’ve probably read from my previous posts Justin’s mom Gigi was in town visiting us this past week. We love having Gigi come to visit because we always have a good time whether it be relaxing at the house and BBQing, or out and about doing the tourist thing. We decided to take Gigi to the Seattle Center to see the Space Needle and there was a Japanese festival going on that same weekend. For those of you who don’t know Gigi is half Japanese so we thought this would be fun. Well the festival wasn’t exactly what we were expecting (in the food court with booths set up with class projects) but there were some amazing Taiko performers on the stage that captivated us for a good 25 minutes. Taiko means drum in Japanese, and watching them all synchronized hitting these massive drums was quite a sight!

Then we went to the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum which are both in this incredibly modern, sculptural building. The space needle was reflecting on one side of the building and I thought it was really neat:) It was like a futuristic space needle!

Pikes Place Market has the most amazing flower stalls and every time I go I always buy a bouquet. The small bouquets are only five dollars so I picked one up when we were there yesterday with Miss Gigi, and I just had to share...

Outside the Oceana Hotel in Santa Barbara, CA

There is nothing more bizarre than visiting a place that you called home for three years as a tourist. I called Santa Barbara home from 2003-2006 when I was attending Brooks Institute of Photography, and crazily enough have not been back to visit since I graduated in May of 2006…well that is until last weekend:) I was in LA visiting my sister Mallory and we decided to make a day trip up to SB since it is only an hour north on the 101. The entire day was incredibly surreal.  I remember when I was attending school there watching the tourists on State St. thinking, “Gosh I would love to be on vacation like those tourists, no homework, no work, just relaxing,” well I finally got to do that! Mal and I started the morning off with breakfast at Sambo’s accompanied by two very large mimosas:)

Then I got behind the steering wheel and drove around to the spots that I wanted to visit and reminisce about my life in SB. First was the Mission, my very first photo assignment with the 4×5 camera in 101 was at the Mission. I spent many an afternoon relaxing on the lawn in front of the Mission smelling the incredible rose garden near by.

Those roses were ginormous!!

I'm in Los Angeles visiting my baby sister Mallory, and today we went to Malibu to sit at the beach and have lunch. It was a gorgeous day! The weather was perfect and we lunched on yummy fish tacos and wine. Tonight I get to...