sister sister

A visit with my sister is obviously never complete without a photo shoot. During my time back home in Texas, we were busy, and it was HOT, but we managed to squeeze in few minutes to take some shots outside of my sister’s apartment. I really haven’t used my DSLR at all this year, so […]

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my favorite film photos from 2014

It has been a while since I used my film camera. In 2014, I shot almost exclusively with it, but when the holidays rolled around I picked my DSLR back up (since I would be taking so many more photos and having the digital files were much easier to share). It’s great to mix things up, and I’m glad […]

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the grand canyon

I almost exclusively shot film during our trip, but my husband used my DSLR to snap some photos of the Grand Canyon. And the next morning, after enjoying a cup of coffee, I wandered off into the forest to follow a deer and an elk. So here are the rest of our (digital) photos from […]

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summer in austin, texas

Our road trip finally ended in good ol’ Austin, Texas. Much to my dismay, I hardly took any photos there (some rain and poor lighting at evening dinners). I’m also still pretty self-conscious about asking people to take or be in photos (I know, STILL?!). I’ll need to get over that eventually. I snapped some […]

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camping/road trip part two – film photos

The next day of our trip we made our way to New Mexico, but along the way we stopped at the Petrified National Forest Park in Arizona. It was a sunny and hot day, and all Kipling wanted to do was jump back into the air conditioned car – it was pretty funny. Whitney had […]

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camping/road trip part one – film photos

We have been busy prepping and going on our 9 day camping/road trip back to Texas these last couple weeks. We wanted to visit Austin in the summer…and have our car…and bring Kipling, so a road trip it was! We broke in our new Subaru and got great use of our camping gear. Kipling is great […]

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pacific beach

I’m fortunate to live so close to my brother, and last weekend we went to visit while my niece was in town. After brunch we headed to the beach for smash ball, ladder ball, and cards; that evening we grilled, played Pictionary, and baked cookies with my niece…a perfect weekend to kick off the summer. […]

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easter camping

My husband and I finally had a weekend to take a camping trip…just the two of us and Kip. We drove up to Morro Bay early Saturday morning in hopes of snagging a campsite at Isley Creek Campground. We ate lunch and headed to the beach for four hours, where Kipling wore herself out swimming […]

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the best things to do in southern california

We’ve lived in Los Angeles for over a year now, and though I’m hardly an expert (I’m still absolutely horrible with LA geography), I have found a great many things to do in this city that I absolutely love (and take every visiting guest to go do). So if you’re planning on making a trip […]

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my sister’s graduation

I’ve been absent the past week because I’ve been in Texas! I flew back for my sister’s graduation and spent six days in Austin. It seems like a long time, but the time flew by. Austin felt so familiar, yet it seemed so distant from me. I miss it, but I do feel like our […]

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