inside these hands - {Locally Grown Love}

A lovely Sunday afternoon spent at Studio Trilogy and everyone involved in Locally Grown Love, a little eco-friendly wedding pop up. Special thank you to Rebecca Jean Catering for having me along as their preferred photographer. It was so wonderful to see this artistic and thoughtful pop up shop and meet all the creative vendors. Thought I would share some photos from the day but I have to say the ultimate highlight was the poem written for me by the talented Silvi Alcivar of the Poetry Store. She asked me one simple question about what went through my head as I'm photographing, my answers: memories, moments....and feeling others joy, not just capturing it but feeling it. And then the outcome was this beauty: inside these hands for jenna,

oh, how you hold

moments held inside

camera shutter open then

closing, feeling the light

inside what you see,

knowing we're meant to be

mirrors reflecting

not just the memory

but the life

that always


How simple and beautiful. She wrote this in a few minutes. Thank you for your talent and sharing it with strangers.  I can only imagine the amount of secrets you hear in a day.

Our display - Rebecca Jean delicious granola paired with my photosGorgeous display from Succulence - loved their presentation and bouquets and boutineers for weddings!Handmade stamps by: The Brown PigeonAnd of course the yummy appetizers served by Rebecca Jean CateringSilvi at work with her typewritermy poem!


Doug and Erin Maternity Session and Shower! - {San Francisco Maternity Photographer}

Doug and Erin are about to have a little fish!! Eeeepp - so excited for them and to share this personal post. My cousins are having a baby and lucky me that I got to do maternity photos of them and throw them a shower. The theme of the shower was a play on Dr. Seuss with a little under the sea twist (since they met swimming on U of A's swim team back in the day.) Thought it was an appropriate theme and we had so much fun decorating and coming up with many many seussisms for the food. I cannot wait for this baby to come!!! love you guys xoxo Auntie Jenna Cousin to be!cupcakes and cake handmade by the talented Lisa Chan!! Contact me for her info :) And your's truly did the invitation. yes thats right I even bought goldfish for the occasion - ha!And this was the best game of all - beer chugging contest out of baby bottles!! Not as easy as it looks - haha! Way to go Aaron on the win!