Sunny San Francisco, Part I


On Sunday my sister called to let me know that she and her fam, including her inlaws, were headed to San Francisco on the ferry, and would we be able to join for a few hours? I have been itching to see everyone, so of course I jumped on the opportunity. Brandon and I grabbed some breakfast and then headed to Pier 39 to meet up with the gang. Here is part I of the beautiful sunny afternoon! This post will be mostly Conor photos, and the next one will be more heavily Claire.


Ugh, don’t you want to just pinch those squishy cheeks? Also, notice the pirate ships on his sweater–there’s a skull and crossbones on the back. Christmas gift courtesy of Auntie & Uncle B.

The Perfect Sunday

So, I’m not really one for football…and I’m really not one for pro football. For me, it’s Oregon Ducks (go Ducks!) or no football. Brandon needed to work on Sunday, and I also had to work (on chalk + dot) so we decided to spend our Super Bowl Sunday being productive.

wine + sunshine

I am not very productive at home (too many other temptations), so I decided to head out to a nearby café, correctly making the assumption that it wouldn’t be crowded during the Super Bowl. Nook was my location of choice, and it was perfect. We were having unseasonably hot weather (read: I was in jeans, a tank top, and flip flops), so the café had all its windows and doors open. I decided on indulging in a happy hour glass of wine and (gasp) a brownie. It was my own personal super bowl party. With headphones on and my feet up, I had a glorious and relaxing afternoon. I think I may want to start my own Super Bowl tradition…I haven’t been able to stop thinking about how perfect that afternoon was…

It’s Hot in Herrr

I sit here writing on one of the hottest days of the year–it supposedly reached 92° today and I couldn’t be happier…that is, if I wasn’t sick. Our apartment thermometer is at around 80° right now (inside) and I have a 99.9° fever. Awesome, yes? I seriously wish I wasn’t sick on one of the most beautiful days of the year. You guys didn’t stop by to hear me complain though, right? Instead of me rambling about my current misery, I will show you some more film photos I have been taking out and about.

The birthday girl at River Ranch Lodge on the way home from Tahoe


shopping around downtown

my photo taken to celebrate the sun!

the local lunch spot

Brandon and I had dinner on the roof to escape the heat of our apartment. It was glorious! The “ghost” in the righthand corner is due to me forgetting that I hadn’t wound my film. Whoopsies. That’s called exposing your roll…lesson learned. For now.

More Film!

Got my second batch of film photos today…it’s a little bit of this, a little bit of that. Enjoy!









A few weeks ago, I asked my Uncle if I could borrow my Grandfather’s film camera that he had–he was kind enough to agree without hesitation! He sent it home from Nevada with my Grandma when she went to visit and it’s been in my possession since.

These are my first few images that I took–I have to say, I’m quite thrilled! I can see a new love affair forming here. It’s been a great learning experience, starting with reading the owner’s manual that came with the camera (it’s amazing the amount of information you can get from those). Now, I will say that many of my photos came out looking like poop, and you guys don’t get to see those, but you do get to see my favorites.

Without further ado…





Erica @ 18 Weeks

This weekend, I had the opportunity to take photos of Erica for the next in her maternity series! We decided to stroll around the Mission, since she wanted to do some furniture browsing in the area anyway. Thankfully the sun came out, so it wasn’t frigid like the morning had been (sidenote: speaking of the morning, congrats to all the marathoners/half marathoners who ran on Sunday! I’m glad for their sake it was pretty chilly). Erica’s baby belly is still quite petite, but adorable!





Thanks, Erica! Looking forward to the next shoot…

Project: Completed (almost!)

The project I have been periodically posting photos from is pretty much complete!  With only a few last things to get finished up, the clients have moved into the house.  I took a few hours last Friday to take some photos before the move-in, and here are a few shots–I’m slowly working my way through them and uploading in batches. Here are some of the photos…









B2B 2010

This weekend, some high school friends came in from out-of-town to visit and for Bay to Breakers.  It was a fabulous weekend spent mostly catching up and just hanging out, which was much needed for all of us.  I can’t express how much these ladies mean to me, so it was so nice to be able to spend so much time with them.

Today we walked Bay to Breakers which was hilarious and absolutely chaotic.  I saw a lot of skin, a lot of bright clothing, and a lot of crazy costumes.  Here are some pictures from the day…












We absolutely froze, so after our time at the race we went home, cuddled up on the couch and watched a good old romantic comedy. Phew! What a wonderful weekend, but it’s back to the old grind tomorrow…

Lunch (belated)

I have been meaning to post this for a couple weeks now, but I just ran across this photo.  The weather today seems appropriate to post a picture that is a reminder of the beautiful weather we were having a few weeks ago.

A new friend (Ms. Lindsay of Lindsay Covets) and I decided to take advantage of the sunshine and get together for a fabulous lunch.  We both had veggie burgers from JoVino.  These particular burgers, made fresh, were made with beets–this turned our scrumptious patty into a spectacular magenta color!  I realize in this photo it looks a little like beef tartar, but I promise this creation was all veggie.  Yum!


C’mon, weather.  Bring on more days like this!

Heath Wedding Lounge

Anyone getting engaged and planning a wedding in the Bay Area? If so, you should be at the Heath Ceramics Wedding Lounge on March 21! It’s going to be a fantastic event complete with “drinks and nibbles” and some of the most amazing wedding vendors. You even get a 20% discount at the Heath store if you attend.


Some of you might wonder why I am promoting this event, and I have 3 reasons:
1. The photographer who shot my wedding, Edyta Szyszlo will be there along with two helpers–Lindsay of Lindsay Covets and myself!
2. Alison Events will be there. While I did not use Alison Events for my wedding, a long-time friend works there so I have firsthand knowledge of how great they are.
3. I am in love with Heath Ceramics. Their tile, their dishes, just everything. I also am excited because a project I worked on at my old firm is used in Heath advertisements but that’s a totally separate reason I get excited about Heath.

Discounts, drinks, munchies, wedding fun and great vendors! Enough reasons for you to be there? Come on over and join in the festivities.