How about them sunsets this summer? . . We’re nearing the end of August... the end of summer...the end of the year?!? 😩 where has time flown? . . . I’ve been quite spoiled with the views each rise and sunset. The sunsets make me think of that scene from City of Angels, where all the Angels gather at sunrise and sunset to watch and feel the sun. That’s what happens at the beach! Except.. they’re not Angels, but more tourists, locales, beach bums and doggies. A California sight. . . . #deardarlingphotography
These two just celebrated their wed in the DR and I couldn’t help but want to send some love and shouts to this sweet pair.
Happy Tuesday. Say hi to this sweet lil fam, and look at Denver! . . Photos with 🐕 are fun! But they can have they’re own challenges. They’re kind of like... a two year old. Gotta keep them entertained, confused ? , and engaged to really get them to look at the cam. And they’re patience can only last so much. But I love love when I capture a great shot. . . . Tuesday shenanigans. Get yo tacos on. . . . #portraitsanddogs
Beaches, sunsets, fisherman and proposals. Friday feels with this surprise proposal. . . . Link in bio!
Baby fever? You!! Not me silly.
Self care… how do you do it? I relish in having one night of the week to unwind, sloth it out, sleep more if needed and all with a nice cold beverage..... forcing myself to stop time and do absolutely nothing. I would like to commit to a daily massage 💆 if I could, but wishful thinking for now hehe. (Till then I have an awesome at home massager I highly recommend!) . . . Work can be stressful. But it’s important to take off and recharge so I can be my best self for a good Monday morning. . . . It is hard to make time for it, but when I do I am so much more refreshed in the morning. So, what is your favorite form of self care?
So.... #nationallazyday was this last Saturday. I think I can sum up my #NationalLazyDay in 3 words sleep, eat, and Moscow Mules ... and Margaritas? Okay 4 words! . . . What can I say, I love a good excuse to curl up and do absolutely nothing. There’s an inner sloth in even the most productive of entrepreneurs (and all humans?!) the calendar is basically TELLING me to relax! How did you spend your lazy Saturday?
Thursday and nearing the end of the week where I will find myself in the midst of Sequoia Forest. A nature break is overdue and I can’t wait to hit the road. . . . I’ve been looking back this past year, and realizing how fortunate I am to be within distance of so much beauty. AND to have the opportunity, time, and company to adventure in it. ....oh (and that adventure includes all that LA shenanigans which I can say I’m not too keen on looking forward to). Good thing there’s plenty of taco shops and desserts to make up for it! . . On reflection, can we look back to these two sweetness as they ended their night in this calm moment and sweet kiss.
Sneak peek to this past weekend’s proposal. . . . Happy feels all around. #surpriseproposals
Sometimes ramen is the key to happy moments.... and possibly budget eating due to spontaneity. For this view I shall eat lots of ramen. . . . #morningshenanigans #lakelouise
Can you believe it’s Aug 1st? I mean we’re basically in the second half of the year. WHAT?! How’s the New Year’s resolution looking for ya? . . I can say I think I’ve been doing quite well making consistent contact with those dear to me. If you didn’t know, I used to be (and sometimes still am) pretty bad at phone calls, texts or staying in touch with those specifically who live far. I figured life gets busy and we just pick up where we left off when we get the chance. But not everyone sees it the same way, and space between two people can grow. . . So I realized that life does REALLY BUSY and for that, it should be the reason to make time for our favorite humans. . . I struggled because I thought... what is there to say on the phone or at all? I didn’t think my life had enough interesting things to even share (which is weird for a person who likes to share in every other aspect!) . . . But I realized this past year, that short calls, random texts to say hi or you were on my mind, messages about something funny (or not) and FaceTime (works well for me!!) really goes a long way (so I think? Ha). Well I believe it. Maintaining connections in such a fast pace world can easily get lost. So..... there is some truth to practicing good habits! . . Cheers to hugs, crazy lives to make us appreciate the down time, and um chocolate for afternoon breaks.
Need an afternoon break? How about some cute photos of this lifestyle shoot featuring @biggiebenji and his favorite humans? . . . Link in bio!
Hi. Happy Monday. I had so much to say and so many feelings to express how fun life is as an adult, that I overwhelmed myself. Then that turned into let’s talk about decision making and overwhelming, but that was overwhelming. So I dropped all of it, to release that heavy Monday to this photo. . . . A day of exploring new culture and life. It was a lovely day.
It’s Thursday and near the end of the week. Whoop whoop. . . It’s been a long week, tough week of heavy brain activity. Can I just flat out say it? Adulting sucks sometimes! Gone are the days of carefree and no adult responsibilities.... but wait is it? . . I was listening to a podcast this morning and this is what I started my day with “act the way you want to feel”. . . So.... if I’m acting like a Whiney baby this week well then... feed me some milk and swaddle me because that sounds very comforting! . . Just kidding... but not. . . #loveyourself #engagementinspiration
You probably already know (if you don’t, you can likely guess with a quick scroll through my feed) that I work as a photographer). But can you guess that I also work as a HR profession and can I say a FT mom to a Japanese Akita? . . . As a photographer, absolutely love the emotions I capture on camera; whether for professional or personal. I could go on for days about the amazing friendships I forged with many of my clients or the events I’ve had the pleasure of witnessing and experiencing. . . . But if I’m naming my absolute favorite thing it would be having the privilege of playing even the smallest role in one of the happiest day of two people’s live. So here’s a taste to one of those sweet days, Lauren and Mike. Right after their proposal! . . . What do you love most about what you do? . . . #surpriseproposal #justsaidyes #lajollabeach
Do you have a morning routine? Recently, mine involves lots of quality time with my Ninja where I prep a good green smoothie (Banana chais are taking a break). Then I walk the pup to the park and down to the beach (what a life she lives?). When I don’t start my morning like this ( I hope its because I get to sleep in aka lounge in bed), otherwise, I have already planned I'll be putting extra walk time in the evening with the Yukes. What’s your morning routine?
When I get to play a girlfriend with a guy who is about to propose to his girlfriend....one, how is that possible?!? and two, helz yesss *raises hand*⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Link in bio for this fun surprise proposal story!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ Mark + Danielle a little trip down memory lane? ⠀ ⠀