Photography

And Baby Makes Three

Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada

I was thrilled when fellow new mom Malina asked me to photograph her, her husband Cody and baby Bennett. We went down to a lovely park near Washoe Lake and tried to pretend like it wasn't almost 90 degrees that day. I'd say they did an awesome job! Bennett was a trooper too, I just want to squish those cheeks every time I look at these.

Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada

When you're working with wee ones, a snack break is to be expected. Malina handled it like a pro, out at the park with the wind whipping around!

Family Baby Nursing Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada
Family Baby Photography Reno Nevada

They were just the sweetest and so fun to work with. Hope we can do it again sometime!

xoxo

Missing the Motherland

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Today is Syttende Mai, or Seventeenth of May, which is Norway's independence day. I always get extra homesick in the summer, because that's when we usually visit, but my dad went earlier than usual this year. So between his taunting texts and photos and Syttende Mai happening, I'm especially missing it and thought I'd share a few photos from the last trip in 2015 that I never took the time to sort through. Going through them has definitely helped me miss it just a bit less. :)

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These are from one particularly magical evening, close to midsummer. We had gone to my uncle's summer cabin on the island of HalsnΓΈy. It's only accessible by ferry, and the cabin is at the top of a hill on the tiny island that you have to park halfway up and walk the rest of the way. But the views...oh my goodness are they ever worth it.

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The cabin is designed for the views, of course, and all around has that perfect, effortless, messy-planned garden that I'm always so jealous of. It also plays to the kids and grandkids - not one but two rope swings! I don't know if I've ever been so relaxed, sitting out there with a cold drink and everyone enjoying each other's company, refusing to go inside except to grab a sweater against the evening chill (or to check soccer scores).

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Bear in mind these were all taken after 6pm - they call it the Land of the Midnight Sun for good reason! #thosesummernights

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And then my uncle pulled out one of these floating lights from a trip to Thailand. Perfect cap to the evening!

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With a sun that never *quite* sets at that time of year, the extended twilight is a photographer's dream. The only trouble is staying up that late when you've been sightseeing and traveling!

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What about you guys? Do you get homesick at certain times of the year?

xoxo

Lars & Sarah :: Fullerton Engagement Photography

My baby brother is getting married in a month to his love of ten years, on their ten year anniversary (!!) and I couldn't be more excited for them. Getting to know Sarah over the years and watching them grow together has been wonderful. I don't know many couples who survived the many changes that happen to you after high school and throughout your twenties, but they've successfully navigated them together and came out stronger. 

Plus, I'm selfishly thrilled to be gaining my second sister in 6 months. :)

Please to enjoy these photos taken around Fullerton one gorgeous afternoon when I was visiting last fall.

I can't wait to witness, photograph and celebrate their union next month! So much excite!

xoxo

San Antonio Regional Hospital :: KE Design

San Antonio Regional Hospital was a behemoth of a project for my mother's one-woman design firm, but what's wonderful about that is I can see her touches all over the space. The new wing opened in late October and it's absolutely beautiful. I don't know how she manages to make a hospital room seem homey, but she does! I especially loved the comfortable side chair that reclines (anyone that's spent time at someone's bedside knows how welcome those are).

Please to enjoy the latest in my collaboration with my amazing healthcare designer mom.

Check out the custom-designed side table below - the "wing" shelf adds extra space and allows for plenty of supplies to be stashed bedside.

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Besides the patient rooms, the standout for me was the main lobby. Aren't those artichoke light fixtures stunning?

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I always love her textile choices - these chairs are neutral enough for a waiting room, but not boring or cheesy.

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We just loved the playroom! Even the signage is sweet (and no pastels in sight, phew!).

I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

xoxo

Melissa & Matt

These two are some of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. I've known Melissa since we were in choir together in high school, so for ::ahemhem:: years now, and after going to the same university and having a lot of the same life experiences at the same time, our bond has only grown tighter over the years. When she told me Matt had proposed, I couldn't have been happier! They really bring out the best in each other and manage to make everyone around them feel included in that love. It's amazing to witness, and I can't wait for their wedding in June!

We got together in late October to take full advantage of the fall weather...except it was about 85 degrees that day. But they made it work! I'm in love with how these turned out.

Just a few of my favorites (well, I use the term loosely), taken at the beautiful Oak Park in Anaheim Hills.

xoxo