I had the pleasure of photographing Mark, Samantha and baby Kyler back in December. It was one of my last shoots of the year and it was one of the best. They are such a cool and laid back family and and it was just a really relaxed and fun shoot. We had a pretty small space and minimal amount of light to work with. Nonetheless, we got some great shots and I think their love for each other truly shows through…thanks Ehrlich family, you’re beautiful!
As I was walking back to my car from a shoot the other day I spotted this amazing tree full of pieces of paper. As I moved closer to examine the pieces of paper, I realized that they were wishes! The sign next to the tree said it was a Wishing Tree…and on December 25th, there was a neighborhood soiree next to the Wishing Tree. As I walked away I thought to myself, My wish is that every persons wish on the tree comes true. I love San Francisco….
Happy New Year everyone! I am finally home from a 2 week long visit with my wonderful family that I do not get to see often enough. While I had a great time, it feels great to be home. The holidays always go by a bit too fast for my liking and I often find it a little bittersweet ringing in the new year. Speaking of the new year, I have a ton of resolutions/mini goals for 2012 and am super excited about fulfilling them. It will be a year of working on bettering myself and holding myslef accountable. The overall theme and something I found myself doing a lot over the holidays is , putting in Effort. It’s something that I had never really, really thought a lot about. I always work hard and try to do my best in all aspects of life but it wasn’t until December that I realized the true importance of going the extra mile. In the midst of a hectic month, I decided to offer to plan a holiday party for the real estate photography company that I shoot for. Now this was something that my boss had wanted to do for a long time but is so busy that he doesn’t have the time to plan it. I has sensed this and thought I should take the reigns. Which is not something I would not normally do. I love planning and organizing events/parties/dinners but I’m usually the planner not the initiator 🙂 But I stepped out of my comfort zone, accepted that it may be a total failure and I did it. I emailed everyone, found a date that worked for everyone, found a restaurant that suited everyone, sent out the evites, and even put togther fun little party bags! Not only was it not a failure it was a ton of fun! We ate, drank, laughed and enjoyed each others company and I was so happy that I ignored that little voice that sometimes tries to tell me it won’t work and I did what I wanted. So here is to a wonderful 2012….and to knowing that going the extra mile can sometimes mean you’ll bringing a bit of happiness to someone else!