I'm so glad you found me! I'm a San Francisco photographer, and this blog charts my journey in the ever-evolving world of photography. One of the things I love about photography is that it's a journey, not a destination. I'm constantly learning and meeting wonderful people. Please peruse the blog to your heart's content, then check out my website and feel free to contact me! (I love hearing from you.)

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen


There are some stores where you walk in and you just know. You're a goner; even before you know what it is, you know you're going to buy something. But (if you're me) you walk in anyway.

"There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it." - Edith Wharton

That's what happened to me today when I bought this candle. I picked it up, smelled it, and was transported to a place with almond biscotti baking in the oven and sunlight pouring through every window.

Fortunately for me, there aren't too many of those stores or I'd be in deep trouble. One such, though, is definitely Anthropologie. There's something about it: the packaging, the smells, the frilly details everywhere. The colors, the textures, the design. I admit it; I'm a girl. So what?

For some reason, having a candle burning relaxes me. Helps me get down to work. If it smells divine, all the better. And I've been trying to optimize my workspace so it feels good to be working. If you could see what I have to work with you'd wish me luck! For elves, it might be ideal. For me, it's a bit cramped. But add a candle, and some good music playing and suddenly my head space gets a lot roomier.

What helps you work? I'd love to get some more tips.