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

Simple Pleasures

I think I've talked before about my love of coffee on this blog. Forgive me if I'm a broken record. There's something about the ritual of it I love: the smell, the heat, the foam of the milk, and the chance to sit down for a few minutes and just focus on a wonderful sensory experience.

I think maybe I talk about it so much that people think I'm a coffee-holic, when in reality it's a rare day when I have two cups. Some days (although not many) I don't have any. Mostly I just start the day by savoring one cup. Slowly. I'm not a gulper; I like to enjoy the experience.

One of the things I love the most about photography is the ability to capture these small moments of pleasure so they can be revisited later. Yes, maybe I take too many photographs of my cups of coffee, but they bring me joy. As Gretchen Rubin says, "What you do every day matters more than what you do once in a while." And I totally agree. The small rituals are what give the shape to our days.

So what do you do every day that brings you pleasure? I'd love to hear about it in the comments.

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