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


Ok, it's time for some new resolutions. In 2012, I didn't do so badly. Here's a look at last year's resolutions: 

1. Travel to a new continent. Africa, baby! I'm really hoping. If not Africa, it's going to have to be South America. It's happening. I can feel it. Done and done! And I wish this could be a resolution every year.
2. Create and keep to a marketing schedule for Quotidian Photography. That's a big one, but it's important. Kind of. But if I'm honest, I didn't do nearly as much as I could have. So this one can't be considered completed. 
3. Walk to work (my teaching job) every day it's not raining. I've already been doing this so I know it's doable, but I'd like to make it a solid habit. It's about a 45 minute walk, and I feel so much better every day I do it. Well, I didn't do this every day, but it did happen a lot of days, and it's still part of the beginning of my daily routine, so check!
4. Give y'all a new photographic computer wallpaper every month. I've tried to make myself do this before and failed, but it's a new year, and a new me. It's happening! Well, no. Sorry. :)
5. Really do a self-portrait and post it on the blog every month. I'm so inspired by Gail Werner's. She does an amazing job, but most importantly, she does it. I aspire to be like her. I managed two months out of twelve, so no! And honestly, while I'd like to add this to my resolutions this year, I just don't think it's going to happen. 
6. I'd like to spend more time with friends. That's one of those things I've been trying to prioritize more, but I can always use an extra reminder. This one was a big success, not necessarily because it was a resolution, but because it was a value. My friends are awesome, and I'm so lucky to have them. And I want to continue to make time wherever I can for them. Because really, what else is it all about?

Three out of 6. That's 50%. On a test, I'd fail. But in life, I think I win. Because what did I get? Stronger relationships with my friends, an amazing once-in-a-lifetime travel experience, and some light exercise plus a good way for me to wake up each day. 

So, what's in store for 2013?? (Cue the drumroll . . . .) Sadly, probably no more new continents (although Evan and I would die to go to Antarctica, currently that's #1 on our list)

Well . . . 

1. I really want a new website. I've been working on the design, and it's slowly coming together, so hopefully it will be out of the gate by the end of January!

2. I also hate sitting at a computer, so I'm in the process of building a standing desk. They're said to lengthen your life, but what I really need is an energy boost and a break from sitting so much. I can't wait until it's done! I'm also hoping for this one for January.

3. I'd like to partner photographically with a few local businesses whose methods and aims I admire. Think local, sustainable, and beautiful. Anyone know a business that might be interested?

4. Eat only real food. Evan and I have been going in this direction (particularly recently, some of which I am really excited to share with you all), but I'm really looking to avoid processed foods, white sugar and white flour, and I want to eat lots of fresh fruits and vegetables all the time. Deliciously prepared, of course.

5. Visit somewhere I haven't been before. Evan and I don't have a trip planned this year (Africa kind of wore us out a bit) but we do want to travel. And tempting as it might be to go back to our familiar haunts, I always want to break new ground as well. So we'll see!

So that's it! Simple, but important. Steps to building a good life. What about you? Did you make resolutions? Do you believe in them? Do you have a good track record of keeping them?