dunn brothers coffee

Thursday, March 9, 2017

**This post is sponsored by Dunn Brothers Coffee. As usual, all opinions are my own.** Coffee is a lot more than just a drink; it’s something happening. Not as in hip, but like an event, a place to be, but not like a location, but like somewhere within yourself. It gives you time, but not actual hours or minutes, but a chance to be, like be yourself, and…


it’s been awhile

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A few weeks ago the lovely people at the Blue Heron Coffeehouse had a book signing and dinner to celebrate the release of The Vanilla Bean Baking Book. It was a wonderful afternoon and evening. I saw familiar faces I used to wait on in my barista days; I met new friends, and celebrated with old ones. If you’ve read through my book you know the Blue Heron…


photographs + links

Saturday, November 26, 2016

My little brother Daniel, who is exactly 9 years younger than me (to the day), just got hitched. We are so happy to welcome his wife, Cassie, to our family. I didn’t photograph their wedding, but I did sneak around and got a few shots, anyway. I have a couple more links to posts from my book, as well. *Melissa from The FauxMartha made my Honey Bundt Cake.…

photographs travel

oregon: portland

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Part two of our Oregon trip in picture form: our adventures in Portland. We had a great time eating so much good food, checking out parks and gardens and downtown and quaint neighborhoods and hanging out with family and friends. Highlights included getting lost in the amazingness of Powell’s City of Books, eating the best cream cheese Danish I ever had at Grand Central Bakery, quite a few…


photographs + links

Sunday, May 29, 2016

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a family session; I photographed this family a few years ago, and it was great to have another shoot with them. A few links to spend your Sunday on: A literary quiz to keep you on your toes. I’ve been enjoying Hello Poetry. Both classic and contemporary poems, and you can search by words to find just the right poem. This video…


photographs + links

Saturday, January 30, 2016

I finally got to meet baby Margot, and take a few pictures of her as well. This family has been dear friends for years and years, and it is such a joy to welcome their new little. Some links for your Sunday reading and viewing: I have always believed that trees are friends, and I can’t wait to read this book I’m a big fan of Vivian Maier’s…

photographs photographs + links

silent sunday

Saturday, January 16, 2016

This past week I got to tag along while my sister-in-law-to-be tried on wedding dresses, and sneaked a few shots during our time. We’re all terribly excited she’s going to be part of the family. David Bowie and Alan Rickman left us this week. Here’s some Sunday morning reading and viewing to celebrate both: oh!youprettythings David Bowie’s Formative Reading List Chilly Gonzales: Pop Masterclass David Bowie cookies David…