standing in the sun. a family session.



i’ve photographed these children since they were in their mama’s belly. and when they were merely days old in various houses that they have moved into over the years and throughout various seasons of life. i have grown to love the heart of this mama so dearly, she has a deep joy that radiates out from within her and so evidently has spilled into the hearts of her children. as i walked into their home for this session a few weeks back in california, a piece of art in the kids’ room caught my eye. it was vintage from the saturday evening post; it read:

happy are those who know what sorrow means for they will be given courage and comfort.

happy are those who hunger and thirst for what is right for they will be satisfied.

happy are those who feel their spiritual need for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.

happy for those who show mercy for mercy will be shown to them.

happy are the single hearted for they will see God.

happy are the gentle for the whole world will belong to them.

happy are those who make peace for they will be known as sons of God.



and my time with these four, well their happiness was contagious. there was a halo that formed around the sun as they danced in front of it. sorrows were set free. mercy and gentleness wrapped around them in the warm breeze. peace was known. and my heart leapt with joy at the sight of it.


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Travel Sessions & a workshop announcement!





oahu, hawaii – august 2

maui, hawaii – august 7 & 8

san francisco, california – september 10

geyserville, california – september 14

seattle, washington – october 9

san francisco, california – october 18

to reserve one of the available dates, please email to secure the date & begin planning the details of the session! these dates are all open for either harvest sessions (24 hours) or wildflower sessions (2 hours).




bellingham, washington at our homestead: october 23-25, 2015.

all inclusive; all women will be lodging here at our home as well as all meals provided. this will be an intimate workshop limited to 10 women. cost: $1450 (special rate).

to register: click here to pay the 50% deposit (remaining 50% is due 30 days prior to workshop) & then please email to complete registration.



and sharing some recent wildflower session favorites…

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