2.17.2014

Asher














We welcomed a new baby to our family! Asher Jacob was born January 31. He has been such an angel baby. Spencer has been a sweetheart and we are slowly adjusting to our new normal. I finally found a few minutes yesterday to snap some photos. Before I know it, he won't be a newborn anymore!

1.22.2014

baby james












One of my very closest friends had a baby last week! Meet baby James. Isn't he the sweetest? This was seriously the easiest newborn photo shoot in the world. He was bright-eyed the entire time, let us move him all around without a peep. Amazing! It's been too long since I'd photographed a baby... I absolutely love it!

12.04.2013

cranberry pomegranate dip


This is one of my favorite seasonal dishes. I got the recipe from my cousin a few years back and I make it as many times as I can get away with during the holidays! Doesn't it look festive with all that red and green?

Cranberry Pomegranate Dip

3/4 cup cranberries, finely chopped
1 cup pomegranate seeds
2 T. cilantro, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
2 green onions, chopped
1/4 cup sugar
1 T. fresh lemon juice
dash of ginger 
1 block of cream cheese, softened

Mix all the above ingredients except for cream cheese. Pour over cream cheese and serve with your favorite crackers. 

What is one of your favorite holiday dishes? Please share! 

12.02.2013

thanksgiving









Our Thanksgiving week was wonderful. We had family in from out of town and a few friends over for the feast. I successfully made my first turkey and hosted my first holiday dinner. Hosting is A LOT of work, but I so enjoyed it. There is something sacred about inviting others into your home and providing a meal. I ended the day exhausted and grateful.

Our house is now all decked for Christmas, with carols constantly streaming in the background and candles being lit as soon as the sun goes down. I love this time of year!

11.21.2013

murrish family












Meet the Murrish family! You might recognize Michelle... she participated in my infertility and pregnancy loss project last year. It's amazing to see how much Bee has grown since then! We love the Murrish family. Spencer and Bee are great friends. They recently moved near the Santa Clara University campus and thought it was a perfect place to capture their family!