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November 2016

Fashion Travel

DUMBO, BROOKLYN

November 28, 2016

Our last stop…Dumbo, Brooklyn.

Have I mentioned my love for New York? Each area is so different and a photographer’s dream. While I enjoy living in Orange County, I long for a variety of local spots for photoshoots. Tempted to move to New York City for it’s endless photogenic buildings within walking distance. Yet, I am NOT a big city girl.

I’ve included photos from my walking tour of Dumbo and my new favorite ride, the SeaGlass Carousel. Being skeptical of paying $5 for a kid’s ride, I was not disappointed. It was a magical carousel. You need to experience it to understand.  Loved the melody it played.  Would so enjoy falling asleep to it each night!

This concludes my final post from my girl’s trip with Larissa. Although this being my first trip to this city, it certainly will not be my last.  So glad my initial impression included Fall in Central Park. The icing on the cake was having everything decorated for Christmas.  Such a perfect trip!!!

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A

Photography

SATURDAY AT LIDO ISLAND

November 27, 2016

Only 29 day till Christmas …….

So enjoyed today’s photoshoot with two of my favorite girls. I absolutely adore photographing them with all the spunk and sass they bring to the table. While 75% of the photos are usually silly faced, it makes it even more special when I finally get those sweet, innocent smiles, they desperately try to hide.

The location is Lido Island in Newport Beach, California. This area is filled with the cutest stores and alleys. Although, technically family holiday pictures, they still have a cute, lifestyle photoshoot feel. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

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A

Photography Travel

NYC TOURING

November 26, 2016

Enjoyed sightseeing in New York. First stop was the unique Flatiron building in Manhattan. Although interesting to look at, more important is the delicious establishment next store. EATALY!!! Known for its Italian markets and seven restaurants, I wish I could of tried them all!  The food is authentic… actually better than half of what I consumed in Italy.  My appetizer was Prosciutto con Mozzarella, with an entree of  house made potato gnocchi with tomato sauce, smoked ricotta and parsley. My mouth is watering just thinking about it.

 Next stop was Top of the Rock where we enjoyed a breathtaking 360º degree view from 70 floors up. Such beautiful clear blue skies!

Such a picturesque trip. Can’t wait to come back!!

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A

Photography

CHRISTMAS WITH THE KELLERS

November 21, 2016

Oh!  The countdown to Christmas begins.

Looking forward to busy weekends taking family photos.  Sunday morning included the adorable Keller family.  Family photos can be difficult to capture.  With 3 kids and 2 adults, someone seems to be blinking in just about EVERY photos.  However, Christmas pictures are some of my favorites because of all the special memories they create. They are displayed on mantles and cherished for years to come.  Enjoy some from today’s session!!!!

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A

Travel

CENTRAL PARK

November 17, 2016

HELLO NEW YORK!!!

Before Fall ends, I’m trying to visit as many places possible. It’s my favorite season, yet Southern California is forever stuck in summer. Of course, New York is a prime destination with its gorgeous Central Park. My first day in the city was spent walking around it until sunset. After hours, we barely covered even half of the park. Wouldn’t you love  this Central Park in your neighborhood?

 

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Sweater: Madewell // Jacket: Burberry // Fur: Zara // Leggings: Alo // Boots: Stuart Weitzman 

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Travel

YOSEMITE

November 15, 2016

From my blog you can discern that I love adventure…. whether it’s catching a flight for a cross country trip or somewhere closer to home.  However, my latest idea included coercing 4 friends and 2 dogs on a 6.5 hour drive to Yosemite.  (Unfortunately my passengers thought it was a 4 hour trip to the Sequoias.)  This venture started at 1 am as we all piled into my Tahoe.  The dogs thought it necessary to enjoy the view with heads out the window.  We made it to the entrance of the park around sunrise and watched the fog lift over the valley. We hiked and explored for a few hours. The dogs made friends with the tourists who asked to ‘pet the wildlife’ . With the spectacular fall colors and 55 degrees, Yosemite was absolutely gorgeous.

By late afternoon even my crazy energetic pups were exhausted.  With traffic, we arrived home in 8 hours.  Once inside, the dogs slept 16 hours.

Yosemite is one of my favorite camping locations.  Next year, I’d like to return in an RV.  The pups should be older and hopefully not interested in chasing every single squirrel!!

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