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Wow. It’s been quite some time since the last time I checked in here and I have somewhat of a serious update. I thought a lot about how to word this post because it’s pretty personal but I believe there’s no better way than just to be honest and upfront about it. So here we go.

For the remainder of 2014, I will not be booking any weddings and the reason is that Jeff and I are planning to grow our family! It was very difficult for me to turn away weddings as I have worked very hard to make my wedding photography dreams come true and it really is something I love. However, at the end of the day, my wedding photography is absolutely about my clients – preserving memories from one of the most important days of their lives. I am entrusted with this responsibility and I cannot imagine letting anyone down in that front. There should be no compromise on my performance for any reason. I keep rehearsing in my mind – how could I possibly tell a client that I can’t make it to their wedding and have to send a substitute or have to ask them to switch to another photographer – I just can’t. It’s not fair to them. All of these reasons are why I decided to take 2014 off from the wedding scene. I really appreciate and am so thankful for all your support in the past and hopefully you will re-embrace me with open arms when I am ready to come back in hopefully 2015!

On another note, I am still going to continue to book other types of photo shoots that are more flexible in terms of dates (What? Did you really think I would let my camera collect dust?). This could be (and not exclusive to)

  • Lifestyle shoots (let me capture a day in the life of YOU!)
  • Family shoots
  • Pets

So there. It’s now out in the open! I always feel that honesty is the best policy and I hope we can keep the conversation going regardless of what happens. I will also continue to post on this blog on any updates in my photography adventures, life stories as well as some wedding highlights from the previous years – I have so many gorgeous weddings to share still!

Again, thank you all for listening!

one comment
  1. Lisa

    Congrats!

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Music for me is like a time machine. Usually within the first couple seconds of the melody, it transports me to a whole other world. The performance by the Spice Girls during the Olympics closing ceremony teleported me straight back to my school days – I had “Zigazig AHHHH” stuck in my head for days. This sparked a chain reaction – I suddenly craved me some scrunchies, Hello Kitty stationary and JanSport backpacks. To get my fix, I hopped on the trusty YouTube to look for other 90’s music to further congest my poor brain. Dang. The 90’s. Did you know that things made prior to 1992 can be considered VINTAGE now? Suddenly, I feel like a dinosaur. Anyway, I digress. Anyone want to go back to the 90’s with me? Here’s my flashback playlist.

 

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Ever since my trip to France in 2009, I became a shameless Francophile – I love just about everything French – art, culture, architecture, language, fashion and most of all – FOOD – particularly the baked goods. First, there were the Macarons – those delicious beauties had my heart the first time I laid my eyes on them. During my second trip to France, I found something else just as addicting – canelés. I had it for the first time when it was included as one of the the Petite Fours at the end of a dinner. I was instantly hooked and it was obvious that I needed to find me a canelés supplier upon my return. Unfortunately, I had no luck finding canelés in San Diego (if any of you know of a place, please let me know!)….so I took it upon myself to reproduce these decadent treats. With the power of Google, I was able to find this detailed recipe that seems promising. Anyway, the process is rather tedious and time consuming but the results are rewarding! Here’s my first attempt:

Caramel-y and crunchy exterior and a moist, creamy custard interior. The texture is to die for. What remains to be desired is the coloring on top of my canelé. I am not too sure why it did not brown on the top. I guess what this means is that I need to try this several more times!

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Happy Father’s Day! A father and daughter dance to show just how precious this bond can be…

 

 

 

 

 

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