All posts tagged: photography

How I Overcame Self Doubt And Decided To ‘Just Start’ Freelancing

It Takes Time To Warm Up To The Idea Of Working For Yourself For my entire life, I never thought about working for myself. I always thought I’d be working for someone else for the rest of my life. But circumstances changed. I had my son and quit my job to be a stay at home mom. It took me a few years to get over the idea that I needed to go back to work right now and it that it would have to be a full time job, working for someone else. Anything else just seemed inadequate. But gradually, I warmed up to the idea of working for myself and being a freelancer. It’s not for everyone. This post is about how that happened for me, and if you are trying to figure out your next steps in life I hope this will help you weigh your options! This was my path: About 2 years ago, I picked an area I felt I had a lot of interest in. For me it was digital marketing (I …

Family Photoshoot

I had the honor of doing an impromptu family session when I visited Pauline, Co-Founder of Bird & Bauble, the other day. It was actually my first family photo session. These were some of my favorites.    Thank you Pauline for letting me share some of your most tender moments with your family.  

Pauline Canteneur On How The Young French Live In San Francisco

One of my favorite things about being a blogger is the people I meet. Last year, through Clementine, the young fashion designer turned toy store owner I had met through Pascaline, my French network grew from zero to making up most of my current friends. Perhaps we shared a similar narrative of coming to the United States to seek education, work and life. Or maybe our shared love for art, culture and exploration. No, it must have been our sense of humor or quirkiness! Whatever the reason and although our cultures and histories were worlds apart, I found it easy and quick to form a friendship. So much so I wanted to write about two of the girls who left a lasting impression on me the first time we ever met. Pauline and Charlotte. I met Pauline and Charlotte on a freezing fall evening at the opening of the Minnesota Street Project. Pauline, a poised young 20 something native of the North Eastern part of France, who instantly impressed me with her ability to ride a bike wearing …

San Diego – Temecula

Labor Day Weekend Wedding & Anniversary Getaway Time for my first travel post! As a mommy of a toddler, as hard as it is to leave him, its nice to get away now and then. It just so happens that it’s our 5th wedding anniversary, and our friend’s wedding day! So thanks to my mother-in-law, O is in good hands while my hubby and I run away jet set to our weekend getaway in sunny San Diego! Friday – San Diego We arrived in San Diego around 6pm Friday evening. Checked in our hotel and quickly made it to our reservations at Eddy V’s Prime Seafood which happened to be right across the road from our hotel. Great planning honey! Oh, yes, my husband made all the reservations and he even wanted to write a review for my blog about it, so I said “sure, but no one wants to read it if it’s 6 pages long”. First of all, a big thank you to my husband for making the reservations for our special day, and …