Springtime in the backyard with Nora and Peanut, her beloved guinea pig


365 Project: Before sunset – Kohala Coast Big Island, Hawaii


365 Project: Walking a fallen tree

After a relatively painless family photo shoot, using my tripod and self-timer, Nora finally was unleashed to climb logs, play, and explore. I shot this when she climbed up high on a fallen tree and she flashed me her sweet smile. Love…

365 Project: Images from an 8 year-old girl’s birthday party :)

Family, friends, an American Girl theme, balloons and cake…Nora’s birthday wish came true for her 8 year-old birthday party! 🙂


The birthday girl by candlelight


Nora with her Lola Norma


Nora’s American Girl doll, Makena, is having the best birthday ever! LOL


I don’t care if this pic is a little blurry. The sentiment of these BFFs is priceless!


Slumber party!! With Paco our cozy dog 😉

365 Project: Sorry, Nora, I know you’re trying to be spooky but, you’re just still darn adorable! ;)

Despite her efforts to create a scary Halloween stoop and to look gruesome with these fake fangs, Norita still just makes me smile instead of spooking me! 🙂


365 Project – 234: My spectacle-trendy, soon-to-be second grader (August 22, 2013)

My daughter has been wanting to wear glasses, although she has eagle-eye vision, so she jumped on board with the latest trend to wear clear, non-prescription glasses. So, she grabbed the Harry Potter book she’s reading, I put some chopsticks in her hair, and she willingly modeled for this shot. I have to admit, I absolutely LOVE this look!