Category archives: behind the scenes

  • Monterey Bay Aquarium

  • Located just two hours south of San Francisco, Monterey makes for a perfect day trip from the Bay Area. I've been lucky enough to visit Monterey Bay four times in the last year, for a variety of reasons, including weddings and personal trips. This March, when I was down in Monterey for a couple days[...]
  • I'm In A Magazine! | Featured in Hooray! Magazine

  • My thirtieth birthday party was half a year ago, but the celebration continues. After being featured on Style Me Pretty, my photographs got picked up for publication in this beautiful Australian magazine, Hooray! Magazine. It's filled with large photographs, and I got three-and-a-half spreads for my[...]
  • Angel Island

  • It was the perfect mid-week getaway. Out on Angel Island, you're in the middle of the bay, surrounded by San Francisco, Marin, and Oakland; so close to everything, and yet perfectly removed. In the winter, there is only one ferry to the island at 9:15am and one ferry leaving from the island at 3:20p[...]
  • Golden Gate

  • I've made it more than halfway through 2015 with scarcely a personal post. Life has taken over, and a lot has happened since January. But I've decided it's better late than never! So here we are, hopping back to to the beginning of 2015 with a glimpse at winter in California. The second weekend o[...]
  • Valentine's Day with Hawthorn Flower Studio

  • What's one to do when she's dumped by her boyfriend of almost two years just one week after her birthday and two weeks before Valentine's Day? Well, hanging out at her friend's adorable pop-up flower shop is not a bad place to start. I don't have much to say about my breakup or my ex. But I will say[...]
  • My 30th Birthday, Featured on Style Me Pretty

  • One month ago, we were all gathered in the beautiful backyard garden at my office in San Francisco, dining under the string lights and kicking off my 30s in style. My party is now featured on Style Me Pretty, which is usually known as a wedding blog, but showcases lifestyle posts too. You can[...]
  • Best of 2014: Favorite Books

  • I absolutely love reading. In the last couple years, coupling my self-employed lifestyle with two library cards and an endless supply of ebooks, I've really gotten to indulge my inner bookworm. Usually, I do a brief recap of my favorites in my annual year-end reviews (2014, 2013, 2012, an[...]
  • Houston in December

  • At the beginning of December, I got to travel to Houston, Texas to photograph my friend Amy's newborn baby. And of course, I made the most of my time while I was there! I stayed in this beautiful artists' compound that I booked on airbnb, I had a rental car, and I explored all around town. See the b[...]
  • Thanksgiving in Tiburon

  • I got to spend this past Thanksgiving with my friends Dan and Paul, and Paul's whole family. It's actually a bit of a Thanksgiving tradition for all of us (or various combinations of us) to gather together in California. Though Paul is from Cupertino, his parents now live in Singapore, so they rente[...]