Tuesday, August 20, 2013

My Birthday

love, youa

Birthdays to me are a personal holiday to celebrate being you. I believe every person should take the day off every day routine to be pamper, do something they love and spend some time reflecting on the past year and what's to come or however they wish to celebrate being wonderfully themselves.

This year my little sister was getting marry on my birthday weekend therefore I was busy helping with wedding stuff and didn't have much time to reflect. However, I did get to spend my birthday with my favorite people - my sisters and my beau. My sisters and I had some spa time, a yummy dinner and a fun karaoke night where I sang 'Dancing Queen' to my heart's desire. My sweet beau surprised me with a birthday fruit cake and champagne. The festivities will continue when we take our trip to NYC in the next week which I'm so excited about.

If I had to use one word to describe this past year it would be simplify. From my workload to my wardrobe, this past year has been difficult to accept that I can't do it all and have it all without burn out. As I peeled back the layers of distractions that were not necessary in my life I saw the beauty in simplicity. I embraced shooting with my Pentax K1000 focusing on honing my vision and letting go of all the technicalities that come with a DSLR and my love for photography grew. This year I want to see where simplicity and focus will take me... to new exciting experiences and adventures I'd hope...

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Seattle Public Library

love, youa love, youa love, youa love, youa love, youa love, youa

This is what I call my happy place. A unique architecture housing all the stories one can think of but most importantly books in photographs by the greatest in time. I can spend hours lost in a sea of photography books studying the artists' composition, questioning what was going through their minds when they took the photographs, dreaming of shoots I would someday be able to shoot, feeling so inspired and leave feeling hungry. 

This is my house of dreams. The place I come to reignite the fuel to the burning passion I have for photography. 

Monday, August 12, 2013

Tilikum Place Cafe

love, youa love, youa love, youa love, youa love, youa love, youa love, youa

Images from brunch this past weekend at Tilikum Place Cafe with my favorite person, my beau.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Think Pink!

love, youa love, youa love, youa
Me and Pink - my favorite color.

Friday, August 2, 2013

The Princess and Her Flower Crown

mfc001 mfc003 mfc002
As little girls my sisters and I would sit outside for hours in our poofy dresses and crooked pigtails picking as many flowers as our little hands can carry to create flower crowns for each other. I was never good at making flower crowns. I could never figure out how the girls at school could make such robust lively flower crowns while mine always looked dehydrated and depressed. 
I count myself bless to be able to say my sisters and I still get together (minus the pigtails) to do this. A few months ago we create flower crowns for a photo shoot we're planning this summer. Days later, Mailee, my baby sister shows up to a family dinner after work wearing this exact outfit with my flower crown. How she can work 8+ hours and look this good? I have no clue. I couldn't resist snapping a few photos of her. 
Thanks Mailee for your willingness to model for me whenever I want to practice shooting. In my defense, you're gorgeous and such an easy subject to photography. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Happy August!

love, youa 

Ahh! I can't believe it's already August!!! Where has this year gone? Well, I can tell you much of the last month was been spent lounging around Lake Union / Lake WA with the beau eating too many Rainier Cherries, drinking too much champagne and serving flag girl duty but I don't mind at all! 

love, youa love, youa love, youa love, youa

August is going to be a wonderful month! Stay tuned.