May 1, 2015

Evening time, Joshua Tree

Dinner time, firing up the bbq, and still climbing rocks, of course.

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April 27, 2015

More Joshua Tree

This is the part where Dog Dude and I had to turn back and go ‘round by the way of the road.  Because Dog Dude doesn’t scale rocks. Because he doesn’t like to let me trim his nails, and long nails make gripping and scaling tricky and slippery.  And, well, because, in Joshua Tree dogs are supposed to be within 100’ of the road.  So, for all these reasons …

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April 24, 2015

Jumping in Joshua Tree …

A little climbing, a lotta jumping, some GoPro-ing … it’s what we do.

Big Dude created another genius short-film:


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TBC, more shenanigans ...

April 23, 2015

Exploring at Sunset :: Orange County Family Lifestyle Photographer

They were in town all the way from New York and called on the spur of the moment to see if we could squeeze in a session on short notice.  We could, we did, and it was wonderful.  This sweet girl is at that adorable age when all the best things in life are the simple things: walking, exploring, spinning, dancing, swinging, pointing, rattling cages (literally, not figuratively!), finding/collecting/throwing rocks, and having a mom and dad who love each other (and her!) to the moon and back again.  G-Family, I'm so glad you contacted me - it was truly my pleasure to hang out with you and play at the beach for the evening.



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