Sunday, July 6, 2014

the fifth of july {a poem}

the fifth of july.

i drive home on the freeway
like a bride making her grand exit,
Fourth of July fireworks
the sparklers lining the way
to a tomorrow where everything is to have changed.
turning down the wrong street,
i'm disoriented in thoughts on those who exist
in just one cliche to another,
ghosts of an idea
muddled amid the season's fabricated fog.
and my arms are rubber bands pulled too thin
but my legs are the roots of an olive tree.
still, this is better than sadness,
the boom of the late-night revelers
a lullaby somewhere between the city and the suburbs,
each atom bomb of glitter
showering soft-spoken promises
of long hair down stone walls
and monsters who make men weak,
till sleep does come.

baby ella {family portraits}

Anyone who knows me knows how much I love babies, so starting off a recent Monday morning with this little one (the happiest baby girl I've ever had the pleasure of photographing) and her awesome parents was just about the best beginning of a workweek ever. Check out those chubby arms and legs on this little girl! Babies are just the best. :) 

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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

the first day i was called a poet. {a poem}

the first day i was called a poet.

do you know
the jokes musicians make onstage,
they make them the next night too;
how do they laugh the same each time?

do you know
how often my eyes have veered
toward this week's flowers,
bright and suffocating amid light from the moon.

do you know
a moth landed atop my wrist last night,
and i thought for hours
on how beautiful its wings were.

do you know
one lover won't leave you,
instead stuck like the lyrics of a song
in your head you can't recall how you know.

do you know
people will love you
until they don't.

Friday, June 20, 2014

kyle+diana {wedding}


What's more romantic than getting married Valentine's Day weekend, am I right? Kyle and Diana had the right idea, and these two most definitely made the most of it. Their wedding was full of love, energy and laughs, and I've never seen a guy look at his bride more lovingly than Kyle did all night. It was a pleasure getting to watch these two marry on a cool (this is Orange County, after all) winter night at The Hacienda in Santa Ana.  I'd say I wish these two the best first year as newlyweds, but seeing as they are both avid Kings fans (as their engagement session proved, too), I think it's fair to say they've enjoyed the first few months of their marriage so far. :)

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