A Family Wedding Weekend

Truth be told, I used my camera for 1.5 of the 5 days we were in Mukilteo, WA for my sister in law’s wedding. My beautiful friend Mica captured the wedding wonderfully. The weekend was full of joy and celebration, as weddings should be. So grateful for the short but sweet time we got with our family! These images were snapped on rehearsal day.


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(missing a brother – he was on his way up from work)

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May Day is Lei Day

I adore the fact that schools across the islands celebrate May Day with special Hawaiiana performances. Today was Elianna’s first May Day, and it was so much fun!  El is the little one in the back with a top knot, long sleeved shirt, and cute little jean shorts (also, the one who is most in focus). She said to me after, “I was a little nervous about the singing part so I didn’t sing. I wasn’t nervous about the dancing though.”

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A Day in the Life {Monday}

One day a month, from wake to sleep. A day in the life project, something new and purposeful. Seeing beauty in the everyday, seeing us. Follow us as the Foto Fifty group journeys into another project together.

April {Monday}

This particular Monday was both typical and not. Typical in that I have an interesting relationship with Mondays. I never quite know what to do. Productive in what way? Adventure in what way? Play in what way? There are rhythms for Tuesdays and Thursdays and the other days fall into place nicely, but Mondays. Well, Mondays have a weird expectation and sometimes I get her just right and sometimes we’re just off.

Not typical because JD was in Tulsa, on this particular Monday.

I photographed this day in black and white for no other reason than that I thought for one of these posts, I wanted to try. The day was a mixture of good and bad. Triumphs and meltdowns. Intentional mothering and then losing my cool. Those moments weren’t photographed. The meltdowns at the end of the night had only to do with book choice, by the way, and the fact that we simply can not read ALL the books before bedtime. Plus, daddy was gone. And that changes everything.

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A Day In The Life {a 4th birthday}

One day a month, from wake to sleep. A day in the life project, something new and purposeful. Seeing beauty in the everyday, seeing us. Follow us as the Foto Fifty group journeys into another project together.

March {a 4th birthday}

It’s pretty special when Frozen comes out on your fourth birthday…

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The absolute worst part of living in Hawaii is being far from family (and loved ones). The worst.

However, absence makes the heart grow fonder, as they say, and visits from said loved ones are the absolute best.

My family came to visit over a month ago for a quick trip and for five days we ate and laughed much, and celebrated being together on an island we all mutually love. I took my camera out only twice, at very short intervals, which is sort of unfortunate. At one point, we all piled into two cars and drove to North Shore, my brother excited to surf while I daydreamed the entire drive about different shots I wanted to get. In the same exact minute after pulling up to Ke’iki beach, my brother realized he forgot his board shorts and I forgot my camera.

We are related.

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