A little Friday list


Photos from my week: Special Elopement on a beautiful hillside for Gather West | A wedding in Paso Robles with a surprise gift to the bride.

Today’s Friday list is small fry. I am leaving today for a wedding and then on to our vacation in Puerto Rico. I have wanted to post some DIY home projects, recipes that I have thought up and fall crafts but that will just have to wait till this whirlwind of out-of-town wedding shoots slow down.

My Friday list this week is top things in no particular order that I will be doing on my vacation…

  1. Eat, drink and dance in old San Juan. We are definitely going to this authentic salsa restaurant and club.  Some really nice brew from a coffee maker
  2. Soak up some sunshine with a couple of books. Although, I will be in Puerto Rico my love for Paris will always be with me with this book.
  3. Getting in touch with my love for Latin American art and culture at museums including this one.
  4. Unplugging. Wow. This one will be hard but I am looking forward to it. Having my business(es) means that only when I sleep do I unplug. However, this vacation was all about us relaxing and I will only check email once every other or day… I hope.
  5. Visiting the historical colonial landmarks of the over 400 year old city. Check out this stunning hotel. Drinks and lounging!
  6. Beach time! Lots of beach time. We have our fins and snorkel gear. I even had to subtract a few shoes from my luggage to make it work, but it will be worth it.
  7. Spending lots of quality time with my boo.

That is all she wrote as she has to hit the road. Have a great week friends!


Styled Shoot with The Habitat Factory


Katherine of The Habitat Factory and Paige of House of Ginger and I came together for a photo collaboration to showcase a line of quartz necklaces for The Habitat Factory. After a meeting we focused on a location and how Paige would style and wear the necklaces. A week later we gathered up armfuls of clothing, the Solana Kai Designs necklaces and headed up to Ojai.

The scene was a bit comical at moments; three girls in a biker bar trying to maneuver around bar patrons and get a good shot, but Paige hiked up her high-waist jeans, Katherine assembled her organization skills and I strapped on my camera and we did our best to make some Ojai magic.


Paige is looking beautiful in these simple white basic top and denim. Sometimes all you need to spice up the look is a leather jacket and a great accessory.



The necklaces were then paired with a late afternoon date look and cocktail attire jumpsuit (I love a jumpsuit). This gold necklace really pops off the black fabric and compliments the color of Paige’s hair.




Thank you Paige and Katherine for the photo shootin’ good time.