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in july and august i got to spend some time in california

i think it’s the most amazing place in the world

all piers that languish out into the sea

the sunsets over the water

i could walk for miles and miles along the LA coastline and never tire of the view

but all good things must come to an end

i came home

back to normal and mundane

and then last week i did a shoot for a dear friend

and look

it feels like California

just down the road

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{edited with the gorgeous wanderlust actions by krysta metcalf}

when i started blogging way back when

i was so excited

it was exciting

an amazing platform to put my voice and my work out there

even if it is only my mom that reads each and every post

my only wish is that i was more consistent

but having a blogging schedule filled with ‘engaging content’ and sticking to it

well that’s really not me

last year was full of a lot of small but significant changes for me

a conscious attempt to spend less time at the computer

spend less time online

trying to use my film camera more

for personal photos, if using my digital camera, only allowing light editing with VSCO and that’s it

make more family albums so we all get to enjoy the bazillion photos i take

trying to be more present

and a lot of the time being present for me is not having a camera at all

and mostly i’m okay with that

so

back to blogging

i’d like to update more

so hopefully i will

xoxoxo

these are from our recent trip to perth

big family reunion

i cajoled and begged and insisted and told and bossed everyone into walking to this beautiful beach

for a big family photo as the sun was setting

i got one chance – one shot before the little kids ran off

and i left my sunglasses on – what a dork!

i’ve included a few of us trying to set up seventeen people

on a rock, all smiling, with a timer-set camera precariously balanced on a rucksack

but we got some beautiful shots

i hardly edited them, hard as that was

just VSCO Film Presets and a little cropping

the film presets is what makes them grainy and i love it

enjoy this big-long-overdue-over-wordy

blog post

xoxox

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it’s september

spring (right?)

we’ve come over to perth to visit family

we even booked a few nights over at rottnest island over the weekend

my bags are packed with swimming clothes

and a big pile of aqua hq turkish towels

i imagined glorious beach and sunset and summery photos for this trip

my oldest school friend and i planned to meet up on the beach

for some more sunset on the beach photos

here are the ones we did two years ago

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i didn’t plan on rain and wind and cold

kids are smart

they don’t plan things based on the weather

they don’t get disapointed when the weather doesn’t play the game

they play in the rain, the wind, even the biting cold is still good weather to explore

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i’ve had to remind myself that with cold weather

comes log fires and wine and lots of conversation

we’ve had a wonderful time

perth- we still love you even when you’re freezing

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aqua hq turkish towels

aqua hq turkish towels

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