Sunday, December 7, 2014

dharma bums


iPhone shots from a trip to San Francisco.

“Let the mind beware, that though the flesh be bugged, the circumstances of existence are pretty glorious.”
― Jack KerouacThe Dharma Bums

Sunday, November 23, 2014

How to Make a Shoe Sexy


my goal is to make you feel like you can reach out and touch my subject. you can almost feel the suede on your fingertips, the curve of the toebox in your hand, the laces through your fingers. do you want to put it on?

to date this has been the hardest shot for me to accomplish.

Saturday, November 15, 2014


Went out to practice some long exposure shots and stumbled upon these gentleman who found a treasure of beer stashed at the end of a "tutu night run" I suddenly felt like I was a part of a city.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

hidden eyes

Love (1 of 1)


outtake from a photo shoot I did with Dining and Destinations
this couple recently got engaged.

Kinfolk made this type of shot popular. Obscuring faces, putting objects in front of them. They dim the blacks, soften the lights and make the shot look dreamy and soft. I like to do the opposite. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I Heart Art

ADESSO (7 of 9)

ADESSO (8 of 9)

ADESSO (5 of 9)

The New Space for Adesso Jewelry. Full of life and possibilities. I am honored to be a part of this.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Adesso Jewelry - NOW

FAB.COM (1 of 1)-2

FAB.COM (1 of 1)-3

FAB.COM (1 of 1)
Jenn is wearing: Amitola Bangle, Ginevera Single Strand Necklace, Amitola Wrap Necklace, Koko Wrap Necklace(can be warn as well as a bracelet), Chumana White Wood Bracelet.

I had so much fun shooting for Adesso Jewerly's  debut on FAB.COM. Adesso is designed by an amazing local Santa Barbara artist Samantha Goldstone. Adesso means "now" or in the moment in Italian and that is exactly where Samantha is at. Featured in Santa Barbara Magazine,  "O" Opera's magazine, Green Living , the D list and the ever popular Chumana Grey and Turquoise  and Amitola Wood Necklaces adorned Rachel Ray during her show. She is definitely a designer in the NOW!

My collections capture a moment in time and are infused with my love of travel and world history. Each piece is handmade in Santa Barbara, California with vintage and modern components and meant to inspire an expression of one’s authentic self.

It was SUCH a cold day we had the heater going in the studio all day! Jenn, lead Artisan, modeled the Jewelry that she has added so much of her love and time in assisting Samantha to make. She is such a fun/beautiful person to work with and toughed out the cold room and goose bumps.  Jenn teaches, guides and works alongside the team of women that make the Adesso Pieces right here in Santa Barbara.  A Santa Barbara local herself she is the perfect example of what it means to live an "Adesso" lifestyle; Eclectic, Athletic, Nurturing, Traveler, Authentic, Philanthropist, Green, Balanced, Loved, Selfless...& Strong!

I had the help of the amazing Creative Director for Adesso, Liberty Hanson. She really makes it happen, and has one of those rare gifts and eye for what is off in a shot, look or ensemble. Liberty is a key player in getting the name of Adesso out there.  Right by Samantha's side Liberty really gets what the company is about and the vibe of the collections and Samantha's designs. Liberty takes the colorful, tribal, boho chic designes that Samantha has created and takes them to the next level.

Can't wait to see what is in store for next season. Until then the Totem Collection will be in on my mind and the items in my shopping bag.

Adesso's FAB.COM sale is going on now for three days, be a part of this RAD deal!!! All above 35% off! I hope you enjoy this amazing jewelry line as much as I do!