elevate the everyday

It’s here! So excited to finally share this beautiful book project from Tracey Clark with you!

In her new book Elevate the Everyday: A Photographic Guide to Picturing Motherhood, Tracey manages to combine her years of photography expertise with amazing and practical tips for capturing the journey of motherhood. The book is not only gorgeous, helpful, and insanely inspiring, but it’s also full of several must-read stories of motherhood — her own and those of many of the mom writers and bloggers you know and love. I am beyond honored to have my own story included in the book.

Take a look!

Beautiful, right?

And yippeee! Here’s my story:

i-5 orchard

I-5 orchard

my mom and i just drove the I-5 to and from L.A. i was lucky to have the opportunity to cover the red carpet premiere of the hunger games movie for work, and it was so … much … frickin’ … fun!!! seriously, i had such a good time, and it was strangely not surreal or terrifying at all. in fact, it felt amazing to be so brave and do something like this off the cuff.

you can see video clips from my interviews with the cast here, here, here, and here, and a few photos here.

happy new year!

excited to start the new year — although the older i get, the less it feels like i need a fresh start each new year. i think that’s a good thing, and i’m trying really hard not to feel like it’s an old thing. signed up for a photography class (i’m long overdue on learning what aperture is…) and feeling a year’s worth of rad about that.