mindy & i have worked together for years…she beautifully designed the flowers for my wedding….so its safe to say, i absolutely adore her….when SANTA BARBARA MAGAZINE asked me to photographer her for the december issue i was thrilled….i got to spend a day photographing this wonderfully talented woman & her beautiful family, feast your eyes on these intimate photographs…


every home should be blessed with a kissing tree in the front yard


mindy has a gift….creativity & style come naturally for her….and it runs in the family…she & her husband designed & built their beautiful home…their california retreat is warm & spacious & yet full of warmth…classy & cozy…just like the beautiful couple….there is an organic feel to their style…


SANTA BARBARA MAGAZINE reveals mindy’s style & decorating ideas for the holidays…pick up this issue & you will find tons of inspiration for your own home & holiday entertaining….xoxo


clearly the talent is just beginning….mindy’s sons fill their home with music & laughter….


i love the simplicity & warmth of their home…ohhh, and the fabulous antique toys, a classic train set & soldiers provide hours of entertainment for the young boys…i also love the necklace, mindy made from some handmade beads she aquired from a recent trip to mexico….& then look at this belt…..


this incredible belt buckle was handmade by mindy’s father….


mindy & her boys are relaxed & stylish & love spending time together…..


there is nothing quite as sweet as family



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several years ago i lost my home in a fire


life is full of so many twists & turns….some days its hard to be grateful…between the errands, dirty clothes, our children that need help with homework…i am thankful i lost my home & all that was in it…because it opened my heart…the loss lead to so much……loss is hard to put into words…as i ran through the hallway engulfed in flames, it never crossed my mind that i wouldn’t return to my home….and as it disintegrated before my eyes into soot & flames, i did not imagine that i would be grateful for the experience….but i am, eternally grateful…for the things i gained after the fire are worth more than any possession i lost….who you are & your worth comes from within….love & hope are always accessible if you look deep  into your heart….so i say bring on the twists & turns of life…xoxo

“life is what happens to you, while you are busy making other plans
John Lennon

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You know it ain’t easy 
For these thoughts here to leave me
There’s no words to describe it
In French or in English
Well, diamonds they fade
And flowers they bloom
And I’m telling you
These feelings won’t go away
They’ve been knockin’ me sideways
They’ve been knockin’ me out lately
Whenever you come around me
These feelings won’t go away 
They’ve been knockin’ me sideways
I keep thinking in a moment that
Time will take them away
But these feelings won’t go away


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my love for cakes, crowns & simplicity has lead me to this….a lovely celebration


the happy birthday sign was created by the FAMILY ATTIC SHOP


i found the sweet little dress in a boutique in paris


the cake, cupcakes, photographs & children were all made by me;)


i love simplicity

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