Southeast Asia #1

Some of my/our closest friends moved to Malaysia 5 years ago, and FINALLY I took a trip out there to visit! Now, I have done “some” travel…I’ve been to about half of the US states, I’ve been to Mexico, I’ve even been to Europe…but nothing prepared me for Southeast Asia. I am, admittedly, a white, 40-something, woman, born and raised and living in California (only having lived in Colorado for college), and I now live in a comfortable, squeaky clean suburb, if you can call Mill Valley a suburb (by way of Oakland, CA for 13+ years…). I mean, I guess it is. That being said…my mind was BLOWN on this trip. Every part of it. From the length of time it took to get there, the new-to-me snacks they serve on an asian airline, the Taipei airport and their free massage chairs, the DELICIOUS airport food (way better than any asian food I have found in Marin County yet), the diversity of people that live in Kuala Lumpur, the volume of tourists at one of the seven wonders of the world (Angor Wat, Cambodia)…and so so much more.

I have been home now for over a month, and I still have not really edited the 800+ photos I have downloaded…BUT  the ones I am posting here are some of my favorites. I have a thing, that when I go somewhere that is super touristy, I can’t help but stare at all the people. I mean, I have a feeling that we all do it. But I think it’s hilarious. The little scenes that are happening all around, the amazement on some faces, the sweaty-ness and fatigue on others…all of it. I have some pretty funny ones from Mt. Rushmore too…anyway, here are some from Angor Wat, we went for the “Sunrise Over the Ruin”, and silly me…I thought there would be hardly anyone there…

 

 

Interiors! Something a little different!

I have a wonderful client, Leah O’Connell, who I have been working with for years. Originally I photographed for her children’s retail website, and then I moved onto photographing her family and amazingly fun kids, and now I get to play with her new project! Her amazing interior designs. She is setting up her marketing stuff, and so called me to see if I would be interested in photographing some interiors she has put together. Having done a handful of interior and home photos for realtors, I took on the challenge! Fortunately Leah was looking for a bit more creativity..looking for natural details to highlight and for “not your average” home photo session. We zipped through a few houses, and had a blast while doing it. Hopefully there will be many more to come!

Last weekend!

New photos from last weekend. Not a shy member in the bunch.

Preschool Photos

For years I have been photographing at a handful of preschools in Oakland and Berkeley.  I seriously think preschool age is the funniest age to photograph. They say anything on their minds, they are shy, they are not shy, they are goofy, they are scared…..pretty much every emotion, and it’s right there on their sleeve. It’s great. Here are some shots from Duck’s Nest Oakland.

Some Faves that have not been posted yet….

I have been looking through my (sparing) blog posts and see now that I need to get back in the saddle!! Here are a few.