Lesson #2: Balance

Balancing photos is an essential part of composition. Often in photography forums people ask what’s the best camera to get for the best photos. Or ask for critique on photos that were taken with top of the line equipment. When people talk to me about my photos they’ll ask me what kind of camera I…

Assignment # 1: Geometry

As I’ve recently gotten a new camera, and much more time on my hands since finishing graduate school, I thought I would take some dedicated time to intentionally work on my photography skills. I’ve gotten a lot better over the last few years, but it’s mostly been by accident and lots of practice. I wanted…

Kennedy Space Center

On the last weekend in January, Jorge and I went to the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL. He had never been there, and I think I had been one time when I was like 11. Being the nerds that we are, we decided to visit before leaving Florida for good. It was a…

Chinatown, LA and Solvang, CA

On Christmas Day, we went to Chinatown. It was quite empty. Had late lunch at the most delicious ramen place in Little Tokyo, then walked around Chinatown and had dinner. The next day, the extended family went to Solvang, CA. The drive up the Pacific Coast Highway was amazing.  

Christmas Eve. Downey, CA.

On Christmas Eve, we went to Jorge’s brother’s (Carlos) house. We had burgers, played video games with the kids, had round 2 of Nerf Wars, and opened some presents. The weather was beautiful and the burgers were fantastically delicious.   Around half way through burger cooking, the kids got tired of the melee weaponry and…

Big Bear Lake. December 2016

A trip with Jorge’s family to Big Bear Lake, CA. We rented a cabin for a few days and had quite a bit of fun. Jorge and I smuggled in a few nerf guns and ambushed the kiddos before we’d been there a day. 😀 While I didn’t get much of a chance to go…

Finally, Graduation.

This semester, I graduated from the University of Florida for the third and final time. On December 16th, 2016 I received my Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, specializing in Acute Care Pediatrics. I am now eligible to sit for the Pediatric Acute Care National Certification exam for Nurse Practitioners! I had Jorge take some of…

Easton, MA

In mid July, Jorge and I went to a little college called Stonehill about an hour away from Boston, MA. It was a small liberal arts college hosting a chemistry conference. In order to get there, we had to take a charter bus from Logan airport to Easton, MA. Unfortunately, I left my cell phone…

Summer Blooms

I really enjoy gardening. I’m not super great at it, but I live in Florida so I just grow things I can be lazy about with the heat and the rain. Growing up my parents owned an orchid nursery, and against my better judgement I grew (ha!) to like them. So I have a few….

Elise, USF 2016

This one is special to me- my sister is graduating with her Bachelor’s of Science in Music Education from the University of South Florida. 🙂 I couldn’t be more proud! She found an amazing dress that perfectly matched her hunter green graduation gown and carnation pink tassel. This girl is always so put together, I…

San Juan, Puerto Rico

In May, my sister graduated from the University of South Florida (grad pics to come!) with her Bachelor’s in Music Education. So, I took the week off and we went to Puerto Rico to visit our cousin, Charlotte, who had moved there a few months ago. It was an amazing trip! We went snorkeling, hiking,…

Cristina

Cristina and I met in nursing school. We bonded over late study nights, review sessions, and even lived together for a while. For Christmas, she asked me to do a portrait session as a present to her Dad. The weather was beautiful, and downtown Gainesville was quite the sight. Enjoy!