Out with the old, in with the new...Hello, 2012!

New haircut. Well, okay, I chopped my hair off 3 months ago. But it was a big change!

I am enjoying the quiet of the last few days of vacation before the boys and I go back to our daily routine. I like reflecting on the past year, seeing what worked and what didn't. My goal is to achieve a good balance between work and play. Family is always first! The older one is prepping for the SAT in March, and we have a big decision to make: where he would spend his senior year. He was invited to attend a private arts academy to study classical guitar. Normally a no brainer, but it's all the way across the country. The hubby and I would miss him too much. The younger boy is growing by leaps and bounds, and has decided that he is ready to be far away from home for 3 weeks at camp this summer, to hone his craft as a creative writer. He is only 14. So, yeah, definitely, cherishing the time I have with them at the moment...

But on to 2012...I look forward to photographing more kids and families in their own environment and presenting them with images that I hope they will treasure forever. I'm very excited to present these images in digital multimedia form—stills and video to share online and to view on your smartphone, iPad, or laptops anywhere you please! Of course, prints and albums are still available. There is nothing like admiring photos of your loved ones in a frame or in your hand.

I am truly grateful for those who value the art of photography, and for those who gave me the opportunity to create something with my own hands. You are what drives me to keep doing what I do!

"What drove me and kept me going over the decades? If I had to use a single word, it would be 'curiosity.' " - Eve Arnold (April 21, 1912 – January 4, 2012)

Photo is from this LA Times article.