little ol’ me

Being a photographer pretty much means that I’m the designated picture taker wherever I go, which is great for the most part, but sometimes it’s nice to be in front of the lens instead of behind it. A friend of mine wanted to experiment with the new lights he bought, so I volunteered to play model for a day. After a couple of hours, I was ready to go back to being a photographer—modeling is hard work! The most interesting part about the day was experiencing what my clients go through during a photo shoot…the nervousness of having a huge lens pointed at me, being unsure of what to do with my hands and legs, the gnawing anticipation for what the end product would look like and hoping that at least a couple photos would turn out looking good. I’m happy to report that I found some I like and thought I’d share 3 of my favs:

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mon petit Bella

I recently paid a post-op visit to a certain gallbladder-less kitty. I’m happy to report that mon petit Bella is recovering nicely. Her stomach staples were removed at theย  Seattle Veterinary Specialists last week and the vet said her fur should start growing back soon. This is great news, especially since she seems a little embarrassed about bearing so much skin. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Paco & Bella

My parents’ cat Paco has been missing for a month now and despite all our efforts to locate him with “missing cat” posters and calls to the Humane Society, it’s time to accept the fact that he is gone. I’d like to think that he wondered away and found another home with better cat food and that’s why he’s gone. I know it’s not probable, but that’s OK…it makes it slightly less painful.

On a happy note, Bella is doing much better. She had been sick for weeks and weeks–poor thing went from 8 pounds all the way down to 3. At first my parents thought it was because Paco had gone missing and she was depressed, but after a few days of not being able to keep food down, they took her to their vet for some tests…and then took her back for more tests…and more and more. Everything came back negative, but she was getting sicker and sicker as the days went on. My parents finally decided to take her to see a doctor at Seattle Veterinary Specialists for a second opinion and found out within minutes that her gallbladder was incredibly infected and she needed to have surgery. After a few days of being on an IV, she was finally well enough to go under the knife. Everything went smoothly and she’s now at home recovering nicely.


I would like to give a big THANK YOU!!! to everyone at Seattle Veterinary Specialists. You took such great care of Bella and you gave my whole family peace of mind.

If you’d like to make a donation to the Seattle Veterinary Specialists, you can click here to visit their Scout Fund webpage.

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In the attic…

I love going through my parents’ attic. The things in there never change, but I always end up finding objects that I passed over on my previous visits. I usually discover a fantastic shirt or dress that my mom had when she was in her twenties (I wish I had known her back then…she would have been my go-to model for photo shoots). Sometimes I find old newspaper articles that my grandparents had cut out, highlighting my dad’s latest achievement (football player, baseball hero, class president, homecoming king…I’m pretty sure I inherited my drive to succeed from him).

This time I found something from when my mom was a child.

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In the attic…