Thursday, December 29, 2011

estes family

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Jeremiah and Lula

A few from the Estes family session I did a few weeks ago.
I'm glad to have Jeremiah, Kasey, and lil' Lula in my life. I treasure our friendship. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

baking with bing







under the lights

Last Saturday while Rob was at band rehearsal I decided to get all festive and do a little baking with my Bing album spinning in the background. Perfect holiday music.
I got this cookie recipe for snowballs from one of my favorite blogs. The cookies were easy to make and turned out really good. We LOVED them! I hope to someday own a cookbook from her with all those
scrumptious recipes and food photos.
On Sunday I took a walk around the square with my mom and lensbaby to take some photos.
The pictures turned out just how I wanted to remember the lights.

Happy Holidays to everyone that stops by my little blog!
xo Laney

Saturday, December 17, 2011

holiday glow



This week I took a walk around the Pinnacle Promenade to do a little window shopping
and take some photos of the twinkling lights.



I did a little decorating in the house.


And I got a visitor while I was taking a self-portrait of my new hair.
I've been thinking of starting a 52 weeks of me project for the new year, but after bombing on the
365 last year I'm kinda scared to.
I hate giving up on things. I may just have to try it.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

karma and danko


Danko and his mousey.

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Karma and Danko in the afternoon light.

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving holiday. I think the highlight of my holiday was baking pies
with my mom while listening to my 30's playlist. I made the piecrust from this recipe and it turned out so perfect. I didn't even use a food processor. I used my hands and my Grandma's rolling pin.
Between cooking dinner and pies I didn't have time to get any cooking photos.
I guess I'll just have to bake another pie soon.
Maybe this one?

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

amoeba music

amoeba music

We stopped in Amoeba Music when we were in San Francisco. It's located on Haight St. As soon
as we walked in I knew we would be there awhile. It's a record collector's paradise! I found a few to add to my collection.

by the ocean

By was the word over at words to shoot by this week. It was our last word of the year.
I'm glad I was asked to be apart of such an inspiring project.
These three shots were taken '"by"' the ocean at Hidden Beach in N. Cali. More photos from that area coming soon.

Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving!
xoxo Laney

Sunday, November 20, 2011

san francisco: part two

san francisco

This is part two of our first day in San Francisco. After hitting Fisherman's Wharf we walked
through Chinatown and North Beach. I was really excited to get to go to Cafe Trieste and see where the screenplay to my favorite movie The Godfather was written. Pretty cool.
After some good food and a stop at The Beat Museum we headed back to the hotel to crash.
I had a wonderful hot shower that night with the bathroom window open.
The bathroom had an amazing smell of oranges and ocean breeze. While I washed my hair I got to watch the lights of San Francisco. It was the best shower...ever.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011



Walk was the word over at words to shoot by this week.
These were all taken on my walk around Haight-Ashbury St. in July.
More pictures from my trip are coming soon.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

autumn day

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I got my cloudy fall day. It was perfect light for capturing autumn colors.

Bittersweet October.  The mellow, messy, leaf-kicking, perfect pause between the opposing miseries of summer and winter.  ~Carol Bishop Hipps

Tuesday, October 25, 2011



Golden was the word over at words to shoot by this week.
Fall is finally starting to show it's colors in my area. We had a VERY hot summer so I'm not sure
the tree color will be as vibrant this year. Hopefully I'll have some autumn shots to share soon.
I need a rainy day with lots of clouds. Those are the best days for fall photography.

xo Laney

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

san francisco: part one

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san francisco
the bay
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san francisco

Our first day in San Francisco we walked from our hotel in North Beach to Fisherman's Wharf.
Highlights from our visit included...the best ever fish-n-chips and crab chowder on the pier, the cool ocean breeze, lots of fun at Musee Mecanique, photobooth pictures, hearing the cable cars bell ring, cotton candy,
seeing two sea lions, and hearing "Laffing Sal" laugh her ass off.
I remember my Grandma Shelby laughing at her at our local fair when I was a kid.
I kept pinching myself that whole day. I just couldn't believe I was finally in San Francisco.