baby bump, or lack thereof

baby bump, or lack thereof

Thank you so much for your kind comments, emails, tweets, and warm hugs in person (for those folks I am fortunate enough to see in person)! There is so much baby love coming our way! Jin and I have been really lucky. Everyone is being so generous to us and are so excited for us, and we are getting a lot of great advice from friends with kids.

This weekend, I went to prenatal yoga for the first time and someone in class asked if I was pregnant! That is how small my bump looks! I am 16 weeks now and I almost can't wait for Char Siu Bao to show a little more but something tells me I should enjoy being small while I still am.

When things slow down a little bit around here, I look forward to curling up on the couch to make some baby things. Burp cloths, swaddling blankets, and other really cute things I've seen Tanya make over the course of her pregnancy (like these and this). A baby quilt is first on my list. Lets see how far I get!

Hope your weekend was grand!


char siu bao

char siu bao

In Chinese, char siu bao means steamed barbecue pork bun and I taught Jin how to say it because that is what we nicknamed our little bun in the oven!

I am so happy to be able to finally tell you that Jin and I are expecting our first little baby in April next year and we couldn't be more excited! It is constantly on our minds and I feel like I was keeping it a secret for such a long time! I am no good at keeping secrets!

Below is what our char siu bao looked like at 12 weeks (I am 15 weeks now). We joke that it has my nose and Jin's forehead! You should see Jin's face whenever he gets to show this photo to friends on his phone! Already a proud daddy!

our little char siu bao


thankful, grateful, happy.

in between shots

I am so happy! This past Saturday, I finished my last wedding of the season! This season, I have been to the most weddings I have ever been to in a year and I am so lucky I was able to capture, document and be part of the weddings of some really amazing couples! Also this year, I had the opportunity to shoot with Claudia, Gabriel, and Daniejla on some of their weddings! I learned so many invaluable lessons from these talented photographers and they have been so generous and encouraging to me.

I am grateful.

Now time for me to crawl into my editing cave and work on the remainder of the weddings waiting to be completed. Now that my season is over, my body feels tired. Just like in school when I never got sick until my studio deadline was over, my body held strong until my last wedding and I am starting to feel a little soar throat coming on. It's like my body knows it is time to relax a little, and relax (while editing) I will!

The photo above is a little preview of Angelune & Ian's beautiful wedding 2 weeks ago. When Gabe showed this shot to us on camera, I instantly loved it! Thanks Gabe, for being my rock this year.



golden sun

golden sun

we are giants

I feel lucky we live in a place with four seasons. When the sun comes out at this time of year, it is beautifully golden.

A happy 4th birthday to The Workroom! And many many more. It was so good to see old friends again yesterday!


Little Lauren




head and toes

in daddy's arms

mother & daughter

Remember my talented friend Elaine who built my website at the beginning of this year? I am so happy to tell you that about two months ago, her and Zac welcomed their first little baby into their home and I was lucky enough to meet little Lauren when she was only 4 days old! I have never met a little human this young before and the thing I remember the most was how good she smelled. Do all newborns smell this good? It brings a smile to my face.

She is a little over 2 months old now, Elaine says she's grown a lot since I saw her last. We will have to visit her again really soon.