Thursday, September 10, 2015

David and Mariko's Wedding

On September 6th, 2015 DRIP's creative director and musical director got married. I've known them both for years and I was so happy to share in their special day. 

Mariko's grandmother, cousin Gabe, and niece Isla. 

The photographer Tisse helping Mariko into her beautiful dress. 

Jessie and I got to design the bouquet right before the ceremony. We ended up fashioning it together with samples from her wedding dress. 

David anticipating Mariko's walk down the isle.

Jessie trying to cheer up the tired little flower girl. 

Jessie was the impromptu stylist for the wedding photos. 

My favorite shot from the wedding! 

Cutting the ice cream wedding cake. 

Tuesday, September 8, 2015


I ended up having to take my cat to the vet's office for a routine check up. Shortly after I arrived an older man showed up with a sick pug. The man said he worked with a pug rescue organization and this dog was one they had taken on. The dog had a name when they got him but they preferred to call him Peanut. The whole time they waited to be seen the man spoke softly and cradled the dog lovingly in his arms.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015


I woke up early for work one day so I could stop by a 7-Eleven and grab a cup of coffee. When I left I was treated to a beautiful display in the clouds. 

I have never seen anything like it before: the ethereal shape, dramatic loops, and subtle division of colors ranging from a cool lavender at the top to a soft peach below. Reminiscent of a swirling nebula far out in space. 

I haven't the slightest idea how it formed or how it could have two distinct colors. It was breathtaking. I couldn't believe I was lucky enough to see it.