Kid: Mom, can we decorate our house for Halloween? Me: Sure, let's not get too crazy, okay? Kid: I just want a giant spider and web for the front of the house. Me: Ok, let's do it...the web was only $10, we could totally decorate. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Come to find out, the spider was $30. 🤦🏻♀️ Well played, Target, well played. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At least it was easy to set up and he loves it. He even offered to pose for this photo, which is a photographer AND a mama win if you ask me (see the entire vertical image in IG stories). Looks like I will be hanging out with the spider, the web, and this skeleton this weekend. Not a bad crew, if you ask me. I only have to feed one of them. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Friday friends! What are your plans this weekend? 🕷
“I do not miss childhood, but I miss the way I took pleasure in small things, even as greater things crumbled. I could not control the world I was in, could not walk away from things or people or moments that hurt, but I took joy in the things that made me happy.” ― Neil Gaiman, The Ocean at the End of the Lane ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Thursday! Let's take in the almost-weekend by taking joy in the simple things in life. Friends, share something that makes you grateful for life today! I am grateful for sunny skies, my tribe, and the fambam. ❤️
I remember sitting in Economics during my first year of college, listening to a professor lecture about statistics, GNP v. GDP...and I remember thinking, '...this is not what I want to do with my life, this is not making me happy.'⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All these years later, I look back and I don't ever regret changing the course of my path because I wouldn't be where I am today - happy, healthy, and passionate about my career. Of course, my Tiger Mom mother was quite upset when I called her to let her know that I was changing my major - Mom I want to be an artist and that is what will make me happy. I think she hung up on me -- I mean, I get it! Back then, the term starving artist really meant STARVING ARTIST. No worries though, Mom eventually came around (secretly, I think she'd love it if I told her today that I was going back to school to become a lawyer). 🤷🏻♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I love this quote because it means so much to me. We post quotes on social media quite often, but how often do we seriously connect with it? I am a testament to this quote - I didn't ignore my intuitive nudge and despite how upset my mother was when I told her what I was going to do, I did it anyway because it was for me. I laid out my path and am chasing my dreams and for that, I am grateful beyond words.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Are you chasing your dreams? Whether you are or not, share your dreams in the comments below! By putting your goals out there into the universe, you've taken the first step by manifesting it! Double tap if you're with me! ❤️
I hustle because of this kid right here. I serve because I want to give families a way to tell their story. I write as a form of self-expression. I drink wine because I am a mom. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who's with me!? In all out honesty, I'm suffering from a bit of writer's block today. Thankfully, I'm a way better photographer than I am a writer. With all that said though, all of the above-mentioned things makes me so grateful to be able to do what I do, but sometimes the words come to a standstill. Maybe it’s a sign that I need a break! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ How do you get over this perpetual mental, creative block? Double tap if you have ever felt this way too, I’m with you! #photoglife
Hey Monday, hey! I don't know about you but I survived the weekend of soccer madness. While it was a lot of fun and full of family shenanigans, I am ready to take care of things this week! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ First, on my lengthy To-Do list -- some editing. And since it's Monday and I've already gone through an entire pot of coffee and it's all things Halloween, I'm going to put on my cape and mask like this cutie, and answer emails incognito (way too much caffeine right now). Gotta keep things fresh and fun, right?! I wonder what the neighbors will think... 😝#superheroes #mondayfeels ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Friends, aside from a gallon of coffee, how do you like to start off the work week?
If 75 degrees in California means it's finally Fall, I'll take it. I'm looking forward to my Fall sessions where the trees are a bit greener and we finally get to wear long sleeves and jeans! And I get to see some of my favorite families come back! 😆⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ UPDATE: I had a date change for my October Fall Minis...they are now happening on October 27th. If you still want to get in for holiday photos, here's a chance to snag a mini session spot! Link in bio!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Weekend friends! We are elbow deep in soccer this weekend...soccer game, soccer practice, soccer photos, soccer festival...whew, did I mention we had soccer!? 🤷🏻♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Share some of your weekend vibes with me and tell me what you're up to!
It's probably been over a year since I've said hello to my IG tribe, so I guess it's a fitting time for #fridayintroductions So hey! I'm Eva...the voice behind this feed! A huge thank you to everyone who has continued to follow me (and validate me 😝) and welcome to everyone who is a new follower and THANK YOU for joining me! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Living my best life in Huntington Beach, California with a hubby who is in education and moonlights as a long-time ocean lifeguard in the summer. We've got a 5-year-old animal we like to call our son, who just started Kindergarten. I love to share my work and my life in these tiny squares...with much humor and hopefully, with some grace. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Originally from Long Island, NY, a longtime tennis fan, lover of coffee (see photo), always seeking to perfect the art of a good high-five and trying to raise a pretty darn good human. Oh, and I absolutely hate selfies...only because I am horrible at taking them (ironic...because, photographer...I know 🤦🏻♀️). I love movies of the superhero variety and am probably the only Asian who hasn't seen the movie, Crazy Rich Asians. 🤣 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I hope you stick around...sometimes I come up with some good stuff. Tell me something about yourself in the comments below - where you're from, favorite superhero, a joke, anything! Love to hear from you all! Happy Friday, friends!
In life and especially in parenthood, you sometimes forget to remember how it all began. Sometimes, it's just nice to step back with your love and take in the scene. You guys did this together, you should enjoy it together too. ❤️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Friends, what is your favorite thing to do with your love, when you find time for a date night?
When you do a studio set up for a lifestyle branding session in your backyard to host the badass babes of @myclinicalcompass, you do a pullback because the view is just simply perfection.
“Through the blur, I wondered if I was alone or if other parents felt the same way I did - that everything involving our children was painful in some way. The emotions, whether they were joy, sorrow, love or pride, were so deep and sharp that in the end they left you raw, exposed and yes, in pain. The human heart was not designed to beat outside the human body and yet, each child represented just that - a parent's heart bared, beating forever outside its chest.” ― Debra Ginsberg ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Motherhood is difficult, let's get straight to it. It is one of the most difficult things I have ever decided to do in my life but don't get me wrong, it's fulfilling and totally worth it. Easy it is not, no matter how good I am able to fake it (I'm not that good at faking it...like, ever). 🤷🏻♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Cheers to all the mamas that take on motherhood by the balls, continue to chase their dreams and raise damned good kids. 🙌🏼 Tag a fellow mama who you think is rocking the motherhood game and let her know she's doing a kick-ass job.
Oh, Monday. ☕️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's all good kiddo, wanna know why? There is cool weather coming our way this week and this thing called RAIN! 🤞🏼⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Fingers crossed that this rain is coming because mama's got a ton of editing to do this week! Friends, tell me what your favorite (kid-friendly) rainy day activities are! ☔️
Be true to you, it's the only way to be. ❤️ Sharing my Saturday vibes with ya, I hope you have an awesome weekend. Remember to be present, live the moments no matter how small, and give hugs...lots of hugs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy weekend friends! Tell me, what's making you happy today?
Friday mood, feeling those good vibes right now! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Friday friends! I am getting ready for a jam-packed weekend - soccer game, a family session, and a lifestyle session all in the next two days. Somewhere in between, I'm sure I'll see my family for a minute. 😜 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What is getting you all giddy this weekend? Anything fun? Share your weekend plans with me!
#TBT to last Friday, when I found myself surrounded by some amazing academia. Always so proud to work with and see how my alma mater has grown. #zotzot ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Happy Thursday my friends! Share with me a favorite TBT of yours! ✌🏼