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Happy Inauguration (of your favorite FIERCE Female) Day

It has never been more important to celebrate the strong females of our lives.

Last year I started a personal project to document the FIERCE females I know. This year I want to extend it beyond females I know.

Please nominate FIERCE females who you think should be documented and celebrated.

Happy FIERCE female Friday and I look forward to marching with FIERCE Bay Area Females at the Women’s Marches on Saturday.

Surf Mama is Born…

Leslie Santos, a single mother living in San Francisco with her four-year-old daughter, wanted a place for girls, women, mothers and children, who are interested in surfing, sunshine, laughter and good company, to come together. When she couldn’t find such a place, she created her own and a few months of planning later SF Surf Mama was born.

Today we celebrated this new community with a SF Surf Mama Launch Party in Bolinas. The party included a welcome gift package, a yummy lunch, surf lessons, and of course a dynamic community of women. We didn’t find the sun, but we did find lots of laughter and waves perfect for all ages.

Here is a quick sneak peek of what you can expect when you join this brand new Surf Mama community…

If you are a girl, woman, mother or child, and you want to be a part of a fun surfing community then visit the SF Surf Mama facebook page to learn more.

Sorry fellas, I know these ladies are irresistible, but no guys allowed in this club.


Day One is Today…

This is Elizabeth.

Last month Elizabeth found out that she has advanced breast cancer.

At 10:30am this morning Elizabeth received her first treatment of chemotherapy.

Today, she said, she felt sad.

But she says, this is not war, this is just something that happened and she will live through this.

Because with a six-year old daughter and a three-year old son…


…she has a whole lot to live for.

And just 3 hours after her first treatment ended, I met Elizabeth and her family in their favorite local spot, to document who they are today… because from today on, every day is a very important day.

Thank you, Elizabeth, for sharing your day with me. I am so grateful.

Make Yourself…

Recently I was asked to document a few Women’s Nike Training Clubs at local universities…

The Nike Training Club workout is a free 6 week long fitness course that offers 60 minute full body, high intensity interval trainings that are designed to get you lean, toned and strong. Participating will not only get you fit, but also give you the opportunity to get a free Nike women’s tank top (if a women’s tank is not good for you, maybe re-gift to a friend) and put you in the running for $500. (Description from the UC Berkeley website.)

I didn’t get a free tank top, but I did get inspired by watching so many young women working hard to make themselves strong and healthy. And funny enough…  all the up and downs that I tried to keep up with throughout the one hour workout meant that I came away with sore legs too. Yikes. I guess I need a Nike Training Club to start in Petaluma… but that is wishful thinking. I don’t believe Petaluma is high on Nike’s radar. So I guess I will have to settle for the free workout app instead.

 

 

Beauty…

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I saw Genevieve last summer while she was working in a cafe near my house and I immediately wanted to photograph her, but I was too shy to ask.

Luckily, my stock photography partner, Jude, also noticed Genevieve when she visited the cafe and she was not shy about asking Genevieve if she would model for our stock photography business, and Genevieve agreed.

I finally got to meet and photograph Genevieve last Wednesday. The three of us went and played in the mud once the rain finally stopped.

It was so much fun to just play.

We played with dresses, with umbrellas, with rain coats, with movement, with cars, with braids, with facial expressions and with lots and lots of mud. Genevieve was such a beautiful model and so much fun…  we can’t wait until it rains again.

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Jude and I are always looking for more people to play with us for our stock photography project, so if you would like to join in the fun then please let us know.



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